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Our 5 Tips For Getting Flowers Delivered on Valentine’s Day

I can hardly believe that we have already finished the first month of the new year already. And every florist in the world knows that means one thing….Valentine’s day is less than a fortnight away. Yikes!

Classic presentation box of a dozen long stemmed roses by Florist with Flowers
A presentation box of a dozen long stemmed roses is a classic Valentine’s Day gift by Florist with Flowers

If you don’t live under a rock, you would know that February = Valentine’s Day. And whether you celebrate or commiserate on February 14th, one question remains, who doesn’t love the feeling of being loved?

Now, there are certainly some hurdles in the quest to find love….BUT we want to ensure that ordering flowers for your beloved isn’t one of them.

Here are our 5 tips to get you on the right track for lurve 😍

  1. Provide the correct address.

Sounds simple right, but believe it or not, this is where most problems occur. Provide your florist with the correct company name, and full street address, including the unit or suite number, and even the floor that the recipient works on. While the courier may not be able to hand deliver in some buildings for security reasons, this will ensure the flower delivery is made in a timely fashion internally.

Similarly, home address deliveries will require street names, numbers and apartment numbers if applicable. Do not provide descriptions of how to get there in lieu of this information.

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Florist with Flowers will be making deliveries all day on Valentine’s Day. Please ensure you provide the recipients full name and address to ensure the arrangement ends up in the right hands.

2. Provide the recipients full name

Again, this probably sounds obvious but on many occasions, secret admirers do not have the correct details for their delivery. This results in deliveries being left unclaimed or returned. First names alone are usually not adequate either if you are delivering to a business. If you want to make someone feel special make sure you have all their details so we can make sure our gorgeous arrangement ends up in the right hands. Alternatively, have you thought about hand delivering something yourself? Sure, it requires some bravery, but what a great way to start a conversation with the object of your affection.

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Single red roses are an incredibly romantic gesture, especially if you are admiring someone from afar.

3. Be realistic with your expectations on delivery times

We understand that your delivery is the most important delivery to you, but please understand that every single customer feels this way…on everyday of the year. The difference with Valentine’s Day is that we have such a high volume of orders that our delivery runs have to be organised in a logical fashion. For this reason we are unable to promise specific time frames. What we can do is ensure all business deliveries are made within business hours (9am-5pm) and home deliveries will be made throughout the whole day according to area/region. As your local Carlingford Florist we will be organising several delivery runs in the area, but will also deliver flowers throughout Greater Sydney. We can also assist with interstate and international flower deliveries.

4. Be guided by your professional florist

There is nothing like fresh roses on Valentine’s Day, however if you are concerned about the longevity of your blooms, or want something a bit different, talk to your florist. Tropical blooms are a unique choice but will last well in hot and humid conditions as will native blooms.

Don’t want to send red roses as you feel like that may make too big of a statement? Did you know that different colours of roses symbolises different feelings? Your florist will be able to guide you in the best way to express yourself using the language of flowers.

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Try ordering something unique and long lasting this Valentine’s Day like our Arrangement of Pink Charming flowers

5. Order online or in store ahead of time.

Ordering two weeks in advance will not guarantee you a 7am delivery with bonus singing telegram, however it will ensure you will avoid disappointment by missing our delivery cut offs. We have extra drivers on for the large volume of deliveries however they still have their limitations. For this reason we do have to restrict the amount of deliveries we take on to ensure we can complete our service.

Why not check out our Valentine’s Day menu now, and tick flowers ✅ off your list straight away? You can check it out here.

Fwf x

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What You Need to Know about Buying Roses in Sydney Online for Valentines Day

Most people would agree that everyone loves flowers and more so during Valentine’s day. You would want to make to make a good impression on your loved ones and what better way to express your affection than to send them a bouquet of roses? You will find that most people are delighted to receive them and you don’t even have to visit a florist, thanks to online shopping.. How is this so?

