Pollination

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.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Her bouquets are forever

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

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Brushing up on creative side of life

Oscary Wine & Art invited 10 junior reporters to try their hand at art jamming, or social painting. Tucked away in a small lane in Sheung Wan, the studio is a quiet place, ideal for relaxing and discovering your creative instincts. The theme for the session was 'garden'. Our reporters could come up with their own ideas, or use pictures and postcards to provide inspiration.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Sweet success

Junior Reporters attended workshops at Victoria Prison last Sunday, the last day of the two-week-long Detour exhibition that featured ideas and artwork from local and international designers.

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Never say die

The problem with displaying fresh-cut flowers is that they wither and die.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Petal power

Helle Damkjaer's serving bowls may be called Leaf but they were inspired by petals.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

honey

Although humans have learned to make harvesting honey easier by housing bees in man-made hives, it is one of the few 'real' foodstuffs we haven't been able to reproduce artificially.

What is it? It's probably the first sweetener ever used by humans. The thick syrup is made by bees from nectar they gather from flowers.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Should chocolates or flowers be given on Valentine's Day?

Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College

Chocolates. Think about the brand names - Meltykiss, Hershey's Kisses, Godiva - which sound

very romantic.

The sensation of chocolate melting in your mouth is simply a wonderful and sweet experience.

14 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Flowers aren't everything

Flowers may seem a pretty safe choice for a Valentine's Day gift, but it's still advisable to do some research before sending them - and not just because your honey may be allergic to pollen.

14 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Writer influenced by films

This is eight-year-old Nicole's second book. It was written when she was seven, which is why her mother named it Seven Petals. Her first book, written at the age of five, was called Five Petals.

Seven Petals is a collection of 14 short stories, each spanning a few chapters. Some of them are fiction while there are also tales about Nicole's school life.

3 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

On the chopping block

It is a warm spring day with not a cloud in the sky, but some cars on Beijing's third ring road have their windscreen wipers on. A downy blizzard is blowing across the city, visibility is reduced and people are complaining of allergies and skin irritations.

10 May 2004 - 12:00am

Hunting Unicorns

Hunting Unicorns

by Bella Pollen

Pan $116

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why can some plants pollinate themselves and others need to be pollinated by insects? Plants need to make seeds to reproduce and to do that many plants have to transfer pollen to and from one another.

27 May 1999 - 12:00am

Floral flirts

There is something so extraordinarily explicit about this evening's episode of The Private Life Of Plants (World, 9pm) that at times one hardly knows where to look. David Attenborough's genius in this series is to make the plant kingdom seem terrifyingly intelligent. John Wyndham's triffids were positively benevolent in comparison with the humblest blade of grass.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Floral flirts

There is something so extraordinarily explicit about this evening's episode of The Private Life Of Plants (World, 9pm) that at times one hardly knows where to look. David Attenborough's genius in this series is to make the plant kingdom seem terrifyingly intelligent. John Wyndham's triffids were positively benevolent in comparison with the humblest blade of grass.

3 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

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