Archive for March, 2015

Qualities of a Good Florist

March 27th, 2015

Many persons looking for a good florist are often confused or disappointed.  This is due to the large number of florists in the market. Because of confusion, many people settle for any florist in their vicinity.

In such a case, you will be left frustrated when you find the florist not up to the market nor suited to your needs. To avoid settling for any sundry florist that comes your way, it is better your search for the right florist. This is a difficult task, but you can use the following tips to select a good florist:

  • Creative Flair: The number one quality of a good florist is his or her creative ability. It is quite simple to choose a creative florist when there are many florists in the city.  A creative florist will have a good collection of flowers, as well as ideas on how to arrange them into lovely bouquets.Flower arrangements can be considered as an art form as they depend on the artistic ability of the florist.  A flower arrangement is a mix of different foliage and flowers that are assembled with grace and beauty. It should not only be good looking, but also uplift the spirit.

    But creativity is not limited to making beautiful flower arrangements. It implies capturing the heart and mind of the buyer and the recipient. The florist must have complete knowledge of the colours, durability and symbolism of different flowers.

  • Client Connection: Check whether the florist is willing to connect with the customer. For this, take time and visit a number of florists in your city. You will encounter a florist who is keen to develop a relationship with you. At the same time, you may meet florists who are insensitive to your needs. In such a case, the natural and wise thing to do is to go to a florist who is keen on a strong relationship with you. This is because the secret behind a good floral bouquet is mutual understanding and communication.

  • Stock of Different Flowers: Different florists have different kinds of flowers.  A good florist is one who has an array of flowers in his stock. It is quite frustrating to get in touch with a florist who has limited choice of flowers. The different varieties of flowers are suited for different occasions. It also gives you the chance of developing a long term professional relationship with your florist.

  • Quality of Flowers: The main aspect of the florist is the quality of flowers available with them. Professional florists invest in cutting edge equipment to help preserve flowers so that they are not damaged or spoilt. Go for good quality and do not settle for substandard. Getting stuck with low quality is a frustrating experience.

  • Pricing:  The last aspect is the cost of flowers or flower arrangements. It is true that good quality comes at a price but is not always the case. Find a shop that offers lovely flowers at reasonable prices. This will help you to plan and budget for events requiring flowers. You might even get discounts on ordering online flowers.

These are some of the tips to help choose the right florist.

Flower types and their importance

March 26th, 2015

Beautiful flowers are indeed special and become a point of attraction in many occasions. Flowers excite the senses of people and send a friendly message to the minds. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Friendship Day or even the funeral, flowers have their role to play. They are a symbol of expressing love, grief, comradeship, and passion. But many of you might be confused about the right type of flower to use for your event. So to make it clear, we present you various flower colours and their meaning.

Red  

Red is a common flower colour of Roses. It symbolizes love. Deep red colour signifies passion while light red expresses desire. So, no doubt, if you want to impress your Valentine, then pick out red roses without any second thought. Moreover, red symbolizes vitality, courage, and strength, which make the red flowers suitable for expressing condolences at the funeral of the military person.

Orange

Orange depicts endurance, warmth, confidence, energy, vitality and satisfaction. If you want to congratulate someone for their achievement, then you can pick orange flowers to do that.

Yellow

Yellow signifies new happenings, beginnings, friendship, light heartedness and happiness. If you are falling in love with someone, give them a yellow rose. This won’t make you desperate but tells them that you have a light feeling of love towards them. It could be the best way to begin a relationship.

Green

Green symbolizes springtime, new life, youth, beginnings, and nature. The green flowers also depict good fertility and fortune.

Blue

Blue usually depicts peace and relieves the worries. These create a contemplative atmosphere and cool emotions in a person.  If you are in a long term relationship, then blue flowers are the best for showing your intimacy to your partner.

Purple

Purple symbolizes adulthood and femininity. It also depicts royalty nature. Flowers of purple colour can be arranged nicely into a bouquet form. These show a smooth transition from one phase of life to other

Pink

Flowers with pink colour are associated with happiness, grace, gentility, innocence, beauty, and other gentle qualities. These flowers are best gifts for teenage girls.

White

White flowers depict purity and clearness. This is why white flowers are used for bridal bouquet. They represent elegance, beauty, and modesty.

Black

Black depicts loss and sadness. Black roses are suitable for funerals and farewells.

Apart from considering the colour of flowers, one can follow specific flower patterns to express their thoughts. For instance, two entwined roses say ‘Marry Me’.  This works without having you to speak a word about the proposal. To send a secret admiration, you can send 13 roses to your special person. If possible, do not forget to secretly see the facial expression while she receives it. Likewise, six roses show your urge to be cherished and loved, 11 roses show that you deeply love someone. If you are on a budget, there are options online for getting cheap flowers delivered to your partner.

If you are a believer of horoscope, then below are the various flowers appreciated by people belonging to different sun signs:

  • ARIES -Calceolaria, Tulip
  • TAURUS- Iris, Hydrangea
  • GEMINI- Alstroemeria, Geranium
  • CANCER- Rose, Gloxinia
  • LEO- Carnation, Begonia
  • VIRGO- Gladiolus, Chrysanthemum
  • LIBRA- Dahlia, Cyclamen
  • SCORPIO- Gerbera,  African Violet
  • SAGITTARIUS- Anemone, Azalea
  • CAPRICORN- Chrysanthemum, Poinsettia
  • AQUARIUS- Daffodil, Primrose
  • PISCES -Freesia, Cineraria

In fact, none other than flowers can convey your innermost and sincere feelings. So, just express your thoughts with only and only flowers!

A few reasons to remind you why sending flowers is important

March 26th, 2015

Flowers are something that people have been sending for a long time. This process dates back to the Egyptian times and is still followed. However, most of the people have resorted to calling or meeting up, but there’s a certain joy that only flowers can give you. Receiving a bouquet that’s meant for only you is a big deal. Flowers are beautiful and they give you good fragrance, which is always admired. Sending flowers to someone does not need to have any specific reason. You can send them on a normal day and lift up the other person by the colours of the flowers.

Here are a few reasons why you should send more and more flowers to your loved ones.

  • Sending flowers is a gesture that people do not do often these days. So, if you send them to someone, they automatically feel special, loved and also appreciate your effort towards reaching out to them. If you send the flowers early morning, it’s even better as flowers can really light up someone’s day.

  • Sending flowers to someone is also cool because then the other person knows that you are thinking about them. A lot of time in life, it so happens that we are not able to see our friends, family or colleagues. Many a times, we feel drifting apart and want to catch up with them. This is where the flowers come in. They not only tell the other person that you care but also help you to open up to them in a more open way.

  • One thing’s for sure, majority of the ladies love flowers, be it any kind. This could be a good gift for your wife while going back home or your girlfriend or any friend. Once you get her in a good mood, half the job is done.

  • Flowers are not only for good times. When someone you know is going through tough times, a random act of kindness like sending flowers means a lot to them. If you are not physically present with them there, this can be a great gesture to let them know that you are there for them and care about them.

  • The last thing here would be that you really don’t need any reason to send flowers. You can just select a bouquet and dispatch it to whoever you want to. As far as I know, no one will ever say no to some lovely flowers under normal conditions.

So, these were some of the reasons that should lift you up to send more and more flowers to your loved ones. Obviously, you won’t wait for a specific occasion to send them. A lot of companies deliver flowers all over the world. You can send flowers in UK and anywhere in the world through their help. So, get up and send some flowers so that people know you are here, you are alive.