Fab Song Lyrics Using Flowers

Some fab song lyrics about flowers – might have to start creating a playlist of these to play in our florist shops ūüôā

Billie Holiday: Violets For Your Furs

Song Lyrics – Listen While You Read

From Album ‘Lady in Satin’

It was winter in Manhattan
Falling snowflakes filled the air
The streets were covered with a film of ice
But a little simple magic that i’d heard about somewhere
Changed the weather all around, just withn a trice

You bought me violets for my furs
And it was spring for a while, remember?
You bought me violets for my furs
And there was april in that december
The snow drifted on the flowers and melted where it lay
The snow looked leke dew on the blossoms
As on a summer day

You bought me violets for my furs
Aand there was blue in the wintry sky
You pinned the violets to my furs
And gave a lift to the crowds passing by
You smiled at me so sweetly
Since then one thought occurs
That we fell in love completely
The day you bought me violets for my furs

(Okay, we really like Frank Sinatra’s version too!)

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Queen: Lily of the Valley

Song Lyrics – Listen While You Read

From Album Sheer Heart Attack

I am forever searching high and low
But why does everybody tell me no
Neptune of the seas
Have you an answer for me please
And the lily of the valley doesn’t know

I lie in wait with open eyes
I carry on through stormy skies
I follow every course
My kingdom for a horse
But each time I grow old
Serpent of the Nile
Relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell and let me go

Messenger from Seven Seas has flown
To tell the King of Rhye he’s lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace
But the lily of the valley doesn’t know

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Glenn Miller: Blue Orchids

Listen To Song Lyrics While You Read

I dreamed of two blue orchids
Two beautiful blue orchids
One night while in my lonely room

I dreamed of two blue orchids
So full of love and light
That I wanted to possess each tender bloom

Then my dream took wings
And through a thousand springs
Blue orchids seemed in a world apart

But when I met you
Something pale and blue
Came stealing from the meadows of my heart

I saw my two blue orchids
My beautiful blue orchids

Last night and what a sweet surprise
When you looked at me
It was plain to see
Blue orchids only bloom in your eyes

glenn miller

Seal: Kiss From A Rose

Song Lyrics – Listen While You Read

From Album Seal

There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea
You became the light on the dark side of me
Love remained a drug that’s the high and not the pill
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen

Baby, I have compare you to a kiss from a rose on a grey
Ooh, more I get of you stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say
You remain, my power, my pleasure, my pain, baby
To me you’re like a grown addiction that I can’t deny
Won’t you tell me is that healthy, baby?
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen

Baby, I have compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

I’ve been kissed by a rose on the grey
I’ve been kissed by a rose
I’ve been kissed by a rose on the grey
I’ve been kissed by a rose on the grey

There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say
You remain, my power, my pleasure, my pain
To me you’re like a grown addiction that I can’t deny
Won’t you tell me is that healthy, baby?
But did you know that when it snows
My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen

Baby, I have compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

Yes, I have compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you stranger it feels, yeah
And now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey

seal

James Taylor: Blossom

Song Lyrics – Listen While You Read

From Album Sweet Baby James

Blossom, smile some sunshine down my way
Lately, I’ve been lonesome
Blossom, it’s been much too long a day
Seems my dreams have frozen
Melt my cares away

Send the sunshine down my way whenever you call my name
I know what you mean to say to me, girl, it’s all the same

Blossom, there’s any empty road behind
Sit you down beside me
Blossom, there’s a sweet dream on my mind
There’s a song inside me
Take these chains away

Now, send the sunshine down my way whenever you call my name
I know what you mean to say to me, girl, it’s all the same

Blossom, smile some sunshine down my way
Lately, I’ve been lonesome
Blossom, it’s been much too long a day
Seems my dreams have frozen
Melt my cares away

james taylor

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Spring Flower Festivals in Australia 2015

If you love gardening and flowers, or simply¬†like a¬†good excuse to get away to the countryside for a weekend, we recommend¬†noting this list of spring flower festivals in Australia on¬†your ‘to do’ list or calendar for the year.

NEW SOUTH WALES – ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY…

The Bowral Tulip Time Festival

15 September – 27 September 2015

If you adore tulips and gardens in general, a¬†country escape¬†to celebrate the¬†Bowral Tulip Time Festival is a smashing idea! This year the Festival will be¬†celebrating its 55th year, aligning with the colour ‘Hot Pink’ and the theme of ‘Mother Nature’. They are also partnering with¬†The Garvan Research Foundation and aligning with the ‘Love your Sister’ campaign, a great cause to support.

