Mothers Day Gift Ideas for Organised Early Birds


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?



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.


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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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 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.

Flowers and Foliage, Autumn Style

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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Top 10 Flower Tattoos to Consider Getting This Spring

Whether they are permanent or temporary, if you are going to go down the body art path, flower tattoos offer a huge variety of style and design options, whether it be a classic or avant-garde look.

In no particular order, here are our top ten favourite flower tattoos for spring if anyone is looking for ideas and inspiration!

1. Simple and Discreet

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2. Floral Ankle

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3. Forget Me, Not

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4. Watercolour Poppies

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5. Lady Rose

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6. Walking Flower Apothecary…

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7. Intricate Floriography

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8. Ahoy Petal!

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9. A Little Japanese, A Little Avant-Garde

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10. Summer Meadow

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To view more flower tattoos, check out our Pinterest board here.

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Our 2015 SPROUT Spring Flowers Online

Sweet peas and daffodils, tulips and blossom. Roses and lilies and lilac delphinium. These-are a few-of my fav-our-ite things!

Spring has sprung and with a change in season comes a change of bouquet style and flowers for our florist team to play with. Take a look at some of our favourite new designs and products featured in the Flowers for Eveyrone 2015 ‘Sprout’ collection of spring flowers online!

Pink Lily Queen – $130.00

A tall cylindrical glass vase filled with a fresh pink and green bouquet of fragrant oriental lilies, roses and long lasting alstoemeria (‘Peruvian lilies’). Finished with lush fern fronds and vibernum foliage, this pretty flower arrangement is perfect for birthday and ‘thinking of you’ gifts. Order these gorgeous flowers here.

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Fragrant Spring Posy – $66.00

The essence of spring – this pretty little spring posy features dainty sweet peas, exquisitely scented jonquils and pink hyacinth, mixed with a combination of fresh green foliage and silvery dusty millar leaves. Send these divine flowers here.

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Sweet Violet – $88.00

Our posy vase of violet, mauve and purple blooms features gorgeous roses with long lasting alstroemeria lilies and frilly carnations. Accented with fresh greenery and dainty vibernum flowers, this darling spring flower arrangement is ideal for any occasion, including birthdays, celebrating the birth of a new baby, a special thank-you or a get well soon. Order these pretty flowers online here.

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Dainty Moth Orchid – $132.00

These delicate orchid plants with moth-shaped blooms come in a variety of gorgeous colours, including lemon, pink, white and purple. Beautifully displayed in a crisp white ceramic pot with fresh green moss, these long lasting plants are perfect for indoors and make ideal gifts for any occasion. Order our phalaenopsis orchid plants online here.

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Little Miss Rosy – $89.50

A popular choice for spring, this vase of girly pink roses, geberas daisies and lisianthus is beautifully arranged with silvery dusty millar leaves and fresh greenery. A fabulous newborn baby girl gift idea, a get well soon, birthday or thank-you present. Order our Little Miss Rosy here.

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And if these don’t quite tickle your spring fancy, then why not leave it up to the experts to get creative with the most beautiful blooms that happen to be in the market on the day of your order? Our mystery spring posies and bouquets online gives free reign to our designers to incorporate the most divine spring flowers and colours that peep their little heads out on market day.



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Oh Baby! Win 1 of 4 Newborn Baby Gifts

Expecting a new little arrival into the world soon? For the next four weeks we will be giving away one of our beautiful newborn baby gifts. Take a look below at what is on offer and how to enter!


For the week of 1st July we are giving away our ‘Bear Amongst the Orchids’ gift, featuring a rustic crate of delicate orchids in white, pink, lemon or purple to brighten up a hospital room or home, accompanied by a sweet little bear for bub (13cm tall), and a box of Kennedy & Wilson handmade chocolate bears for mum.  Valued at $140.

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Balloons and blooms! For the week of 6th July, we are giving away an ‘It’s a Boy’ or ‘It’s a Girl’ balloon bouquet valued at $74.50 with a large cyclamen plant in a natural seagrass basket (available in white, pink or red), valued at $65.00.



