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...
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...
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...
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...