Easiest Flower Arrangements You Can Do at Home
Mar14

Easiest Flower Arrangements You Can Do at Home

You don’t have to have the skills of a pro to create attractive floral arrangements. There are many simple flower arrangements you can easily make at home without the need for serious skills.

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Save Your Beautiful Buds: How to Repurpose Flowers
Mar04

Save Your Beautiful Buds: How to Repurpose Flowers

Flowers bring so much joy to people. These fantastic works of nature can complete celebrations, make special occasions even more special, and let you express feelings when you can’t seem to find the right words to say. Fresh charming blooms make wonderful gifts to loved ones as well. Good thing nowadays, you can easily and conveniently order flowers online. The only problem with blooms when cut is that they wilt. Most of the time they end up in the trash. It’s painful to see such beauties become waste. And so, one of the main concerns when buying or receiving a bouquet is what to do with leftover flowers. Well, you can always give your blossoms another purpose. Below are some of the best ways to repurpose flowers. Shadow box. There is a way to keep a bouquet that means a lot to you. If you don’t want to throw away any piece of a bouquet, the best thing you can do is to frame it. Make your own shadow box. You can hang one as wall art or a brilliant centrepiece. This way, you can always have your favourite blooms on display. Potpourri. Who doesn’t like the smell of flowers in a room? One of the best ways to repurpose lovely blooms is to make potpourri using their petals. If you’re into aromatherapy, this makes a great option for you. Making a potpourri is fairly easy. Place dried petals in glass jar or small basket and put in anywhere you like inside the house. Floral air fresheners. In connection to making a...

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Birth Month Flowers and What They Mean
Mar01

Birth Month Flowers and What They Mean

We’re all too familiar with birthstones. Knowing these gemstones and what they stand for makes it easy for us to find meaningful gifts to our special someone. But enough about birthstones, we’re not discussing them today. In this post, we’ll take a look at birth month flowers and shed some light on what each of them means. Learning about these beautiful blooms will come in handy when celebrating special occasions, specifically birthdays. You’ll know which kind to order from your trusted online florists to give your loved one a sweet surprise. Below are the birth flowers for each month and their meanings. January – Carnation Carnation represents beauty, pride, gratitude, admiration and divine love. Also called Gillyflower or Clove Pink, this bloom comes in different colours and each one has its own meaning. A white carnation, for example, means pure love while pink means affection, and red means “I love you.” February – Violet Contrary to what many may think, the rose is not the flower for the month of February. In fact, it’s actually the violet which symbolises loyalty, faithfulness, chastity, and humility. When given as a gift, this beauty conveys the message that you will stay true to the person you gave it to. Although the purple ones are most common, there are also white ones available. March – Daffodil A flower associated with a couple’s tenth wedding anniversary, the daffodil symbolises rebirth or new...

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11 Best Types of Flowering Plants for Indoor Planting
Feb26

11 Best Types of Flowering Plants for Indoor Planting

Flowering plants serve a dual purpose in homes. Apart from their environmental function of improving air quality, they also serve as all-natural attractive decor that make your interiors look more cheerful and welcoming. While some people buy fresh flowers online to decorate their homes, you may want to consider growing some of them yourself. Below are some of the best types of flowering plants you can grow at home. PEACE LILY Peace Lilies are easy to grow inside the home. These plants are low maintenance and prefer less light which make them suited for rooms with lesser windows. The best thing about peace lilies is that they can help reduce toxins in the air thereby improving your home’s air quality. HIBISCUS If you’d like to have a tropical touch at home, hibiscus is the plant type for you. Its huge colourful blooms are truly noteworthy making it a gorgeous natural décor in your interiors. Additionally, hibiscus flowers come in a variety of colours including red, pink, orange, yellow and white. For healthy growing hibiscus plants, make sure the soil is evenly moist. AFRICAN VIOLET Some of the easiest types of plants to grow indoors are African violets. They bloom the entire year providing your home with colour and natural beauty. They favour filtered sunlight and warm conditions. These plants also come in hundreds of different varieties giving you plenty of choices to consider. BRAZILIAN FIREWORKS This plant got...

