Posts Tagged ‘florist’
Comments Off on Remembrance Day
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.”
Comments Off on Buttonholes
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!
Comments Off on Ngenious Arrangements for Functions
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 New Baby – Welcome to the world!
New baby – welcome to the world!
One of the most exciting and special celebrations in life is the birth of a baby.
Here at Ngenious Floriade we have created a range of beautiful flower arrangements and gifts that are perfect for just such an occasion.
Congratulating the parents and welcoming their precious new baby to this world is easy with Ngenious Floriade.
see range – We deliver daily to Epworth Freemasons and maternity hospitals throughout Melbourne.
So make sure you let your new loved one know you care!
Comments Off on Inspired in October
Inspired in October
October is traditionally the month of pumpkins and falling leaves but here in Melbourne not quite so! So here at Ngenious we have decided to dedicate this month to a bit of a humorous quote. Because everyone needs a bit of a laugh around this time to get themselves through the rest of the year.
One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements. – Marcelene Cox
Comments Off on Inspired in September
Inspired in September
Ahh beautiful September – the perfect month for an inspired quote. With spring arriving around the corner it feels as though everything is brightening up, which means this is an Ngenious “Inspired in September” quote:
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. – D. H. Lawrence
Enjoy the sunshine!
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.