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Daffodil

Daffodils – the birth flower of March – are trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of sizes and colours. Traditionally, they are a sunny yellow but can also be white or pastel yellow. Across many cultures, the daffodil has an uplifting meaning. Typically they symbolize creativity, inspiration, renewal, inner reflection and forgiveness. In Chinese culture the daffodil symbolizes good fortune, while in Japan it means joyousness. French people see the daffodil as a symbol of hope and in Wales the first to find a daffodil bloom will be blessed for the upcoming year.

Perhaps the most universally known symbol for the daffodil is its association with the Cancer association.

The daffodil flower is a trumpet shaped bloom on a slender stalk. The unique flowers can range from ½ an inch to 5 inches depending on the plant size. Native to the Mediterranean, they originally grew in Greece and Rome before becoming wild, and then being cultivated by Europe.

The message of the daffodil is uplifting and energizing. This makes it the perfect bloom for new beginnings and to express a positive sentiment to a friend. It’s a wonderful flower for births, housewarmings and to treat someone special.

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International

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year all around the world to honour all that women achieve in social, political and economic environments. This wonderful event has been celebrated on March 8th since 1909 to bring women into the spotlight and share the equality. Every year this event gains more support and recognition, and we want to help spread that awareness! The International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action and 2017’s campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange. Our skilled florists can help you to create a beautiful bunch of flowers to give to an inspirational or special woman in your life to celebrate their strength, courage and beauty. Whether that’s your grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, colleague or friend – there is a woman in all of our lives that are worth celebrating! Come in and get a pretty posy for a special someone today!

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Violet

February is a big month in the floral world, with Valentine’s Day putting flowers on people’s minds. However it is the lovely Violet that is the flower for February. The Violet symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness and wisdom and is the perfect flower to give to someone to let them know you’ll always be there.

Known for their heart-shaped leaves and five delicate petals, Violets traditionally come in shades of purple but are also seen in blues, yellow and whites. The colour of the Violet changes its significance: The blue and purple Violets symbolizes love and faithfulness. The white Violet represents purity, while the yellow shows high worth and goodness.

Used by the Ancient Romans as medicinal herbs, Violets can be eaten raw or cooked and are often used in desserts and as plating decoration.

The Australian native Violet and the African Violet are the two most popular varieties. They grow well in most areas of the country and bloom in the warmer months.

Potted violets make an ideal indoor plant, preferring a cool, shady spot away from direct sunlight, these pretty flowers provide a pop of colour and need minimal care.

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Buttonhole

The Spring Festival and Melbourne Cup festivities have been in full swing this week. What better way to celebrate Spring than a pretty floral buttonhole?

The traditional buttonhole was a standard rose, now they can be a variety of flowers and foliage, creating the perfect look and texture for you.

Roses are the traditional choice because they last really well for this application. However, by pairing the rose with some Angel flowers, small foliage and even some berries it puts a contemporary spin on it.

Singapore Orchids are perfect for buttonholes with them being long-lasting and withstanding of hot conditions you’ll look flawless all day. They look clean, classic and elegant.

Some more artistic approaches could be more your style this racing season, with foliage and succulents being able to be used too. Consider a unique combination of succulents and limes, or a native option of using gumnuts, eucalyptus leaves and vine.

Start considering your buttonhole for your next event or even the next races! For Stakes Day, you’ll see the traditional flower is the red rose. Derby Day is the Cornflower. The Melbourne Cup is shown with a yellow rose. On Oaks Day you’ll see plenty of pink roses.

Whether you’re looking to be races ready or for a special event or a wedding, come see us to make a dazzling buttonhole for you!

Out of zest? Stressed…? We’ve all been there.

But here’s a little interesting fact: did you know that one of the simplest ways to lighten up our spirits is a bunch of flowers? Flowers are more than just the floral beauties we use to fluff up our home and office spaces. In fact, they create a positive effect to our moods without us really realizing it. Have you ever wondered why you break a smile each time you walk past a florist or a flowering garden? See…

So take a moment from every day’s hustle and bustle and allow yourself to feel calmer and happier with some colourful fresh flowers. Why not place some lovely tulips by your bedside or even on your office desk? Cheerful gerberas are also a winner – perfect to brighten up anybody’s day (especially during Winter!).

 

The tradition of giving flowers has been used for centuries as a way to express emotions like love or apologies. Flowers can have an uplifting effect and we know that men enjoy receiving flowers just as much as women! Here are a few tips to help select a floral gift for that special guy in your life:

Colour: choose bold, bright yellow and orange flowers and avoid soft pastel hues. Style: select tall, powerful looking flowers like sunflowers or birds of paradise. Plants: potted plants are a great alternative to traditional floral bouquets for men.

Spring is wedding season and flowers are an important part of the big day. The tradition of carrying a bridal bouquet is meant to bring good fortune and prosperity to the bride.

How do you choose the perfect bouquet? Here are three things to consider before talking to your florist:

Style: Select flowers that reflect your style and personality – are you classic, modern or bohemian? Colour: Choose flowers to compliment your invitations, bridesmaid dresses and reception décor. Budget: Be clear on how much you’re willing to spend and choose flowers that are in season.

Contact our expert team today for all your wedding flower needs!