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April: Delightful Daisies
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April’s flower is the dainty daisy symbolizing happiness, innocence and purity. There are specific meanings associated with different varieties of daisies also with white daisies with a yellow centre carry the meaning of innocence. Pure white daisies with white centers are often associated with purity.
The daisy also symbolizes new beginnings, true love and harmony – making it a perfect flower for any kind of gift. They are particularly common in bouquets for mothers and children.
The word “daisy” comes from an Old English word meaning “day’s eye”. This association came about because daisies only open during the daytime.
A single daisy flower is actually made up of two separate flowers – the centre petals are one flower and this is surrounded by the “rays” of another flower. The daisy grows all year round and is naturally resistant to many diseases and pests, making it a perfect flower for those exploring their green thumb!
Bring out your inner child and make yourself a daisy chain to bring in April, or treat someone to a beautiful posy of these simple and lovely flowers today!
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Daffodil: March’s Flower
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Daffodils – the birth flower of March – are trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of sizes and colours. Traditionally, they are a sunny yellow but can also be white or pastel yellow. Across many cultures, the daffodil has an uplifting meaning. Typically they symbolize creativity, inspiration, renewal, inner reflection and forgiveness. In Chinese culture the daffodil symbolizes good fortune, while in Japan it means joyousness. French people see the daffodil as a symbol of hope and in Wales the first to find a daffodil bloom will be blessed for the upcoming year.
Perhaps the most universally known symbol for the daffodil is its association with the Cancer association.
The daffodil flower is a trumpet shaped bloom on a slender stalk. The unique flowers can range from ½ an inch to 5 inches depending on the plant size. Native to the Mediterranean, they originally grew in Greece and Rome before becoming wild, and then being cultivated by Europe.
The message of the daffodil is uplifting and energizing. This makes it the perfect bloom for new beginnings and to express a positive sentiment to a friend. It’s a wonderful flower for births, housewarmings and to treat someone special.
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Valentine’s Day Roses
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Used for hundreds of years to convey messages without meaning, roses are unique for their beauty, subtle fragrance and delighting a special someone with sentiments of love.
As classic as a red rose is, they come in many other colours that are just as stunning to wow your sweetheart and set a lovely tone this Valentine’s. If you want to add a little extra sentiment and affection, here are a few other rose colours you could consider using:
White roses represent purity, innocence and are often associated with young love. It also symbolizes truth, relevance and loyalty.
Yellow roses today symbolize friendship, joy and caring. A posy of these sunshine blooms conveys warmth, gladness and affection.
Pink roses convey a sentiment of gentility, femininity, elegance, appreciation and admiration. They are a delicate flower that represents love and affection along with a gently happiness.
Orange roses are warm and vibrant, they represent desire and attraction, passion and excitement.
The traditional red rose of course symbolizes love. They are a bold and dramatic flower and show enduring passion. It is universally known as the lover’s rose.
Partner your roses with a sweet card, teddy bear or a box of chocolates for a complete Valentine’s package!
With Valentine’s Day less than three weeks away, it is the perfect time to start thinking and ordering your flowers with Ngenious Floriade! Jump on our online store, give us a call or come in and see our beautiful florists who can lovingly create your posy! Have a browse through our collections online and create a floral beauty for your love. And as always, check out our Instagram for plenty of lovely inspiration!
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The carnation is the birth flower for January, cultivated for its ruffled blooms and favoured for their fragrance and hardiness. The scientific name for a carnation is “Dianthus Caryophyllus”, a Greek word meaning “flower of the Gods”. Carnations carry the meaning of love, fascination and distinction.
Like many flowers, the colour also contributes to differing meanings. Red carnations symbolize passionate love while yellow means disdain, rejection or disappointment. A white carnation carries the meaning of innocence and pure love and a purple flower is whimsical and capricious.
Over 300 species of carnations and hybrids exist, and the flower has been cultivated over the last two centuries within Asia and Europe. Carnations are exotic in Australia but they are grown commercially. Originally, they were grown in the Mediterranean where the Greeks and Romans used them for crowning garlands during important ceremonies.
Carnations are considered an edible flower and the petals are a popular choice for cake decorators. The flower has also been used in the making of the French Liquor Chartreuse since the 17th century, and they are also used to decorate ice cubes and bring flavour to certain salads.
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Deck the Halls: Christmas
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Christmas wreaths are a tradition found all over the world, decorating front doors and the table centerpiece.
Throughout history, wreaths have been used in ceremonial events often being associated with strength and endurance. In ancient Greece and Rome, wreaths were used to distinguish a person of rank or status, being used as crowns in the Olympic Games.
