Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category
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Epworth Freemasons operates out of two extensive campuses in East Melbourne; one on Clarendon Street, and one on Victoria Parade. It is one of Victoria’s best maternity facilities and here at Ngenious, we are proud to be able to provide the staff and patients there with beautiful flowers to brighten their day.
Freemasons has an extensive facility, including 224 overnight beds, 44 post-natal suites, 9 delivery suites, a special care nursery, 10 operating theatres, a day procedure centre and a critical care unit. The Freemasons campuses are known primarily as being maternity hospitals; however they specialize in women’s health services including breast and gynecological surgeries. They also offer comprehensive cancer care and have a broad range of surgical services including robotic-assisted surgery and a wig salon.
Epworth Freemasons has also undergone a redevelopment to bring the best and latest services on offer to Melbourne. The new fully integrated campus provides new oncology units, operating theatres and endoscopy suites. This compliments the already extensive services of the Clarendon Street campus.
At Epworth Freemasons, there are also facilities that support collaboration and education with education, research and training rooms allowing environments for new medical advancements to be embraced and implemented.
The maternity aspect at Epworth Freemasons is one that is involved and well-considered to include private suites for new parents to adjust to their new addition.
Here at Ngenious Floriade, we love making beautiful posies and floral arrangements to suit any occasion for you or a loved one at Epworth Freemasons. Our wonderful florists are always ready to make the perfect bunch especially for you.
Have a look at our website to see our “baby” and “maternity” flowers https://www.ngenious.com.au/ Or, have a look at our Instagram for some flower inspo, https://www.instagram.com/melbourneflorist/ Or come in store and say hello to our lovely florists!
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Remembrance Day is a memorial day celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also sometimes informally known as Poppy Day. It is celebrated on the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, in accordance with the armistice that was signed.
The red poppy has become the floral symbol of Remembrance Day, relating to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Slowly, the tradition of poppies caught on, with people swearing to wear them as a symbol of their respect. At first, real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed in some of the fields of Flanders during World War 1, their brilliant red colour was a symbol of the blood that was spilled in these battlefields.
“In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row…”
In Australia in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane formally declared Remembrance Day as a day to observe one minute’s silence at 11:00am to remember all those who have died and suffered for us in all wars and armed conflicts.
There aren’t many flowers that play as important a role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine as a poppy. A red poppy is a symbol of death, remembrance and consolation in the West and it symbolizes love and success in the East. A white poppy is linked to funerals, memorials and peaceful rest. Pink, purple and blue poppies are associated with imagination, luxury and success.
Wear a red poppy and remember them this November 11th; lest we forget.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
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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!
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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://www.ngenious.com.au/