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Winter holiday flower ideas

We love decorating for the holidays and there’s nothing better than adding fresh flowers to the mix.Red poinsettia is known as the traditional Christmas flower. Try something new and add a little fun twist to your typical poinsettia spread this year. Christmas florals can range from classic red table centrepiece, holiday wreath to subtle white bouquet, an everything in between.  We can’t wait to share the best winter holiday flowers that evokes festive holiday vibes. Hope you find some creative floral ideas to dress up your home this holiday season.

Crisp white table centre piece 

christmas flowers

Create a white Christmas mood by a mostly white arrangement. Their snow Christmas hues are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. There are many gorgeous white flowers around the season including garden roses, anemone, tulips, lisianthus. To make it eye-catching, add some gold or metallic embellishments like vase or tea lights. It will make a chic modern holiday table decoration for sure. 

Dark moody bouquets

holiday flowers

Classic Christmas red and green gets a joyous take in the pretty bouquet. For something a little different, mix in deep pink tones,  greenery and fun fillers.  Snow berries and skimmia is best elements to highlight the seasonal bouquet. This dark and moody bouquet is the perfect rich hue to set holiday vibe.

Holiday wreath

holiday wreath

One of the perfect ways to enhance your entrance is with a stylish holiday wreath. From glam gold designs to traditional styles adorned in pinecones, sparkling accessories and poinsettias, we’ve found there are so many options to celebrate the holiday season with the wreath. The below are our favourite holiday wreath designs. 

Green garland

gum garland

If you are a minimalist, consider a simple but elegant earthy tone garland. The garland feature lush greeneries in different hues. You can add silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, or laurel or spruce branch. The choice is endless. It will create an effortless beauty.

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The 8 most popular wedding flowers ever

Having trouble choosing your blooms with so many options? Start with these tried-and-true favorites. Picture yourself walking through a glorious garden with every flower at its peak. Which flowers would you go with for your wedding: something classic or trendy? Colorful or neutral? Large or minimal? If you’re answer is something along the lines of, “I don’t even know where to start,” we’ll help you narrow down your flower options before you meet with your florist. Begin with the basics, aka the top 10 most beautiful, timeless and popular wedding flowers.

Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements to your big day, providing elegance, fragrance romantic atmosphere or even a fun pop of colours. You  probably have trouble choosing your blooms with so many options. Which flowers would you go with for your wedding: something classic or modern? Vibrant or neutral? Large or low key?  You might not know where to start. Reduce the stress on your wedding day by picking a popular flowers that pair with your wedding season and theme. Begin with choosing flowers in season.  We’ve compiled a list that will help you narrow down your flower options before you consult with your florist.  Ranging from the timeless rose to the elegant ranunculus, these classics never go out of style. Here is the top 10 most popular wedding flowers loved by brides. 

Peony 

peony wedding flowers

Prized for its delicacy and impressive beauty, peony is the most popular wedding flowers all time. It is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Peony creates a romantic look with big delicate blossoming petals. Peonies are traditionally pink, white or red, but you can also find them in shades of coral, burgundy and yellow. A bouquet made solely of peonies can be gorgeous; the flower can also be used to create beautiful centerpieces and arrangements.  this expensive bloom is seasonally available from late spring to early summer but can be imported in the cold seasons.

Roses 

rose wedding flowers

You can never go wrong with the classic roses for your weddings, a symbol of love and purity. There are over a hundred different types of roses, with varying colors and sizes. Our brides love English garden roses especially David Austin roses. The blooms boast its lush, delicate petals and lovely fragrance. There are many ways to assemble a bouquet that is unique to you!

Ranunculus

ranunculus wedding flowers

Ideal for the spring, summer or fall wedding, the cost effective and cheerful ranunculus varies in colour and size. Brides love the lush and multi-petaled ranunculus. Interestingly, ranunculus mean “I am dazzled by your charms”.  Whether you go for a pop of pink, a champagne cream or deep red the ranunculus has closely formed petals and make a dramatic display. Ranunculus look stunning paired with anything, from roses to peonies, so you have a range of options from rustic to elegant. 