In Eastern Europe, evergreen wreaths were lit up through cold winters to speed up the arrival of Spring and the sunshine and warmth it brings.
In Christian tradition, wreaths are used in the four-week lead up to Christmas, with the wreaths being adorned with 4 candles, each one lit as a week towards Christmas went by.
Today, the tradition of Christmas wreaths have carried through, but they are much more of a modern arrangement. Now, a dominant feature is the evergreen – a symbol of eternal life. Prickly holly is also seen regularly in wreaths. Some wreaths are decorated with boxwood, berries, pine cones and nuts, while others use eucalyptus and eucalyptus pods for their scent.
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Get creative with the foliage and flowers in your wreath this Christmas!
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The flower for December is the Poinsettia. The bright petals are actually leaves, while the flowers themselves are very small and yellow. Traditionally, this flower is red, but they also come in cream, yellow, pink and peach.
The Poinsettia is appropriate for the month of December as it is also known as the Christmas Star and the Christmas Flower. It is a vibrant red and green plant that originates in Mexico and Central America. Other names for the Poinsettia include Mexican Flame Leaf, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Star Flower and the Atakurk’s Flower.
Considered by the ancient Aztecs as a symbol of purity and wisdom, it was used as a dye and for medicinal reasons. Now the Poinsettia’s red, white or pink colours symbolize good cheer, success and bring wishes of celebration – a fitting flower for the celebratory season of December.
Here in Australia, the Poinsettia is the traditional Christmas flower and has also come to be the birth symbol for Christmas babies. It is the perfect flower to send to spread birthday wishes, good cheer and future success.
Other symbols of the Poinsettia flower are joy, love, hope, purity, holiness and motherhood.
All over the world, the Poinsettia can be seen throughout decorations over the month of December. It features as table centerpieces, in Christmas wreaths or as a potted plant. It is a bright and recognizable plant to bring in the month of December!
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Epworth Freemasons Maternity
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Epworth Freemasons operates out of two extensive campuses in East Melbourne; one on Clarendon Street, and one on Victoria Parade. It is one of Victoria’s best maternity facilities and here at Ngenious, we are proud to be able to provide the staff and patients there with beautiful flowers to brighten their day.
Freemasons has an extensive facility, including 224 overnight beds, 44 post-natal suites, 9 delivery suites, a special care nursery, 10 operating theatres, a day procedure centre and a critical care unit. The Freemasons campuses are known primarily as being maternity hospitals; however they specialize in women’s health services including breast and gynecological surgeries. They also offer comprehensive cancer care and have a broad range of surgical services including robotic-assisted surgery and a wig salon.
Epworth Freemasons has also undergone a redevelopment to bring the best and latest services on offer to Melbourne. The new fully integrated campus provides new oncology units, operating theatres and endoscopy suites. This compliments the already extensive services of the Clarendon Street campus.
At Epworth Freemasons, there are also facilities that support collaboration and education with education, research and training rooms allowing environments for new medical advancements to be embraced and implemented.
The maternity aspect at Epworth Freemasons is one that is involved and well-considered to include private suites for new parents to adjust to their new addition.
Here at Ngenious Floriade, we love making beautiful posies and floral arrangements to suit any occasion for you or a loved one at Epworth Freemasons. Our wonderful florists are always ready to make the perfect bunch especially for you.
Have a look at our website to see our “baby” and “maternity” flowers https://www.ngenious.com.au/ Or, have a look at our Instagram for some flower inspo, https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ Or come in store and say hello to our lovely florists!
Winter Promotion: Tulips Mania!
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We love being the messenger of good news! At Ngenious Floriade, we are pleased to announce a fantastic Winter Promo on our stunning tulips. These beauties are so in season right now and for just $19 per bunch, they’re hard to resist. So brighten up your Winter and visit us today for your fresh tulips. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and mention this advertisement to receive the offer!
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Things are already starting to get busy at the Epworth Florist shop, especially with deliveries of flower arrangements, balloons and teddy bears to Freemason’s Maternity with the birth of lots new babies – what a lovely way to start off the new year…
New Baby – Welcome to the world!
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New baby – welcome to the world!
One of the most exciting and special celebrations in life is the birth of a baby.
Here at Ngenious Floriade we have created a range of beautiful flower arrangements and gifts that are perfect for just such an occasion.
Congratulating the parents and welcoming their precious new baby to this world is easy with Ngenious Floriade.
see range – We deliver daily to Epworth Freemasons and maternity hospitals throughout Melbourne.
So make sure you let your new loved one know you care!