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Yes, we’re open tomorrow for Mother’s Day…
It’s so hard to decide!
We have all the usual things in cut flowers, with fresh flowers arriving every day this week. Orchids, chrysanthemums, disbuds, lilies,roses, etc… just have a think and call us when you’re ready.
If you’d like to see more pictures head over to our direct2florist shop.
We also said we’d post some pictures of the new plants we have in store… so here we are:
|Plectranthus mona lavender, medinilla myrantha, and 2 guzmania/bomeliads|
|‘life on the rocks’ dwarf umbrella tree, calathea makoyana, alocasia black velvet, peperomia|
|aloe parrasana, crassula ‘hobbit’, succulent whose name I forget!, & haworthia limifolia|
Wishing all mums, grandmums, nanas, and other special women who have played positive roles in the lives of others, a very happy day, we hope they know how much they are loved and appreciated!
This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday the 13th May.
We already know that gerberas will be scarce – they always are around mother’s day as the weather is getting cooler and as there’s such a high demand. But there are plenty of other flowers that are really lovely!
|Rose and Asiatic lily bouquet|
We have some new plants in store too, cute succulents and interesting indoor plants. We’ll try to get some photos to post for you.
We had a wonderful customer come in a few weeks ago, saying they had a tricky job for us. We love a challenge, and it was our privilege to be able to do this.
The request was to make a traditional Croatian shield/crest as a floral wreath for a service. Including a ribbon inscribed with ‘Rest in Peace’ but in the Croatian words, ‘Počivao u miru Božjem‘.
We used large and small carnations as the main flower, also some chrysanthemum as necessary to fill the spaces. The green foliage around the edge is mostly gardenia.
We hope you enjoy this one… it was a wedding using all different shades of red roses.
|Red, red & red roses and glossy black berries as well as celosia to break up the texture|
|A buttonhole/boutonniere simply with a rose and black berries. This time we used a black dart to hold the stem, it acts almost like a little water vial for the rose.|
Often when people think of native flowers they think of dull and lifeless, almost dry flowers, that although they will last well, may not be as attractive as other flowers. While this can sometimes be the case, we don’t like dull either, and native flowers don’t have to be!
|A native bouquet including banksia, protea, luecadendron, lily, celosia, gum.|
We like the sculptural qualities of native flowers, and we like to combine them with other flowers, often vibrant tropical flowers which are also beautiful not only because of their colours, but because of their unique design.
|Native arrangement including banksia, protea, anthurium, luecadendron, spider orchids, wattle, strelitzia…|
Bouquet, tall arrangement, table arrangement, you are only limited by your imagination! (and what’s in season, of course.)
|A native arrangement including protea, luecadendron, celosia, button chrysanthemum, banksia, etc…|
I’m sorry, I can’t help it – posting again about tillandsias! We really should put more flowers up here, but anyhoo… who wants to see flowers when you can see a Super Deluxe Terrarium!
|This is a vintage glass terrarium with white sand, incredibly burrowed driftwood, and three different tillandsia varieties.|
Have a great week everybody!
We should probably say something about how Valentine’s Day is next week, and how we will have wonderful flowers (particularly roses 😉 and you should all come in and get some! But we don’t need to tell you that do we? We’ll just let these bears lure you with their cuteness.
If you would like a passionate speech about why red roses are so fitting for the occasion see our post: here
Recently I discovered an ancient book, tattered and falling apart, though it doesn’t have a date in the front I gather it to be from around the 1850’s. It is full of curious things, and amongst these a list of flowers and botanical specimens ‘with the poetical language each is supposed to convey.’ In other words, the language of flowers.
We often get asked if certain flowers or colours have a meaning, and while I personally don’t take any significance from what is written about flowers and their meanings, but consider more what the flower is in itself – something beautiful, or unique, or interesting, or bright, I do find it interesting. But, consider my utter dismay when upon reading of sunflowers that their meaning is haughtiness or, if they are short, adoration.
Adoration, I can understand, but haughtiness? Desire, exultation, or striving, maybe, but the last thing I imagined a sunflower to be would be haughty. So, it is decided, from time to time we shall find an inappropriate floral adjective, and re-write it! Today we’ll start with the sunflower.
What it says: Chin up, cheer up, thank you, I love you, You are a true friend.
Availability: Most of the year.
If you need them for a particular day or occasion, phone us a couple of days ahead so we can get them in for you if we don’t have them. If they are not available, the next closest thing would be a yellow gerbera.
We will be closing for the 25th, 26th & 27th of December, and also 1st & 2nd January.
Other days over the holiday period may be slightly shorter hours, but just call us… even if you need something on the 27th or the 2nd, you never know, we might just decide to come in…
It’s Christmas time again, the bell tinkles as the afternoon breeze comes through, and the little bird looks out our shop window at the world going by; how busy we all are, how tired. If you’re anything like us you will be feeling that although the end of the year has come too soon, it has not come soon enough! It’s hard to feel like celebrating when things in life are so difficult at times, but that’s why we need to celebrate! To remember the good things, and the most important things.
From all at Adam’s Garden, may the stresses of your year fall away, and may your Christmas be a joyous one.
Our bride has chosen a bright orange rose for her bouquet, we think it turned out quite lovely.
|Bride’s bouquet with ‘wow’ orange roses, pearl pins, and ivory ribbon. Bouquet was natural stems and using only the rose leaves as a trim around the roses.|
|Bridesmaids bouquets were using ‘wow’ orange roses, and ‘advance’ ivory roses, using the spare fabric from the bridesmaids dresses to wrap the stems.|
|Flower girls had a traditional hair circlet using miniature or ‘spray’ roses in orange and ivory, with ivy and baby’s breath, or gypsophila|
Or should we say ‘pet’?
We have been staring lovingly at this cute little carnivore. It is a ‘pitcher plant’ and quite exquisite in its own way. There are two types in store at the moment, this tall one, and also one called a nepenthes which is a strange sort of plant with hanging gourd-shape fly-capturing extensions coming off the ends of the leaves. What darlings!
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