Hydrangeas

hydrangea wedding flowers

Because of the hydrangea’s voluminous, it has a huge impact with an eye-catching effect. I love its effortless beauty. Their shape resembles a beating heart, so they symbolise perseverance and emotion. You will find the hydrangea in intense shades of shades of pink, blue, burgundy and purple. The blooms usually come out in warm seasons. 

Tulips

tulips

Standing for “pure love”, the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice. One of the more recognised flowers, its prime season is the spring. Tulip has many different varieties and colours that pair beautifully with many other flowers for a textured arrangement. This flower is grown in a wide range of hues, including white and cream, pastels and vibrant shades. Tulips can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual venues, and work well in almost any details at a wedding—from bouquets to table arrangements. 

Lily of valley

lily of valley wedding flowers

You likely remember it from Kate Middleton’s royal wedding bouquet. The fresh, perfumed scent from its petite flowers is mesmerising.  The stems are covered with tiny white, nodding bell-shaped flowers that have a sweet perfume and medium-bright green leaves. It only comes out for a short period of time. 

Sweetpeas

fragrance flowers

The sweet pea symbolises lasting pleasure. It’s no surprise why brides love the sweet pea as a bridal flower, it looks lovely on its own or arranged with other florals. Its candy-like scent and ruffled blossoms make this an old-fashioned favourite in bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. The sweet pea’s many colours range from white to intense pinks and purples, and its scent can be strong and sweet. The sweet pea blooms in the springtime, so they work well if your wedding is in spring. 

Anemone

Make a dramatic statement by adding anemones to your bridal bouquet. The soft petals are almost transparent, allowing the light to shine through bringing the colours to life. The bold black centre of this flower add depth, which works well for a modern wedding. Anemones are available winter through spring, and are a great addition no matter which season.  

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Best Valentines day flower ideas

Valentines day is the perfect time of the year to show your loved one how much you care. If you’re looking for the perfect way to wow your special someone Valentine’s Day, then you can’t go past the beauty and romance of delightful and fragrant flowers.

However, choosing the right bouquet or arrangement can be tough. Do you go for the classic long-stemmed red rose? Or maybe your Valentine might prefer something a little different, like a bunch of bold native flowers? Then there’s the question about colour, size and presentation. You might not know where to start thanks to so many flower options to choose from.  We’ve compiled a list of top Valentine’s day flower ideas that are sure to put a smile on your valentine’s face.

Long stemmed red roses 

long stem red rose

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there’s no better way to express romantic love than long-stemmed red roses. Red rose symbolises true love and romance. You can either send a bouquet or a presentation box of gorgeous red roses. There are no rules for the number of stems in the bouquet or box but it carries the significance.  If you want to go all out to impress someone special on Valentines day, how about a few dozens of long stem red roses?

Romantic pink bouquet

pastel romantic bouquet

 Beautiful, romantic and elaborate, a pink bouquet is the ideal way to say “I love you”. A pastel pink bouquet mixed with seasonal blooms and some roses can’t go wrong. If you would like to go over the top, peonies might be the best choice! Gift your significant one the lovely pink bunch of flowers that will brighten up any indoor space.

Orchids

orchid pot

Orchids usually last longer than fresh cut-flowers. Besides, they make a great display. There are about 25000 different types of orchids species. Phalasenopsis , symbidium and Vanda orchids are the most popular amongst. The beauties can be in bouquets or potted. 

Vibrant floral arrangement

bright bouquet

Look out for something different this Valentines day? The eye-catching beauty of a vibrant bouquet is will be your solution. Luxury bright flowers are bound to attract attentions. Send uplifting and happy vibes to your special one this Valentines day.

