Imported flowers

The Cost of Imports

When I first entered the floristry industry, imported flower varieties were really only just taking off despite flowers being brought into the country for some 45 years. In those days you were paying premium prices for the stock, which was coming into the country in pretty small numbers, and the quality was hit and miss. The industry was in the midst of a major change back then. Wages and environmental factors as well as a market saturated with some lines was making it hard for Australian growers to survive. Many made the decision to leave the industry over the last couple of decades, while others adapted.

Imported Kenyan roses
An imported Kenyan rose. Source: Bagala Bros

Imported flowers have always had some risk as it is largely unregulated….and it’s BIG business. ABC reports that approximately $67 million worth of flowers are imported every year from Columbia, Ecuador, Kenya, Singapore and other destinations.

Last year, after the 2017 review found less than half of imported flowers complied with environmental safeguards, the Federal Government announced they would increase our biosecurity measures. These steps would include the flowers being fumigated in their country of origin before being shipped here. This would add costs to the imported stock, and in turn impact the product shelf life. Even now, stock arriving from South America can be over a week old before it arrives on the florist shop floor.

Harry's Wholesale Nursery imports 70% of the stock for their business
Harry and Stephen Papadopoulos from Harry’s Wholesale Nursery import 70% of the stock for their business. Source: ABC

So why do Aussies continue to import stock rather than use local products? Well, the answer is simple. As Harry Papadopoulos of Harry’s Wholesale Nusery puts it : “What we import are only the flowers that our clients demand and that aren’t available here, locally or interstate in Australia.”

The ABC reports that Perth based Florist Matthew Landers believes social media has paid a big part in this. Consumers see what they want, and if it is not available locally we are often able to import it.

The Papadopoulos family believe adding the extra biosecurity measures is unnecessary, and by implementing these changes, the stock quality will suffer. Harry’s Wholesale Nursery is a business that imports approximately 70% of its stock, any changes to our biosecurity systems will affect their business greatly.

Local rose grower Joe Nati
Joe Nati of Nati Roses, grows his roses locally and says any changes made to the biosecurity systems for imported flowers may have a positive affect of his business. Source: ABC News

Local roses businesses such as Nati Roses, have been growing their own roses for generations. For the most part, they grow old fashioned varieties of roses, that open all the way up, and are scented. This is what sets his business apart from the imports. As a local business he is also able to ensure his stock is fresh, and in most cases, what you buy today was picked the day before. He hopes that the rising costs of imports will be good news for his business. Along with other growers he would also like to see a Country of Origin labelling system brought in.

So what is the answer? Bernard Pollack of Pearsons Florist believes that local and imported stock needs to somehow coexist. Availability, quality, and quantity greatly affects why we need all options on the table. From an environmental stand point, it certainly would be better to utilise what we can produce ourselves. Aesthetically however, sometimes we cannot achieve what we need to artistically with the stock on hand. Event work, as well as Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day put great pressure on us to source great quality produce, in vast numbers and sometimes that just isn’t possible from our small pond.  And for a small business, we certainly understand the value of local, community support….but what happens if your business survival depends on offering the imports?

Love to hear your thoughts

Fwf X

Feature Image by Ivan Kashinsky via Smithsonian Magazine

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Are Aussies UNDERWHELMING Their Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day

Have you ever wondered if your other half lives under a rock come Valentine’s Day? Are you the only one in your friendship circle being overlooked at this time of year? Well,  in reality, you are far from alone. It seems that the Australian Valentine’s Day is the lite version of what other parts of the world enjoy.

So whilst there will be a influx of loved up pics of coupledom this week to scroll through on Instagram, do not feel left out. According to ME banks Love and Money survey, 81% of Aussies believe it is the thought that counts, and only 56% intend on celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. You may see more gestures of love than gifts on your IG feed, maybe a snap of a home cooked meal, or a walk along the beach and a bouquet from the local florist.

Love hearts.
Love heart cross stitch anyone? Source: Amazon

It also seems that love (or at least the gestures of love) fade as we age, with the 18-24 group spending up big on the days celebrations.

That in itself kind of makes me sad….how about you?

Valentine's Day gift ideas for those who have been married long term

We all know youth is beauty, and the younger versions of ourselves probably did fall head over heels far too quickly, declaring our undying love to the world within the first 10minutes. But as I age I find that there is something so attractive about people in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who have such a strong sense of identity and who have truly learned to love and value themselves. And isn’t confidence the most attractive thing?

