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Comments Off on January Birth Flower – Carnation
The Carnation is January’s birth flower, a ruffled bloom that represents love, fascination and distinction. Carnations come in many colours with each possessing a unique meaning – pink means affection, white means pure love and yellow means disappointment.
Carnations are exotic to Australia but have been grown commercially since 1954. They originated in the Mediterranean where the Greeks and Romans used them as crowning garlands during important ceremonies.
Carnations are an edible flower, used for cake decorations and to make the French liquor Chartreuse. Keep Carnations moist but try not to overwater, they can last quite a while, cut or planted.
Comments Off on October birth flower – Marigold
October’s birth flower is the Marigold – symbolising elegance and devotion. Also known as Calendula, this vibrant yellow and orange flower is used in Indian wedding ceremonies and festivals, and in Mexico for the Day of the Dead celebrations.
Cut Marigolds will last at least a week if properly maintained, and are perfect as part of a larger bouquet or arrangement, with lots of purple and white blooms and green foliage.
Did you know: Marigolds are edible and sometimes used in food as a substitute for saffron? The Marigold’s strong scent is also used as natural mosquito and fly repellent!
Comments Off on Richmond Florist Welcomes 2015
Well we’re off to a great start in 2015 with many flower orders being placed for delivery throughout the lovely suburb of Richmond and with the very hot weather in the last couple of days we have been recomending our customers choose orchids and other tropical blooms and foliage as the best option for lasting well in the hot Melbourne summer…
Theses orchid vases are one of our latest designs and are proving to be a real winner as the glass creates a humid micro-climate which the orchids thrive in.