Monthly Archives: November 2015

Flowers! Beautiful, Wonderful Flowers!

 

As old as time, and having the capacity to suit absolutely any occasion, rhyme or reason, the most breathtaking product of nature is undoubtedly the flower. The Queen of flowers herself, the majestic rose, is such a time tested favourite that even the different colours that it comes in have special meanings attached to them. Red they say, is for true love. Pink for simply love. Yellow for friendship.

The rose is not everyone’s cup of tea (which I reluctantly accept, though I cannot quite comprehend this myself). But no fear; for there are many other types of flowers to choose from. Some prefer lilies, while some others favour gerberas. For others, it’s orchids. For some, there’s nothing like carnations. In the oriental world, water lilies, lotuses and frangipani rule the roost.

Flowers are used to add a touch of sparkle to any event. A skilled corporate florist in Melbourne can make magic out of the right mix of flowers, foliage, filler flowers, containers and a touch of bling (Bling could be in the form of ribbons, baubles and glitter spray). His or her flower shop would typically feature a wide selection of each of these. Armed with some equipment such as foam, wires and a pair of pliers, an infinite array of flower arrangements can be created.

And that’s not all. He or she can display them in any way that is envisioned, no matter how strange it may sound. These are the hallmarks of a good florist, and these are what one should seek when searching for flowers for that very special occasion or for that special person celebrating an extra special event.

Flowers are perishables

Always bear in mind that flowers are very delicate. Time is of essence. The time taken to source the flowers from the field and to reach the flower shop and from there on, to be shipped to and created in a masterpiece of petals and leaves is almost an art. Careful handling is imperative. Packaging and transportation needs to be swift, and be under gentle and cool conditions at all times.
By the time they are ready to be made in to arrangements, each must be carefully maneuvered by gentle hands only. At the end of it all, the price one pays should pale in comparison to the visual feast that the beholder is awarded.

The source of the perfect gift, and the most fabulous decoration

If flowers will eternally remain the perfect gift for anyone, for any occasion and also be capable of being the single most popular form of decoration, then the business of the flower shop and the artist that handles them, cannot be underestimated.