Live from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Flowers for Everyone Senior Florist Extroadinaire Jeff Smith live from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Flowers for Everyone’s Senior Florist Jeff Smith is one lucky man and the envy of many of our florist crew at the moment, jetting off to London for a stint at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Here is a little bit about the wonderful Jeff, his experience of the Show, and a few snaps to tantalise any flower lovers tastebuds!

Chelsea Flower Show

About Jeff Smith

Number of years working as a florist: Over 16 years

How would you describe your style?: Structured 

Is this your first time to the Chelsea Flower Show?: Yes…. it’s every florist’s dream (the biggest flower display!). 

Why did you decide to go to the Show?: I’m on a study tour with 11 students from Sydney TAFE (Jeff is a teacher there). The class got to assist Joseph Massie on his large display.

Check out the ‘before and after’ pics below:

 

What was your personal highlight/experience at the show?: Working with the amazing Joseph Massie (UK top designer). Also seeing plant material we don’t get to see in Australia. 

How many days would you recommend for visiting the show?: One day, but a full day. (Tickets are about £100 each)

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Here are some more pictorial highlights from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy!   

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Hot Special on Winter Orchids!

We couldn’t help it. The Cymbidium orchids. They were just too good to walk past. So lush. So, so pretty, so crazy perfect. Suddenly we found the Flowers for Everyone van filled to the roof with their pretty little stems. The honest truth? We just can’t get enough of these beauties since they came into season.

Anyway, we thought we may as well share the orchid love. Have ourselves a hot sale on these delectable winter orchids. Our advice is to get in quick while stocks last!

The Single Stem Stunner

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One perfect Cymbidium orchid stem in a cylandrical glass vase lined with a fabulous tropical leaf. Mmm,mmmm. This darling number is currently on sale for only $66 (usually $76). Plus if you are a Flowers for Everyone member, you receive a further 10% off at checkout (it’s easy to join our Flowers Fan Club, just sign up here).

Available in pretty pink, perfect white and luscious lime. So sublime. Order here now.

The Lush Bouquet of Orchids

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Take the vase out of the equation and you have a gorgeous bouquet of long lasting Cymbidium orchids in a delectable array of colour combinations, including pink and white, pink and lime, burgundy and pink, and more! Artfully arranged by our talented florist team using glossy magnolia foliage, tropical leaves and lichen-covered sticks, this lovely lady comes in two and three stem bouquets, or in three and four stem vase arrangements.

Our two stem bouquet option starts at only $66 (was $89!). Check it out here.

The Vase of Orchid Blooms

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Take a tall cylinder vase and wind tortured willow stems inside. Add two or three chunky Cymbidium orchids in pink, white or lime, and voila, you have an elegant and modern vase arrangement perfect for any occasion. And the best part is, they are on sale. And you can re-use this fabulous glass vase in the future too!

Starting from only $99 for a two stem vase arrangement (a $20 saving!). Click here to order.

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Best Mothers Day Present Ever!

Enter to win our amazing Makepeace Island competition and win mum the best Mothers Day present ever!

How does two nights exclusive, sole-use of Sir Richard Branson’s island in Noosa for two adults and two children sound? Valued at over $10,000 this incredible luxury getaway is a once in lifetime experience.

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An Entire Island to Yourself!

Makepeace Island is Sir Richard Branson’s Australian home. The 25 acre, heart shaped island is located upstream from Noosa Heads and features a 500,000 litre lagoon pool, full sized tennis court, spa facilities, theatre, and an expansive indoor bar.

Aerial with Richard Branson

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BEST MOTHERS DAY PRESENT EVER YOU ASK?

  • Use of all accommodation types on the island including Sir Richard Branson’s own private villa.
  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Use of all island activities, water-sports & facilities.
  • A sunset lake ‘cruise’.
  • Gourmet picnic on a secluded beach & complimentary bottle of French champagne for mum.
  • Professional managers to look after your every whim.
  • Return transfers from Noosa or Maroochydore Airports to the marina.
  • River transfers between the marina & Makepeace Island, Lake Cooroibah, Northshore beaches and Noosa Heads

Wow, wow and WOW.

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Want to win the best Mothers Day present ever? Click here to enter now!

*Please make sure to read the terms & conditions upon entry to ensure you qualify for the prize. 🙂

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Special Offer! Family Portrait Gift for Mum

The Ultimate Gift for Mum!

When was the last time you freshened up the family portrait on your lounge room wall? Maybe there has been a new little addition to the family since your last really nice photo was taken of the family all together?

