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The Poppy Flower: A Pretty Meaningful Little Bloom

In Flowers by Kyla Helgeson3 Comments

The beautiful and captivating poppy flower, how I love thee. I think the reason I love this bloom so much is for its unique style and the way it surprises you. The stems are very long, thin and even furry in appearance. Each stem holds one poppy flower bloom that bursts open and the surprise is not knowing exactly what …

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8 Easter Flowers Perfect for Decorating and Giving

In Easter Flowers by Kyla Helgeson2 Comments

Easter is nearly here! For some, this means a time of religious reflection, for others, time with family or if you ask my little ones, it’s all about the Easter Bunny and of course chocolate! For me, Easter is about flowers, flowers to give to family, flowers to decorate our Sunday table and this year I will even be doing …

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World Famous Flower Gardens: 14 Breathtaking Photos

In Flowers by Kyla Helgeson4 Comments

It’s that time of year again, for 5 glorious days, it’s the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (29th March – 2nd April). A place for flower lovers and green thumbs to see breathtaking floral displays and inspirational gardens. It’s a destination certainly on my bucket list along with the very famous Chelsea Flower Show. To get you ready …

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20 Green Floral Design Ideas for St Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick’s Day is coming and of course that means green everywhere, but in 2017 generally, it seems everything is going green. Browsing in homewares stores, I see green cushions, green throws, green wallpaper. In clothing stores, even more: green tops, dresses and shoes. This trend was most likely kick started by Pantone’s Colour of the Year and we recently …

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Peony Flower: The ‘Queen of the Flowers’

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The peony flower gets me wound up like a child waiting for Christmas; my favourite time of year as a florist is finally here – it’s peony season!  Right now my Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled with images of gorgeous peonies and their huge blooms full of soft petals, as florists all around Australia get excited by their first taste …

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Orchid Flower: A Complete Guide

In Flowers by Kyla Helgeson8 Comments

Orchid flower guide: A few weeks ago, I was lucky to get a sneak peak at my local Orchid Fair and chat to one of the growers of these magnificent blooms.  He had orchids on display of all shapes, colours, sizes and varieties including Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Singapore, Cymbidium to name a few.  I know what you’re thinking, Cattle – …

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Birthday Flowers: A Buyer’s Guide to the Best Types of Flowers

In Flowers by Kyla Helgeson4 Comments

When choosing flowers for a loved one’s birthday, it’s easy to go with seasonal best, their favourite type of flower or colour.  Bright happy birthday flowers can include gerberas, lilies, and orchids arranged as a bunch or an arrangement.  But it can also be a little more thoughtful than that. Just like star signs, each month of the year has …

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Rose Colour Meanings: Send the Right One to Your Loved One

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Loved the world over, the glasshouse long stem rose is available these days in so many colours and shades.  Roses are grown naturally in red, pink, yellow, white, orange and lavender to name a few, with each colour having a traditional meaning.  If you are thinking of sending roses to a loved one and you want to get the sentiment …

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45 Easter Flower Table Centrepiece Ideas

In Easter Flowers by Felicity McNaught3 Comments

While the hot cross buns and lamb roast are traditionally considered the main fare, Easter isn’t just about food. Or gorging on foil wrapped chocolate eggs. Or catching a few extra zzz’s on all 4 days of the long weekend. Although these are all good things, Easter is also about crafting festive decorations for your home, and one of the …