Tulips

tulips

Tulips generally represent “perfect love”. A brilliant bunch of pink tulips is the best gift to give to your true love. Pink ones are gorgeous and filled with care and affection. Like other flowers, tulips also have a lots of different varieties. Parrot and peony tulips feature unique petals and more layers compared to traditional ones. They get more popular these days.

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5 Different types of roses – the most popular rose varieties

Flowers is the best way to express your love for romantic occasions. And what other flowers are more romantic than roses?  Red roses are the most common and classic when we gift flowers, but there are so many other varieties that are gorgeous in their own way.  With over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids, roses can be found in nearly every colour and a variety of shapes.  Roses are divided into 3 main groups: Species roses, Old Garden roses and Modern roses. Species roses are typically large climbing or shrub-like roses with single, flat flowers blooming in late spring or early summer followed by hips (seeds) in autumn. The latter two groups are subdivided further according to hybrid and lineage. 

Each type has its own characteristics and everyone has a different taste. It is difficult to choose the right rose for you from so many options.  Read on for the most popular kinds of roses you should consider.

David Austin

david austin rose

David Austin or English roses are highly popular among consumers especially brides-to-be. David Austin features the best characteristics of both Old and Modern Roses. They feature the superb fragrance, delicacy and charm of the old-style blooms combined with the repeat flowering characteristics and wide colour range of modern roses. If you’re looking for a hardy, disease-resistant rose with a delightful rose scent, this may be the rose for you. 

Grandi flora

grandi flora rose

Grandiflora roses have large, showy flowers that are produced on long stems, either singly or in clusters of three to five blooms. They are a combination of graceful blooms of the hybrid teas married with the repetitive growth cycle of floribundas. The shades of colours go from soft pastels to deep purples and are complemented by the hints of the sweetest floral perfumes. Hardy and disease resistant.  

Bourbon rose

bourbon rose

They have lovely full blooms in various shades of pink, white and red, and often have an intense and heady fragrance. Bourbon roses typically have very few thorns or none at all. They can be trained to climb, and are repeat-bloomers.

Damask rose

damask rose

Damask roses are some of the oldest roses in the world. There are two groups of Damasks: the Summer Damask and the Autumn Damask. These roses come in a variety of colours from white to deep pink. These roses tend to sprawl and have strongly scented blooms that are often used in the perfume industry. 

Tea rose

tea rose

Originating in China and one of the only parents of the modern Hybrid Tea rose, tea roses have fragrance that is similar to Chinese black tea. They’re not hardy in colder climates. They have pointed buds that open in a spiral and often roll back at the edges giving the bloom a pointed tip. They have a wide range of colours from white and pastel shades of pink, yellow, to apricot. . Tea roses are repeat-flowering and disease-resistant.

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Edible flowers

Edible flowers are used in many different styles of cuisine and can be found on menus all over the world. Not all flowers are safe to eat, but some can offer a unique burst of flavour and colour to many dishes, including salads, sauces, beverages and entrées. From a garnish on desert with hibiscus to decorating a cheese platter with pansies, there is no shortage of ways to put the petal to the metal. We want to bring the ‘wow’ factor to the plate or glass. The most popular edible flowers are different for each individual. Some like to nibble on the edible flowers that come from herbs and veggies. Others tend to use the medium-sized colourful flowers such as nasturtium, pansy and rose petal to name a few. There are plenty of other edible flowers out there, too, including chamomile, lavender,  lilacs  and more. Here are 5 of the most popular edible flowers for you to consider.

Hibiscus

hibicus edible flower
hibicus edible flowers

Hibiscus flowers are large, colourful blossoms that grow in warm climates. The flowers can be eaten raw but are often used to make herbal tea. It is believed hibiscus may help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. In Mexico, dried hibiscus is a popular gourmet treat, and is often used as a garnish on desserts, or in syrup. 

Pansy

pansy edible flowers

Pansies make a colourful and nutritious addition to a variety of desserts and salads. Because pansies can have so many colour variations, they make an excellent decorative addition to desserts, such as pastries, cakes and cookies. Pansies are beautiful on a cake. They are also used in martini. For everyday use, add onto a goat cheese log to jazz up your cheese plate.

