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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!

Marigolds October

“She liked anything orange: leaves; some moons; marigolds… orange is bright and demanding, you can’t ignore orange things.”

Marigold is October’s birth flower. It symbolizes elegance and devotion. They have daisy-like or double, carnation-like flowerheads and are produced singly or in clusters. Also known as Calendula, this vibrant yellow and orange flower is used in Indian wedding ceremonies and festivals and in Mexico for the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Marigolds also come in other colours, however yellow and orange are the most popular. They have a strong odor and are seen as effective in cosmetic treatment. In the 12th century, it was written that “merely looking at a marigold plant would improve the eyesight and lighten the mood.”

Cut marigolds will last at least a week if properly maintained, and are perfect as part of a larger bouquet or arrangement, with lots of purple and white blooms and green foliage.

Did you know: Marigolds are edible and sometimes used in food as a substitute for saffron? The Marigold’s strong scent is also used as natural mosquito and fly repellent!

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Blooming in the Spring, the graceful and simple tulips blossoms appear in all colours. “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.” – Marianne Williamson

Around the world people love tulips for many different reasons; the Victorians consider it a symbol of charity while the Turkish grew the flower as a symbol of paradise on earth. The Ottoman Empire plants the tulip bulb to remind them of heaven and eternal life. Over time, the dominant symbol of the tulip is its link to love and passion.

The different colours of a tulip also contribute different meanings:

A yellow tulip can symbolize unrequited love, but also hope, friendship and cheerful thoughts White tulips convey neutrality and forgiveness The purple tulip is linked to royalty and regality The red tulip is a symbol for “perfect love” from the Turkish legend of a Prince in love, and this is also the flower for the 11th Wedding Anniversary Pink tulips are linked to a less intense love as well as happiness and confidence

With all of the different colours, meanings and sentiments associated with the tulip, it is no wonder than their popularity remains. As one of the most loved flowers, a bouquet of tulips is sure to delight and enchant their recipient with their beauty.

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May Birth Flower – Lily of the Valley

May 18, 2016

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A low growing perennial plant, the Lily of the Valley is known as the most delicate and beautiful member if the Lily family. Producing a small and wonderfully fragrant bell-shaped flower, the Lily of the Valley is the official birth flower for the month of May.

Symbolising sweetness, humility and chastity this flower is also know to signify a return to happiness. The flowers are normally white, but some may have a soft pink hue.

A popular wedding flower, the Lily of the Valley has featured in numerous poems and was even the name of a song by UK rock band Queen!

Traditional Mother’s Day Flowers

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner… Show how much you care and spoil your mum with these popular flowers:

Chrysanthemum: an iconic Mother’s Day flower often called ‘mums’ – these flowers are said to bring about laughter and happiness. Carnation: these pretty ruffled blooms come in a variety of colours with each having a unique meaning – try pink for affection. Lily: long lasting and fragrant, these popular flowers symbolize elegance and beauty – mums will love pink and white lilies. Rose: classic roses are a great way to say ‘I love you’ – but for mum, skip the red roses and go for pastel pink instead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day – order by 9:00am Saturday, 7 May 2016.

Top 3 Mother’s Day bouquets

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Mother’s Day is an annual celebration of mothers and motherhood. The colour pink is commonly associated with this day – symbolizing femininity, love, beauty, sensitivity and romance. Here are our top 3 bouquets to give mum:

Cherished – a pretty mix of seasonal pink, cream and white flowers complimented with foliage, wrapped in paper and a bow. Peaches & cream – a simple and elegant bouquet of quality 12 long stem roses, in delicate creamy pink and peach tones. Taffeta – classic and feminine pastel pink roses in a posy-style bouquet, complimented with a halo of textural vine (vase not included).

Top 3 Autumn blooms

Mar 23, 2016

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Autumn has arrived, so here are our top 3 autumn blooms to help warm your heart and keep a smile on your face on these cooler days:

Alstroemerias – known as the Peruvian Lilu or Lily of the Incas, they have striped petals and no fragrance. They come in vibrant colours like orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow or white and will last about two weeks in a vase. Hyacinth – have an intoxicating scent and feature clusters of small flowers along a single stalk. Hyacinths come in many rich colours like magenta and deep indigo, as well as pale pink, baby blue, yellow and white. Cymbidium Orchid – or the Boat Orchid is a stunning long-lasting flower that comes in flamboyant colours including orange, apricots, browns, reds, burgundy, yellow and green.

Rose colours & meanings

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Classic and elegant, roses have been used for hundreds of years to send heartfelt messages and continue to be the most popular flower on Valentine’s Day.

Each coloured rose is known to carry its own meaning and significance, here’s our top three:

Red: represents true love and enduring passion, ideal for anniversaries and romantic occasions Pink: represents admiration and happiness, perfect for a new romantic interest or friend Orange: represents attraction and conveys a message of friendship and love together

You can also mix rose colours like red and pink, to express combined meanings like happiness and love…

Call our friendly florists to put together a meaningful Valentine’s Day bouquet!

Valentine’s Day – a brief history

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Valentine’s Day – also known as Saint Valentines Day, is celebrated with the exchange of cards, chocolate, gifts and flowers – but do you know where this tradition began?

It’s said, an early Christian bishop named Valentine was executed on 14 February for performing illegal marriage ceremonies and left a farewell love message signed ‘from your Valentine’!

References to Valentine’s Day can also be found in ancient Roman and Greek Mythology, and the rose was associated with Venus or Aphrodite – the goddess of love.

Today, the red rose is considered most romantic and symbolises love, but pink and orange flowers are also popular gifts.

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There’s 30 days until Christmas and it’s time to get into the festive spirit! It’s also a good time to order your Christmas themed floral arrangements for work and home.

Reception: Greet visitors and clients with a fresh red and green floral arrangement at your front desk – a modern alternative to a tree.

Office: A smaller bouquet on your desk is another great way to remind you and your staff to smile and be merry!

Events: Whether it’s for the end of year office celebration or a private dinner party, a Christmas inspired floral centerpiece gives a festive yet contemporary look.