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Only Roses will do on Valentine’s day

Roses have long become symbolic for people looking to celebrate love on Valentines Day. Hence it is essential to find a florist who can offer you the right bouquet of roses. Classic red roses are universally seen as a passionate symbol of love. White roses, on the other hand, instil purity while yellow roses signify gentleness and affection.

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Where to buy your roses?

The fastest and easiest way to buy roses is on the Internet. You can not only look for a competitive price but it’s convenient as well. There are florists from all over the country eager to provide you with quality flower bouquets and arrangements at reasonable costs. Not to mention the added convenience of getting what you need online.

Of course, roses tend to be expensive when Valentines is just around the corner, so it is a good idea to pay and reserve your flowers well in advance. You can also make use of rose only promo codes whenever available and opt for a reputable florist near the area of your intended recipient.

Are you looking to buy roses and arrange for flower delivery with a proven and highly reputable florist? You can expect no less out of “Florist with Flowers”! Check out our fine selection of roses online or phone us today on 02 9871 1666 for any inquiries or concerns you might have.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing an Online Service to Deliver Flowers

Most people would agree that there is no better way to show someone you care than to send them flowers.

 

It is a timeless tradition to send out flowers on Valentine’s day or at times when you wish to share your thoughts with others. Whatever the occasion, flowers express care and concern in a way words never could.

 

Thanks to the world wide web, it has become so much easier to buy and deliver flowers to people we care about no matter where they are in the country.  Still, there are a couple of things you need to be mindful of if only to ensure that everything turns out as you intended.

 

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Choosing a florist – beyond the convenience and affordable prices

Yes, buying flowers from a florist online is a lot more convenient than having to visit a flower shop yourself and arrange for delivery. Online stores also tend to offer better deals than brick and mortar stores. Of course, things can still go wrong, and it’s important to make sure you do not run into any unpleasant surprises along the way.

 

Say for instance you have spent money online making arrangements to have birthday party flowers in North Ryde delivered. There are common mistakes that you would want to avoid to make sure that fresh flowers are delivered on time and  meets your full satisfaction.

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Here are some mistakes people often make when placing an order with a flower delivery service

 

Not checking the delivery address for errors before purchasing

It is an easy mistake to make and one that people often overlook resulting in the florist being unable to deliver the flowers on time. After all, how can you expect the flowers to reach the recipient if the delivery address is incorrect or incomplete? You would do well to carefully check whether you have correctly typed your address before hitting the “buy” button. Even the smallest mistakes in the delivery address can be the cause of much delay.

 

No means of tracking delivery

All too often, people do not bother doing some research on the products or services that they buy online. In the case of a flower delivery service, it would be helpful to have a means of tracking the delivery of your order from the moment you confirm your purchase up to the point where the flowers get delivered to the recipient. Just knowing where the flowers are at any given time. This gives you ample opportunity to check with the florist and work on any issues that may hinder timely delivery.

 

Not checking for service guarantees

 

Are you looking for a reputed flower delivery business with an excellent reputation for quality and dependable service? It is always best to work with a  reliable  service provider like “Florist with Flowers” who offer a money-back guarantee should the unexpected happen. Phone us today on  (02) 9871 1666 to make the necessary arrangements — you will find that we know just how important the flower delivery is to you and  that we are prepared to go above and beyond to make sure that fresh flowers are delivered on time looking fresh and beautiful.

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The Day That Florists Have Their Picnic

Did you receive flowers in the last week? On Tuesday, we undertook a mammoth task, delivering love notes and gifts throughout Sydney, on one of the biggest days on the florist calendar. Many of us drag our tired and weary bones back into work again the next day, often to shops that have very little left to sell, or worse, we are forced to set the dreaded alarm yet again and restock the shop with fresh blooms. We are totally thankful for a sell out of roses for sure, everyone knows there is very few roses being sold in the days following Valentine’s Day but…… we are only half committed to filling the shop to the brims again when we really would prefer to hit snooze. As Valentine’s day fell on a Tuesday this year, that probably means for many of us we have started our day at 3am three days running (or worse).

