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Daisies

April’s flower is the dainty daisy symbolizing happiness, innocence and purity. There are specific meanings associated with different varieties of daisies also with white daisies with a yellow centre carry the meaning of innocence. Pure white daisies with white centers are often associated with purity.

The daisy also symbolizes new beginnings, true love and harmony – making it a perfect flower for any kind of gift. They are particularly common in bouquets for mothers and children.

The word “daisy” comes from an Old English word meaning “day’s eye”. This association came about because daisies only open during the daytime.

A single daisy flower is actually made up of two separate flowers – the centre petals are one flower and this is surrounded by the “rays” of another flower. The daisy grows all year round and is naturally resistant to many diseases and pests, making it a perfect flower for those exploring their green thumb!

Bring out your inner child and make yourself a daisy chain to bring in April, or treat someone to a beautiful posy of these simple and lovely flowers today!

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Daffodil

Daffodils – the birth flower of March – are trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of sizes and colours. Traditionally, they are a sunny yellow but can also be white or pastel yellow. Across many cultures, the daffodil has an uplifting meaning. Typically they symbolize creativity, inspiration, renewal, inner reflection and forgiveness. In Chinese culture the daffodil symbolizes good fortune, while in Japan it means joyousness. French people see the daffodil as a symbol of hope and in Wales the first to find a daffodil bloom will be blessed for the upcoming year.

Perhaps the most universally known symbol for the daffodil is its association with the Cancer association.

The daffodil flower is a trumpet shaped bloom on a slender stalk. The unique flowers can range from ½ an inch to 5 inches depending on the plant size. Native to the Mediterranean, they originally grew in Greece and Rome before becoming wild, and then being cultivated by Europe.

The message of the daffodil is uplifting and energizing. This makes it the perfect bloom for new beginnings and to express a positive sentiment to a friend. It’s a wonderful flower for births, housewarmings and to treat someone special.

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International

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year all around the world to honour all that women achieve in social, political and economic environments. This wonderful event has been celebrated on March 8th since 1909 to bring women into the spotlight and share the equality. Every year this event gains more support and recognition, and we want to help spread that awareness! The International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action and 2017’s campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange. Our skilled florists can help you to create a beautiful bunch of flowers to give to an inspirational or special woman in your life to celebrate their strength, courage and beauty. Whether that’s your grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, colleague or friend – there is a woman in all of our lives that are worth celebrating! Come in and get a pretty posy for a special someone today!

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Used for hundreds of years to convey messages without meaning, roses are unique for their beauty, subtle fragrance and delighting a special someone with sentiments of love.

As classic as a red rose is, they come in many other colours that are just as stunning to wow your sweetheart and set a lovely tone this Valentine’s. If you want to add a little extra sentiment and affection, here are a few other rose colours you could consider using:

White roses represent purity, innocence and are often associated with young love. It also symbolizes truth, relevance and loyalty.

Yellow roses today symbolize friendship, joy and caring. A posy of these sunshine blooms conveys warmth, gladness and affection.

Pink roses convey a sentiment of gentility, femininity, elegance, appreciation and admiration. They are a delicate flower that represents love and affection along with a gently happiness.

Orange roses are warm and vibrant, they represent desire and attraction, passion and excitement.

The traditional red rose of course symbolizes love. They are a bold and dramatic flower and show enduring passion. It is universally known as the lover’s rose.

Partner your roses with a sweet card, teddy bear or a box of chocolates for a complete Valentine’s package!

With Valentine’s Day less than three weeks away, it is the perfect time to start thinking and ordering your flowers with Richmond Florist! Jump on our online store, give us a call or come in and see our wonderful florists! Have a browse through our collections online and create a floral beauty for your love. And as always, check out our Instagram for plenty of lovely inspiration!

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Christmas

Christmas wreaths are a tradition found all over the world, decorating front doors and the table centerpiece.

Throughout history, wreaths have been used in ceremonial events often being associated with strength and endurance. In ancient Greece and Rome, wreaths were used to distinguish a person of rank or status, being used as crowns in the Olympic Games.

In Eastern Europe, evergreen wreaths were lit up through cold winters to speed up the arrival of Spring and the sunshine and warmth it brings.

In Christian tradition, wreaths are used in the four-week lead up to Christmas, with the wreaths being adorned with 4 candles, each one lit as a week towards Christmas went by.

Today, the tradition of Christmas wreaths have carried through, but they are much more of a modern arrangement. Now, a dominant feature is the evergreen – a symbol of eternal life. Prickly holly is also seen regularly in wreaths. Some wreaths are decorated with boxwood, berries, pine cones and nuts, while others use eucalyptus and eucalyptus pods for their scent.

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Get creative with the foliage and flowers in your wreath this Christmas!

Poinsettia

The flower for December is the Poinsettia. The bright petals are actually leaves, while the flowers themselves are very small and yellow. Traditionally, this flower is red, but they also come in cream, yellow, pink and peach.

The Poinsettia is appropriate for the month of December as it is also known as the Christmas Star and the Christmas Flower. It is a vibrant red and green plant that originates in Mexico and Central America. Other names for the Poinsettia include Mexican Flame Leaf, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Star Flower and the Atakurk’s Flower.

Considered by the ancient Aztecs as a symbol of purity and wisdom, it was used as a dye and for medicinal reasons. Now the Poinsettia’s red, white or pink colours symbolize good cheer, success and bring wishes of celebration – a fitting flower for the celebratory season of December.

Here in Australia, the Poinsettia is the traditional Christmas flower and has also come to be the birth symbol for Christmas babies. It is the perfect flower to send to spread birthday wishes, good cheer and future success.

Other symbols of the Poinsettia flower are joy, love, hope, purity, holiness and motherhood.

All over the world, the Poinsettia can be seen throughout decorations over the month of December.  It features as table centerpieces, in Christmas wreaths or as a potted plant. It is a bright and recognizable plant to bring in the month of December!

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March birth flower – Daffodil

9 Mar 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.