Hiding here and there throughout the studio are some uniquely handcrafted floral bobby-pins and brooches. Yes, made here on the Gold Coast. Most are made from off-cuts of fabric, some vintage, some lace, some sheer.

We like to pin them on our shirts and cardigans and give them to our friends for a fun extra birthday pressie. They are just so cute…

Singapore orchids come in a variety of colours, though most commonly available in shades of white through to pink and dark purple.

Singapore orchid – small pin-on corsage

They can be a longer-lasting flower, and if wired in a wedding bouquet or corsage tend to keep their look and shape well even when out of water for a time.

Singapore orchid – boutonniere

Singapore orchids can also be used in arrangements and bouquets in many different ways. If you find they are wilting prematurely the entire stem, flowers and all, can be immersed in water to re-hydrate.

We have noticed that about this time of year, as the weather cools down, that there starts to be a greater variety of native flowers available, which is exciting as we love their unique forms and textures. In this week we have had different kinds of Proteas, Banksias, and Luecadandrons.


We just have to tell you quickly the red roses we have today are sublime! They are just about 90cm tall! Wowser! and the kind of red that is not dark or super bright, but full and soft, hard to describe, almost like the red you’d see as a post-production highlight in a vintage photograph.

Hot on the heels of the Vday rush we did this wedding for a truly lovely client. Beautiful white lilies with a hint of green Singapore orchids bordered with lush viburnum foliage.

Bride’s Bouquet
Mini wrist-corsage for flower girl

Weddings are not our specialty, but one of the many things we do here at Adam’s. A big thankyou to Linda from Harbour Town Florist too, for her help sourcing these particular white lilies, which came out just beautifully in the end.

Roses can last you longer if you give them a little love. Simply put, flowers are just like us, they will last better if they have clean water, have the nourishment they need, and are comfortable.

When you receive a bouquet of roses follow these steps:

– Cut 2cm off the stem at an angle, this allows the stem to take water up better.
– Put straight into clean cool water, & if you have some, add a little flower food as per the directions.
– Position your flowers in a cool place out of the sun and wind.
– Change the water every couple of days, cleaning the vase.
When you receive an arrangement in floral foam follow these steps:
– Check they have enough water, & top up every couple of days, particularly in hot or dry weather.

Chocolate Hearts, mmm yum… and little glass message in a bottle.

Message in a bottle       ::      Chocolate Hearts

Write a wish and send it out to sea, or write a message and give it to your most beloved.             *in-store now*

We haven’t had a chance to photograph all the different beautiful things yet but here’s a little price and picture list of a few popular Valentine’s products for you.
Hope it helps… the prices may change a little, but it should give you a guide. Always good to phone or come in if you can, to see other possibilities and tell us exactly what you’d like.
Also, this is only the roses, don’t forget there are so many other lovely flowers to choose from!

Valentine’s Day Rose Pricelist 2011

(Click on the picture to see it larger.)

There’s always been something about the classic red rose. I wonder what it is, for surely it’s more than just the years of conditioning and marketing we’ve all been exposed to. There must be a pure and innate symbolism, intrinsic and irremovable from the rose itself, there before anyone ever started buying and selling, something that speaks of life and love with a strong voice, not sweet or insipid.

Simple. Classic. Strong. The red rose has no substitute, no other flower has the same depth of meaning attached to it, the same history, nor world-wide appeal. V-day, dare I mention it, is just two weeks away, no matter how hard we try, no other flower is as sought after as the red rose. But really, what could be more appropriate, as even the name Valentine means strength, and St Valentine was a martyr for his faith, and that is no fickle love.

Red Rose Buttonholes for a wedding.

Here’s some interesting ones for you…

We love native and tropical flowers, this selection includes Crab Claws, pin-cushion cordifoliums, anthuriums, Vanda, Spider and Singapore orchids, Ginger Beehives, luecadendrons,… and spray roses.

This week we have just got in some natural fibre wrap in many colours which we are excited to experiment with, and new Teddy Bears! How sweet they are. My favorites are a soft latte brown, and hold hearts where you can hide a little note. Also coming are helium balloons.

We always endeavor to have a variety of beautiful blooms for you and love to order in particular things for you if you have a special request. This week we have been advised that some of the growers have been affected by the floods, so certain flowers or colours may be in short supply. We will still be able to provide you with beautiful flowers, and if we don’t have what you request we will certainly recommend an appropriate alternative. We know you’ll understand, the growers and everyone else affected are in our thoughts.

We don’t usually have it in store, and it doesn’t have the best lastability as a cut flower, but stefanotis will always be special, it has it’s very own sweet fragrance and beautiful waxy white flowers. Most often it is used just as a hint through a wedding bouquet. It’s flowering in the garden right now and has lots of buds, so it must love this summer’s rain!

Just because we love it, Hydrangea is the flower of the day.
Happy New Year everyone, sweet wishes to you all…