Flower of the Month – Poinsettia

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Like egg nog, roast turkey and Santa Clause, the Poinsettia is one of the classic symbols of Christmas. Traditionally grown in a velvety crimson colour this plant originated in Mexico, and is now grown throughout the world where climates and conditions are appropriate. Poinsettias are also now grown... continue reading

Flower of the Month – Peony

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  The peony is somewhat of an ingénue in the flower world. A popular choice for many brides and spring loving home owners; the peony is not quite as grand as a garden rose, yet it alludes a softness that once saw single stems sell for thousands of dollars according to Chinese folklore. In... continue reading

2016 Spring Racing Carnival Marketing & Design Tips

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Synonymous with perfectly pruned rose bushes and fancy race wear, The Spring Racing Season is always a highlight on any flower lover’s calendar. A floral fashion accessory spells class and elegance; characteristics so closely associated with the carnival. Therefore the industry is awash with... continue reading

Shades of Spring

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Spring brings to mind warmer weather, clearer skies, new beginnings and of course an abundance of flowers!  While we may be biased, it’s our favourite season, as we say ‘good bye’ to the dreariness of winter and ‘hello’ to the budding beauty of spring. Pun intended! There are several... continue reading

Flower of the Month – Tulip

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Whilst the tulip is synonymous with Holland, it appears that wild tulips were first cultivated in Persia in about the 10th century AD , having been brought to the country from Syria. Tulips in Persia were considered heaven on earth and were accorded an almost divine status. The first tulips... continue reading