What a shame it is that as we get older, people assume that the frivolities of a day such as Valentine’s Day are wasted. Doesn’t everyone love to feel loved and appreciated, desired, and adored? With our life experience we are better equipped to truly appreciate a partner’s efforts however small. And I bet we are also better at making our partner feel special and tailoring our efforts to their personality far better than our younger days also.

Older generations and love

I want to set you all a challenge: if your partner has stood by you through the hard times, the sad times, enjoyed and celebrated your success and giggled with you along the way, show them that it has not gone unnoticed. This isn’t to suggest you pick the biggest and most ostentatious gift or bunch of fresh cut flowers you can find on Thursday. I truly do believe it is the thought that counts. Choose well, give some thought to what they love. Write a heartfelt card message detailing the things you love about them.

And even if Valentine’s Day isn’t usually a day you celebrate, throw caution to the wind, get carried away in the spirit of it all. If you would like to chat to one of our amazing staff call 02) 9871-1666 otherwise you can check out our Valentine’s Day menu here. We will of course have a variety of fresh cut flowers, bouquets and arrangements made up for purchase on the day, so you can head in store to choose something special.

Enjoy lovers 😉

Fwf x

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Red roses for Valentine's day

Valentine’s Day Is Coming- Don’t Miss Your Opportunity For Love

With one week to go until Valentine’s Day, it may come as a surprise to you, but florists are already starting to get busy and working extended hours behind the scenes.

For many florists, Valentine’s Day falls at the tail end of Chinese New Year celebrations, so don’t be surprised if your usually fresh faced peppy florist is looking a little worse for wear. Some of us are running on pure adrenaline, maybe with a little help from our friends coffee Cola or another source of energy 😉

That says ‘rose’ right? That seems like an appropriate thing for a florist to say right? 😉Source: Great Memorable Quotes.

Over my career in floristry I have been blessed to work for pretty awesome small businesses (and big businesses), with great management teams in place and strong organisational skills. When I was hearing stories of some of my floristry classmates working 24 hours straight, I was almost embarrassed to admit I had gone home and had at least 8 hours sleep before another round.

It may sound crazy but this can be a reality for many in the industry. And rather than this be a sob story, this is written simply to illustrate what our world can look like at this time of year and how that effects the way we work.

Like many industries working with fresh products, time is of the essence. And much like a wedding, birthday or funeral for that matter, on Valentine’s Day, you really have to deliver the goods on time. Like, sending Valentine’s Day flowers on February 15th isn’t really going to fly, if you get my drift 😉 That means, that the goods have got to be ready, right? And so next week your local florist will be working like a machine to make sure all those fresh flower deliveries are ready for Valentine’s Day, even if that means working through the night.

Market fresh roses
Flowers fresh from the market. Source: Starting with A.

In this week leading up to Valentine’s Day there are many other jobs that require attention. Have we received an adequate number of sundry items to fulfil the orders? Can we pre make the boxes, line them with our signature wrapping, and neatly stack them somewhere? Can we start making decorative ribbons? Can we soak floral foam and have containers filled ready to work in? Don’t forget all those boxed roses come with individual phials of water..better start filling them up too.

What about the pile of orders building up in the Valentine’s Day tray? Every single order has a card message on it…and for most small businesses, these messages are still hand written….so we try to stay on top of the pile as best as we can.

You can generally still order flowers for Valentines Day right up until the day, however my advice to anyone who wishes to order is to get in as early as you can.

Why?

Well, for a small business, we have to order our stock some weeks in advance, and once it is sold, it is sold. The reality is it is unlikely we will be able to secure more of the same products closer to the day as it is often already allocated to another business.

Bouquet of a dozen red roses
A dozen fresh red roses, a beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day. Shop our Valentine’s Day range.

Similarly, once a delivery run is full, an area will need to be closed off. Drivers can only physically deliver a certain amount of orders in any one day within the time constraints of office hours, or at a reasonable time at home addresses. What is the sense of biting off more than you can chew? If you overload a driver it is unlikely he will be able to deliver, and as a consequence, your business does not deliver in EVERY sense to your customer.

Its not too late to order, in fact, now is the perfect time….check out our Valentine’s Day range here.

Fwf x

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Will You Accept This Rose…?

