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.

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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

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Coral dahlias
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Coral snap dragons
Source: David’s seeds and plants
Coral toned tulips
Coral toned tulips
Coral roses
Source: Guides for Brides UK

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Tips on How to Shop for New Baby Flowers in Sydney

There is no better way to welcome a newborn than by sending a fresh bouquet of flowers.  The birth of a new bundle of joy deserves beautiful flower arrangements that you can have delivered at the hospital or at their home’s doorstep. Although newborn babies won’t have the slightest memory or appreciation for the new baby flowers sent their way, parents will definitely feel special for the thoughtful flowers delivered to their home.

 

When you buy new baby flowers, what things do you need to remember?

  • Pick a colour that matches the baby’s gender

A blue-themed flower bouquet if it’s a boy and pink flower arrangements for a newborn girl. This rule may seem a tad outdated in the 21st century, but parents appreciate receiving flowers in this colour scheme. If you want to stay away from the traditional blue and pink to identify the gender of the body, you may also go with more gender neutral colour flower arrangements in white, green, and yellow. If you wish to send your congratulations in vibrant and loud colours, try sending flowers in various shades of purple instead.

  • Your choice of flowers is important, too!

When sending new baby boy and baby girl flowers, you need to choose a flower based on their resilience and longevity. Although it might be tempting to send flowers that are delicate and aromatic, you may want to choose flowers that can last longer than usual. If possible, request for a flower arrangement in vase or in a pot so they can thrive and grow alongside the new baby boy or baby girl.

Excellent flower arrangement options for a baby boy and girl bouquet are lilies, tulips, roses, ranunculus, and chrysanthemums.

  • Add a little extra to your gift

New baby flowers are made special with the extra bits and pieces that you can add with the package. To make it a truly special gift for the newborn and his or her parents, you can add balloons, chocolates, fruits, and stuffed animals, too!

Although these gift items are not too expensive, they will surely add to the overall beauty of the package once they are delivered at the doorstep of family and friends.

 

Welcoming a baby into the world is made more special and memorable with new baby flowers delivered to your loved ones in Sydney. To check our special new baby flowers packages or if you wish to enquire about prices, call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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The Top 4 Christmas Flowers Gift Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner! Australians love summery Christmas as we can spend our holidays basking in the warmth of the summer sun. We may have a White Christmas in the country, we still follow some of the most heart-warming tradition during the Yuletide season.

If you are looking for a thoughtful and beautiful gift to give out to loved ones this season, we highly recommend for you to send a bouquet of Christmas flowers. Instead of buying conventional Christmas gifts to your family and friends, why not send them flowers that they can use during their own Christmas celebrations at home or a Christmas flower or plant that they can grow in their own home?

 

What flowers represent Christmas?

 

  • Poinsettia

 

When we talk about poinsettia, the first thing that comes to mind is the Christmas holiday. They are immensely popular around this time of year due to poinsettia’s extremely vibrant red colour. Poinsettia symbolises two things; red as blood of Christ and white leaves for purity. If you want the recipient to take good care of it in the long haul, request that the poinsettia plant is placed in a vase. In this way, your loved ones can care for them and make them last longer, too.

 

  • Mistletoe

 

Mistletoe is the second most popular holiday plant as it is used as cheerful decoration. Although mistletoe is technically a plant, adding a few twigs to a flower arrangement will give that much-needed Christmas vibe.

 

  • Amaryllis

 

Amaryllis is a beautiful, slender flower in great demand during the Yuletide season. White and red amaryllis are great for Christmas flower arrangements due to their huge bulbs that are similar to trumpets announcing the arrival of the festive holidays. Amaryllis flower arrangements make excellent centerpieces and complement the colours of Christmas at home.

 

  • Christmas Cactus

 

Unlike the traditional types of cacti that thrive in hot and warm climates, Christmas cacti grow well in cooler temperatures. The flowers bloom around late November and usually adapts well to cool indoor environment. The flower got its name from its luscious flowers that hang down gracefully like Christmas ornaments.

 

These flowers can be included in the next flower arrangement that you send out to a loved one this Christmas. To find out about the other Christmas flowers or if you wish to place an order, call us now on 02 9871  1666.

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The Best Christmas Flowers in Sydney to Send to your Loved Ones

The Yuletide season is a time for glad tidings, good cheer, and beauty. One great way of spreading joy and love this Christmas season than sending Christmas flowers to Sydney family and friends. You can now send Christmas flower arrangements by ordering them online.

Although flowers are not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about gift-giving during the Christmas season, doing so is a thoughtful and sweet gesture nonetheless. This article will help you pick the right Christmas flowers that your loved ones will immensely appreciate.