The¬†event features planting of up to 100,000 tulip bulbs, centred on Corbett Gardens, in addition to a large number of Open Gardens to visit. Over the duration of the festival, the¬†Southern Highlands will come alive and bloom with colourful activities, offering a multitude of interactive experiences for everyone, from the young visitor to the young at heart, including a Street Parade, Street Markets, Dogs Day Out, Music in the Gardens and children’s entertainment.

bowral tulip time festival

Berry Gardens Festival

Thursday 08 October 2015 to  Sunday 11 October 2015

There is so much to see and do in this scenic part of the Shoalhaven. Why not plan ahead for a special weekend at a beautiful time of the year, when the beach crowds are not there and the countryside and its flowers are at their most bounteous? Berry Gardens Festival offers garden and flower enthusiasts the opportunity to explore eight beautiful open gardens in Berry and surrounds. The gardens are selected for their design, plant varieties and creativity. From vast rural landscapes to small cottage gardens in the town, there is always something new and inspiring to see.

The Festival also raises thousands of dollars for local charities and not-for-profit organisations every year.

Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Saturday 27th September 2015

The Cowra Japanese Garden holds an annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) with many exciting cultural experiences to demonstrate the traditional Japanese way of life. Sakura Matsuri is a much loved event in the Cowra cultural calendar. It is a time when the natural beauty of spring and the simple elegance of centuries-old traditional Japanese culture combine in the unique Australian setting of the Cowra Japanese Garden.

Now in its 25th year, Sakura Matsuri has developed into a showcase of Japanese arts, crafts and cultural activities, culminating with a Family Fun Day. Be part of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, learn the secrets of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), calligraphy or bonsai, enjoy beautiful kite flying, watch the skills of the martial art experts or see real Sumo wrestlers in action.

Cowra Cherry Blossom Festival

Leura Gardens Festival
The gardens of Leura, situated in the Blue Mountains 100 km’s west of Sydney are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods and camellias, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas. There are big gardens and small gardens in the Festival and each garden has its own distinctive character. Plus who wouldn’t want an excuse to spend a weekend in a cosy B&B in the Blue Mountains?
leura garden festival

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY – THE FAMOUS FLORIADE…

The Floriade Flower Festival

12 September – 11 October 2015

The Floriade flower festival in Canberra is an annual festival brimming with the scents, sounds and sights of the Canberra spring. Held over a month, each year revolves around a different theme translated into the floral displays of that particular year, including vast expanses of flowering bulbs and various other blooming plants in parkland beside the waters of Lake Burley Griffin. And entrance is free!

Floriade also holds ‘Nightfest’ over five nights, where you can see the Festival transformed into an illuminated wonderland after dark. The ticketed twilight event is now in its eighth consecutive year, featuring stellar light shows, live music, comedy and DJs. Whether you would prefer to spend your evening wandering through the night markets or chilling out with a cocktail while listening to some smooth tunes, this moonlit extravaganza has something for you.

Floriade

nightfest

WESTERN AUSTRALIA – A NATIVE EXTRAVAGANZA…

Kings Park Festival

1 – 30 September 2015

Formerly known as Perth’s Wildflower Festival, the Kings Park Festival is a springtime celebration at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The festival is themed with special and interactive events and spectacular displays of Western Australia wildflowers.

QUEENSLAND – MOUNTAIN FLOWER FESTIVAL

Carnival of Flowers

Friday 18 September – Sunday 27 September 2015

Nicknamed The Garden City, Toowoomba is a farming and garden mountain community that celebrates its Carnival of Flowers in September over a 10 day period. The Festival includes a Grand Central Floral Parade and the Flower, Food and Wine Festival in Queens Park. Celebrations, competitions and community events take place throughout the carnival.

VICTORIA – THE GARDEN STATE…

Bathurst Spring Garden Festival

Saturday 31st October – Sunday 1st November 2015

The Bathurst Spring Garden Spectacular offers 11 spring gardens in and around Bathurst to tour, from formal town gardens to historic and large country gardens. Proceeds go to local charities.

Renmark’s Rose Festival

16th October – 25th October 2015

If you’re a rose or garden lover you will thoroughly enjoy a visit to Renmark in October for their annual 10 day long Rose Festival. The festival includes activities, displays and demonstrations that will enthuse and delight those who appreciate natures’ beauty.