How have we already got through the first month of the year? If, like me, this has taken you by surprise, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but we only have 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day. That probably seems like a reasonable amount of time to order a bunch of fresh flowers, and you know what, you’re right. This years Valentine’s Day menu is live, and you can find it right here.

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day celebrations tend to be BIGGER, when the day falls during the work week. Now, why do you suppose that is? 🤔🤔🤔 Not only do you get the appreciation of your lover, but somehow, you also manage to earn the admiration of their colleagues and friends as well.

Impressing your love interests friends and family sits pretty high up on the list of things to do in a new relationship. But even those in long term relationships know that the road to love is a lot smoother when those closest to you ‘approve’ of your choices in love and life.

So what will it be?

Are you going to keep it simple with a single Rose?

Struck by love single boxed red rose
A simple single rose is a gorgeous gesture

Make a statement about your feelings with an extravagant bouquet of either 50,or 100 roses?

Extravagant bouquets of red roses. Choose 50 or 100 stems
Choose between 50 and 100 stems of gorgeous red roses to make the most enviable and extravagant bouquet 😍

Are you a stickler for tradition?

A traditional Valentine's Day gift is one dozen long stemmed red roses. Presentation boxes allow them to be delivered safely, arriving without damage
A traditional Valentine’s Day gift is one dozen long stemmed red roses. Presentation boxes allow them to be delivered safely, arriving without damage

Valenine’s Day is an extremely busy time of year for all florists, so these are some things you should keep in mind:

  • Order early if you have something specific in mind
  • Valentine’s Day menus are designed to ensure quality products and delivery services can be provided on what is the busiest single day on the florist calendar.
  • Order directly with the Florist so you can guarantee that what you are choosing is something they can fulfil. Ask for shop recommendations if you are ordering in an unfamiliar area.
  • Be realistic regarding deliveries. Valentine’s Day is extremely busy, so delivery runs are worked out in a logical fashion, and according to area. Specific time frames can not be promised or guaranteed.

Want to to try something a little different this year for Valentine’s Day? What about teaming your fresh bunch of roses, with rose petal confetti, and this Rose infused taste sensations 🌹 🍸

I found this Rose Petal Cocktail on The Flavor Bender and it can be made with or without alcohol.

Blushing Ginger Fizz from the Flavor Bender
Blushing Gin Fizz. Image and Recipe source: The Flavor Bender

What you’ll need:

2 fluid ounces rose syrup

1 fluid ounce strained lemon juice

1 fluid ounce ginger juice (can be substituted for ginger beer or ginger ale)

Club soda/soda water to top

Edible flowers to garnish

2 fluid ounces Gin or Vodka (if you want to make it a cocktail instead of a mocktail 😉)

Ice

What you need to do:

Place ice in your glass.

Pour rose syrup, lemon juice, ginger juice, (and your choice of alcohol if applicable) over the top

Top with Soda, and garnish 🌺

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Now let’s face it…if you’ve recived a thoughtful fresh flower order, or gift, a personally scripted card, a meal (whether made or ordered) and this tasty beverage to wash it all down…you’d have to be onto a winner, right? I hope you’ve reciprocated 😉

Fwf x

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Affordable Flower Sydney for Valentine’s Day- Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Roses for your Partner

It’s less than a month before we the whole world yet again celebrates the day of love- Valentine’s Day! Although not considered an actual holiday, it is one of the most festive and much-awaited special occasion for both men, but most especially for women. And it is during the 14th of February that roses are plenty. If you are a man looking for flowers to send to your partner, you may instantly opt to buy for red roses. Although red roses are the perfect symbol of heart’s day, you may want to consider other coloured roses in bloom.

 

This article serves as a guide on the different colours of roses and what they represent. By gaining knowledge about the meanings of different rose colours, we hope that it becomes easier for you to decide which type of rose flower bouquets to be delivered to your significant other in Sydney.

 

 

  • Roses can “not” be red, too!

 

Red roses flower bouquets are indeed the traditional presents that men and women request to be delivered to their loved ones. But did you know that you can send other colours of roses during Valentine’s Day, too! They will be just as appreciated and complimented by the recipients. Here are some of the colour options that you can choose from before making that call for flower bouquet delivery in Sydney:

 

 

  • Orange

 

The colour orange is typically associated with passion and desire. The bright shade of orange may also reflect the passion and enthusiasm that you feel about the bond that you have with your partner.

