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The way to lasting beauty

Beautiful bouquets have one bad habit: the petals of their flowers fade, wither and drop off.

But they could last longer if you know the special preservation technique called 'L'ecrin flower'.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

Say it without flowers

A wedding would not be complete without flowers adorning the church or venue, and as a centrepiece on the banquet table.

Flowers bring warmth and joy, and arrangements are tailor-made for each event, taking into consideration style and colour.

However, with couples exerting their own individuality, edible decor makes guests sit up and take notice.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Deja vu prevents top rating

If a rock band stays relevant for a decade, they can consider they've had a great career. Yet Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel (French for 'rainbow') celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and show no signs of slowing down.

Their 12th album, Butterfly, came out this year, and features the seven singles released since their 2008 album.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Flower Show

Photographer Paul Yeung's humorous look at the outfits and activities of HK Flower Show visitors (including Flower Show No 4). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Apr 14

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Love blooms eternal

The bride and groom are the central figures of a wedding, so choosing flowers that mirror their personalities can make their big day memorable for everyone.

The floral theme creates the mood for the occasion, giving guests a hint of what to expect from the ceremony.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

It's a blooming marvellous idea

With Christmas approaching, flowers can add a touch of beauty and elegance to festive gatherings of family and friends. If you would like to do something special, a flower-arranging course can provide you with the ideas and skills to prepare the right arrangement of colour and form for these special occasions.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Flowers of romance

The role of artificial flowers in fung shui is a controversial topic. Some masters feel that since they were not present when classical fung shui principles were established, they should not be considered at all. Then there are those who feel that artificial flowers lack life force, or 'chi', and should be avoided at all costs.

5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Gifts from the heart

It's great when the Lunar New Year falls before February 14 - all those red packets mean you have some extra money to spend on Valentine's Day. But traditional gifts aren't always the best, so it's worth putting some thought into what you give your loved one.


10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Seeds of change

Wah's prize blooms will be on display at this year's Hong Kong Flower Show in Victoria Park, but the 65-year-old won't be attending the event. He can't: his nursery lies inside Ma Hang Prison, where he lives behind bars.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Valentine favourite wilts under green concerns

Fresh flowers might not be the best Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart, a survey has found.

Fifty-two per cent of women said it did not matter whether they received flowers or not on Valentine's Day, the survey by environmental group Green Sense found.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Taboo bars scattering of funeral ashes near Brothers Islands

A Chinese taboo of touching dead people's remains has led to the government agreeing to a Tuen Mun District Council demand to ban sea burials off the Brothers Islands.

The decision, announced by officials at yesterday's meeting of the Legislative Council's food safety and environmental hygiene panel, means only three areas will be designated for scattering ashes.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

All In A Day's Work: A fresh perspective

Masao Mizukami - senior adviser at Masao Flower Design - sees flower arranging as similar to painting and sculpting, and he teaches the skill with an environmental twist

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Heaven Scent

A change of season calls for a fresh new perfume. Here are five of the loveliest.

Beyond Paradise Blue by Estee Lauder HK$450

A sweet and airy aroma of grapefruit, jasmine and frangipani flowers.

Lovely liquid satin serum spray by Sarah Jessica Parker from Harvey Nichols HK$570

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Sites for scattering loved ones' ashes fixed

But proposal to ban throwing of flowers should not be so strict, say lawmakers

People wanting to scatter the ashes of their loved ones at sea will have four special places to do so - but the government is still considering whether they should be allowed to throw flowers in the water as well.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

French floral artist watches his enterprise blossom

After only a few goggle-eyed days of witnessing the energy and drive of Shanghai 21/2 years ago, florist Sebastien Lathuile decided it was where he wanted to live. 'I went back [to London], sold my flat and three months later I was back in Shanghai,' he said.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am