Freckles and fairy floss… For the week of the 13th July go into the draw to win one of our best selling newborn baby gifts valued at $132. Choose between our pretty pink or sweet violet posy vase of flowers, delivered with a pink or blue soft teddy bear and 100g milk chocolate freckle bar handmade by Kennedy & Wilson.

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For the week of the 20th July you could win a vase of dreamy creamy flowers and a nappy cake gift. Our vase of fresh seasonal creamy white flowers and greenery is simple and stylish. Accompanied by a baby boy or baby girl multi-tiered nappy cake featuring 14  newborn nappies, baby blanket, 2 pairs of baby socks, a cotton baby singlet, 3 face washers and a 20cm tall soft and smiley baby giraffe  Gift value $148.00.

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All you need to do is click on this competition entry link and follow the instructions! . Prizes will be announced on Facebook and winners notified on Sunday 5th July, Sunday 12th July, Sunday 19th July and Thursday 23rd July.

Terms & Conditions: Prizes are valid for Sydney metro delivery only and must be redeemed prior to 31st December 2015.

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Attention Budding Botanical Artists!

Did you know it can easily take more than 50 hours to complete a relatively small botanical art drawing or painting? That’s intense.

Why bother spending so many hours drawing a rose in such exacting botanical detail when one can use their iphone to take a photo of it (then use cool filters on Instagram to make it look even ‘better’)?

In a society that is all about rapid gratification, focusing our mind’s eye on the small details of a flower stem or single leaf can invoke a zen-like meditative quality.

Furthermore, the sheer intensity of analysing and honouring an object from nature in a drawing of botanical perfection is often said to create a unique ‘bond’ between the artist and their subject.

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Botanical Art v Floral Art

Contemporary botanical art is often described as having a dual focus: science and art.

The ‘challenge’ of botanical art compared to simply ‘floral art’ however, is that it requires a ‘dedication to acquiring knowledge about plant forms and the delicacy of their structure and their life cycles, as well as developing techniques in a variety of media used in the aesthetic representation of this knowledge’. (1)

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Botanical Art: Getting Started

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MAGNOLIA drawing, Georg Dionysus Ehret, 1743. Museum no. D.583-1886. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Formal definitions aside. A careful study of plants is essential in botanical art. The chosen subject has to be accurately sketched with precision so the genus and species are clear, yet also display an appealing composition. Typically the subject is drawn against a blank backdrop, using the likes of graphite, watercolour, coloured pencil, pen and ink.

Keen to have a go? Check out our list of  inspiration and resources below…

Contemporary botanical artists are often influenced by 18th-century masters such as Pierre-Joseph Redoute and Georg Dionysius Ehret.

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Botanical painting by famous Belgian artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute

Books worth referring to for inspiration are:

The Golden Age of Botanical Art by Martyn Rix

The Illustrated Herbal by plant historian Wilfred Blunt, with Sandra Raphael, a study of the development of herbals, their decorative, botanical   and medicinal interest.

The Art of Botanical Painting by Margaret Stevens, published in association with the Society of Botanical Artists.

The Catalogue of Botanical Prints and Drawings from the National Museums of Wales by MH Lazarus, includes works by Ehret and Redouté.


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Spring Floral Collection 2014

Spring has well and truly arrived in flowers (if not with the weather!) and our Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection has officially launched online and in-store.

Featuring year-round favourites such as lilies, gerbera daisies, roses and orchids, combined with springtime classics including perfumed stock, tulips, ranunculus and native blushing brides, our spring floral collection is bellissimo!

And with a variety of price points ranging from $55 to $110, we are confident there is a floral design to suit everyone’s tastes and budget….check out our new blooms below.


Spring Cream Sympathy Flower Arrangement gerbera-bouquet


La Vie en Rose     Queen Anne's Lace and Orchids

South of Provence Bouquet     Mixed colour rose bouquet


A Good Vintage Flower Arrangement     native to spring flower arrangement

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A Spring Symphony Bouquet     spring symphony of flowers

flowers for everyone app logoAs late spring bloomers and flushes of flowers from local farms arrive into our studios, we’ll be adding them to our seasonal spring collection and Sydney Specials  page. Keep an eye out for sweet posies and bouquets of beautiful daffodils, sweet peas, freesia, jonquils and blossom!