 

 

  • Pink

 

Sending roses is not only limited to girlfriends and wives. If you are inspired by someone and would like to express this admiration, send pink-coloured flowers.  You may also send pink flowers to women who are a source of happiness in your life such as your mum, sister/s, and daughter/s, too! Pink is a bright colour and should, therefore, be the colour of roses to give for those who give meaning and inspiration to you.

 

 

  • Yellow

 

Consider sending yellow roses to those whom you have platonic relationships with. Yellow signifies friendship and wholesome bond with another person.

 

 

  • Peach

 

Peach roses are not only meant to be given during Valentine’s Day but may also be delivered to people whom you want to send a symbol of appreciation or gratitude to.
Now that you have a clear idea of the different colours of roses, you may now go ahead and order a bouquet for the special people in your life. If you have enquiries or if you wish to place an order, call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Australia Day 2019

Australia Day Reflections

Australia Day… for many it is a sad day. Also known as Foundation Day, Survival Day or Invasion Day, it continues to spark debate each year. And while much of the country may be divided on that subject, one thing is for sure, Australia is an amazing place to call home.

Australia Day is a day to reflect on what it means to be Australian. This includes all Australians, whether you are new to the country, from a family that has called Australia home over several generations now, or if you are one of 65,000 Torres Strait Islander, or Aboriginal people.

Today, I have come up with a list of things I love about Australia’. Feel free to add to the list via our Facebook page.

1. We live on the world’s largest Island.

Now technically speaking, as Australia is a continent, Greenland is considered the largest island of the world, but for all intents and purposes, we do live on mass of land entirely surrounded by water….so that’s an island in my mind. Folks travel to islands for holidays, and we live on a spectacular sub tropical island every day of our lives.

2. Our Beaches are Enviable

Anyone who travels to Oz will remark on the beauty of our waterways and our clean sand. Beaches around the world just cannot compare. And whether you are looking for a beach for surfing, simple paddling or fishing, there are plenty on offer. Tourists will come in search of Bondi or Manly Beaches, but locals know that these are not the best on offer…sssshh….let’s keep the best kept secrets, just that 😉

Whitehaven beach

3.  Natural Wonders

Did you know that Australia has 19 World Heritage listed sites? 😳 Add to that over 500 National Parks to explore too. WOW, just wow.

4. Work/life balance.

With consistently low unemployment, Australia is a good place to get a job….apparently. And with a beautiful environment surrounding us, we are known the world over that we work hard, but we play just as hard. Enjoying our environment, and making the most of our down time are key Aussie qualities.

5. Multicultural

People from more than 100 countries have migrated to Australia, making our nation one of the most culturally diverse. Some areas are more culturally diverse than others of course, but generally speaking, Australians are thought to be open and accepting of other ethnicities.With all this diversity comes many bonuses. Acceptance, tolerance, empathy…and amazing foods as well. Australia has a huge range of culturally diverse food and fusion foods on offer. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Australia is made up from many different ethnicities

6.  We live in a SAFE country

Like any country we have crime, and will hear our fair share of scary stories across our lifetimes. In Mercer’s Quality of Living Index 2018, all Australian cities ranked within the global top 40. Sydney and Melbourne were both in the top 20, at 10 and 16 respectively.

7. Space

While there are many beautiful destinations throughout the world, few can compare with Australia’s great open spaces. While the USA and Australia are not too different in physical size (Australia is 7,5000,000km2), our populations differ greatly. Our current population (as at 9pm January 22, 2018) is 25,230,635.

Native kangaroo paw

8. Amazing Fauna and Flora

Koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, and platypus- they really are animals that have to be seen to be believed. With nothing like them anywhere else in the world, they make a trip to Australia all the more memorable.

Australia has phenomenally beautiful native flowers. Native cut flowers are long lasting, and they also are aesthetically unique. They make a great gift deal for travellers, and amazing displays for Australia Day. Contact the store to see what fresh cut flowers and what fresh native flowers are available this weekend.

Enjoy the festivities everyone, and the long weekend. See you on the flip side ✌🏻✌🏼✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿

Fwf x

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I Hear you, Loud and Clear

Ears. We hear things even when we are not listening.  Our days are filled with noises that we need not consciously register. The hum of traffic, the wind, the spinning of a fan on a hot day. These kinds of sounds do not motivate us, or compel us to change our behaviours. They are so common, so insignificant in our everyday lives that we almost tune them out.