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10 Wonderful Gifts for the Flower Person in Your Life
Feb23

10 Wonderful Gifts for the Flower Person in Your Life

There are a lot of ways you can express your love and affection for someone. You can directly say what you feel or if you’re a bit shy, you can always express your feelings through writing. If words seem to fail you, there are also some small gestures you can do to show your love. One of the simplest and sweetest ways to show your affection for someone is to give them gifts. More than the act itself, it’s the thought that you remembered and cared to give them something heartfelt that really matters. Thinking of giving a little something special to a loved one? When it comes to giving gifts, the first thing you need to consider is their interests. Knowing what they like will make the gift hunting easier for you. Is your special someone a huge flower fan? Your instincts may automatically tell you to buy fresh beautiful from Flowers Australia Melbourne and have them delivered to their door. But there are many other presents you can give that will definitely make their day. Read on to get some wonderful gift ideas. Hand embroidered tote bag This stylish bag surely screams flowers. It’s not just great for everyday use, it also allows the owner to show their love for beautiful blooms in a fashionable way. Certainly a must-have for every flower enthusiast. Flower-themed spiral bound journal If your special someone likes to write, this lovely journal makes the perfect gift. Let them scribble their thoughts and memories...

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Flowers Fresh for a Longer Time
Feb19

Tips and Tricks to Keep Flowers Fresh for a Longer Time

There is something about flowers. They can lighten up your mood, brighten up your day and cheer you up whenever you’re down. More to adding colour and joy to a room, these lovely creations of nature help you convey a message and express feelings when words seem to fail you. It’s no wonder why there are numerous flower festivals celebrated around the world each year. With such beauty, flowers have become classic home decorations. But there is one consequence when these beauties are cut for such purpose. They wilt. Different species may have different lifespans once they’re cut. So if you’ve called for same day flower delivery and now wondering how to make flowers last longer, don’t fret. Below are some practical tips that can help you preserve your blooms. Cut flowers at the right time. Not everyone may know but there are favourable times for cutting blooms.         Right stage of development. For those with multiple buds, for example, make sure at least one bud is beginning to open before cutting them. For plants with only one flower per stem, be sure to let them fully open first before cutting them out.         Right time of day. The best time to cut blooms is when the weather is cool as they lose less water during this time. Weather is coolest in the late evening or early morning so you may cut some fresh blossoms at these times. Create a homemade preservative. You don’t have to spend much to extend the life of...

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10 Valentine’s Day Fails You’ll Be Glad You Didn’t Do
Feb17

10 Valentine’s Day Fails You’ll Be Glad You Didn’t Do

How did your Valentine’s Day go? Was it the way you hoped it would be? Without a doubt, Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated occasions in the history of occasions. There are many ways to celebrate the day of hearts. Some people go out of their way to make the day truly special while some opt to keep things low key and simply order flowers online for loved ones. While many may try their best to make the special day go smoothly, there are some unfortunate souls who sadly commit mishaps that can make the occasion a disaster of some sort. With hearts day still fresh in everyone’s minds, let’s have a look at some of the worst (or best?) Valentine’s Day fails which hopefully you didn’t make. You may also want to take note so you don’t make the same mistake next year. #1. This cake. Not sure if he’s really in dire need of some warmth or just bragging. #2. And this cake. Enjoy what? Take it easy on the abbreviations. Some people might take it the wrong way.  #3. This conversation heart. If you have a Grammar Nazi for a boyfriend/girlfriend, you better make sure not to give something like this or your date just might end up as a grammar lecture. #4. This overly expressive toilet paper. While it’s the thought that counts, this might not be the most romantic idea. Surely you can do better. #5. This (less than) romantic gift. Come on, a pre-arranged funeral is not exactly the kind of gift your loved one is dying to...

