The 3 Most Popular Ways to Arrange Sympathy Flowers in Sydney

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The loss of a loved one is a deeply saddening event for family and friends of the departed. As a relative or friend of those who are grieving, you express your condolences and sympathy to make them feel they aren’t alone during this difficult time. One great way to express sympathy is by sending flowers to grieving friends and family.

An elegant and beautiful flower arrangement or plant carries the power of expressing sympathy when words fail. If this is the first time you’re sending of sympathy or funeral flowers, you may be wondering about the most appropriate flower or plant types to send to a funeral home and his or her family members and friends. In this post, we will discuss the most popular sympathy flower and plant arrangements in Sydney.



  • Floral Baskets


Funeral baskets present lovely flowers in a compact basket or box. They can be delivered to a funeral home, wake viewing, church religious service or to the home of the grieving family.

A classic flower for a funeral basket arrangement is the lily. Lilies are go-to funeral and sympathy flowers as the aromatic fragrance reminds us that the soul of a loved ones has finally returned to a peaceful state of innocence. It also symbolises purity, virginity and radiance of the human soul.



  • Standing Sprays


Standing sprays are typically displayed on an easel and are commonly showcased near the casket. Funeral sprays are sympathy floral arrangements that can be sent to a funeral home but may also be delivered to the church for religious ceremonies and the graveyard for final burial rites.

An impressive flower arrangement can include standing sprays are roses. Roses as sympathy flowers connote many things. White roses symbolise purity and spirituality. Red roses connote love and grief. Finally, yellow roses are given to grieving friends to express friendship during this difficult time.



  • Wreaths


Wreaths are large, prominent flower arrangements that are used to show sympathy, too. The circular shape of the wreath symbolises eternal life. These sympathy flowers are usually placed near the casket allowing viewing from one side only.

An excellent flower to include on a wreath is the orchid. This plant is a special gift that you can give if you are a close family friend or relative of the deceased. They last longer, hence it can be displayed for longer funerals and viewing.
If you want to order sympathy flowers, we have the freshest and most beautiful arrangements in Sydney. If you have any enquiries, please give us a call on 02 9871  1666 today.

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What does Christmas look Like to you?

When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind?

For me, there are many things, but one thing that is essential to my picture of Christmas is a summer’s day….and we certainly haven’t been short of those.
Anyone from the Northern Hemisphere would surely struggle with the heat at Christmas, but for us Aussies, it is simply our ‘normal’.

With that comes a change in traditional menus, with less hot roasted meat, and more cold seafood, and of course, there is no holly or mistletoe.

Fresh flowers are essential for many people’s picture of Christmas including mine.
Fresh bunches of pine, or spruce can bring the lovely scent of a Christmas tree to your home whether or not you have a fresh tree.


And who could forget the little explosions of bright red that appear in the shape of Flowering Eucalyptus?
I think of flowering gum as our Aussie Holly. Of course it is not at all related to Holly, but like Holly blooms at Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, the flowering eucalyptus species are in bloom during the festive season here. Plus, it is stunning with its vibrant red and lush green.


Christmas bells are a flower that many people search for during the festive season. They are essential to a traditional Christmas for many people. They are usually sold by the stem for a premium price, however as they are so delicate they should not be mixed with huge volumes of other flowers as they will get swamped.
Ceratopetalum gummiferum, the New South Wales Christmas bush, is another popular Christmas flower. It is a tall shrub or small tree and the magic is that the sepals turn from cream to a bright red-pink around Christmas time.

One of my personal favourite plant materials to decorate with at Christmas time is Caladium leaves. They come in countless varieties, each with unique patterns and colour combinations on the leaves. The markings on each variety is so unique, and each leaf has a unique shape and finish.
I usually use a combination of a few varieties, including the red and green patterned leaves, as well as the white and green.
I find foliage always lasts well in our warm climate and requires less work, so it’s win win.


We always have a fabulous selection of old favourites in store plus much, much more, so I’m curious….have you got a favourite flower to decorate with at Christmas? Does it have to be red, white and green….or is there other factors that influence your choices?

The countdown is on…only 9 days til Christmas, make sure you have any gift orders finalised, and feel free to come in to discuss any fresh cut flowers for home.

Fwf x

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A Brief Guide When Sending New Baby Flowers to Sydney Homes

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The sweetest way to congratulate a couple who recently welcomed a newborn into the world is with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You can add balloons, a fresh basket of fruits and snacks to make your gift a truly memorable one for the new family.

Showing support to a couple with a newborn is important. The responsibilities of parenthood for first-time parents can be a bit overwhelming. Expressing love and care to new parents will make the journey more exciting for them, knowing that family and friends are always there for needed support.

Sending new baby flowers and gifts are excellent gifts of encouragement. The vibrant colours and fresh scents of flowers lighten up the mood and bring an overall positive vibe to the home.


In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about sending new baby flowers to parents.


When should you send flowers?

Since nobody knows for sure when a newborn will be delivered, it isn’t possible to place an order in advance for the mum and dad of newborn and you will need to opt for same-day delivery of new baby flowers and gifts.

Another good suggestion is to wait for the mother and her newborn to arrive at their home before sending flowers. In this way, parents have less things to transport from the hospital to their home. Lastly, choosing to send flowers to a home address gives you the chance to place an order in advance.


What types of flowers are best for new baby flower bouquets and floral arrangements?

Before sending flowers, it’s best to confirm the gender of the newborn. Identifying the gender will help you decide on which flowers to include in a bouquet or flower arrangement. If you are uncertain or the parents have not disclosed the gender of the newborn, you may opt to send flowers in neutral tones.

Pink, purple, and pastel hues are good colour selections for new baby girl bouquets. Popular flowers available in these colours are roses, lilies, tulips and carnations. For new baby boy flowers, flowers in blue and yellow hues are excellent colour options. Flowers available in these hues are freesia, iris, statice, and delphinium.
To learn more about new baby flowers and gifts same day delivery or if you have other enquiries, feel free to call us on 02 9871 1666 today.


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The 3 Most Popular Christmas Flowers to Display in Sydney

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Flowers and greenery are must-haves around the holidays. They add colour, vibrancy, and cheer to your home during the most wonderful time of the year! The importance of having Christmas flowers and plants on display is most often underestimated, but these natural beauties add splendid holiday decor to any Sydney home.

In this post, we have summarised the five best flowers that will keep your home look and feel warm and cosy during the holidays and beyond.



  • Poinsettias


Poinsettias are synonymous with the Christmas season. When ordering flower arrangements with poinsettias, make sure to choose those with little yellow flowers at the centre. The little flowers indicate freshness. Do not buy poinsettias with shedding pollen. If the yellow flowers have dropped off at the centre, it connotes that the flowers are past their prime and will not last for a very long time.



  • Amaryllis


Amaryllis look stunning as Christmas flower arrangements. You can give them height for a more brilliant aesthetic finish. Your Christmas bouquet or floral arrangement doesn’t have to be all about flowers. You can add popular Christmas decor, such as striped candy canes to add that holiday feel. Combining red and burgundy amaryllis are excellent due to their vibrant hues and playful textures.



  • Christmas Cactus


Christmas cacti are excellent and unique Christmas flowers that you can send to friends and family. If you want to veer away from the traditional poinsettias, this is the best way to go. Christmas cacti are resilient plants that can certainly last beyond Christmas. With utmost care, they can be a staple at the recipient’s home for many years to come.
Placing an advance order for Christmas flowers and plants as well as floral arrangements is a must during this busy season. To make sure that your fresh and vibrant gifts arrive on time, it’s best to call in your order as early as today! You may reach us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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