Well hoorah, hoorah, we have the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day!

Flowers for Everyone and Manly-based Summerland Photography have joined forces to offer an amazing Mother’s Day promotion combining fresh flowers and long-lasting memories.

Receive a $500 gift card with Summerland Photography with any purchase of Mother’s Day flowers (minimum spend $99 excluding delivery).

Your Summerland Photography gift card will cover the entire cost of a family portrait photo shoot in their Manly studio (worth approximately $150), with around $350 surplus leftover to put towards a printed/mounted artwork from your shoot.

Win Mum Photo Shoot

The team at Summerland Photography are all about professional customer service, and take the time to go over all their product options and pricing prior to you booking. They also understand that you may not wish to buy anything after your shoot, it is entirely up to you! Regardless, you have approximately $350 to put towards a wall mounted print of one of your pics.

Their work is beautiful, take a look at some snaps from their portrait portfolio below…

Win Mum Photo Shoot for Mothers Day

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How Do You Receive a Summerland Photography Gift for Mum?

  1. Drop by Flowers for Everyone Balgowlah located in Stocklands Balgowlah Shopping Centre.

– Purchase Mother’s Day flowers* for a minimum of $99 (excluding delivery).

– Mention this Summerland Photography Gift Card offer.

OR

  1. Give our sales team a call on 1800 66 66 46 or email sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au to order your Mother’s Day flowers (minimum purchase $99) and request a Summerland Photography gift card to be included in the delivery.

OR

  1. Shop online at flowersforeveryone.com.au (minimum purchase $99) and type ‘SUMMERLAND’ into the ‘Special Instructions’ box at the time of checkout. A gift card will be delivered with your flowers.

Simples! Questions? Give us a call on 1800 66 66 46 or email sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au

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*Offer valid on flower purchases only, for delivery anywhere in Australia.

 

 

Mothers Day Gift Ideas for Organised Early Birds

MOTHERS DAY GIFT EARLYBIRD OFFERS!

Be a clever bunny and make the most of our early bird offers for Mother’s Day.

Sunday 8th May might seem like a way off yet, but before you know it Mother’s Day will be right on our doorstep. So why not organise flowers to arrive on your mum’s doorstep now and nab some fab deals for organised early birds along the way.

It can be hard coming up with an original Mother`s Day gift idea year after year, but really, flowers are something that you can never tire of receiving. And lets face it, how often does mum get a knock on the door to find a big beautiful bouquet with her name on the card?

HERE’S A TASTE OF THE WORM…

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Mothers Day Bouquet

Our luscious ‘Delphini-Mum’ bouquet of cornflour blue delphinium, exotic cymbidium orchids, ornamental kale, lime berries and rich pink velvety celosia, is the perfect Mother`s Day gift.

ORDER THIS WEEK and receive a FREE UPGRADE from our standard to deluxe size bouquet, SAV ING $30 and impressing the socks off mum! Buy Now for $122.00 plus a flat delivery fee of $11.95 in the Sydney* metro.

INSPIRE ME

Mothers Day Gift

Unleash mum’s inner-stylist with a delicate Phalaenopsis orchid plant in a stylish ceramic pot and superb coffee table flower arranging book.

Our hard cover lifestyle book entitled ‘A Year in Flowers’ is an inspirational flower arranging book that uses Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter as a guideline. Flowers in urban and country settings are shown, with useful information on growing techniques and recycling, preparation tools and containers. Author Shane Connolly has many high-profile and international clients and works by Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales (he designed all the flowers for the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011 too!).

ORDER THIS WEEK and receive $20 OFF this divine orchid and book Mothers Day gift combination. Buy Now.

So clever bunnies, take us up on our Mothers Day gift offers now and tick one more task off your list! Shop for Mothers Day now – view our full range of flowers and gifts here.

*All early bird offers are valid for delivery in the Sydney metro only.

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What is the Most Popular Mothers Day Flower?

Calling all mums!

What are the most popular flowers for Mothers Day in Australia? We’re running a survey to get an idea of what flowers mums most like to receive.

Will the pretty petalled winner be the ubiquitous chrysanthemums, the most ‘obvious’ choice for Mothers Day flowers? Or will it be the ever-popular rose? Fragrant oriental lilies maybe? Oooooaaah we want to know!

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Most Popular Flowers for Mothers Day

What is your flower fancy? Have your say and go in the draw to win a $150 gift certificate* with Flowers for Everyone.