Lavender

lavendar

Lavender is a violet flower admired for its distinct fragrance. It may be eaten fresh or dried and pairs well with a variety of ingredients like citrus, berries, rosemary, sage, thyme and chocolate. Lavender is a desirable addition to a variety of foods, including baked goods, infused syrups and herbal teas. 

Rose

Rose is the most loved flowers with their beauty and aroma. The best part is they are edible. They can be eaten raw, mixed into various fruit or green salads and added to granola or mixed herbs. Rose petals is commonly used for desert decorations. Like many other edible flowers, roses may offer health benefits. Some research suggests that certain compounds in roses may reduce stress and anxiety. 

Borage

borage edible flowers
borage edible flowers

Borage is an ideal ingredient in salads, or as a garnish in drinks. The star-shaped flower in blue is best when they are eaten fresh in a salad or as a garnish for desserts and cocktails. Borage is often used in pastries and desserts, too. The flowers are known to have a slightly sweet flavor that is reminiscent of cucumber and honey. 

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Housewarming gift ideas

Has your friend bought a new house and invited you over to a housewarming party?  Bring beauty and cheer to a new home. Housewarming flowers make a special welcome gift and are a thoughtful way to convey your wish for many future blessings. We would love to share our top-tips for gifting to home owners. These will make a great housewarming gift to celebrate a new home. 

Vase arrangement

Fresh blooms will brighten up a new home. Beautiful flower arrangement will boost new home-owners mood and make them feel welcomed.  Bringing them housewarming flowers is a great idea. Add a vase too!  If you know the house owner well, pick colour of flowers with a vase based on their preferences and house style. White and neutral flowers will fit best for the Morden house. Or you can go bold if they are outgoing. See the examples below for housewarming gift flower ideas.

White and green

white and green vase arrangement for housewarming gift

Bright arrangement

bright vase arrangement for a housewarming gift

Pastel

pastel vase arrangement for a housewarming gift

Plants

Plants make wonderful gifts, perking up the home with lush greenery and soothing vibes. Apart from their beauty, plants purify air indoor space and provide us health benefits. Here are our favourite house plants that are easy to grow and low maintenance.

orchids

orchid for a housewarming gift

sansevieria

plant for a housewarming gift

peace lily

peace lily

terrarium

terrarium

jade

Hamper box

hamper box for a housewarming gift

Surprise new homeowners with a housewarming gift hamper filled with lovely goodies and treats like scented soy candles, wine, pamper products. The choice is endless. These will be perfect to kick start the new home celebrations in style.  They will be happy to receive gorgeous hamper box. Beautiful housewarming hampers are guaranteed to make them feel welcome! 

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The 6 best Easy care indoor plants 

Indoor plants are believed to purify the air indoor by filtering out everyday pollutants and toxins, help to deter illness and ease tension and lower stress. Besides, they help you ultimately work better through improved concentration, heightened attention and enhanced creativity. Apart from their benefits for our health, indoor house plants have never been more popular due to their beauty and easy care. I am so excited to share the best indoor plants that is low-maintenance and hardy. Green thumb or not, these house plants are tough enough to thrive any neglect from their owners.  Bring lush green home! 

1. Zanzibar Gem aka ZZ plant

zanzibar indoor plant

They’re drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. Zanzibar makes it a great housewarming gift. 


2. Fiddle Leaf Fig

fiddle fig

Ficus lyrata is a perfect indoor house plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright. The beautiful green requires bright, filtered light. Keep steadily moist, but don’t allow it to sit in water.


3. Rubber Fig

A rubber tree needs bright light and a good amount of space around for it to be happy, grow, and remove carbon dioxide from the indoor space.


4. Snake plant aka Sansevieria

It’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts. The snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels. Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals.


5. Succulent

These tough plants are great indoors because they’re adapted to survive dry conditions. Succulents also thrive in dry air and warm temperatures, which most homes already have, so you don’t have to change a thing to grow one in your living room.


