Same Day Roses Delivery Melbourne – What Happens After You Receive Them?

November 26th, 2015

While they’re in our workshop, flowers will get the best treatment they can. We want them to be delivered to you in their best possible shape, and even further… we want them to have them by your side not just for a few days, but for weeks. In the case of roses it’s easy to lengthen their life. If they get the right care, cut roses can stay fresh for over two weeks and in some cases even more! Here’s a brief behind the scenes glimpse of our same day roses delivery service, available in Melbourne, with tips and caring advices.

Cheap red roses delivery in Melbourne

Cheap red roses delivery in Melbourne – two dozen roses at just $109!

The first thing we look after is WHERE we get our roses from and what shape they are in. It’s important for that they have a strong, firm stem that will support the blooms, no matter their density or weight.

When it comes to picking roses, it’s very hard to suggest an ideal time to do it. Florists across the world still debate whether it’s best to pick roses earier, as thigh buds, or later on in their development. Our own experience showed that vase life is generally better for roses that were picked a little later, when petals reveal their first intention to open. In some species tight buds might turn into a longer lasting bouquet, but at the same time risking not to open at all. This occurs especially during the colder season.

Cutting the stems 

After our courier completes the delivery and passes the roses on to you, the first thing you want to do is cut stems (make sure to do it underwater!) and place the flowers in water. The stems should look green and crisp, in roses dry stems are a sign of age.
Keeping roses fresh

Let’s say you ordered roses for someone else, but won’t manage to pass them on very soon. If you want to keep the roses fresh, our advice is that you place them in colder environment. If you have room, a fridge is perfect. After stems are cut and the roses landed into their vase, add preservative every 1-2 days. Add cold water to keep prevent them from opening or warm water to accelerate the process.

Want to try these things on your own? Order white or red roses from www.Melbourne.Florist and have them delivered to Melbourne today! Let’s see, how long can you make them stay by your side?

Facts about tulips: Why are they so popular in Melbourne?

August 24th, 2015

Melbourne red tulips delivery Belonging to the Genus Tulipa of the Family Liliaceae, tulips are some of the most beautiful flowers found worldwide. There are billions of tulips cultivated each year, most of them being exported, as you may already know, from Holland. Most of the tulips that get delivered to Melbourne are from Holland too, and here is a wide variety of them for each and everyone’s taste. :)

Growing from bulbs, tulips can go from 4 inches to even 28 inches high. There are more than 76 species known of this flowers. It is said that their name derives from a Turkish word, “tulbend”, that means turban. Tulips where first cultivated back in the 10th century in Persia. There are some people who are known to have contributed to the discovery of these flowers and one of them who had an important role was Carolus Clusius. In 1573 he was planting these flowers in the Western Europe, at the Vienna Imperial Botanical Gardens. After that, tulips were found in Netherlands too and continued being spread by Carolus Clusius at the end of the sixteenth century. He was so passionate about these flowers that he even had private gardens with tulips.

Depending on the time of their bloom, there are three types of tulips: early, mid and late season flowering tulips.

– Early tulips have from 4 to 10 inches and are usually great for intimate garden species. My grandmother has them too, I remember when I was a child how much I enjoyed my grandma’s garden full of flowers. Tulips appear in early spring. Most common species are Kaufmanniana, Single Early, Double Early, Greigii tulips etc.
– Midseason flowering tulips have almost 20 inches tall but some hybrids can reach even 24 inches. They bloom in April and early May. Some of them are Swan wings Tulip, Darwin Hybrids of Parrot Tulips.
– Late flowering tulips can reach even 22 inches. The vast majority ( Viridiflora Tulips, Lily-Flowered, Rembrandt Tulips) blooms in May.

When it comes to their meaning, tulips can represent quite a lot of things depending on their colours. Yellow ones went from hopeless love to cheerful thoughts and white ones symbolize forgiveness. Red tulips are associated with true love while purple ones mean royalty. The overall meaning of them is perfect love, thus turning tulips into the perfect romantic gift for your loved one.