A door slamming, a plate shattering, a panicked scream….these sounds send shockwaves through our bodies. They propel us upwards and outwards, investigating where, what, and why?

Many living things rely on their hearing as we do…using there sense of sound to ascertain whether a situation is safe or should be avoided. Snakes for example, do not have visible ears like we do, their hearing apparatus is connected to their jaws, so they interpret the vibrations they hear to determine whether a situation is favourable.

Similarly, it seems, plants use their ‘ears’ as well. Although they do not have ears as we do, a recent study has shown that a plant that hears a buzzing bee nearby changes its ‘behaviour’, that is, it produces a more concentrated, sugary nectar to attract them.

“It’s important for them to be able to sense their environment—especially if they cannot go anywhere.”
LILACH HADANY, TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

The study undertaken by Tel Aviv University, examined Evening Primrose flowers, Oenothera drummondii, and found that within mere minutes of sensing bees, the plant temporarily changed the concentration of sugar in their flowers’ nectar. In essence, the flowers themselves were acting as ears, sensing the frequencies produced by a pollinator’s wings, yet tuning out irrelevant sounds. Within just three minutes of exposure to recordings of buzzing bees, the sugar concentration in the plants was seen to increase from between 12 and 17 percent to 20 percent.

Evening Primrose flower
Evening Primrose flower. Source: Healthline

When you think about it, many flowers have a bell like shape, not unalike the anatomy of our ear. This shape allows them to receive and amplify sound waves. This was one of the many observations the team made throughout the research project.

So why would this finding be relevant? Well, just as animals use their senses to detect danger, and find mates, a sweeter nectar may be able to attract more pollinators. The more insects attracted, the more likely the chances of cross pollination. In fact, Lilach Hadany and her team found that in their observations it was evident that a pollinator was more attracted to plants another pollinator had visited within the 6 minutes prior.

“We were quite surprised when we found out that it actually worked,” Hadany says. “But after repeating it in other situations, in different seasons, and with plants grown both indoors and outdoors, we feel very confident in the result.”

Source: Steve Scott via USDA
Source: Steve Scott via USDA

Hadany, an evolutionary theoretician, began this study after realising that if plants were not able to utilise sound as animals do, they would be at a disadvantage. If plants could in fact listen to, and respond to the sounds they heard, it would help them survive, thrive and reproduce…

And I guess with so many plants around us, that have been surviving and adapting over the years, it seems impossible to think we ever considered they were not able to ‘hear’…

Certainly something interesting to consider in any case.

Fwf x

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Do’s and Dont’s of Flower Delivery for Valentine’s Day in Sydney

When it comes to choosing the perfect flowers on Valentine’s Day, things can get pretty frustrating for men. A beautiful bouquet for your partner shows the deep love and desire that you have for her, thus it becomes important to learn how to carefully pick the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day.

 

In this article, we will enumerate the do’s and don’ts before you call a flower delivery service in Sydney:

 

 

  • Do be discerning when choosing a Sydney-based florist

 

Of course, the florist you should do business with should share the same values as yours. In addition, it is also important that they adhere to high standards of quality and customer service. The arrangements of the florist should pass your taste and preferences. In addition, make sure that they are prompt at delivering orders to recipients. An efficient flower delivery service in Sydney should be able to meet any delivery request of clients.

 

Lastly, it is important that you check out reviews and feedbacks from customers. Look through their social media and check if clients are satisfied with their level of customer service.

 

 

  • Do order in advance

 

Valentine’s Day is an extremely hectic season for florists. If you want to ensure that fresh blooms arrive at your lover’s doorstep, make sure to place your reservations a few weeks ahead.

 

 

  • Don’t make last minute flower delivery orders

 

It’s not a good idea to order flowers until the last minute. The chances of them running out of flower arrangements and bouquets are higher on the day, or even a day before Valentine’s Day. In addition, flower arrangements that are bought last minute may not be as fresh and affordable than those which are reserved for delivery a week or a few weeks before heart’s day.

 

Now that you have gained some vital knowledge on how to order flowers for Valentine’s Day, you may now call today to place your orders. You may reach us on 02 9871 1666.