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Thousands of roses have been stripped, and when we have temporarily misplaced (read; permanently lost) our trusty rose de-thorners somewhere in the rose leaf debris 1 metre deep underfoot, we have been forced to strip them by hand bar the assistance of a little cellophane. Ouchy. Our tired, aching and often infected hands are calloused, red, dry and split. They sting, and are inflamed.

For florists like us though, who are set up in a retail precinct or mall, the next day is business as usual after all, their are birthdays, anniversaries, parties and funerals to attend to. The shop opens on time, and the Valentine’s Day marketing displays are immediately pulled down, and the shop is redressed for a new day. The day after such a big occasion will be filled with thorough shop cleanse, re-organising the displays and re-stocking the shelves and, we will all handle our share of complaints. It is a hard day when you are running on empty.

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Many industries have a Picnic Day, a special day off for those industry members. The idea behind it is to give employees with a common interest and goal the opportunity to get together in a social setting to promote unity. I know the hospital system observes Picnic Day, as do hairdressers, butchers and other trades. I found a digital copy of an archived newspaper, showing the Hairdressers Picnic Day from the Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), Friday 14 February 1930, page 10;

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I think that there is some flexibility in the day that the industry chooses to observe as their Picnic Day. I have noticed several hairdressers naming Melbourne Cup day as their chosen day.  With this in mind, I think we should consider naming our own day. Given the hours of work florists have to put in to barely survive Valentines Day, I think it seems pretty fitting, that February 15th be named Florist Picnic Day.  We certainly work through the night in the evening(s) before hand, and with one day of true rest, I’m sure we could all better handle the highs and lows that come in the retail world.

So, who’s with me? Let’s start a revolution!!

Fwf x

 

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Who is Your Love Guru?

Valentine’s Day is a day that is about celebrating love; the love you have, the love you had, or perhaps the love you hope for. There is no perfect love, but every love is perfect in it’s own way, and as such, each love should be celebrated.

There is no recipe for success when selecting Valentine’s Day gifts. Making the right choice will depend on your listening skills and how attentive you are to your partner. As there is no ‘one size fit’s all’ solution, I suggest you choose your own love spirit to help guide your way.

Classic Valentino

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For traditional romantics, Valentine’s Day requires a few key elements;

  1. A Red Rose delivery- probably a dozen, generally long stemmed and preferably delivered to work! Perhaps this box of roses will fit the bill?
  2. Jewelry gift
  3. Dinner reservation; perhaps French, Italian or Seafood.

Nothing says romance than a dinner date that starts Champagne and ends with Souffle right? Valentine’s Day dining for hardcore fanatics should be fancy and fine. This means you will need to be organised so you don’t miss out on the venue of choice, or the table with the view!

Precious Parvati

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If your lover favours vibrant and/or tropical colourings, then a Bollywood inspired blend of blooms is probably more suitable like Beaming Beauty. Suitable flower choices could be; Orchids, Heliconias, Lotus, Water lilies,  Gingers, Anthuriums and Siam Tulips. Tropical blooms tend to weather the heat and humidity of a Sydney Summer better than softer, garden style blooms, as it is similar to their natural environment. This means that a bouquet with these ingredients will have a longer vase life- keeping you in the good books for longer!

Team your beautiful bouquet with a fun night eating with your hands at your favourite Indian or Sri Lankan restaurant. And finish the evening getting matching tattoos (Henna of course)!

Quirkier gift ideas for this love spirit could include; essential oils,  incense sticks or semi precious stones for attracting love and healing.

Mighty Aphrodite

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Sensual personalities may enjoy a mixture of tradition and creativity. They are open to new experiences, but like some classic elements also. Why not create a mixed bouquet of blooms that includes a cluster of romantic roses, but uses a rich blend of complementary colours. Something like Bold Charm from our menu would be perfect

Take your Aphrodite to a dinner date with a difference sampling Mexican street food, sipping Sangria and dancing the night away.

