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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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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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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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Image of Eucalyptus Degupta Mindanao Gum Tree

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.

Image of Eucalyptus Degupta Mindanao Gum Tree

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.

Image of Eucalyptus Degupta Mindanao Gum Tree

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!

Image 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.

Image of Eucalyptus Degupta Mindanao Gum Tree

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.

Image of rainbow eucalyptus tree revealing gorgeous patterns and colours

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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