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What to consider when choosing wedding flowers

Are you planning your wedding?  That's great!  As the old saying goes, 'proper preparation and planning prevents poor performance...'  This is also true for weddings.  There are SO many things you COULD do, it's sometimes hard to decide what you SHOULD do.  

Here are 5 practical tips about what you should think about when you choose your wedding flowers.

The flowers you choose for your wedding will set the scene and help create the mood for the day.   ...

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The Meaning of Pink Roses

7 Jul 2016 05:47:26

Want to know the meaning of pink roses?

Colour and flowers convey meanings.  They have their own language based partly on emotion but also on how difficult it is perceived to possess a particular flower in order to give it away again.  After all, more emotion is added to something that is difficult to obtain (such as a magnificent pink rose) than to something that grows on the side of road (like the equally beautiful but by no means exquisite pink clover).

As it is, the rose is the acknowledged Qu...

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Take Pride in Flowers!

26 May 2016 13:10:16

Take Pride in Flowers!

Yippee! Summer is coming and the Pride Festivals are approaching.  For some a time to reflect on equality, for some a great business opportunity and for some a time to go crazy and have fun.

Whatever your reason, it’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate life, friendship and love – something we all should do on a regular basis.

Flowers make part of this celebration.  We celebrate every important step of our life with flowers.  The colours, the scent and the shapes make us hap...

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Wedding Corsage Etiquette

19 May 2016 11:54:58

When you’re planning your wedding there are loads of traditions, etiquette and ideas to keep you busy.  Obviously it’s entirely up to you what you’ll go for on your wedding day.  You can keep it sweet and simple or you can turn the day into a mega party with all the trimmings you could possibly think of.

In order to help your planning, we've answered some of the frequently asked questions.

What are wedding corsages or boutonnieres?

Corsages are flowers worn on the body. The word ‘corsage’ is French...

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Why is Stephanotis Floribundus, or Madagascar Jasmin in the top 10 wedding flowers?  

Sure, the flower is rather beautiful with its star-shape, petite size and delicious fragrance…

…but the flower is also delicate, it wilts within 4 days if exposed to air and can be quite tricky to work with.

Well, like all other flowers, Stephanotis has its history. 

  • The name is Greek in origin, ‘stephanos’ meaning ‘crown’.   Although the name refers to the shape of the flower parts, it’s a lovely name for a weddi...
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Calla lilies, also known as zantedeschia or arum lilies, are tropical flowers.  They have been popular throughout the ages for weddings, funerals and other festive events.  What makes them so popular?  

What is the meaning of calla lilies?

Tropical flowers have always been popular for special occasions calla lilies are no exception.

What's in a name?

The word 'calla' comes from the Greek language and means 'beauty'.  The story goes that Zeus wanted his wife Hera to breastfeed his (but not her) morta...

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5 reasons Dutch flowers are so successful

1) You see, the Dutch live on very fertile ground. The soil is a treat for every gardener to work in.  Nature has made the soil nutrient rich and soft.  

2) A lot of the land is reclaimed from the sea, which is why large segments of The Netherlands lie under sea level.  This means that there is a huge network of canals that make sure the land isn't flooded.  This also means that there is never a water shortage and irrigating plants is easy.

3) The country s...

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Vincent van Gogh's Flowers

1 Jun 2015 13:08:23

One of The Netherlands' most famous artists, Vincent van Gogh, celebrates an anniversary this year.  It's been 125 since he died.  His paintings still inspire and draw thousands of visitors every year.  What is it that makes Vincent's paintings so famous?

Vincent van Gogh lived in very different times to the ones we know today.  Yet his pictures continue to fascinate us.  

Rugged faces and dramatic landscapes are characteristic of Vincent's paintings.  Amongst his repertoire are countless painting...

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Valentine's Day

1 Jun 2015 13:07:57

Many people send cards and flowers for Valentine’s Day but where does this tradition actually come from?

Of course nobody needs an excuse to say ‘I love you’, but why is 14 Feb. singled out to be the day of romance?  Is it just a commercial fad?

Actually, Valentine’s Day dates back to Roman times, to a pagan fertility celebration, the festival of Lupercalia.  Christianity had the tendency of taking over more ancient festivals, why get rid of a fun celebration if you can simply call it by a new nam...

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