Top 2 Christmas Flowers in Sydney

You may find this surprising, but did you know that majority of Christmas flowers are actually tropical plants? Tropical flowers and plants are ideal around Christmas season in Australia as we enjoy warmer climate around this time of the year. This also means that it will be relatively easier for your recipients to take care of them over time.

Here are the top 2 flowers that are excellent gift ideas this Christmas:

  • Poinsettia

Poinsettia symbolises Christmas. Poinsettia has been a part of Christmas traditions all around the globe. Also known as “flower of the Holy Night” the colours of the poinsettia flower symbolise the joyous event that is the birth of Jesus Christ. The red petal symbolises the blood of Christ whilst the white leaves represent purity.

You can have poinsettia delivered in a pot or have it installed in a flower arrangement with other beautiful blooms. They are great centerpiece flowers when combined with pine needle leaves and frosted acorns.

  • Amaryllis

The Amaryllis is another popular flower around Christmas holiday. The tall and elegant beauty of the Amaryllis matches with the festive celebrations that happen during the Yuletide season. The Amaryllis plant typically comes in red and white colours. Ideally, Amaryllis should be delivered cut and placed in a vase so it can last a long time (up to three weeks) and can bloom again with proper care.

 

Send your loved ones these beautiful, seasonal flowers. We deliver lovely Christmas flower arrangements to anywhere in Sydney at your request. For orders and enquiries, you may call us on 02 9871  1666.

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A Home Among The Gum Trees

Firstly, let me welcome you to the first blog of 2019! Time seems to be moving ever faster but what a glorious start to the year it has been. On our way up to our holiday accommodation, I was musing….mesmerised by the glorious scenery along the way,  inspired by the colour palette that Mother Nature created for us. I was dreaming about ways I could use these palettes in another creative project.

One tree that continued to catch my eye along the way were the gum trees. The streaky trunks painted in watercolours bleeding into one another: muted greys, mauves, soft golds, dustry pinks, aubergines and chocolate.

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Eucalyptus trees in Hervey Bay. Supplied.

The summer skin of the gums standing there strong and proud…freshly naked. Freshly shed, brilliant bright orange in colour: an intoxicating tequila sunrise.

And who could forget the ghostly white gum tree? Pale and creamy,  illuminated against the backdrop of bright blue skies, and the thick green scrub.

Like many others I’m sure, I had assumed all gum trees were native to Australia, so like me you may be surprised to find that this is actually not the case.

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One evening I was chatting to one of my best friends,  who just so happens to be a very talented,  inspired florist.  She was talking about this AMAZING variety of Eucalyptus, The Rainbow Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus deglupta. I’d never seen it or heard of it for that matter!

Source: Sarefo, via Wikimedia Commons.
This image shows the distribution of Eucalyptus. The Rainbow Eucalyptus is the only species occurring naturally in the northern hemisphere. Source: Sarefo, via Wikimedia Commons.

The Rainbow Eucalyptus is also known as the Rainbow Gum or Mindanao Gum and is native to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and The Phillipines. But what is also pretty unique is that this is the only Eucalyptus that extends into the northern hemisphere naturally.

In areas of the USA, the trees only grow to approx 100-125 feet tall, which is approximately half the height they grow to in their native environment. But, if you can provide them with a frost free environment,  you can grow a Rainbow Gum of your own…though remember it is a huge tree so it’s probably not suitable for most residential settings.

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The defining feature of the Rainbow Eucalyptus is the multi coloured bark. The older bark sheds each year,  at different times, revealing the new layers of bright,  lime green trunk underneath. As the new layers age and mature,  the colour changes and deepens, revealing a multitude of vertical coloured stripes: in lime green, blue, purple, orange, red, maroon and grey.

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The colours appear brightest and most intense when planted in native regions. The Rainbow Eucalyptus loves full sun, and rich, medium to wet soil. It does not tolerate frost, so is suitable for subtropical and tropical regions only.

It is the kind of plant that is almost unbelievable. But believe me, it’s real, and this is all completely natural. Wow!

Fwf x

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Merry Christmas 2018

A Different Christmas List

It came without ribbons! It came without tags!

It came without packages, boxes or bags!”

And he puzzled three hours, til his puzzler was sore.

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, ” doesn’t come from a store. 

Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

Dr Suess

Dr suess christmas wisdom
Source: Wise Conservatism

Can you believe it is Christmas Eve? I must admit that I think I’m in denial. It has been a big year, and it seems that the world is turning a little bit faster, and that our journey around the sun seems to be taking a shorter amount of time each year!