Have you downloaded the Flowers for Everyone app on iTunes? Order your flowers anytime, anywhere on your mobile or tablet with our flowers app!

It’s Budburst! Win Tickets to Jazz in the Vines

Hoorah! The countdown to spring is over and our Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection has officially launched! To celebrate the arrival of spring and a gooooorgeous new range of blooms, we are giving away TWO x TWO tickets valued at $155 each to the Hunter Valley Jazz in the Vines ‘Al Fresco Jazz Club’. Ooooooh la!

Because let’s face it – flowers, wine and jazz are a pretty awesome combination. See below for entry details…

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Simply purchase flowers from our Spring collection during September, and type in the code word “FFEBUDBURST” into the SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS box when placing your order online (alternatively you can fill in an entry form in-store).

Entries close 30/9/14 and the winners will be notified and announced on Facebook on 1/10/14.

Jazz in the Vines


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Tyrrell’s Vineyard Pokolbin

Jazz in the Vines is the longest running festival in the Hunter Valley now in its 22nd year.

On Saturday October 25th, fans of all ages will descend on Pokolbin for one of the biggest days on the Hunter’s social calendar. It’s about Music, Food, Wine and Dance, it’s Australia’s biggest mosh pit with over six hectares of freedom to enjoy a spectacular day in the fresh air and sunshine.

This year’s musical line-up is stunning – it includes James Morrison’s Big Band featuring special guest Leo Sayer, Lisa Hunt, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Emma Pask, Galapagos Duck, the Australian Army Big Band and The Rehab Brass Band.

Our giveaway tickets to the Al Fresco Jazz Club offer a marqueed area off to one side of the ground. The Alfresco Jazz Club is your private haven, an area to sit, relax and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and tastes that Jazz in the Vines has to offer. Alfresco Jazz Club tickets consist of entry to Jazz in the Vines, reserved seating in the Jazz Club (tables of max 9, you may be sitting with new people, what a great way to meet new friends), a private fenced area, marquee, tables, chairs, and toilets.

Wine will be available for purchase within the Jazz Club area and you can pre-book a lunch Hamper for two and pick up on the day.  You are also welcome to purchase food and drinks from any of the other restaurants and wineries on-site.

Please note that the Alfresco Jazz Club is not an “A Reserve” section, but merely a more comfortable and convenient way to experience Jazz in the Vines.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win tickets then you can purchase from the official festival site . Just bring a picnic and some friends, sit back and relax or party hard, the choice is yours.  The Hunter Valley’s longest running annual party….. it’s your best day out!

To view our new Budburst Fresh Spring Floral Collection and be in with a chance to win, click here.

The Pothole Project: Creating Teeny, Tiny Gardens

Flicking through the Sunday papers over brunch last weekend, this picture of a miniature garden caught my attention….

The Pothole Gardener

Gaining exposure on the cover of this season’s Australian Garden History Magazine, the Pothole Gardener project is ‘all about creating unexpected moments of happiness’.


Founder Steve Wheen expresses on his Pothole Gardener blog, “My little gardens are a respite from the greyness of London. People read all sorts of things into my gardens when they try and rationalise them – something I’m fascinated with…”


“I don’t generally garden on the road, only on the footpaths (I’m not completely mad) and apart from keeping safe, the only rule of pothole gardening is I don’t ever use figures in my gardens. I use a lot of miniatures as part of the project, and as a big part of my work is inspiring peoples imaginations and I find leaving scenes helps provoke the audience”.

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For Steve, pothole gardening is all about “getting out there and getting your hands dirty” and his happy little pothole garden inspirations have struck a chord with many others. Steve regularly receives pics of wonderful gardens from around the world that he posts to his blog. Some have even made it into his book “The Little Book of Little Gardens”.

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Get behind this fantastic feel good project and create a pothole garden of your own. Upload an image to Instagram tagging @potholegardener and @flowersforeveryoneaustralia –  we’ll further spread our favourite tags on the Flowers for Everyone Facebook page for even more people to feel the love!

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