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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.
Jump onto our Instagram for loads of inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/
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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.
For more floral inspiration, visit our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ And Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ngeniousfloriade/ Or come and visit our lovely florists for a beautiful bunch!
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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!
Have a look at our website: https://www.ngenious.com.au/ Or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ And come visit us to see what flowers might be featured on you table or in your wreath this season!
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!
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Remembrance Day is a memorial day celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also sometimes informally known as Poppy Day. It is celebrated on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, in accordance with the armistice that was signed.
The red poppy has become the floral symbol of Remembrance Day, relating to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Slowly, the tradition of poppies caught on, with people swearing to wear them as a symbol of their respect. At first, real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed in some of the fields of Flanders during World War 1, their brilliant red colour was a symbol of the blood that was spilled in these battlefields.
“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”
In Australia in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane formally declared Remembrance Day as a day to observe one minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember all those who have died and suffered for us in all wars and armed conflicts.
There aren’t many flowers that play as important a role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine as a poppy. A red poppy is a symbol of death, remembrance and consolation in the West and it symbolizes love and success in the East. A white poppy is linked to funerals, memorials and peaceful rest. Pink, purple and blue poppies are associated with imagination, luxury and success.
Wear a red poppy and remember them this November 11th; lest we forget.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
Inspired in November
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Inspired in November
This month at Ngenious Floriade we’ve been inspired by an unusual quote by Mike White. I guess this will make our florists feel better when they strip the flowers!
A flower doesn’t love you or hate you, it just exists…
– Mike White
Have a lovely November!
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!
Inspired in October
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Inspired in October
October is traditionally the month of pumpkins and falling leaves but here in Melbourne not quite so! So here at Ngenious we have decided to dedicate this month to a bit of a humorous quote. Because everyone needs a bit of a laugh around this time to get themselves through the rest of the year.
One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. – Marcelene Cox
Inspired in August
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Inspired in August
Sometimes the best things that you can read are inspirational quotes – especially ones about flowers. So that’s why Ngenious Floriade has decided to start blogging an “inspired” and “ngenious” monthly flower quote for you to read and enjoy. This month “Inspired in August” brings you:
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. – Georgia O’Keeffe
Have a lovely August!