6. Cactus

Add one to your windowsill or living space to perk up your indoor space.A cactus requires little care—it can even tolerate some neglect as some types only need to be watered every two to three months. They can live for decades, so even the black-thumbed among us can find success.

Watering Tips 


There are no rules on how many times you water a week or a month. Feel the soil and water throughly if it is dry. Allow to dry out between waterings. Remember not to overwater!! Plants are happy when they are given a good drainage.

Light and Humidity 


The plants are maintained well when light and humanity are balanced. Most indoor plants grow well near window but avoid too dark or bright spots. Peace lily, Fiddle leaf fig and Happy plant enjoy misting. Please leave comments below if you have any questions, tips and suggestions. I would love to know your thoughts too.

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The 8 most popular wedding flowers ever

Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements to your big day, providing elegance, fragrance romantic atmosphere or even a fun pop of colours. You  probably have trouble choosing your blooms with so many options. Which flowers would you go with for your wedding: something classic or modern? Vibrant or neutral? Large or low key?  You might not know where to start. Reduce the stress on your wedding day by picking a popular flowers that pair with your wedding season and theme. Begin with choosing flowers in season.  We’ve compiled a list that will help you narrow down your flower options before you consult with your florist.  Ranging from the timeless rose to the elegant ranunculus, these classics never go out of style. Here is the top 10 most popular wedding flowers loved by brides. 

  • 1. Peony 

Prized for its delicacy and impressive beauty, peony is the most popular wedding flowers all time. It is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Peony creates a romantic look with big delicate blossoming petals. Peonies are traditionally pink, white or red, but you can also find them in shades of coral, burgundy and yellow. A bouquet made solely of peonies can be gorgeous; the flower can also be used to create beautiful centrepieces and arrangements.  this expensive bloom is seasonally available from late spring to early summer but can be imported in the cold seasons.

  • 2. Roses 

You can never go wrong with the classic roses for your weddings, a symbol of love and purity. There are over a hundred different types of roses, with varying colours and sizes. Our brides love English garden roses especially David Austin roses. The blooms boast its lush, delicate petals and lovely fragrance. There are many ways to assemble a bouquet that is unique to you!

  • 3. Ranunculus

Ideal for the spring, summer or fall wedding, the cost effective and cheerful ranunculus varies in colour and size. Brides love the lush and multi-petaled ranunculus. Interestingly, ranunculus mean “I am dazzled by your charms”.  Whether you go for a pop of pink, a champagne cream or deep red the ranunculus has closely formed petals and make a dramatic display. Ranunculus look stunning paired with anything, from roses to peonies, so you have a range of options from rustic to elegant. 

  • 4. Hydrangeas

Because of the hydrangea’s voluminous, it has a huge impact with an eye-catching effect. I love its effortless beauty. Their shape resembles a beating heart, so they symbolise perseverance and emotion. You will find the hydrangea in intense shades of shades of pink, blue, burgundy and purple. The blooms usually come out in warm seasons. 

  • 5. Sweet peas

The sweet pea symbolises lasting pleasure. It’s no surprise why brides love the sweet pea as a bridal flower, it looks lovely on its own or arranged with other florals. Its candy-like scent and ruffled blossoms make this an old-fashioned favourite in bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. The sweet pea’s many colours range from white to intense pinks and purples, and its scent can be strong and sweet. The sweet pea blooms in the springtime, so they work well if your wedding is in spring. 

  • 6. Anemone

Make a dramatic statement by adding anemones to your bridal bouquet. The soft petals are almost transparent, allowing the light to shine through bringing the colours to life. The bold black centre of this flower add depth, which works well for a modern wedding. Anemones are available winter through spring, and are a great addition no matter which season.  