On the day before Christmas, there will be people who are still rushing around finalising their Christmas shopping; getting last minute gifts, boxes of chocolates (just in case), collecting their chosen beverages for the holiday and getting all the fresh ingredients for their Christmas meal.

In amongst all the madness, all the rushing, and stress, it is so easy to forget what Christmas is all about. Now look, not everyone celebrates a Christian Christmas, and for many, the day has no religious significance at all. But, if you live in Australia, Christmas is a National Public holiday- and the idea of a holiday is rest, a slower pace, and enjoyment, right?

Sure, it has become increasingly commercial over the years, and let’s face it, it’s always nice to be given something that someone has chosen for you, but these days, Christmas can turn into a bit of a circus…and this ringmaster for one, is having trouble controlling her monkeys!

I saw this Christmas To Do list posted many times over the last few weeks, and I had to share it with you all:

Be present this christmas

In the process of getting everything done, and having everything look perfect, we put extra pressure on ourselves, and in turn our families.

I remember my friend once telling me she was the self appointed ‘Queen of Outsourcing’. Why? Because she figured her time was better spent doing the things she enjoyed and that made her happy, than running errands or rushing around doing housework. Instead, she made the choice to pay a bit extra to get the jobs she didn’t want to do, DONE.

So, that is my advice to you too over the holidays. Sometimes, paying a delivery fee to get something to you is worth saving yourself a round trip. Sometimes dropping the laundry off will alleviate enough pressure that you will be able to enjoy a slow morning at home reading.

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Source: Como Fazerem Casa

Sometimes the idea of decorating your Christmas table with something homemade (that you found on Pinterest) is more satisfying than the actual experience of doing it yourself. Without the proper tools. With time restrictions.

So whilst the clock is ticking and there are only hours left of trade, rest assured that Florist With Flowers has been up early this morning at the markets, getting a beautiful selection of fresh flowers for you and your families to collect in store, or for local delivery. Take advantage of our skills and our passion.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers who are celebrating tomorrow, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We appreciate your loyalty so very, very much. You make it possible for us to do what we love everyday, and we know that we could not do it without you.

Be safe, and we look forward to another wonderful year working together in 2019.

Fwf x

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DIY Christmas wreaths

D.I.Y Door Decorations

Let’s face it, Christmas is expensive. And even if you simplify, as we do, the cost of quality items is high. Add to that the cost of the Christmas meal whether that includes turkey or prawns, pudding or trifle. And don’t forget the provisions you just have to buy when the shops close for 24hours…you know, ridiculous quantities of canned goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, extra milk and bread to freeze 🤦‍♀️

Florist With Flowers designs a gorgeous range of wreaths each year, suitable for your table or your door. Call us on 02 9871 1666 or come in-store to chat to our friendly staff about your requirements. You can get some inspiration here. If however, your budget has stretched as far as it is going to, yet the decorations have been left to last, here are a few ways to get creative.

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Using an embroidery hoop from your local fabric/craft shop as your wreath base, you can create a simple yet stunning door hanging. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design,  the focus is as much on the empty space within the piece as it is on the decorated area.

Embroidery hoop wreath arrangement
Source: LapinBlu
Competed hoop wreath with advent bags
Source: LapinBlu

You only really need a small amount of pine or spruce along with foraged pine cones to complete this simple wreath. This example shows how it can also be adapted to be your own special advent calendar. You simply number some brown paper bags and fill them with your chosen treats, and finally attach them to the base.

Pool Noodle Wreath

For those of you who are not only cash poor, but also time poor, this option can be prepared well ahead of time, freeing you up closer to Christmas. It requires NO fresh ingredients. Aside from gluing the noodle together to form a ring which would need to be done ahead of time, this wreath would take less than 10 minutes!

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Pool Noodle wreath. Source: Miss Kris

30 minute Bauble Wreath

This wreath is about as festive as you can get. You can choose the colours you fancy, but you will need approximately 90 baubles in a variety of sizes, a hot glue gun, an old wire coat hanger and a bottle of wine 🍷  (according to the author). For a full breakdown of instructions you can check out the full post from Delightfully Noted.

A gorgeous bauble wreath that you can customise to match any colour scheme. Source: Delightfully Noted
A gorgeous bauble wreath that you can customise to match any colour scheme. Source: Delightfully Noted
Step by step instructions are available at Delightfully Noted
Step by step instructions are available at Delightfully Noted

Kmart Christmas Hula Hoop

Kmart products often inspire a bazillion creative hacks, and Christmas is no different….in fact there are probably even more sources for inspiration. This year, one clever mummy has created the most impressive hanging display which will sit over her dinner table, but the concept could just as easily be adapted to create an amazing door hanger or decoration for an entry gate. Lisa Heenan’s simple instructions can be found here, but please note, Lisa has attached the hoop in four places to her ceiling fan which allows it to move slowly in the video.