What to order a tulip delivery to Melbourne? Send us your tulip order right now! We have a great variety of them available for same day delivery – no extra delivery fee will be charged!  :)

 

Wine, balloons and all that goes along with a flower delivery

July 30th, 2015

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Some would say balloons would be great only for kids, but let’s be honest: we still carry a part of our childhood in our heart so getting balloons as a present would actually be something that would cheer us up. So don’t be shy next time you go to a baby shower, a birthday or even a wedding. There is a wide variety from where you can choose so you are not limited to those classic balloons that we all remember from when we were little. If it was me, I would buy one with helium, it’s much more fun!

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Raise your hand if you have at least one toy from someone dear to you! I know you do! You got it as a present from your parents, your friend or your lover. You keep it in your room and each time you look at it you remember that day when you received it. I don’t know really why, but people usually buy teddy bears. Not bunnies, not ducks, teddy bears. They probably have something special. I have a collection in my room from my hometown. I just can’t get rid of them. I love one in particular, I got it from my friends when I turned 18 years old, of course, along with some roses.

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A romantic dinner with your boyfriend, drinking a glass of wine, after he gave you a lovely arrangement of flowers. What girl does not dream of that, at least once in a while? Well count me in, I’m one of those girls. You don’t need to do that at your anniversary, you can just surprise her in one weekend with a nice dinner or even a lovely picnic. Just grab two glasses and a bottle of wine and then relax with her and make plans for the future!

Magnets

There are hundreds of messages that one could write on a magnet. If you can’t find one that you like, you can just customize one. You might think it’s a little bit cheesy but it’s actually not. If we think about it, we usually have them on our fridge in the kitchen, and we do spend some time there, starting with mornings when we drink our coffee. Motivational quotes, inspirational or positive ones, these little words could bring a smile on your face just when you wake up. Here are some exemples:

For men

  • “For instant happy man just add beer”
  • “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things”
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined”

Magnets gifts delivery in MelbourneFor women

  • “I love to cook with wine and sometimes I put it in the food”
  • “When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars”
  • “Time to drink champagne and dance on the table”
  • “I love you to the moon and back”

We have magnets with these quotes and many more, starting at just $5.99. Make sure to order one for your dear one together with one of our flower bouquets. Every day we create our arrangements with fresh roses (different colours), lilies, gerberas and tulips (when they’re in season). Flower delivery to Melbourne is FREE, to check if your suburb is eligible go to the shopping cart and add your delivery address.

Sending Lilies to Melbourne as a Gift: Species, Colors and Meanings

July 1st, 2015

Lilies, or Lilium candidum, how botanists would call them, are some majestic flowers that belong to the genus Lilium and grow from slay bulbs. I first saw them in my grandmother’s garden when I was little so that is why I could say lilies are one of my favourite flowers. There are a lot of species, each one with different colours and meanings. Let’s find more about them and why they make such perfect gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and many special occasions!

Most species are naturally grown in the temperate northern hemisphere but they ca

Bouquet of Asiatic Lilies delivered to Melbourne at just $45.50

Bouquet of Asiatic Lilies delivered to Melbourne at just $45.50

n also be found in the northern subtropics. You should now that even there are a lot of plants that have “lily” in their common name, they are not actually related to real lilies. We can take as example the day-lily (their genus is Hemerocallis) or water-lily (genus: Nelumbo). True lilies have fleshy scales without a protective outer coating and are never dormant. Some of the species are these ones (I will mention only the common name, it will probably be easier for all of us):

– Japanese golden rayed lily (native from Japan, the flower colour is white with gold radial markings and orange spots);
– Orange lily (the one my grandmother had in her garden; it’s an European plant and reaches up to even 90 centimetres);
– Canada lily (native of eastern North America, it’s also cultivated as an ornamental flower in Europe and other places);
– Madonna lily (native to Greece; the bulb is employed for medical purposes);
– Henry’s lily (native of the mountains of central China; has orange, tipped black and unscented flowers);
– Kramery (useful in diseases of the chest);
– Tiger lily (produces edible bulbs);
– Easter lily (plant endemic to the Ryukyu Islands from Japan;mostly used in flowers beds);
– Martagon lily (the best known as the European natives) and Turkscap lily (used to relieve heart diseases);
– Panther lily (also knows as the leopard lily or panther lily, native to Oregon, California);
– Regal lily (plant in groups integrated in a perennial border);
– Japanese lily ( these ones have a powerful sweet honey perfume).

