This rustic wooden box of marshmallow roses is pretty cute too. Maybe with a bottle of our pink sparkling wine? Or Wild Brumby butterscotch schnapps? A nice drop of red maybe? Only $77 for this darling Mothers Day gift!
Spread soft and goo-ey love this Mother’s Day with our soft pastel marshmallow perfection. Order now for delivery in the Sydney metro!
*Marshmallow roses and Ecoya candle offer available for delivery in the SYDNEY METRO only.
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.
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…
How Do You Receive a Summerland Photography Gift for Mum?
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.
Give our sales team a call on 1800 66 66 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your Mother’s Day flowers (minimum purchase $99) and request a Summerland Photography gift card to be included in the delivery.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pale blue, white, cornflower blue, lilac, deep dark purple… the colours of these tall frilly beauties is something poets write about.
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.
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.
Deep dark blue-black privet berries add depth and texture to bouquets of autumn flowers. Love!
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!
With the onset of autumn we have launched three special gifts exclusive to Sydney, featuring beautiful fall inspired flowers paired with quality gourmet treats.
Our florists have combined autumn-hued blooms in burnt orange, gold, amber, peach, red and yellow with such delectable delights as organic milk chocolate covered roasted almonds, Italian-style hazelnut and chocolate biscotti, and Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate.
All our gourmet goodies are just the thing to curl up with on the couch and enjoy with a coffee or hot chocolate as the temperatures start to drop of an evening (any day soon we hope!).
Autumn in a Box
One of our best selling flower arrangements, this gift box features bright orange gerbera daisies, golden orchids, apricot roses, red berries and fresh greenery, and is paired with delicious Green Grove organic milk chocolate coated almonds.
Our long lasting Asiatic lilies are beautifully gift wrapped and perfectly complemented by a bar of Bahen & Co Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate. Ground from bean to bar in Western Australia’s Margaret River, this fair trade chocolate is both delicious and stylishly presented. Select from three different autumn coloured lily blooms; burgundy red, orange or classic cream and you have the perfect present for any occasion.
This gorgeous rose bouquet of peach and golden yellow hues, autumn foliage and sculptural willow has been teamed with delicious Italian-style gourmet hazelnut & chocolate biscotti. Available in ten or twenty stems. Beautiful!
Style your home with flowers and foliage in the tones of autumn.
Embrace the change of season and start making a shift from summer brights and whites to warm, soothing colours. You don’t need a huge budget to add fresh floral touches to your living space.
TIP: Bring your vase into your local florist shop. Give them your budget and ask for advice. A good florist will know what works best with your vase and which flowers and foliage provide excellent value for maximum impact.
Flowers and Foliage, Autumn Style
Cymbidium orchids have already made their way into the Sydney flower market, indicating an impending change of season. They are not cheap, but are excellent value as they can last around two weeks (sometimes more) if their vase and water is kept clean and away from heaters or direct sunlight. Plus you only need one or two stems in the right vase (tall with a narrow opening) to create maximum impact.
Add a single sculptural leaf or stem of glossy green magnolia foliage with curly, tortured willow for drama and height, and voila! Guaranteed chic.
The variety of colours Cymbidium orchids come in are to die for! Pure white, chocolate, burnt orange, golden yellow, and burgundy are all perfect choices for bringing autumn indoors.
Fall Foliage and Berries
Nandina, silver dust, magnolia, oak and maple. Autumn-winter foliage and berries are absolutely gorgeous simply arranged en-mass in a vase without anything else. Let the leaves speak for themselves!
A vase that is straight up and down, or wider at the base than the top, is perfect for displaying foliage. The smaller opening at the top helps to make the vase appear ‘full’ with only three to five stems, and the extra width at the base enables you to angle the branches at varying degrees.
Florist shops sell all types of foliage by the stem or bunch. Most varieties are wonderfully long-lasting (providing you keep the water fresh and vase clean), and are excellent value for money. Fresh foliage = Fab feng shui! Your florist can even arrange the foliage properly so all you need to do is pop it in a vase when you get home.
Straight or wild, interesting sculptural branches are what autumn is all about. Style your home or office with autumn branches on their own or combined with fresh foliage. Particularly gorgeous if you have high ceilings to add a touch of drama!
You might want to try your hand at an ‘Ikebana-style’ floral design and place one exquisite, gnarly magnolia branch in an earthy pottery vase. Or get your hands on a quirky old alcohol bottle like the one pictured below and fill it with fabulous pussy willow.
You can purchase all kinds of interesting branches and sticks from your local florist!
Apothecary medicine jars are very vogue right now too, and the brown versions (new or vintage) are perfect for adding an ‘essence of autumn’ to your home. Split an inexpensive bunch of long lasting alstroemeria lilies in a series of jars as per below pic or group together in one big jar.
Farewell summer, it’s been fun, but we’re ready for you autumn!
And don’t forget, creating a stylish ‘vignette’ of autumn flowers for the home can be achieved on a budget. Keep your eye out at op shops and garage sales for vases in all shapes and sizes and bee line it to your local florist for helpful style advice.
Phalaenopsis orchid plants (pronounced fayl-eh-NOP-sis) are not only exquisite and delicate in appearance, but also great value, with their exotic moth-shaped blooms lasting for weeks on end. They make the perfect indoor plant for either home or office, for male or female, for any occasion.
Learn how to care for your orchids with these handy tips:
Position your plant near gentle filtered sunlight. Window sills are great! If you can tell your north from your south, then growing your ‘phaly’ near an east facing window is ideal. If the sun coming through your window is quite harsh, an orchid plant will benefit from a sheer curtain or blind to filter the light and heat.
Your orchid plant’s leaves should be an olive green. If they are darker, it means the plant is not getting enough light. If they are red tinged, the plant is getting too much light. Once your plant is in bloom, you can place it anywhere in the home out of direct sunlight. If it does not re-bloom, increase the amount of light it receives.
To water, place the plant in a sink of tepid water. Let the water seep through the plant for a minute or so. It is important that the plant drain completely. If there is any water remaining in the crown (where the leaves join in the centre), blot with a paper towel to avoid crown rot.
How often you water will depend on the potting medium. Bark retains less water than moss. If your phal is potted in bark watering once a week is generally sufficient. If your plant is potted in moss, water when the top feels dry (usually every seven to ten days). The amount of light and heat your plant receives will also affect how soon your phal needs watering. Summer months will need more frequent watering, winter will need less. You can generally tell by the weight of the pot whether it has dried out.
After your Orchid has Finished Blooming
After a spike has lost all its blooms, it starts to turn brown and die. This is the time you cut the spike back and re-pot.
If the spike is dead and brown along the top part of the stem yet green still near the base, you may be able to grow a new spike to branch out from the existing one. This method is usually done when the plant is a large, well established orchid with a robust root system. To do so, cut the spike just above a ‘node’ where the stem is still green (see picture below). Cut at the same angle of the node. If it is only a small, young plant with an immature root system, just cut the spike completely off at the base. In either instance, re-pot using quality orchid mix.
A beautiful new spike emerging from an orchid plant should look something like this.
Just to confuse you, some species of Phalaenopsis orchids (violacea to be precise) do not need their spikes cut as they bloom sequentially from the same flower spike. You may have a violacea species if the plant bears horizontal spikes. Obviously the best way to know whether to cut the spike or not is to know the parentage of the orchid, otherwise just observe the plant. If the spike remains green, leave them alone to re-bloom!
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