Lisa Heenan created this hanging arrangement using a Kmart hula hoop and flowers, vines from IKEA and discounted store ornaments.
Lisa Heenan created this hanging arrangement using a Kmart hula hoop and flowers, vines from IKEA and discounted store ornaments.

The $5 hoop can be found at Kmart, along with a variety of other retailers, and is simply covered in an assortment of artificial vines, and blooms sourced from IKEA, Kmart and discount stores.

Should you wish to adapt this to include fresh foliage and fresh cut flowers, I would suggest using a combination of doddavine, trailing Ivy as your base to cover the hoop. Both materials last well without water. For your flower choices, I would generally recommend sticking with dried flowers, or flowers that can either survive for the day without water or in small water vials.

Spray painted dried lotus pods, pine cones and gum nuts are ideal as they are dry. White Singaporean orchids are a delicate bloom that lasts well without water.  Most tropical blooms will withstand a day or so without water, particularly if it is humid.

Wreath Gum and Paper Cut Outs

Source: Sostrenegrene

This is soooo simple to look at, and even simpler to do. Using only eucalyptus foliage which can be left to dry on a super simple frame, and adorned with quaint paper cut outs…really, is there any excuse not to have a wreath when there are options as easy as these.

Still, not everyone is crafty, so as you know we are here for all your fresh flower, gifting and Christmas decorating needs.

Not long to go ONLY 5 more sleeps! 🎄 🎅🏼 🎄 🎅🏼🎄🎅🏼🎄

Fwf x

 

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Gifting Made Easy with our fresh flower gift vouchers

Gifting Made Easy

When the madness of Christmas is firmly upon us, panic can start to sink in. Have we bought enough? Does each child have what visually appears to be equal? Have we gone overboard? Have we forgotten someone? Please for the love of God, don’t let me forget someone….

And sometimes, you find yourself with a list of people who may already have everything, or are just a bit ‘hard’ to buy for. There is someone like that in every family really isn’t there, and I bet that they end up with an assortment of the same presents each year…or perhaps a variety of gift cards.

Various gift cards make great presents

I think gift cards have an unfairly negative reputation. They can be seen as a lazy present, like you haven’t put any thought into the gift or some may think they are too restrictive, and prefer cash. Cash can so easily get swallowed up in day to day expenses, but this is far less likely with a gift voucher. And when you think about it, gift cards force you to buy something for yourself, from somewhere you perhaps wouldn’t purchase from usually.

And isn’t that exactly what a gift should be? Not something you need, but rather something you wouldn’t treat yourself to ordinarily.

Gift vouchers for fresh flowers with Florist with Flowers

Fresh flowers often fall into this category. They are the first expense to be cut from the office budget along with the cream biscuits…and the luxury scrapped from the household/grocery budget when things are get a bit tight.

Fresh flowers are still very much seen as a luxury for many people, and at busy times like Christmas where cash is slipping through your fingers, they can be something you go without yourself.

Long lasting native bouquets are so beautiful and long lasting. With a gift card, you could create something like this to fit a vase from home
Long lasting native bouquets are so beautiful and long lasting. With a gift card, you could create something like this to fit a vase from homeGifting Made Easy With

Gift cards are a wonderful idea for flower lovers at Christmas. And the greatest thing about them is they are flexible. Many people go away around the holidays so sometimes an arrangement can go to waste, but a gift card allows the recipient the gift of fresh cut flowers, when they are ready.

Imagine gifting someone a years worth of weekly flowers 🌺  🌺  🌺 …Gift cards with large dollar amounts can be used gradually to dress the home. The recipient can choose a variety of market fresh bunches or premium stems depending on what takes their fancy on the day.

Seasonal favourites- Sunflowers. Is there anything cheerier?
Seasonal favourites- Sunflowers. Is there anything cheerier?

They also make a great gift for corporate customers, business affiliates and amazing suppliers who go above and beyond the call of duty.

Florist with Flowers offer gift vouchers online at 3 different values that you can team with or without a fresh flower gift, or chocolates. Alternatively you can pop in-store to request a specific amount.

Like all vouchers, they are not redeemable for cash, but they are certainly redeemable for smiles 😁😄😃 I guarantee that after their first visit in-store to choose something, they will forever chase the feeling that fresh flowers brings to your home and your heart ✨🌈💖❤️💛💚💙💜

Flowers have a special kind of magic, that beckons us to live in the moment and enjoy the present… I think we all need a reminder to do that every once in a while.