Lilies come in a wide range of colours, each one having a different meaning. So if you want to choose some lilies from our shop and order them for free delivery in Melbourne, here are a few things you should know about their meaning. Lilies usually symbolize humility and devotion, making it the perfect gift for your spouse, especially if you’re to celebrating your anniversary or an unforgettable romantic day. The symbolic meaning of the White lily is modesty and virginity whereas the lily of the valley means sweetness and purity of heart. Orange lilies for passions and yellow ones for gaiety.

Lilies require quite a lot of water (deep enough to reach the bulb), but only once in a while, definitely not often. Try to remove blossoms as they fade and also remove seed-pods when they appear. If you’re growing them in your garden, it would not be bad to feed them with a fertilizer. Once you received an arrangement of lilies, it will last for 2 weeks if not more. And if you like butterflies… then be happy! Lilies attract them, so what are you waiting for? We have a fresh supply of lilies, available for delivery in Melbourne at an affordable price. And don’t forget about our offer: free same day delivery to Melbourne CBD and nearby suburbs! :)

Flower Delivery Tips: What To Write On Your Gift Card

May 24th, 2015

Hello there flower lovers! Today we are going to give you some ideas regarding what to write on your gift card when you buy flowers for someone special! As you probably already know, at www.Melbourne.Florist we offer you a lovely card message for every order free of charge (or a premium gift card at just $1,99).

From the following paragraphs you can choose quotations with reference to different occasions. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day,we have some ideas that you’ll hopefully find useful for the next time you want to send flowers to Melbourne.

Valentine’s Day message ideas

Celebrated each year on the 14th February, this day represents love and can be expressed with flowers like roses, tulips, asters, carnations or chrysanthemums.

  • “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”–John Green
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”–Lao Tzu
  • “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love”.-Max Muller
  • “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”-Honore de Balzac
  • “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”-Helen Keller
  • “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”- Albert Einstein
  • “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”-James A. Baldwin
  • “Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.”-Ben Hecht

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Birthday Message Ideas

You can choose between Alstroemerias, Lilies,Freesias and Orchids.

  • “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new”.-Sammy Hagar
  • “Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”-George Meredith
  • “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.”-Jean Paul
  • As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. Norman Wisdom
  • “Happy birthday, Mother, Even though you might prefer Life without these markers, Each too public to defer. Now that you are fifty, Sing to us your own sweet song, That we might celebrate your life, Rejoicing all night long. Each of us has love to bring, Each a special song to sing, To lose your heart among”- Nicholas Gordon
  • Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.” -Lucy Larcom

Mother’s Day message ideas

Celebrated on the second Sunday of each May. Tulips, Freesias or Asters would be great for your mother.

  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”-Abraham Lincoln
  • “All your love, all your caring ways, all your giving these years are the reasons why my heart thinks of you on Mother’s Day with a wish for happiness and a world full of love.”-Anonymous
  • “You are my friend, my spirit, my influence towards success. There is no replacement of you. You are the best and will be best forever. Wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day.”-Anonymous
  • “Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all“- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “If I had a flower for each time I thought of My Mother, I could walk in my garden forever“– Anonymous
  • “The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”–Karl Lagerfield
  • “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”–Mitch Albom
  • “Think of your mother and smile for all of the good precious moments.”–Anna Monnar

 

Sister’s Day message ideas

Celebrated every first Sunday of August.You could give her Freesias, Roses or Orchids.

  • “For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.”-Christina Rossetti
  • “Sisters don’t need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks; expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief; sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs that can undermine any tale you’re telling“- Pam Brown
  • “We may look old and wise to the outside world, but to each other, we are still in junior school“- Charlotte Gray
  • “The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.”-Cali Rae Turner
  • “We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.”-Adriana Trigiani
  • “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”-Carol Saline
  • “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. ”-Toni Morrison
  • “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you..”-George R.R.Martin

Friendship Messages

Celebrated on the 7th August.As far s I’m concerned, Chrysanthemums would be awesome.

