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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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Blooming in the Spring, the graceful and simple tulips blossoms appear in all colours. “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.” – Marianne Williamson
Around the world people love tulips for many different reasons; the Victorians consider it a symbol of charity while the Turkish grew the flower as a symbol of paradise on earth. The Ottoman Empire plants the tulip bulb to remind them of heaven and eternal life. Over time, the dominant symbol of the tulip is its link to love and passion.
The different colours of a tulip also contribute different meanings:A yellow tulips can symbolize unrequited love, but also hope, friendship and cheerful thoughts White tulips convey neutrality and forgiveness The purple tulip is linked to royalty and regality The red tulip is a symbol for “perfect love” from the Turkish legend of a Prince in love, and this is also the flower for the 11th Wedding Anniversary Pink tulips are linked to a less intense love as well as happiness and confidence
With all of the different colours, meanings and sentiments associated with the tulip, it is no wonder than their popularity remains. As one of the most loved flowers, a bouquet of tulips is sure to delight and enchant their recipient with their beauty.
Visit is in store or on our website to get your own bouquet: https://www.ngenious.com.au/
Comments Off on Winter Promotion: Tulips Mania!
We love being the messenger of good news! At Ngenious Floriade, we are pleased to announce a fantastic Winter Promo on our stunning tulips. These beauties are so in season right now and for just $19 per bunch, they’re hard to resist. So brighten up your Winter and visit us today for your fresh tulips. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and mention this advertisement to receive the offer!
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A very happy new year to all our lovely customers and staff at the Epworth hospital…may 2015 be fabulous!
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Ngenious Arrangements for Functions are now available!
We are a florist that dedicates itself to personalised service. That means that if you, or anyone you know, has an upcoming event you can call us! Ngenious arrangements for functions are specialised and personalised. We can put together bouquets or boxes in a variety of different styles to suit your event. No matter what the occasion we are prepared to dedicate time and effort to making sure that your individualised demands are met.
In June this year Ngenious put together a series of arrangements for the Lockwood Society Function. To see more examples check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/floristmelbourne?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark
And don’t forget that Ngenious arrangements for functions are the best that you can receive!
Comments Off on The launch of our new website
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website! We still have all the old favourites but have now also added many new flower designs and products to our new online store.
The launch of our new website means that now you can check out a variety of bouquets, boxes and specialised treats in the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget that we provide delivery to all of Melbourne. Plus we are also a part of Interflora which means we can handle any national or international orders as well!
If you need more information please feel free to call us. Or check out our Facebook page which is full of photographs of all the best bouquets and arrangements our talented Florists have put together.
So feel free to check out www.ngenious.com.au for more information or just to see what all the fuss is about.