  • 7. Tulips

Standing for “pure love”, the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice. One of the more recognised flowers, its prime season is the spring. Tulip has many different varieties and colours that pair beautifully with many other flowers for a textured arrangement. This flower is grown in a wide range of hues, including white and cream, pastels and vibrant shades. Tulips can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual venues, and work well in almost any details at a wedding—from bouquets to table arrangements.

  • 8. Lily of valley

You likely remember it from Kate Middleton’s royal wedding bouquet. The fresh, perfumed scent from its petite flowers is mesmerising.  The stems are covered with tiny white, nodding bell-shaped flowers that have a sweet perfume and medium-bright green leaves. It only comes out for a short period of time. 

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the 6 most romantic flowers for anniversary

There are sayings flowers are the best expression of love and romance. There is nothing better than saying “I love you” to your special someone with a beautiful bouquet of romantic flowers.  Show your partner how much you really care with fresh and gorgeous blossoms, which represent happiness, prosperity, and romance. 

Not sure which type of flower to choose? Sure, roses are the flower of love, but they’re not the only variety that are romantic. Here is a list of 6 the most romantic flowers that could be perfect for anniversary, valentines day, proposal or just because. 

Peony

You can’t go wrong with peony. These fluffy blooms are most commonly associated with romance, prosperity, and love. These gorgeous flowers take everyone’s breath away. Stunningly beautiful, in shades of pink and red as well as white and coral, peony announces that spring has truly arrived. 

Red roses

They are by far considered the most romantic of all the flowers.  The red rose is the symbol of deep and everlasting love that shows one’s love life is fulfilled. It is given to convey your deepest affection towards that special someone. It’s the perfect gift for Valentine’s day.

Tulips

Every colour of tulip has a different meaning. The red tulip represents “love”, while a white tulip is meant for an apology. The elegant and easily identifiable blooms are one of the most popular flowers in the world.  A brilliant bouquet of tulips is the perfect gift to give to your true love.

Orchids

These rare blossoms symbolise love, beauty, luxury and strength.  Orchids can hold up well over time, both in bouquets and pots. Their exotic beauty and sophistication make them unique and thoughtful presents for the man in your life.

Gardenias

Gardenias are recognised as being some of the most highly fragrant flowers in the world. Loaded with fragrance, these elegant flowers signify purity and joy, and connote deep, old-fashioned love. It is as delicate as it is beautiful and is a rare yet worthwhile find due to its short blooming season. This sophisticated flower is perfect for those who want a classic feel to those special occasions including proposals, weddings and anniversary.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus are a luxurious choice for your special someone. The bright, eye-catching flower represents attractiveness and charm and is a perfect way to tell someone they’ve caught your attention. Gift a bouquet of ranunculus and you’ll be messaging the recipient know, “I am dazzled by your charms”

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9 Top long lasting flowers

native flowers

You need to take into consideration for colours and varieties when you choose blooms for your bouquet. But it’s also important to note how long they’ll last. We all want our flowers to last long. A good news is there are types of flowers that have a tendency to outlive others. We’ve complied a list of the most long-lasting flowers to help you decide your best florals. From lilies and sunflowers to orchids and carnations, you will be sure to discover some of your favourite on the list.

sunflowers

sunflower

freesias

freesia

lilies

lily

native flowers

native

carnations

carnation

alstromerias

alstromeria

orchids

orchid

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

chrysanthmum

gerberas

gerbera

There is a saying all good things come to an end. It’s a beauty of nature. Just because your flowers have a short life span, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy them for as much as you can. You can admire your flowers longer if you take a good care of the blooms. Make sure you condition flowers after you purchase flowers or a bouquet.

How to condition flowers

  1. Remove foliage and ensure absence of greens below water line. Leaves in water will create bacterias which will impact on the flower longevity.
  2. Cut stems with an angle. Ideally, 45 degrees is the best. It allows for greater surface area and a corresponding increased water uptake.
  3. Get rid of bruised or damaged petals. They will give a bad influence on the other petals.

Here is our guide on how to keep your flowers fresh. Hope these tips help your blooms extend the life.