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Dragon Fruit and its Benefits

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Dragon Fruit

A Dragon Fruit also known as Pitahaya, a vine like cactus that is known commercially in Asia. The fruit is oblong in shape and bright pink to red, green tipped overlapping scales rind. The edible portion is white or red, with hundreds of tiny black seeds. Its taste is sweet and juicy like pear and watermelon.

Matured Plants could be loaded with flower buds and open at 11:00 pm the following night, that is very luminous. The flowers close at noon when temperature rises and fruit formation begins. The peeling of a Dragon Fruit can be made into  fruit wine.

Bloom at night

Dragon Fruit Flower

In Philippines the flowers that do not fall from the fruits and become dry; these can be used for cooking sinigang( a Filipino soup or stew characterized by its sour flavor most often associated by tamarind).

Some benefits of Dragon Fruit are the folowing:

  • It prevents formation of cancer causing free radicals.
  • It helps the tissue development and strengthens the teeth and the bones
  • It also help the body metabolism and moisturizes your skin.
  • It can help also in improving your memory

Flower Arrangement

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment


  • Arrangement must depend upon the receiver.
  • For a wrapped bouquet with dried abaca weave or crazy cut, make sure the color of your wrapping materials compliments with the flowers.
  • Should you put to use clear containers, add square cut colored foam to hide the green foam at the bottom.
  • Use flowers in different stages of development, from bud to full bloom. A rosebud suggest a heart innocent of love. A single-stemmed one in full bloom means “I Love You”. Bouquet of Roses in full bloom signifies gratitude.
  • Place the buds with long stems at the top and short stems at the sides. Put the largest and fullest flowers at the center, with the blosomming flowers around the edges, to form a focal area.
  • Turn open flowers such as roses, daffodils, gerbera etc. at different angles to show the different slope.
  • Neutral colors such as white, orange, peach, blue, and yellow flowers are appropriate for men. Almost any color fits women depending on the intended message. Pink signifies gratitude, yellow is for apology, white is for beauty and red is for love, courage and respect.
  • Let the color of the flowers and foliages compliment.
  • Make use of different types of foliages.
  • Use less flowers to allow you to mix- and-match foliages creatively.
  • Incorporate balloons, stuffed toys, valentine cards, or chocolate to your arrangement.

    Flowers with chocolate