Tulip Bouquets are the Bomb!

For the month of July we are offering FREE BONUS TULIP STEMS on our 20 and 30 stem tulip bouquets!

Purchase a beautiful tulip bouquet starting from $59.95 and receive free tulips to upsize your gorgeous gift.

Available in a variety of glorious colours including juicy orange, sunshine yellow, vibrant red, scrumptious purple, pretty pink and classic white, our tulip bouquets are great value and the ideal pressie for any occasion.

Pictured below are our fab 20 stem tulip bouquets. Order one of these little beauties for $59.95 and receive 10 FREE extra tulips! That’s 30 stems for the price of 20!

Yellow Tulips

Pink Tulips Orange Tulips

Bright tulips

How divine would these bouquets be paired with a bottle of bubbles or hundreds and thousands covered chocolate from our range of gift add ons? (insert lip smacking)…

For more glorious special offers from Flowers for Everyone go to our Sydney Specials page here.

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Win One of Five Copies of ‘A Year in Flowers’ Book

Answer our four simple survey questions to go into the draw to win one of five copies of the superb floral decorating book ‘A Year in Flowers’.

‘A Year in Flowers’ by Shane Connolly

This superb coffee table-esque book is ideal to unleash the inner-stylist. ‘A Year in Flowers’ usually retails for AUD $80

A Year in Flowers and 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!)

Go to survey now for a chance to win!

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.

SPECIAL OFFER

Orchid Plant and Book

Order this beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid plant and ‘A Year in Flowers’ book delivered in the Sydney metro. Was $135, Now $120

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*Plus receive an additional 10% off your order if you sign up to become a Flowers for Everyone fan at checkout!

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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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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.

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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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Gourmet Treats with Autumn Blooms

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

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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.

On Sale! Save $13.50 Buy Now $69.00*

Autumn Lilies

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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.

Starting from only $58.00* Buy Now

Autumn Roses

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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!

From $87.50 (10 stems). Buy Now

Plus stay tuned for more autumn floral designs launching via our online shop in the coming days!

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*Prices exclude $11.95 delivery fee. Offer and product exclusive to delivery in the Sydney metro.

 

Autumn Flower Style Tips

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.

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Cymbidium Orchids

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.

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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.

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Autumn Branches

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!

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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.

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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.

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Orchid Plant Care Tips

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.

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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.

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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.

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A beautiful new spike emerging from an orchid plant should look something like this.

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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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Get $10 off our beautiful fresh orchid plants delivered in the Sydney metro this week only! PLUS Sign up to become a Flowers Fan Club member at checkout and receive a further 10% off. Shop our Sydney specials here.

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References

http://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=217

http://www.repotme.com/orchid-care/Phalaenopsis-Care.html

Roses for Valentines – Which Would You Choose?

So Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is around the time ‘hints’ start getting dropped, some subtle, some not! Sound familiar to anyone?

If you were lucky enough to receive an elegant rose presentation box for Valentine’s Day (hint), which colour would you choose? Are you a red rose person? Pretty pink maybe? Or a bright and bubbly rainbow rose fan?

RED

To express love and passion, red roses are the ultimate symbol of romance for Valentines Day. The ultimate ‘shout it from the roof tops’ kind of love statement. Just so you know, our classic one dozen long stem red rose gift box is only $99 including free delivery in the Sydney metro and a free ECOYA candle worth $19.95. Not so subtle a hint that one! 🙂

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PINK

Pink roses mean love, affection and gratitude. They are the elegant option to the classic red rose for Valentine’s, exuding a sweet, ‘poetic’ kind of romance. Tickle your fancy? We have single pink rose stems in our super awesome ‘Love Me Tender’ signature gift boxes for $39 plus $11.95 flat delivery in Sydney. Another not so subtle hint! 🙂

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RAINBOW

The fabulously fun and vibrant rainbow rose is perfect for people with equally fun and vibrant personalities, who are not so big into tradition, but still love a bit of romance! Stray away from the pack with these `Willy Wonka-esque’ beauties. On that note, they go really well with chocolate! Check out this gorgeous gift box of 12 rainbow rose stems and chocolate for $109 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. Okay, that was yet another not so subtle hint… 🙂

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So which colour roses are your favourite? Red, pink or rainbow? Write your favourite in the ‘Comments’ box below for the chance to win one dozen roses delivered in Sydney this Valentine’s Day!

*Prize winner drawn at random on Friday 12 February midday and winner notified by email by close of business. Prize delivered in the Sydney metro only either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th February 2016.

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