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Native

Native Australian flowers are so visually striking and full of deep colours. They have a distinct appearance and properties, and they are perfect in the hot Australian climate. Native Australian flora is a unique group because of its age and isolation from the rest of the world. Native plant species in Australia reach around 24,000. Here are a few:

The Waratah is native particularly to southeastern Australia, found on the Central Coast and the South Coast as well as nearby ranges. The large flowers are actually individual flowers that are grouped in rounded heads. They are usually red but can be pink or white as well.

Kangaroo Paw plants only occur naturally in the southwest of Western Australia. The size, flower-height and colour varies depending on the variety and species. They are a large, velvety and vividly coloured red or green flower with no fragrance and a sturdy stem – ideal for birds.

The Banksia has over 170 varieties, but is distinguishable by the flowery spikes and conical shapes. You will find these beauties in rainforests, shrub lands and arid landscapes. The Banksia flower is filled with nectar and plays an important role among the bees and animals.

Eucalyptuses, commonly known as Gum Trees, have long thin green leaves and a crisp, fresh scent. Eucalyptus is an iconic tree in Australian flora, and the oil is widely used in aromatherapy.

The vibrant red Bottlebrush grows on bushy trees in sunny, dry areas. There are over 40 species of Bottlebrushes, featuring colours such as yellow, white, red, pink and orange.

The Golden Wattle is Australia’s national flower and even has its own day, being September 1st. When in flower, the wattle displays the colours of green and gold. It is a symbol of unity and prosperity.

If you love the look of our native flora, some flowers you could seek for your native bunch could include: Proteas, Blue Gums, Kangaroo Paw, Gumnuts, Leucodendren, Banksia, Eucalyptus Buds, or Inca Gold. Visit our website for a browse: https://richmondflorist.com.au/ Or our Instagram for some inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ And come in and chat to our lovely florists for some more tips!

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!

Winter Promotion: It’s all about tulips!

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Chase away the Winter Blues and warm up with our latest offer! Oh yes indeed, it is all about tulips this month. With an unbeatable offer of just $19 per bunch, our top quality tulips are sure to brighten up your day. So hesitate no further and drop by our florist today. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and mention this advertisement to receive the offer!

October’s birth flower is the Marigold – symbolising elegance and devotion. Also known as Calendula, this vibrant yellow and orange flower is used in Indian wedding ceremonies and festivals, and in Mexico for the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Cut Marigolds will last at least a week if properly maintained, and are perfect as part of a larger bouquet or arrangement, with lots of purple and white blooms and green foliage.

Did you know: Marigolds are edible and sometimes used in food as a substitute for saffron? The Marigold’s strong scent is also used as natural mosquito and fly repellent!

September’s birth flower is the Aster – symbolising love, elegance and patience. Named after the Latin word for ‘star’ due to it’s star-like shape, Asters come in a variety of bright colours like pink, lilac, white and mauve.

Asters are long lasting with a vase life of up to 14 days, if stems are trimmed and water is changed regularly. Great on their own in a small vase or bottle, or part of a larger arrangement with other wildflowers like sunflowers – we can create the perfect Aster inspired Spring bouquet to suit all tastes and budgets.

Happy New Year

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white cherry blossoms

The staff at Richmond Florist wish all of our lovely customers a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

 

 

Christmas at Richmond Florist

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Our feature colour is red this week at the Richmond Florist shop in celebration of the festive season…we also love all the gorgeous textures being delivered from our suppliers like holly and the beautifully fragrant spruce which truly smells like Christmas has arrived.

Our New Website Launch

Aug 25, 2013

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Our new website is here at last!

Choosing the perfect arrangement is now much easier. We are super excited about this new development.  It means that you can browse all of our arrangements, bouquets and specials from the comfort of your own home.  We’ve been working very hard in the last few months creating a fabulous, NEW online range.

We will be regularly updating our merchandise and offering great online specials on our new website.  So make sure you check our new website to see it all.

Have fun browsing our new website!