  • “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”-Bill Watterson
  • “This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.”- William Penn
  • “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” —Albert Camus
  • “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “Oooh I get by with a little help from my friends.”—Joe Cocker
  • “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” ―Jim Morrison
  • “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ―Linda Grayson
  • “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”―Helen Keller

Christmas message ideas

You can go for a Christmas cactus or Poinsettia.

  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other”-Burton Hillis
  • “Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved“- Augusta E. Rundel
  • “Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.”-Anonymous
  • “This time of year brings festivities and family fun. It is a time for reminiscing and looking forward. Wishing you wonderful memories during this joyous season.”-Anonymous

 

Wedding Anniversary messages

It’s best to go for a Floral Gift Arrangement.

  • “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year”- Paul Sweeney
  • “ Looking at divorced couples make me feel that marriages are ephemeral. But you both have proved that marriages are truly eternal. Happy anniversary.”-Anonymous
  • “Your dreams, ambitions and hopes for the future may not be always the same. But the beauty of your marriage is that you both live to make each others’ dreams come true. Happy anniversary to a perfect couple”. –Anonymous

Alstroemerias -Symbolic Meaning & Interesting Facts

May 14th, 2015

Alstroemeria, also called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, is one of the flowers of the Alstroemeriaceae family. They come in a variety of colours( golden yellow, lavender, purple, red are just some of them) and have an elegant shape.

Almost all hybrids of Alstroemeria come from Chile, where they are winter-growing plants, and from Brazil, but here they are summer-growing. Their name is related to the one who discovered them, the Swedish baron Clas Alstromer. There are over 120 species growing worldwide. As their nicknames tell you, alstroemeria flowers are very similar in appearance with Lillies, but there are some differences between them, as you can imagine. Alstroemerias are much smaller in size and their leaves are resupinate, not to mention that their families are different (lilies come from the Liliaceae family) .

When it comes to its symbols, Alstroemerias seem to be having quite a lot of meanings. First of all, they represent friendship and appreciation. Their meaning is also related to lasting devotion between couples. Yes, as you heard. If you want your lover to know how loyal you are to him/her (of course you do this everyday and there’s no doubt regarding this) just order her a bouquet of Alstroemerias. And if she’s living in Melbourne, our team will gladly take up your order deliver your flowers in Melbourne for free! Alstroemerias are also thought to be an emblem for good look in new chapters of your life.

Interesting facts about Alstroemerias:

– Their life is not a long one since they can be maintained only for about 2 weeks.
– Alstroemerias do not have fragrance.
– Some modern hybrids of the Alstroemeria plant are propagated in a laboratory.
– The best time to plant Alstroemeria is early spring.
– Alstroemeria plants grow up to about a meter in height.
– In order to germinate, their seeds may need anywhere from a couple of week to an entire year.
– Alstroemerieas need a well-drained soil, regular water and at least six hours of morning sunlight.

So, how about having at least a bouquet of Alstroemerias in your own cozy home? We definitely think it’s a good idea. 😉

Mother’s Day Flower & Gift Ideas – With Free Delivery in Melbourne

May 4th, 2015

Guess what’s next coming up: Mother’s day! We all love our moms every single day, but every year there’s a day when we celebrate them and we try to surprise them not only with words, but also with gifts that make them smile no matter what, because they come from the people they love. And what better way to show how much you love them, if not by giving them flowers?

I remember that when I was a little girl, I would go and pick some flowers from the garden outside the house for my mother. I would do this every time I had the occasion because I really liked to see that big smile on her face when she saw me. Well, now that I’ve grown up, I started giving her lovely, more sophisticated bouquets.