Massage oil could make an interesting gift, or maybe a one on one dance lesson.

Pure Cupid

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Some personalities are naturally attracted to neutral aesthetics; pure whites, creams, browns and greens. Whether you choose pure white roses, or a selection of natives is up to you.   Neutral colour tones go with every decor, which takes the stress out if you don’t know what kind of decorating style the recipient has. White roses would be a great choice if you are an engaged couple, or newly married. Check out White Rose Love Affair.  Alternatively, for more rustic charm choose a selection of wildflowers.

Stuck for date ideas? Maybe brunch at an Organic Cafe, or a picnic in the national park would suit this Valentine.

Knowing who you are buying for means you will know what kind of gift they will appreciate. If none of the above love spirits sound quite right, feel free to ring our team to discuss your ideas

Happy loving,

Fwf x

 

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How Much Do You Love Me?

With Valentines Day less than two weeks away I suppose it is time we all get our thinking caps on and start planning our romantic gesture for the year! For many, Valentine’s Day is the one and only time they will consider sending flowers, so I guess it only makes sense that they say what they mean, and mean what they say!

Traditionally red roses are sent at Valentine’s Day, and they are certainly a favourite choice for expressing your undying love all year round too but have you ever stopped to consider what you may be saying unknowingly by the number of roses you choose to send?

Most Valentine’s Day catalogues generally contain the choice of a single rose, half a dozen, a dozen and 2 dozen. They remain the firm favourites. Most popular without a doubt is to send one dozen roses at Valentine’s Day, a simple statement of “Be Mine”but is there is something else you would like to say?

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The meaning of how many roses are in a bouquet;

Single rose- Love at first sight

2 Roses- Reciprocated love, a love shared by both parties

3 roses- Three little words; I Love you

6 roses- I’m devoted to you, and I want to be yours

7 Roses- Infatuation

9 Roses- Eternal love; Be mine forever

10 Roses- Admiration; You are perfect

11 Roses- You are the most important person to me

12 Roses- Be Mine

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Florist with Flowers product: Wild About Roses

Want to send more than one dozen roses? Tread carefully now as sometimes bigger is not better; 15 Roses is an apology, so avoid sending this message to your loved one as you may arouse suspicion unnecessarily.

13 Roses- A message perfect for a secret admirer

15 Roses- I’m sorry, please forgive me

20 Roses- I’m intrigued by you

21 Roses- I’m dedicated to you

Once you hit 2 dozen roses the bouquet is sure to be a show stopper. How much of a statement you wish to make is up to you. Do you have something special to say? Choosing a larger bouquet can certainly convey some very sweet sentiments, and there are occasions that call for something truly stupendous, but remember if you wallet doesn’t allow you to send 999 Roses, you can express yourself in a carefully constructed card message. We  have some inspiration for card messages here if you are struggling to put the words together.

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24 Roses- I’m yours, I just can’t stop thinking about you. (The significance of the number of roses is representative of the 24 hours of the day)

25 Roses- Congratulations 

36 Roses- I cherish the romantic times we have shared together

40 Roses- I love you truly

50 Roses- My love for you is unconditional and has no limits

99 Roses- I will love you forever

100 Roses- I want to grow old with you

101 Roses- You are my one and only

108 Roses- Marry me!

365 Roses- You are always on my mind

999 Roses- Eternal Love

Florist with Flowers will be delivering expressions of love throughout Sydney this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday February 14th. Check out this years catalogue, or call 02 9871 1666 to speak to one of our gorgeous staff about your ideas to make something extra special.

Fwf x

 

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Any Budget

It goes without saying that everyone’s situation is different, and what one can afford, another cannot. But that doesn’t limit you in terms of showing your love, so we’ve come up with three simple ideas to suit any budget.

Cash to Splash:

If money were no object, what would you buy for your special someone?

A car?

Exquisite jewelry?

What about a single rose…..but not just any ordinary rose…..a rose dipped in your choice of silver, gold, rose gold, or platinum? Any why stop at one?

WOW?

