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Australian 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://www.ngenious.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!

Buttonhole

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: Tulips Mania!

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We love being the messenger of good news! At Ngenious Floriade, we are pleased to announce a fantastic Winter Promo on our stunning tulips. These beauties are so in season right now and for just $19 per bunch, they’re hard to resist. So brighten up your Winter and visit us today for your fresh tulips. Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook and mention this advertisement to receive the offer!

 

epworth florists

Things are already starting to get busy at the Epworth Florist shop, especially with deliveries of flower arrangements, balloons and teddy bears to Freemason’s Maternity with the birth of lots new babies – what a lovely way to start off the new year…

 

 

happy new year

A very happy new year to all our lovely customers and staff at the Epworth hospital…may 2015 be fabulous!