Mixed bouquet of gerberas for Mother's DayIn case you want to go for something that still calls for spring, tulips are the ones you are looking for. In some cultures, such as the Turkish one, tulips used to be regarded as a symbol of Paradise on Earth, whereas in The Netherlands it was thought to be the briefness of life. Now, if we look at their colours, the red ones have the significance of “true love” and even though the yellow ones used to connote “hopeless love”, now it represents optimism, joy or trust. White tulips usually go for the idea of forgiveness and the multicoloured ones usually suggest “beautiful eyes”.

Among these, gerberas would also brighten your Mother’s Day. They come in different colours and you can combine them the way you know she likes it most. In case you don’t know, after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum and tulip, gerbera is the fifth most used cut flower. If you also want to give your mom a piece of advice, tell her that gerberas will last longer if she keeps the flowers in water with a few drops of chlorine.

Alstroemerias might not be such well-known flowers, but their beauty would definitely cheer up your mom. These also come in a number of vibrant colours and are a sure choice for this kind of occasion. Alstroemerias would make a lasting impression.
Even if you choose for these flowers a hamper basket or a gift box, your mom will love them and will love you even more for reminding her how much she means to you. For more gifts and flowers for Mother’s Day, just visit our dedicated page here. Due to the high volume of customers, please make sure to send us your flower order a few day in advance! Our Melbourne based team of florists will make sure to fulfill all of your requests!

Picking Flowers by Zodiac Signs

November 7th, 2014

Astrology is flourishing nowadays. We keep reading about what we should eat depending on the zodiac sign, where we should plan our vacations, what colors we should wear, how we should arrange the furniture. Since gifts are such an important part of our lives, we thought, why not add flowers to the list? Today we have put up an entertaining list of flowers that suit every zodiac sign. Most of these are available on our shop at www.melbourne.florist, including free flower delivery to Melbourne CBD!

Honeysuckles for Aries ( March 22 –April 20)

The ones who were born under this sign seem to be strong persons and also represent a magnet for those around them. They are innate leaders, bursting with energy. The honeysuckle seems to be the most representative flower for this sign, along with the thistle and its gorgeous purple flower, mint, tiger lily, geranium and hollyhock. These plants are the representation of the wild nature and imposing capacity of an Aries.

Roses and daisies for Taurus (April 21- May 21)

If you are born between the 20th April and 19th May, your most representative flower is the poppy. You are sensitive, artistic, loving of everything that’s beautiful and delicate. Roses, daisies, primroses and cypress are flowers that also match the personality of a Taurus.

Among our bestseller orchids delivered in Melbourne: Urban Orchids Vase

Among our bestseller orchids delivered in Melbourne: Urban Orchids Vase

Lavender for Gemini (May 22- June 21)

The persons who were born under the sign of Gemini are just as impressive as a field full of lavender. They focus their attention on many things on the same time, spreading their ideas all around just like the lavender spreads its scents. Other appropriate flowers for Gemini are lilies of the valley and orchids. If you are looking for a nice bouquet of orchids to impress a Gemini you can find some gorgeous ones in our online shop, available for same day delivery to Melbourne CBD.

Irises for Cancer ( June 22- July 22)

Sensitivity is the word that best describes your personality. You`re very receptive towards other people’s feelings and you posses an excellent intuition. You need stability, peace and love to truly flourish. Just like an iris, you are comfortable around water. Morning glory, lily and magnolias are also afferent flowers for cancers.

Sunflowers for Leo ( July 23 – August 22)

The ones born during this period are calm, pleasant personalities, and true innate leaders. They know how to put in motion everyone and everything around them by the self-confidence and trust that they inspire. They get to the highest peeks due to their aptitudes. They can make very good, generous and trustful friends. The flower associated with this zodiac sign is the sunflower.

Chrysanthemums for Virgo ( August 23 – September 22)

Virgos are represented by morning glory. They have a highly developed attention for details which helps them accomplish their duties and almost touching perfection. Other suitable flowers for Virgos are chrysanthemum, daffodils and all the flowers with small petals.