Wow.

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For around the cost of a dozen long stemmed roses, you can buy a single stem of rose preserved forever in your choice or precious metal.

These roses are handcrafted from real roses. The roses are grown in glasshouses, and picked at the perfect stage of bloom, at the peak of their beauty, and then coated in a durable lacquer shell to preserve the detail of the rose. Next, they are dipped and plated in your choice of precious metal creating a unique masterpiece. Creating each rose is a time consuming process with some 40 steps and up to five days of work by skilled artisans and technicians.  Each rose is designed to last forever so I would suggest that this is not the kind of gift you give for your first Valentine’s Day. And, what’s more, they guarantee their work. No exceptions.

Precious Pennies:

If budget is a concern, but you do have some money to spend, I would suggest spending it wisely. Avoid the obvious restaurant crazy, and cook outdoors or pack a picnic for the National Park or a favourite lookout. You can spend your money on your favourite things to eat and drink, AND give yourself a tad more privacy.

Think outside the box. Sure, buy her flowers, but what if you make them a jar of hibiscus flowers that you can drop in her champagne and watch open as you sit down and enjoy a quiet drink together. This is the perfect compromise to pack in the picnic basket without forgetting to bring her flowers.6d756498db902e2992f517b481e9a934

Plan a romantic midweek getaway. Money goes further midweek, so instead of just one night, perhaps you can stay two in a secluded resort. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, many will spread the celebrations across the weekend from Friday to Sunday, so why not avoid the madness and start the new week off with some R’n’R.

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Small Change:

Things a tad on the tight side right now, but still want to show your loved one they are cherished? Some of the best things in life are free, it’s true!

Home cooked meals, or rather, a meal you haven’t had to cook yourself, always tastes better. ALWAYS. It’s as simple as that. And whether it is breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch for two, or a romantic candlelit dinner, choose something you know he/she loves, and you will be winning.

Simple touches, like a vase of handpicked flowers on the breakfast tray, or heart/love themed meals will win extra points, and don’t cost a thing!

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We are now on the countdown!  There is only 3 days to go til Valentine’s Day is upon us, so don’t delay. If Florist with Flowers can help you with a delivery of fresh flowers in Sydney, check out our gorgeous range of gift ideas here. It’s simple! You can order online via the link, or alternatively call one of our team to discuss your particular requirements.

Hope you all get a good dose of loving 😉

Fwf x

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Wedding Inspirations- Will You Be My Valentine For All Time

So you have:

Found love    ✔️

Got engaged  ✔️

Set the date   ✔️

And with Valentines Day falling on a weekend this year, what better day to get married, right?

I guess the upside of choosing Valentine’s Day for your wedding is that both spouses will find it incredibly hard to forget an anniversary. But on the down side, it is more than likely that if you choose to go with a red rose themed event prices are going to be sky high. It is true that all flowers are at a premium price on the approach to Valentine’s Day, but red roses will certainly see the biggest increase.

You will also choose to share your anniversary evening each year with more people than any other day on the calendar. Restaurants will be full, sittings will be short, menus will be simplified BUT, the atmosphere will be joyfully loved up and romantic. I guess it is all perspective.

If you are thinking about having a Valentine’s Day wedding here is some inspiration, tricks and tips to get the ball rolling….the sky is the limit to your creativity.

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Colours:

As a general rule, red roses are see as the epitome of romance. Red is the colour associated with deep passionate love, therefore it makes sense that if you have chosen Valentine’s Day for romantic, sentimental reasons, the red rose will feature.

If you want to vary the theme slightly, you could consider teaming reds with pinks. Depending on the shade of red you favour,this could include anything from a soft blush pink to a deep burgundy ot even a fuchsia. Reds also look dramatic with aubergine, chocolate and black tones.

