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International Women’s Day
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International Women’s Day is celebrated every year all around the world to honour all that women achieve in social, political and economic environments. This wonderful event has been celebrated on March 8th since 1909 to bring women into the spotlight and share the equality. Every year this event gains more support and recognition, and we want to help spread that awareness! The International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action and 2017’s campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange. Our skilled florists can help you to create a beautiful bunch of flowers to give to an inspirational or special woman in your life to celebrate their strength, courage and beauty. Whether that’s your grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, colleague or friend – there is a woman in all of our lives that are worth celebrating! Come in and get a pretty posy for a special someone today!
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February is a big month in the floral world, with Valentine’s Day putting flowers on people’s minds. However it is the lovely Violet that is the flower for February. The Violet symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness and wisdom and is the perfect flower to give to someone to let them know you’ll always be there.
Known for their heart-shaped leaves and five delicate petals, Violets traditionally come in shades of purple but are also seen in blues, yellow and whites. The colour of the Violet changes its significance: The blue and purple Violets symbolizes love and faithfulness. The white Violet represents purity, while the yellow shows high worth and goodness.
Used by the Ancient Romans as medicinal herbs, Violets can be eaten raw or cooked and are often used in desserts and as plating decoration.
The Australian native Violet and the African Violet are the two most popular varieties. They grow well in most areas of the country and bloom in the warmer months.
Potted violets make an ideal indoor plant, preferring a cool, shady spot away from direct sunlight, these pretty flowers provide a pop of colour and need minimal care.
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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!
Australian Native Flora
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Native Australian flowers are so visually striking and full of deep colours. They have a distinct appearance and properties, and they are perfect in the hot Australian climate. Native Australian flora is a unique group because of its age and isolation from the rest of the world. Native plant species in Australia reach around 24,000. Here are a few:
The Waratah is native particularly to southeastern Australia, found on the Central Coast and the South Coast as well as nearby ranges. The large flowers are actually individual flowers that are grouped in rounded heads. They are usually red but can be pink or white as well.
Kangaroo Paw plants only occur naturally in the southwest of Western Australia. The size, flower-height and colour varies depending on the variety and species. They are a large, velvety and vividly coloured red or green flower with no fragrance and a sturdy stem – ideal for birds.
The Banksia has over 170 varieties, but is distinguishable by the flowery spikes and conical shapes. You will find these beauties in rainforests, shrub lands and arid landscapes. The Banksia flower is filled with nectar and plays an important role among the bees and animals.
Eucalyptuses, commonly known as Gum Trees, have long thin green leaves and a crisp, fresh scent. Eucalyptus is an iconic tree in Australian flora, and the oil is widely used in aromatherapy.
The vibrant red Bottlebrush grows on bushy trees in sunny, dry areas. There are over 40 species of Bottlebrushes, featuring colours such as yellow, white, red, pink and orange.
The Golden Wattle is Australia’s national flower and even has its own day, being September 1st. When in flower, the wattle displays the colours of green and gold. It is a symbol of unity and prosperity.
If you love the look of our native flora, some flowers you could seek for your native bunch could include: Proteas, Blue Gums, Kangaroo Paw, Gumnuts, Leucodendren, Banksia, Eucalyptus Buds, or Inca Gold. Visit our website for a browse: https://www.ngenious.com.au/ Or our Instagram for some inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ And come in and chat to our lovely florists for some more tips!
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!
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!
Ngenious Arrangements for Functions
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Ngenious Arrangements for Functions are now available!
We are a florist that dedicates itself to personalised service. That means that if you, or anyone you know, has an upcoming event you can call us! Ngenious arrangements for functions are specialised and personalised. We can put together bouquets or boxes in a variety of different styles to suit your event. No matter what the occasion we are prepared to dedicate time and effort to making sure that your individualised demands are met.
In June this year Ngenious put together a series of arrangements for the Lockwood Society Function. To see more examples check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/floristmelbourne?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark
And don’t forget that Ngenious arrangements for functions are the best that you can receive!