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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!

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://richmondflorist.com.au/

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!

April birth flower – Daisy

Apr 6, 2016

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The Daisy is April’s birth flower, symbolising cheerfulness, childhood innocence and purity. The common Daisy has white petals with a bright yellow centre, but different varieties can also be found in pink, violet, orange and red.

The name ‘Daisy’ comes from the phrase ‘day’s eye’ because it opens up each day with the morning sunrise and closes during the night.

Remember making Daisy-chains as children? Discovered in 1884, the Daisy was once worn by unmarried men and women to signify their availability. Upon accepting a suitors proposal, women wore a ring of Daisy’s around their head announcing the engagement!

Daisy’s make a great gift for young children and teenagers, or an alternative to roses if you’re planning to propose!

Top 3 Autumn flowers

Mar 23, 2016

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It’s Autumn and we all need something to warm the heart and keep a smile on our faces, so here are our top 3 autumn blooms:

Alstroemeria – also known as the Peruvian Lilu or Lily of the Incas, they come in vibrant colours like orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow or white and will last about two weeks in a vase. They have striped petals and no fragrance. Cymbidium Orchids – or the Boat Orchid is a stunning long-lasting flower that come in a range of flamboyant colours including orange, apricots, browns, reds, burgundy, yellow and green. Hyacinth –  feature clusters of small flowers along a single stalk and have an intoxicating scent. Hyacinths come in rich colours like magenta and deep indigo, as well as pale pink, baby blue, yellow and white.

March birth flower – Daffodil

Mar 9, 2016

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The daffodil, also known as jonquil or narcissus, is the birth flower for the month of March – a popular yellow flower that’s often associated with the Daffodil Day fundraiser.

Native to Southern Europe, this fragrant flower was once believed to have healing powers. According to Greek Mythology the Narcissus flower came about when an egotistical young man drowned in a pool while staring at his own reflection.

To many Catholics, however, the daffodil is a symbol of Easter and its German name ‘Ostergloken’ literally means ‘Easter bells’. It’s said the flower first bloomed during the resurrection of Christ and so it’s become a symbol of sorrow and hope.

Meet the team: 60 seconds with Jenny M

Mar 4, 2016

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Jenny Mantis (Jenny.2) has been an integral part of the Richmond Florist team and family for over 15 years.

An ex-flight attendant for Emirates, Jenny brings a strong customer service background to the florist and also helps look after the admin side of the business.

Jenny has always loved the vibrant colours and sweet scent of flowers and she believes they’re the ultimate pick me up! Her favourite flower is the fragrant oriental lily.

In her spare time Jenny enjoys cooking, taking long walks along the beach and fun girl’s nights out!

February Birth Flowers – Violet

Feb 17, 2016

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Representing faithfulness, wisdom and hope, the Violet is February’s birth flower. Known for their heart shaped leaves and five delicate petals, Violets traditionally come in shades of purples, but are also available in blue and white.

Used by the ancient Romans as a medicinal herb, violets can be eaten raw or cooked and are often used in desserts.

The Australian native violet and African violets are two of the most popular varieties, growing well in most areas of the country, blooming during the warmer months.

Potted violets make an ideal indoor plant, preferring a cool shady spot away from direct sunlight and needing minimal care.

Rose colours & meanings

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Classic and elegant, roses have been used for hundreds of years to send heartfelt messages and continue to be the most popular flower on Valentine’s Day.

Each coloured rose is known to carry its own meaning and significance, here’s our top three:

Red: represents true love and enduring passion, ideal for anniversaries and romantic occasions Pink: represents admiration and happiness, perfect for a new romantic interest or friend Orange: represents attraction and conveys a message of friendship and love together

You can also mix rose colours like red and pink, to express combined meanings like happiness and love…

Call our friendly florists to put together a meaningful Valentine’s Day bouquet!

Valentine’s Day – a brief history

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Valentine’s Day – also known as Saint Valentines Day, is celebrated with the exchange of cards, chocolate, gifts and flowers – but do you know where this tradition began?

It’s said, an early Christian bishop named Valentine was executed on 14 February for performing illegal marriage ceremonies and left a farewell love message signed ‘from your Valentine’!

References to Valentine’s Day can also be found in ancient Roman and Greek Mythology, and the rose was associated with Venus or Aphrodite – the goddess of love.

Today, the red rose is considered most romantic and symbolises love, but pink and orange flowers are also popular gifts.

Visit our Facebook page for some great Valentine’s Day offers…