Use this link to tell us what your favourite flowers for Mothers Day are: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mothersdayflowers

Upon completion of the survey you will receive a confirmation with the link to submit your details to go into the draw to win flowers.

*Gift certificate valid for flowers and plants only, delivered in the Sydney metro region. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Valid for 12 months from date of receipt.

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Order flowers for Mothers Day now! Delivering all day Sunday 8th May. Go to our website http://www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/mothers-day-flowers/, call us on 1800 66 66 46 or email directly to sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au 

Autumn Flowers – New Designs for 2016

Autumn is officially here and to enhance or seasonal fall collection the Flowers for Everyone creative team have added fabulous new floral designs featuring popular autumn flowers.

Our ‘Oak & Amber’ range features fresh autumn blooms in burnt orange, golden yellow, peach and burgundy red with splashes of lime and accents of silver.

Long lasting lovelies such as orange vanda and red spider orchids feature alongside soft apricot roses and velvety textured blood red celosia in this divine vase arrangement pictured below. Aptly named ‘Taste of Autumn’, you can purchase these autumn flowers online designed in a hessian wrapped vase for $89 plus a flat $11.95 delivery fee in the Sydney metro.

autumn vase of flowers

Pale apricot roses, peachy carnations and golden vanda orchids are beautifully contrasted with burgundy copper beech, native red leucadendron and vivid green hypericum berries. For $69 plus delivery this fabulous fall floral concoction could be yours…

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We’ve named this flower arrangement ‘Fall Harvest’, inspired by its French provincial rustic-ness. Sunflowers and sculptural willow sticks are blended with golden vanda orchids and velvet celosia, offset by bright peachy pink roses and pops of fresh green. It’s great value too, for only $77.00 plus a flat $11.95 delivery fee in the Sydney metro.

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What do we love most about this sweet little rose basket arrangement? Everything! For only $66 (plus delivery), this stylish basket features a mixture of sunset hued fresh roses with smatterings of lime green hypericum berries. Rustic, bright and oh-so-autumn, these roses are perfect for absolutely any occasion.

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If pretty-pretty is not your thing, our modern flower bouquet of juicy orange vanda orchids and burgundy coloured foliage is the answer. Starting at $65 plus delivery, these stunning orchids, autumn copper beech, willow and striped tropical cordyline leaves make a bold statement.

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Earthy natives in a rustic stone pot also feature in our new range of autumn flowers. Neutral, classic and long lasting, this native flower arrangement is a beauty!

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View our complete range of fresh flowers for autumn here!

Our Favourite Easter Gifts for 2016

Looking for beautiful Easter gifts to send family and friends this year? Our fabulously talented florist crew have been busy little bunnies in the lead up to Easter, creating gorgeous flower gift boxes and bouquets paired with beautiful quality chocolatey treats.

Think pastel pink and lilac roses and chrysanthemums combined with pretty speckled decorative eggs and silvery foliage. Pale lemon and apricot gerbera daisies and roses, and snapdragons with pops of vivid green. Bright coloured tulip bouquets, orchids, rainbow coloured ‘Willy Wonka-esque’ roses and frilly, dainty cyclamen plants.

There are so many gorgeous gift options for Easter it makes it difficult to decide what to choose! Plus to add some chocolatey goodness into the mix, we’ve paired our favourite Easter blooms with Lindt Gold Bunnies, boutique chocolatier Kennedy & Wilson’s handmade freckle coated chocolate rabbits and Baileys Chocolat Luxe liqueur. YUM!

Our Favourite Six Easter Gifts for 2016

In order of appearance are our pick for Easter gifts this year! All are available on our website for a flat delivery fee of $11.95 anywhere in the Sydney metro.

  1. Easter ‘Window Flower Box’ in pale lemon and apricot for $88.00
  2. Pastel Easter posy of lemon gerbera daisies and pale apricot roses for $66.00
  3. Pretty pastel box of blooms featuring lilac pink roses and chrysanthemums for $77.00
  4. Gorgeous cyclamen plants in pink or white with Baileys Chocolate Luxe for $92.50
  5. Rainbow roses and solid freckle-coated milk chocolate bunnies for $84.00
  6. Fresh tulip bouquet in a variety of colours with a classic Lindt chocolate bunny from $44.50

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Kennedy & Wilson Freckle Easter Chocolate Bunnies

Our delectable 90g gift box of freckle coated milk chocolate bunnies by Kennedy & Wilson offer a superb quality chocolate gift for Easter handmade in Australia. Containing 8 creamy chocolate solid bunnies made in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, these darling little rabbits are a lovely treat to add to your Easter flowers (and are gluten free too!).

