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March 28, 2019

Available the world over and represented in cultures dating back to Ancient Greece is the humble sunflower.  🌞 

Originally a food source, sunflowers are native to North America and date back to about 3000BC.  By the early 19th century, Russian farmers were growing over 2 million acres of sunflower for oil production.

Its scientific name, Helianthus, combines the two Greek words for sun and flower.  Various cultures considered sunflower as the symbol of the god of the Sun. In the early...

January 7, 2019

Spring and summer are beautiful times of year but for many people who suffer from hay fever or Asthma, August to March in Australia can be a little miserable with pollen counts at their highest.

Love flowers but almost the thought of them makes your noise itch? Love to give flowers but worried about the person receiving them?  Live with someone that loves flowers (or worse yet, is a florist and your garden is full of flowering tree & shrubs)?  It doesn't have to mean a total ban on flowers.  Whether plan...

December 3, 2018

One of our traditions each year is decorating the front door with a wreath.  There are many thoughts on the origins of this tradition & the history of the wreath.

Wreath" comes from the Old English "writhan," meaning "to twist.  The meaning "ring or garland of flowers" is first recorded in 1560s. 

Persian Empire - wreaths were believed to be a symbol of importance as well as success. They were much smaller in size than the present ones and were known as 'diadems'. Only the royal and upper class...

November 2, 2018

The slow food movement has been around for over 30 years continuing to bring awareness, striving to preserve traditional cuisine, encouraging sustainable farming & foods and promoting local small businesses.

The slow flower movement is based on the same philosophy.  Slow Flowers aims to reconnect flower consumers and professionals in the floral industry with the source of their flowers.  It recognises that humans are disconnected from fragrant garden flowers and small-scale...

October 4, 2018

The flower markets are packed with a gorgeous, colourful array of locally grown and beautiful quality spring flowers - delphiniums, stock, scabiosa, and ranunculus being right at the top of my list of favourite flowers.  Ranunculus come in a huge variety of colours from the deepest burgundy-wine through to crisp whites.  They are perfect as a posy on their own or to bring a soft element to a mixed flower arrangement.   Buying or sending an bouquet from a florist, the flowers should be ready to pop strai...

April 15, 2018

Waterlilies are not only beautiful to look at, they have a soft fragrance, spiritual meanings in many religions and cultures, have medicinal properties and are used as a source of food.

Claude Monet painted about 300 paintings of waterlilies in his gardens in Giverny.

A gift to France given the day after the armistice of November 11, 1918 as a symbol of peace, the Musée de l’Orangerie houses 8 of the great Nymphéas [Water Lilies] compositions.

According to Buddhism, enlightenment is associated wi...

June 12, 2017

You have received your beautiful flowers and of course would like them to last as long as possible.  Our market fresh, and when available farm fresh flowers have been conditioned and kept in an optimum environment before they were delivered.  

There are also a few simple things you can do to at home.  


 

Change the water every 2-3 days 

Trim the stems on an angle

Clean the vase each time

Use flower food/preserver*
Use lukewarm water each time you fill the vase
Remove any leaves below the...

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