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10 Different (But Still Romantic) Ways You Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Feb09

10 Different (But Still Romantic) Ways You Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most anticipated occasions of the year. But did you know that it was originally a pagan festival of fertility? Truly there are many interesting facts about Valentine’s Day. Today, the world still celebrates the occasion but in a much different way. Dinner dates, bouquets, chocolates. You know the drill. It’s all about love and romance. The thing is, if you have been with your significant other for quite a long time, things can get a bit repetitive and predictable during this special occasion. For this reason, some people go out of their way to make the day extra special. Looking for other ways to celebrate the day of hearts? Apart from the traditional giving of gifts and Valentine’s Day flowers, there are many fun and unique (even unconventional) ways to celebrate V-Day. Make the day memorable with these Valentine’s Day date ideas. 1. Recreate your first date. The “firsts” are always special and these are some of the things you’ll never forget throughout your relationship. Remember how nervous you were before your first date? Or how you couldn’t seem to find the right outfit to wear? The butterflies in your tummy? One of the most romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to recreate your first date. It’s a great way to ignite the spark once again. So go to that restaurant where you had your first dinner together or that park where you first held hands. Relive the times when you...

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Small Gestures You Can Do to Show Your Love
Feb05

Small Gestures You Can Do to Show Your Love

Actions speak louder than words. We are all too familiar with this age-old saying. Indeed, what you do says a lot more than what you say. So how do you show someone you love them? From the simple to the grand, we are capable of doing things for our special someone all in the name of love. You can leave them simple notes if you want to keep things low key or do something bold and send flowers to an international destination if your loved one is currently abroad. There are many ways you can show a person your love and make them feel loved, even without saying a word. Here are some gestures of love you can do for the most important person in your life. Make time for them. One of the best things you can give your significant other is your time. Always make it a point to spend time with them. This is one way of letting them know you are always there for them. Talk over dinner at home and ask them how their day went. Take a few minutes from your busy schedule to give them a call or send a text asking how they are doing. If you’ve been loaded with work the whole week, schedule a date or a simple picnic on the weekend. Pay attention to them. When you spend time with your loved one, pay attention to them as well. Listen to what they say. They could be rambling about a movie they recently watched, a video game or their bad day at work. Listen to them especially if it’s something serious or important. You can learn a lot by...

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Special Dinner Party Themes for an Unforgettable Gathering
Feb05

Special Dinner Party Themes for an Unforgettable Gathering

Eating together is one of the best ways to bond with people. The power of a sumptuous dinner, therefore, shouldn’t be underestimated. Dinners don’t just fill your tummies with delicious food, they are also a perfect time to catch up with good friends and loved ones. Planning to host a dinner party soon? Questions like “What food should I prepare?” or “Should I find a good venue?” might be flooding your mind. You might even be thinking of calling for same day flower delivery to decorate your dining area with charming blooms. But don’t stress out. Relax. Keep calm. There are many things you can do to host amazing dinner parties without leaving the comforts of your home or breaking the bank. Below are some special dinner party themes you can use to make unforgettable gatherings. WINE & CHEESE PARTY If you’re feeling classy, you can always opt for the good ol’ wine and cheese party. This kind of party is intimate and laid back making it suited for small groups of people. There may not be much food involved here but it sure is a great way to catch up with your buddies. Moreover, a wine party has an intimate atmosphere making it a perfect for an anniversary dinner. In addition to getting anniversary flowers delivery on your special day, you can surprise your darling with a romantic wine night. Haven’t hosted a wine and cheese party before? No problem. This how-to guide by Passports & Pancakes can help you get...

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10 DIY Decorating Projects for Your Home (Without Hurting Your Wallet)
Jan28

10 DIY Decorating Projects for Your Home (Without Hurting Your Wallet)

Looking for ways to revamp your home? There are numerous, almost limitless, ways you can decorate and make improvements to your humble abode – from simply getting fresh flowers delivered to your home in Australia for everyday decoration to remodelling a particular area in the house. Now, you may feel hesitant to make such home improvements thinking they may cost you a lot but the truth is you don’t have to spend much to give your home a little makeover. A do-it-yourself decorating project is the way to go. DIY projects are not only cost-effective, they are also satisfying. It feels accomplishing to be able to finish something that serves a good purpose. Below, we share some easy and inexpensive decorating tips you can do at home. #1. PHOTO WALL Have lots of extra wall space? Decorate it without shelling out a hefty amount of money! Creating a photo wall is a great way to fill an empty wall space. It’s a double win for you – you get to upgrade your wall and display all your treasured memories for everyone to see at the same time. You can make one in your bedroom, the living room, your home office and even that wall space in your staircase. #2. PEN TUBE VASE Placing a flower or two in your office will surely add colour and life to the room. Repurpose your old dried up pens by turning them to into tube vases. Bet you never thought of that. The next time you order flowers online, take a stem and put one on a pent tube...