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Pantone colour of the year 2019

2019, The Year of Living Coral

Everyone likes the start of a new year, right? Perhaps you are a person who loves compiling a long list of goals for the year, perhaps not. But regardless, the New Year undeniably brings a feeling of renewal. I think we have all travelled enough times around the sun to realise that a new year doesn’t mean that anything is really going to change, unless we do. But there is something about the feeling of a fresh start, a clean slate; whether that comes in the form of a new year, a new month, or just the start of a new day.

A fresh start often brings with it new perspectives and (hopefully) fresh inspirations. Each year, artists working in every aspect of design eagerly await Pantone’s announcement of the new colour of the year. It brings us fresh inspirations, and reinvigorates our creativity. It provides a hint of what our year may look like, what shades we may feature in our work, and which colour we may need to reinvent in more ways than one.

Source; Pantone
Source; Pantone

This year, for 2019, Pantone has chosen a colour known as Living Coral that they describe as ‘a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.’

Coral is a shade that sits somewhere between an orange and a pink. It is more vibrant than salmon, and more orange than watermelon.

It is energetic, youthful and vibrant. It works well with psychedelic greens, and chartreuse , and deep tones like burgundy. Coral can work well within muted colour palettes also, taking inspiration from natural skin tones. It works well played against other pink and orange tones, too and works well within some pastel blends.

Pantone says: “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, yet unfortunately more elusive, display beneath the sea, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.” 

Pantone has prepared 5 colour schemes to illustrate how Living Colour can be used in a variety of ways.

Source: All Colour Palettes guides from Pantone

Coral will make a gorgeous colour choice for bridesmaids dresses for any upcoming nuptials but Pantone’s colour of the year is not reserved for weddings only. Pantone’s colour influences design everywhere, so expect to see cushions, throws, and decor accessories available soon which you can use at home. Clothing, accessories and jewellery will also feature in this vibrant colour.

Image of a woman holding a Coral inspired wedding bouquet
A bouquet modelling just how it is done using the Shimmering Sunset colour guide. Image via Pinterest

There are so many popular choices of flowers available in Coral such as ginormous dahlias, glasshouse grown roses, gorgeous ruffle garden roses, poppies, infamous Coral Charm peonies, snap dragons, tulips, carnations and more. There are plenty of fresh cut flower choices available in Living Coral throughout the whole year for you to enjoy. I love Coral, so I’m thrilled 😉

Fwf x

Image of a coral toned flower

Image of a coral toned dahlias
Source: Jardine Ravec Jean Paul
Coral snap dragons
Source: David’s seeds and plants
image of a Coral toned tulips
Coral toned tulips
image of a Coral toned tulips
Source: Guides for Brides UK

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A collection of roses, champagne and plush bear, Image by Florist with Flowers

The Top 3 Classic Valentine’s Flowers in Sydney

Picking the perfect flowers to send to loved ones during Valentine’s Day can be brutally difficult for men. If you are completely clueless about which flowers are perfect to be delivered to your significant other, we are here to help you pick the ones that they will surely appreciate.

 

In this guide, we will give you some pointers on which Valentine’s Day flowers to choose from and where you can request them to be delivered to your beloved recipient.

 

 

  • Roses

 

Roses are the quintessential Valentine’s Day flowers. The red petals symbolise passion and beauty like no other flower can. It was in Ancient Greek when roses were first being offered as a symbol of devotion to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. The long stems of roses are just as equally elegant and beautiful as the flowers they hold. If you are an old-school romantic, a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses is the best way to go.

 

 

  • Carnations

 

If you are planning to send Valentine’s flower to a loved one in Sydney CBD, the little blossoms of fragrant carnations are an excellent option, too. They are not only meant to be sent out to your significant other but to whomever, you feel genuine love; be it your parents, relatives, or friends.

 

 

  • Tulips

 

The beautiful bulbs of tulips have always symbolized perfect love. They come in different colours and each colour represents the different types of loving emotions for people you love and care about:

  • Cream-coloured petals symbolise everlasting love.
  • White petals symbolize budding love.
  • Pink petals showcase compassion and affection.
  • Orange petals are associated with passion and desire.

 

You don’t have to stick with just one-colour when picking tulips for Valentine’s Day. You can have different colours bundled up in a bouquet to create a grander surprise to your recipient.

 

There is no shortage of flower shops in Sydney CBD, but if you wish to experience excellent customer service, affordable Valentine’s Day flowers, and prompt delivery, call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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