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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!

Have a look at our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ or follow us on Facebook for more floral inspo!

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.

Visit is in store or on our website to get your own bouquet: https://www.melbourneflorist.com.au/

November birth flower – Chrysanthemum

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November’s birth flower is the Chrysanthemum, a low-maintenance flower full of beauty, joyful symbolism and history.

Known today simply as ‘mums’, Chrysanthemums have adorned Japanese thrones for centuries and the Chinese revered them for resembling the sun. They come in pink, red, blue, white, green and that famous orange often found in Balinese and Buddhist temples.

An iconic Mother’s Day flower, they’re also ideal for Spring weddings as they repel pests, and in feng shui symbolism enhance laughter and happiness! Chrysanthemums tea is also said to detoxify and rejuvenate the brain and senses.

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.

October’s birth flower is the Marigold – symbolising elegance and devotion. 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.

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!

September’s birth flower is the Aster – symbolising love, elegance and patience. Named after the Latin word for ‘star’ due to it’s star-like shape, Asters come in a variety of bright colours like pink, lilac, white and mauve.

Asters are long lasting with a vase life of up to 14 days, if stems are trimmed and water is changed regularly. Great on their own in a small vase or bottle, or part of a larger arrangement with other wildflowers like sunflowers – contact us for the perfect Aster inspired Spring bouquet to suit all tastes and budgets.