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Feature Flower Elements:

Red roses are of course the most popular flower on Valentine’s day. What else you use depends on the direction you choose to take. Keep it simple with lush foliage, and Gypsophillia, or add amaranthus and blackberries for a touch of drama. I personally LOVE the idea of having a compilation bouquet- a bouquet made from individual rose petals all wired and constructed together into one large rose. It takes a seriously talented, experienced and trained florist to make this bouquet, as it is truly a intricate work of art. It is a nice twist on the standard red rose bouquet for this theme.

Foliage elements:

Lush green foliage looks amazing teamed with red roses simply because red and green are complementary colours (that is, they sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel). Complementary colours are the colours that provide the most dramatic CONTRAST to each other.

If you wish to add more depth and interest to your arrangements, also consider silver suede foliage (dusty miller) or dark burgundy/chocolate tones in After Dark, Red Myrtle, or Copper Beech.

Textured Elements

Amaranthus, berries, trailing pink peppercorn, doddavine, ivy trails and celosia provides interesting textural and linear elements to an arrangement. Spray roses are also a great way to add texture without adding any different flowers to the mix. It allows you have a variety of sizes in your rose blooms, at a variety of  stages of blooming, which can soften the often ‘uptight’ and ‘formal’ standard rose posy. To take this concept even further, you may consider using David Austin roses, garden roses, glass house hybrid roses and spray roses altogether.

Accessories:

To heart or not to heart? Obviously the ‘heart’ is symbolic of Valentine’s Day, so it would be remiss of me not to mention it in terms of styling. I think this is an entirely personal choice as to whether you want to go for the obvious association with Valentine’s Day or not. But, if you choose to embrace the symbol, you open yourself up to heart shaped balloons, heart embellishments on cupcakes, or  invitation details. You can even make DIY heart shaped garlands, or bunting with the iconic motif.

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Like with a public holiday, sometimes choosing a big commercial day like Valentine’s can dramatically affect the cost of your wedding, but I guess it just depends on whether you want to have a day with already special significance as your day with special significance.

Remember folks, wedding anniversary or not, Valentine’s Day is NOT a day that you want to ignore or pretend doesn’t matter, and with less than two weeks to go, I would suggest you have your gift ideas sorted, orders in and restaurants booked! If you still need a helping hand, as a Sydney based florist you can collect in store, or we can deliver locally- either way keeping you in the good books! Check out our range here.

Fwf x

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Valentines Day Messages- Unique Ways to Say Three Little Words

 

Whether you are looking for a lil love this Valentines day or perhaps looking for a unique way to show your romantic side we have some gorgeous gift ideas for you.
We know how hard it is to stand out from the crowd when every man and his dog are in the Valentine’s day spirit, but we are one Sydney florist that prides itself on offering alternatives outside of the (long stemmed rose) box.
And whilst “I love you” are often the three little words that are spoken/whispered/screamed from mountain tops over Valentines Day, they are not exclusive. There are many three little word combinations we all long to hear, so why not choose an appropriate sentiment, and unique fresh flowers to match. So now all that is left, is to work out what you want to say, right?  Give him/her a message loud and clear without uttering a single syllable.

LOVE POTION:

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“Under Your Spell”
Intoxicatingly fragrant and in the most beautiful plum mauve tone, Love Potion roses are the perfect way to tell them you are under their spell.
For many, roses remain an old fashioned favourite, hard to topple off from their pedestal of being the go-to romance flower, but for many more, they are disappointed to find that today’s roses are no longer fragrant. Garden roses offer the perfect solution as they have a heady fragrance that is unforgettable, and whilst they tick the box for roses, they are only available in shorter stems, making the arrangement more compact. Keep them by themselves with Andromeda around the perimeter in a vase, or mix them with pastel green, and purple mixed flowers for a garden delight posy.

LOVE LIES BLEEDING:

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“Nothing Without You”
Looking for a dramatic way of telling your lover how lost you are without them? How about an arrangement featuring Amaranthus Caudatus, a deep crimson red rope like tassel. It is an incredibly dramatic flower, ideal for Avant Garde style arrangements,
The ‘tassel flower’ is an unusual, eye catching flower that provides interesting texture. It is ideal to use around the perimeter of a bouquet or at the front of a tall flat backed arrangement, drawing the eye down and through the composition of the piece.
Try teaming it with other rich romantic reds, deep pinks and chocolate tones for something especially dramatic and luxurious.