Renmark is also the home of Ruston’s Rose Garden which houses the National Rose Collection and has 27 acres planted out to roses and ornamentals.

renmark rose festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

10th September 2015 – 6th October 2015

Visitors will be spellbound by the majesty of over half a million tulips on display at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Tulips are undoubtedly the stars of the show at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm but you will also discover so much more with live entertainment, market stalls and tempting foods. Close to Melbourne, through the enchanted forests of Mount Dandenong, the Tesselaar Tulip Festival (The Tulip Farm) is situated in the hills of Silvan. Tie it in with a weekend jaunt wine tasting in the Yarra Valley!

 tesselaar tulip festival

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Create a Valentines Music Mix

This Saturday is¬†Valentine’s Day, and to help get your romantic¬† groove on we’ve¬†created the¬†‘Essential Valentine’s Checklist’…

  1. Red Roses
  2. Bottle of Wine
  3. (Lots of) Chocolate
  4. Romantic Tunes

Being a florist and all, Flowers for Everyone naturally have the roses, wine and chocolates¬†covered, but what about the romantic tunes? To give you a little nudge in the right direction,¬†why not create¬†a mushy Valentines playlist for your lover (ah, the long lost days of mixed tapes)…

After a little online investigation we’ve uncovered the most popular weddings¬†songs from 2014. Mind you, this list is very different if we’re talking about most requested dance music at weddings, but we didn’t think Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ or¬†Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar On It’ were as appropriate for a Valentines music mix ūüôā

All of Me, John Legend

Safe and Sound, Capital Cities

XO, Beyoncé

Treasure, Bruno Mars

Somebody Loves You, Betty Who

What other songs would you add to a Valentine’s¬†playlist?

The above songs may be okay if you are under the age of 30, but a lot of you reading this post may never heard of these songs before. Leave a comment in the box below and share your pick on the perfect tunes for a 2015 Valentine playlist!

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Sources:

Top 5 Hottest Wedding Songs for 2014

http://theknot.ninemsn.com.au/inspiration/reception-ceremony/music-dancing/10-hottest-wedding-songs-for-2014

Top 8 Valentine Gift Ideas Under $80

Our flower cupids have been busy in the studio creating a lovely-dovely range of blooms for Valentine’s Day delivery. This year’s ‘Organic Love’¬†Valentine’s Collection consists of traditional romantic blooms as well as flower arrangements that offer something ‘slightly different’ for the less traditional punters.

On a budget? Take a look at our showcase of Valentine gift ideas under $80 (excluding delivery).

ONE LOVE: $45

A simple statement of your love and affection. `You’re the one for me’. Beautifully presented in a gift box and delivered to your door for $45 plus $10 delivery. Order your single rose now…

Single Rose

SIX DANCING LADIES: $66

Ole! Romance your senorita with six divine long stem ruby red roses in our signature gift box for $66 plus $10 delivery. Order our half dozen roses for Valentine’s Day now…

Six roses only

ORCHID LOVE: $77

For a¬†great value¬†Valentine’s Day gift, we suggest our exotic Phaelanopsis orchid plants stylishly presented in a neutral stone-look pot. Only $77 plus $10 delivery (price based on single stem plant).¬†Order your orchid plant for Valentine’s Day now…

orchid plant for valentines

ROMEO AND JULIET: $77 FOR TEN STEMS

Old fashioned roses in the palest of palest pinks. A bouquet of ten stems starts from $77 plus $10 delivery (nb. pictured bouquet is based on 20 stems). Order your pretty pink rose bouquet for Valentine’s Day now…

Romeo and Juliet

 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE: $77

Romance does not need to be defined by red roses only! Send the sunshine of your life a big bright bouquet of sunflowers to show them how happy they make you. Only $77 plus delivery. Order your sunshine yellow sunflower bouquet for Valentines now…

bouquet of sunflowers

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH: $74.50

A super cute gift for a super cute ‘special someone’. Six perfect long stem red roses and a soft cuddly teddy bear snuggled in for added mooshiness, only $74.50 plus $10 delivery. Order this Valentines Gift Combo now…

half dozen red roses

PERFUMED LILY BOUQUET: $77

Available in pure white or pretty pink, this long time favourite bloom is a guaranteed winner. Long lasting and exotically perfumed, our oriental lily bouquet is perfect for expressing your love and devotion this Valentine’s Day! Order our lily bouquet now…

Pink-oriental-lily-bouquet

PINK TIGER LILIES & ECOYA CANDLE: ON SALE $74.95

Save $10 off the retail price when you order this fabulously feminine pink Tiger lily bouquet and ECOYA Sweet Pea & Jasmine soy wax candle (55 hr burn). Order this divine Valentine gift now! *Offer valid Sydney delivery only.

lilies and ecoya

So there you have it – our top eight Valentine gift ideas under $80 for 2015. We’ll be taking orders online right up till 10pm on Friday 13 February for delivery on the Saturday. Or simply give our team a call on 1800 66 66 46!

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