 

A dense fresh bouquet of red roses available for same day delivery

A dense fresh bouquet of red roses available for same day delivery

Roses for Libra ( September 23 – October 23 )

Nothing but roses describe Libras. Justice and truth govern their lives and help libras find the true side of things. They love beauty, art, fashion, and their aesthetic sense is very well developed. They are sociable and friendly persons. A bouquet for Libras can be also composed of cornflowers, daisies and hydrangeas.

Rhododendron for Scorpio ( October 24 – November 21 )

Rhododendron, mistletoe, black-eyed Susan, monkey-orchid, anemone, cactus and gardenia. All these are pretentious flowers which need special conditions to develop. Scorpios are just the same, their evolution in life being strongly influenced by their surrounding circumstances.

Carnation for Sagittarius ( November 22 – December 21)

Direct, honest and trustful. Luck is always on their side and their knowledge turns them into real guru for those around them. The flowers that are suitable for those born under this zodiac sign need deep roots to develop. These are just as important as moral and familial roots are for Sagittarius. Flowers for them are carnations.

Magnolia for Capricorn ( December 22 – January 20)

The Capricorns work a lot and are not afraid of responsibilities. Their leader capacities help these natives to impose themselves and always take good decisions. The flowers that would impress them are magnolia, pansies, camellias or cornflowers.

Orchids for Aquarius ( January 21 – February 21)

Orchids are flowers for Aquarius and that is a fact. They are curious, active, sociable and friendly. Their ideas are uncommon and original and their lifestyle is sometimes a bit eccentric. They love people, humanity and do everything in their power to help the ones in need. There are plenty of orchid bouquets available for free & fast delivery to Melbourne CBD (and surrounding suburbs)!

Pisces ( February 22 – March 21)

Pisces have an excellent intuition and the capacity to rapidly analyze other people’s emotions. The flowers that best represents this zodiac sign can be found nearby water and the most beautiful of all are the swamp candles.

For many gorgeous flower arrangements suitable to mesmerize any zodiac sign do not hesitate to visit us at Melbourne.Florist and get in touch with our professional team of florists . We deliver flowers to Melbourne CBD (postalcode 3000) for free!

 

3 Amazing Flowers And Their Meanings

October 29th, 2014

We can bet that at least once during your lifetime you have wondered “What message do I transmit along with this bouquet?” That`s why we picked three of the most popular, yet gorgeous flowers to be the subject of today’s article: tulips, lilies and orchids. They are also on  on our hitlist when it comes to sending flowers to Melbourne CBD.

TULIPS

The fame of the tulips goes long back in history and started around the beginning of the 17th century, in The Netherlands, with a movement that became widely known as “tulip mania”. Tulips were considered of sign of wealth and often traded as currency. A bed of tulips could buy you a small house. However, there was a highly prized species of tulips, which could have bought an entire mansion. We are speaking about the tulips which have stripes in their coloration. These tulips are in fact infected with a virus, transferred by aphids, causing them to lose color and become striped. For pictures with floral arrangements with tulips please visit the tulips section on our website, we have plenty of gorgeous combinations for you! Keep in mind, we’re also offering free flower delivery in Melbourne CBD on all bouquets!

Tulips mean eternal life and represent the heralds of spring. Along with crocuses and daffodils, are the first flowers to blossom during this season, even if there still are patches of snow on the ground nearby. The meaning of a flower arrangement or of a garden can be encoded in your color choice. For example a garden ruled by white tulips can be seen as heaven on earth. Red tulips would be a declaration of true love, cream colored tulips mean “I will love you forever” while purple tulips are a sign of royalty.

LILIES

In the Greek culture, lilies are associated with birth and motherhood. It is said that these flowers were created from the breast milk of Hera. In order for Hercules to become a god, he had to suckle at the breast of his wife, Hera. Therefore, the milk which flowed heaven-wards became the Milky Way, and the milk that flowed to the earth turned into a white lily.

Christians cherish  lilies as a symbol for innocence, purity and chastity. It is often depicted as „Madonna” while a white lily almost always accompanies the Virgin Mary, in a vase or held by angel Gabriel in Announciations.

Moreover, dreaming of lilies could be a sign that time is right to act upon a long-thought plan. It also means that you are coming into a fuller integration with yourself and developing personal balance. Furthermore, lilies may indicate that you are seeking peace and tranquility.