 

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With prices for Easter flowers and gifts starting from only $44.50, we are confident you will find something gorgeous and great value!

*Pictured flowers and chocolate are exclusive to Sydney metro delivery only.

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Autumn Flowers in Season

Autumn flowers have peeped their beautiful heads into our floral workshops and we couldn’t be happier! Like any artists and designers we love to get our hands on fresh new materials, and a change of season allows us to play, play, play with an array of different flowers, foliage and branches.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING AUTUMN

The type of flowers you will find in Australia during autumn are:

Pineapple Lilies

These fabulous tropical flowers are absolutely beautiful on their own in a simple vase, or arranged with other lovelies such as Oriental and Asiatic lilies. Lush, unique and fun, all in one.

Pineapple Lilies

Cockscomb (Celosia)

Velvety and textural, these amazing ‘brain-like’ autumn flowers are part of the amaranth family and come in the most divine colours ranging from super hot pink, pale apricot, blood red, gold and more.

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Tulips

Gosh, who doesn’t like tulips? As the weather cools with the arrival of autumn, there is nothing better than bunches of tulips adding their flair to a flower arrangement.

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Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum is a hardy, flowering plant that requires low water and also makes a gorgeous cut flower. Its ‘broccoli’ like heads composed of tightly clustered star-shaped flowers gradually tone from a pretty pale pink to a rich copper over its flowering season.

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David Austin Roses

Coveted by brides all over the world, a simple bunch of David Austin roses is all one needs to feel good. Their scent takes you to heaven. Tuck some privet berry and sedum into a bouquet of David Austin roses and voila, perfection.

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Delphinium

Pale blue, white, cornflower blue, lilac, deep dark purple… the colours of these tall frilly beauties is something poets write about.

Delphinium Flowers

Chrysanthemums

Orange, red, yellow, apricot, pink, white… you name it, the chrysanthemum comes in it. These fluffy balls of fabulousness are so much fun and wonderfully long lasting.

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Belladonna Lilies

For a fleeting period of autumn the highly fragrant belladonna lily shoots from the ground on a slender stem and flashes its pink or white petals to the world.

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Privet Berry

Deep dark blue-black privet berries add depth and texture to bouquets of autumn flowers. Love!

 

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We could go on. And on. And on and on. The abundance of amazing autumn flowers at our fingertips is inspiring and exciting. Choose one of our ‘Mystery Autumn Bouquets’ and you get the best of whatever we can get our hands on at the markets on the day of your delivery.

Embrace the season and enjoy these darling blooms while they are at their best!

 

Win a Romantic Blue Mountains Getaway

Win two amazing nights at the Love Cabin’s enchanted cave in the Blue Mountains courtesy of Flowers for Everyone!

The epitome of romance. This eco-luxury getaway perched on the edge of a cliff in the Blue Mountains could be yours for two nights…

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

About the Love Cave

Set high on a cliff face in the Blue Mountains, the Enchanted Love Cave is a place to cook simply, relax easily, and love your partner. Relax in the spa and watch the afternoon clouds roll over the mountains before the sun starts to fade and an eternity of stars begin to prick the night sky. Breathe in the scent of wood smoke mingled with fresh Eucalyptus and the fragrance from hundreds of red roses filling the cave. Listen to logs spitting in the fireplace as flames flicker shadows across rock walls, painting them with warmth and the age-old secrets of a primeval earth.

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

About the Prize

One lucky winner will receive a $3500 value prize consisting of two nights at this exclusive couple’s retreat in the Blue Mountains (1 hr drive from Sydney), over $1300 worth of romantic flowers and Ecoya candles adorning the cave, and a bottle of Moet et Chandon and chocolates on arrival. Ooh-la, talk about ROMANTIC!

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

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Spend your afternoon daydreaming about winning this amazing prize and check out our beautiful video filmed on location.

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

Love Cabin Blue Mountains

How to Enter

Simply click here to enter our Blue Mountains Love Cave Valentines Competition. Plus you have the opportunity to INCREASE YOUR CHANCES of winning by sharing your unique, ‘lucky URL’ to friends and family. For everyone who also enters the competition using your lucky URL, you will receive FIVE BONUS ENTRIES! Further details upon entry!

Enter now at www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/love-cave/

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