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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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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!
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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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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!
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!
Inspired in September
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Inspired in September
Ahh beautiful September – the perfect month for an inspired quote. With spring arriving around the corner it feels as though everything is brightening up, which means this is an Ngenious “Inspired in September” quote:
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. – D. H. Lawrence
Enjoy the sunshine!