In any case, if the above have reminded you of someone close, Florist.Melbourne is the place where you can find fresh lilies in many different shades and have them quickly delivered to Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs for free!

ORCHIDS

Last but not least, we will talk about orchids. They are found on the opposite side of the lilies by representing sexuality. Their name is derived from the Greek word „orchis” which means testicles. But there is even more to the meaning of orchids, brief list includes: fertility, beauty, love, opulence and luxury.

In Ancient Greece it was believed that consuming the roots of orchids could determine the sex of the child. If the father ate large tubers of the plant, the mother was likely to give birth to boy, while, on the other hand, if the father ate small orchid tubes, the child was most probably going to be a girl.

When talking about orchids, colors are important, too. For example, blue orchids signify rarity. They stand for spirituality and meditation. A purple orchid is a sign of royalty, admiration and respect. You can offer a purple orchid to a person you look up to, while yellow orchids symbolize friendship and you can easily gift them for anniversaries. Either way, on Florist.Melbourne you can find that special orchids bouquet for your friend, boss or loved one. Get in touch, our florists are always happy to help out!

The symbolism of Roses: when’s the best time to order roses?

October 22nd, 2014

A short history lesson about roses

The fame of the roses goes long back in history. The first mentions regarding these absolutely stunning flowers were found in documentation dating from Ancient Greece. If you look it up, you will find that roses are associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, whose representation is always accompanied by red roses which adorn her hair, neck or feet. Also, a bush of roses has grown near her lover`s, Adonis, mere of blood. Various conclusions have been drawn in what this myth is concerned, the most famous being related with immortal love and eternal union of soul mates.

On the other hand, the most famous representation of them is the “War of Roses”, a war between the house Lancaster, with a red rose a symbol, and the house York, symbolized by the white rose. Both houses are branches of house Plantagenet and this war resulted from social and financial troubles caused by a weak reign of Henry VI. All these aspects have led to a revived interest in the alternative claim to the throne of Richard, Duke of York. The conflict ended when Henry Tudor, the Lancastrian claimant of the throne, defeated the Yorkist king, Richard III, during the Battle of Bosworth. He, then, married Elizabeth of York, thus uniting the two houses. The period that followed was known as the „Golden Age” of Elizabeth.

However, indication of roses have been found in various other domains such as religion. During the Medieval Age, the red rose was a symbol of the blood shed by Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of the people, and therefore, a sign of his unbounded love. Moreover, his mother, Mary, is often associated with a white rose, and thus, with purity and innocence. From an esoteric point of view, roses represent balance. The expression of promise or hope is, nonetheless, found in contrast with defense and physicality represented by its thorns.

Rose colors and offering flowers to a dear one in Melbourne

One of our bestsellers: two dozen of fresh red roses

One of our bestsellers: two dozen of fresh red roses

Red roses: It is a well-known fact that red has always been the color of love and passion. If you`re looking for the best way to tell your spouse that you love her, a little and nice bouquet of red roses will do the job. You don’t need to prepare a big flower and gift delivery, you know what they say: “Strong essences are best kept in small bottles”.

Pink roses: Always elegant and versatile, the pink rose is a sign of admiration and appreciation. If words are not the way to express your feelings, our glamorous bouquets of pink roses would definitely do the job.

White roses: Even if white roses are often associated with purity or new beginnings, they really are a sign of remembrance. “I`m thinking of you” or a so used “I miss you” can get instantly animated when accompanied by a bouquet of beautiful white roses.

Orange rose: Orange is the color of energy and joy, therefore the orange rose is considered to be the wild child of the rose family. Enthusiasm, gratitude, or friendship can be best expressed through a bouquet of orange roses.

If all this has awakened your desire to embellish someone`s day, Melbourne.Florist is the place you can get all the help you need. Starting with this month we’re open and offering fast flower delivery to Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs. Have a look at our offer of floral arrangements with roses, pick your favorite one and order roses delivered in Melbourne CBD. Bonus: delivery is free!

 

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