Fwf x

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Pet Plants for Christmas

Christmas can be a time for giving handmade gifts, crafted with love. It can be a time for exchanging fun, gimmick gifts. Sometimes it can also be an occasion overrun with extravagance and consumerism. And sadly, it can also be a time that people give thoughtless gifts; gifts that require much, much more from the recipient than perhaps they had bargained for.

Do you remember the campaign “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”? It was one of the most successful slogans in the world of animal welfare, because it is so true. Giving a pet as a present is a pretty big call. Sure, you may really think they want one but pets are extremely expensive, require adjusting your lifestyle, and taking on additional responsibilities. ALOT of additional responsibilities.

this puppy was awaiting a new home. Gloria, was one of 126,673 animals the RSPCA received in their 39 shelters across the country in 2012/13.
this puppy was awaiting a new home. Gloria, was one of 126,673 animals the RSPCA received in their 39 shelters across the country in 2012/13.

According to the RSPCA, last year alone, they accepted 130,000 animals from the community, which is incredibly sad.  And would it surprise you to know that the biggest reason given for relinquishing an animal is behavioural problems, which is often the result of a lack of triaining and a lack of exercise.

Choosing a pet is an incredibly involved decision, that takes a lot of time and consideration. It is a very personal decision that is best left to the person who will be left cleaning up the mess and wearing the costs. And the problem with getting an adorable baby animal is that they don’t stay that way forever. The reality is that when someone gifts you an animal, it is pretty unlikely that they’re turning up with a geriatric cross from the pound. So while the pounds continue to fill up with unwanted animals, the puppy farms continue to supply a steady stream of designer breeds.

Pet plants are our newest addition

Now, it probably comes as no surprise that Florist with Flowers do not specialise in cute and cuddly animals, BUT what we do specialise in is gorgeous, quirky giftware. Our newest additions are the only kind of animal you should buy and thoughtfully give away! These gorgeous ceramic pots come in a variety of animal shapes; elephants, llamas and even flamingoes, and they include a hardy, low maintenance plant. Too easy! You won’t find these babies online though, so pop in-store to browse our selection and pick the right pet for you.

The baby elephants are super cute and available in various colours

If however, you are looking for a gift to send to someone special this Christmas, our festive season range is available online now. Check it out here.

Merry Yuletide is a bright and festive bouquet of fresh flowers

Given Christmas time is such a frantic time of year, Florist with Flowers is able to organise fresh flower gifts, gift hampers that include fruit, chocolate and something to wash it all down with, and more. Talk to one of our friendly staff about any special requirements you may have.

Only 19 days to go!

Fwf x

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Here are Thoughtful Tips on How to Choose Sympathy Flowers in Sydney

Sending sympathy flowers to a bereaved family is an old-age, thoughtful tradition when a relative or friend passes away. Although the activity of sending flowers to a house or funeral service is commonplace, many are still confused on the type of flowers to be chosen. Bringing flowers is a kind gesture that brings light to a place that is dimmed by death.

 

In this short guide, we will give you tips on how to choose the best sympathy flowers to buy.

 

  • If you are sending or bringing flowers to a funeral service

 

When ordering sympathy flowers in Sydney and having them delivered to a funeral parlor, make sure to choose flowers arranged in water or floral foam. When arranged in this manner, the flowers will stay vibrant and lively for a few days or before the casket is set in its final resting place.

 

If you are a close family member or relative of the deceased, you will need to choose from either having a casket cover or inside casket piece arrangement. For a closed casket, a casket cover is a must. On the other hand, if the funeral service is of open casket type, an inside casket flower arrangement is necessary.

 

If you want to have flowers delivered to a Sydney funeral home where a friend or relative is interred, you can either choose from a wreath or a funeral basket. These flower arrangements are usually placed on the side of the casket.

 

  • If you are sending sympathy flowers to the bereaved family’s residence

 

It’s always a welcome gesture to have flowers delivered to the Sydney home of the surviving members of the immediate family. Sympathy flowers delivery in Sydney are also appropriate if you missed attending the funeral service or the burial rites of the deceased.

 

You may send a sympathy basket or vase if you are part of the extended family or a friend of the person who passed on. These sympathy arrangements may feature either different flowers, plants or a combination of both.

 

Sympathy flowers delivered straight to the home of the bereaved family members bring comfort in difficult and trying times.

 

Lastly, do not forget to include a sincere and heartfelt sympathy card together with your funeral flowers or sympathy flowers or plants delivery.

If you want to learn more on how to send the best type of sympathy flowers to show your condolences, click here. For enquiries, you may also call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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