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10 Things You Should Know about Australia Day
Jan25

10 Things You Should Know about Australia Day

January 26th. If the date rings a bell, you’re probably Australian. For the rest of the world, this day might be just another day but not for Down Under. It’s Australia Day, for those who don’t know. A highly anticipated and much celebrated event, Australia Day is a national public holiday celebrated every 26th of January. On this day, schools are closed and Australians take a day off. To celebrate the day, people host parties, have picnics and barbecues, call for same day flower delivery, go to the beach and attend events. But what is Australia Day, really? For the non-Australians, we’ll share some of the most important facts to know about Australia Day. The first recorded celebration dates way back January 26, 1808 – twenty years after the First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove where Capt. Arthur Phillip raised the flag, claiming the land for Great Britain. For the first 100 years, Australia Day was mostly celebrated by the people in New South Wales. In fact, NSW was the first colony to declare it a public holiday in 1838, the 50th anniversary of the landing at Sydney Cove. By 1888, almost all of the colonies have declared Australia Day a public holiday. In the 1940s, all the states agreed to make January 26th the official day to celebrate the holiday. In the earlier part of the 19th century, the holiday was called Foundation Day. It was renamed Australia Day in 1946. Back in the day, Australia Day was typically...

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10 Spectacular Flower Festivals Around the World
Jan20

10 Spectacular Flower Festivals Around the World

Flowers make the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts for loved ones. No matter what the occasion is, you can never go wrong with giving a lovely bouquet. Indeed, these wonderful works of nature bring a certain kind of joy. In fact, statistics have shown the benefits of flowers to people. It’s no wonder huge festivals are celebrated around the world just to celebrate their beauty. In this post, we’ll go around the world and learn about some of the most popular flower festivals. PASADENA ROSE PARADE Pasadena, California America’s New Year celebration, the Rose Parade is held every January 1 in Pasadena, California. The very first one was held on January 1, 1980 and has since then attracted a large audience. This grand flower festival showcases flower-covered floats, live music, beauty contests, equestrians and the highly-anticipated Rose Bowl football game. The floats are decorated according to themes and paraded on the streets where they are judged. Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets to witness this stunning display of colours and flowers in the U.S. The event is broadcast on various television networks across the United States. FLORIADE FLOWER FESTIVAL Canberra, Australia Also known as Australia’s Celebration of Spring, the Floriade Flower Festival is held annually for a month running from mid-September to mid-October. The event is filled with sights, sounds and scents of spring – hence its monicker....

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How the World Celebrates Valentine’s Day
Jan14

How the World Celebrates Valentine’s Day

How the World Celebrates Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated occasions in the world. It’s the season of beautiful bouquets, chocolates and special gifts. On this day, people go all out to express their love and affection for their special someone, family, friends and everyone close to their hearts. Compared to other days, it is on this occasion that same day flower delivery service is at an all-time high. With all that craze, it’s easy to tell that the day of hearts truly is an interesting event. Ever wondered how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in other parts of the world? Apart from the usual flowers and gifts, other countries commemorate the day of love in their own special ways. With only about a month to go, let’s get a glimpse at different Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world. FRANCE To start off, France. The country has earned the reputation of being the most romantic place in the world. After all, it has Paris, the City of Love, it’s basically the world capital of Valentine’s Day. Many couples from all over the world feel that France is the best place to spend quality time with each other. On Valentine’s Day, lovers exchange cards and love letters – an age old tradition claimed to have originated from France. According to history, the Duke of Orleans wrote the very first Valentine’s card signing his poem as “Your Valentine.” ITALY Italians are noted for their classiness....

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