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Remembrance Day is a memorial day celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also sometimes informally known as Poppy Day. It is celebrated on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, in accordance with the armistice that was signed.
The red poppy has become the floral symbol of Remembrance Day, relating to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Slowly, the tradition of poppies caught on, with people swearing to wear them as a symbol of their respect. At first, real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed in some of the fields of Flanders during World War 1, their brilliant red colour was a symbol of the blood that was spilled in these battlefields.
“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”
In Australia in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane formally declared Remembrance Day as a day to observe one minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember all those who have died and suffered for us in all wars and armed conflicts.
There aren’t many flowers that play as important a role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine as a poppy. A red poppy is a symbol of death, remembrance and consolation in the West and it symbolizes love and success in the East. A white poppy is linked to funerals, memorials and peaceful rest. Pink, purple and blue poppies are associated with imagination, luxury and success.
Wear a red poppy and remember them this November 11th; lest we forget.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
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The Spring Festival and Melbourne Cup festivities have been in full swing this week. What better way to celebrate Spring than pretty floral buttonholes?
The traditional buttonhole was a standard rose, now they can be a variety of flowers and foliage, creating the perfect look and texture for you.
Roses are the traditional choice because they last really well for this application. However, by pairing the rose with some Angel flowers, small foliage and even some berries it puts a contemporary spin on it.
Singapore Orchids are perfect for buttonholes with them being long-lasting and withstanding of hot conditions you’ll look flawless all day. They look clean, classic and elegant.
Some more artistic approaches could be more your style this racing season, with foliage and succulents being able to be used too. Consider a unique combination of succulents and limes, or a native option of using gumnuts, eucalyptus leaves and vine.
Start considering your buttonhole for your next event or even the next races! For Stakes Day, you’ll see the traditional flower is the red rose. Derby Day is the Cornflower. The Melbourne Cup is shown with a yellow rose. On Oaks Day you’ll see plenty of pink roses.
Whether you’re looking to be races ready or for a special event or a wedding, come see us to make a dazzling buttonhole for you!
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we are preparing for a very busy day on Saturday the 14th of February – in fact the busiest day of the year! Last year we added our rose and vine pots design to our online range and they were the most popular product by far…Make sure you place your order early to ensure delivery on Valentine’s Day – see our Valentine’s Day online range