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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!

Floral Emblems of Australia

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Did you know each Australian State and Territory has a unique floral emblem? Victoria was the first State to appoint one, selecting the pink Common Heath in 1958.

Native to the southeastern states of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, the red, pink or white tube-like flowers of the Common Heath bloom from autumn to spring and attract birds like the honeyeater.

Other floral emblems include the Waratah (NSW), Cooktown Orchid (QLD), Sturt’s Desert Pea (SA) and Kangaroo Paw (WA). The Golden Wattle was announced as our national floral emblem on 1 September 1988.

Talk to our florists to order a bouquet of natives for Australia Day!

20 days til Christmas – order flowers now!

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There’s 20 days until Christmas and it’s time to get into the festive spirit! It’s also a good time to order your Christmas themed floral arrangements for work and home.

Reception: Greet visitors and clients with a fresh red and green floral arrangement at your front desk – a modern alternative to a tree.

Office: A smaller bouquet on your desk is another great way to remind you and your staff to smile and be merry!

Events: Whether it’s for the end of year office celebration or a private dinner party, a Christmas inspired floral centerpiece gives a festive yet contemporary look.

Saturday the 14th of February is St Valentine’s Day – celebrated in many countries around the world, Valentine’s Day is associated with romantic love and as such is expressed by many with the giving of flowers, chocolates or sweets and gift cards.

It is definitely one of, if not the biggest day of the year at the Richmond Florist store and we have been busy planning for the big day. Roses, particularly red roses, are the most popular flower type for Valentine’s Day and we have a large range of designs from the traditional and classic long stem roses in a box to more contemporary designs that we have developed in recent years including the most popular to date – the rose and vine pots. See the full Valentine’s Day range here

 

 

gift hampers

Along with our range of flower arrangements, bouquets and posies we create and deliver many fruit and gift hampers. The most popular combinations are fruit and flowers chocolates, teddy bears and other plush toys, foil balloons and delicious Australian made Chocolatier chocolates.

 

 

white roses

Roses are in my top three favourite flower varieties and I just never get tired of working with them. They of course are also a favourite of many of our customers and are always in high demand…This arrangement of white roses in a glass cube vase is a recent addition to our online range and I love the simplicity of its design and how it showcases the beauty of the rose bloom. This presentation would also make elegant table centres for a wedding or function.

 

 

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Phalaenopsis orchids originate from south east Asia and are one of the longest flowering orchids. They produce beautifully elegant blooms for up to six months of the year, this combined with the fact that they are very easy to look after is the reason why they are now one of the most commonly grown orchids in the world. The following is a guide to caring for your flowering Phalaenopsis plants. → Read more