LOVE IN THE MIST:

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“You Intrigue Me”
Nigella Damascena has a ferny, almost fennel like foliage that forms gently around the blooms, creating a soft mask or mist. The “peekaboo” blooms start off as interesting puffs, open into rich blue toned, flower  and then change into equally attractive seed pods. They are an old fashioned annual flower best suited to posies with an English Garden feel. They are not a dramatic bloom, but they are an interesting choice; perfect to tell someone that they are mysterious and intriguing….that they keep you guessing what is coming next.

NAKED LADY:

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“Let’s Geddit On”
Want a cheeky way to tell the object of your affection what you are hoping your Valentine’s Day evening might look like? The Naked Lady, or Amaryllis Belladonna, is a small bulb flower that is born from an initially leafless plant, the leaves usually form the following season. They are gorgeous alone in a vase, but can be teamed with other blooms in complementary colours.

SEXY PINKS:

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“You Sexy Thang”
The gorgeous tropical hanging Heliconia chartacea, also known as Sexy Pinks, could very well be the way you may like to go. It certainly isn’t declaring your unconditional eternal love, but it is just as telling. Plus, with Valentines Day falls in the heat of summer in Australia, so by choosing a tropical flower you will have an extended vase life.

There you have it, 5 unique ways to tell someone how you feel! Of course we have an extensive range of red rose arrangements too, that you can check out here.

With just over two weeks to go, we always recommend that you get in early with your orders for Sydney delivery to avoid disappointment.

Til next time lovers,

Fwf x

 

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Alternatives to Flowers for Valentine’s Day? Who needs that!

Look around and you will see advertising for Valentine’s Day popping up everywhere. But when you look a little closer you may notice that some non- flower related businesses focus their efforts on ripping us down through their advertising in an attempt to prop themselves up. I don’t know about you, but I remember my parents always telling me that you really had to wonder about a person who had to make you feel bad in order to feel better about themselves, and in this case, I don’t think it is any different.

In an attempt to sell alternatives, some are stooping to putting up posters with wilted flowers. The message? Don’t buy flowers, they die….buy this instead… What I can’t wrap my head around is that surely no-one in their right mind expects flowers to last indefinitely, right?? Especially given that Valentine’s Day in Australia sits smack bang in the middle of the hottest month of Summer, subjected to heinously hot days, and balmy nights. For me, there is something beautifully romantic and almost a tad old fashioned (in a good way) about receiving a floral Valentine’s gift. It reminds us that life, and love, like all things in nature are beautiful, but fleeting. That you must enjoy these things, while they last.

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Traditionally Valentines Day was a day in the year where you showered the object of your affection with gifts, particularly flowers and chocolates. These days, it seems everyone has a claim! Massages, hair vouchers, jewelry, a dinner date, lingerie, candles, champagne…the list goes on. Sure, it can be costly if you want to do it all, but you certainly don’t have to….and for many, Valentine’s day provides a special magical ‘unicorn’ of a day, where they can be somewhat different from the usual, providing an excuse for an ordinarily un-romantic person  to show a softer side. Perhaps this is the one day in the year where he/she decides to go all out and show you just how much you mean?!

I say why not hope for it all? Why can’t we be wined and dined and showered with all sorts of gifts? After all, this kind of thing just doesn’t happen everyday.

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Being florists, our gift range focuses on floral gift ideas of course. Red roses are still considered the most popular choice, simply because they have always been associated with passionate long lasting love. However, if you are looking at making your gift a little more unique, we offer roses in a variety of colours as well as being able to create personalised selections of flowers for someone who likes something a little different. You can check out a selection of what we can do here.

We’ll have some more ideas coming in the next few weeks before the day arrives so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your gift ideas!

Fwf x

 

 

 

 

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