March, first month of Autumn, and the flowers are fine! So many beauties around, including lots of bright blooms, especially in "autumn" colours, and many softer hues as well. So here we go!!!
Meaning - allusion
Nerine is a flower named in Greek Mythology after the sea-nymph, it's such a gorgeous little whimsical flower, that comes in a range of colours, from white, yellow, different shades of pink, to red. My favourites are yellow and pink for our bright bunches.
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Meaning - Peace, Purity and Innocence
Tuberose is at it's peak, and it's long skinny stems of champagne blooms, with a suggestion of soft pink, bring the most gorgeous perfume to our bouquets.
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Meaning - Strong, brave protector
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Originating from Europe, and right at home in our country style bouquets, but sometimes sneaking into our native bouquets, astrantia is a firm favourite of mine! Reminding me so much of the garden bouquets in the UK, and looking gorgeous in more whimsical weddings.
Meaning - Energy in Adversity
Closely resembling daisies, chamomile is another one of my favourites, and has been for a long time! They are just so happy!!
I actually love chamomile on it's own, but it's pretty in country style, or even eclectic bunches.
5. Flowering Gum
Coming in beautiful shades of red, pink and white, flowering gum is such a beautiful native bloom at the moment.
Meaning - eternal love and commitment
Dahlias are around now until Mother's Day. They come in beautiful colours, including bright pinks and apricots, white, Burgundy, and my favourite, cafe au lait, and also different sizes, from the cute little pompom variety, to some that are as big as a plate!
Dahlias can last about a week if kept in the right spot.
And here are a few flowers also featured last month, but still in their prime!
Meaning - pure love, purity and peace
Scabiosa is a very pretty flower, with a very unfortunate name. Coming in white, pale pink, raspberry, Burgundy, and mauve, they are a real english "rustic style" flower, cute as a button, and a lovely addition to many of our bouquets.
Meaning - order and harmony
Coming in white and hot pink, cosmos are often used to symbolize order and harmony, due largely to the flower's harmonious petals.
Another really "English" style flower, in particular, the different pinks in the pink cosmos can be quite unique and lovely.
9. Belladonna lilies
Meaning - Pride
Otherwise known to some as amaryllis, and some others as naked ladies, are a beautiful summery soft pink flower, that smells as it looks, like a musk stick!!
Meaning pride, they must be proud of their long, elegant stems, and pretty pink flowers.
10. Banksia Speciosa
Meaning - Showy
Banksia speciosa is one of our favourite banksias! Masculine and strong, it looks great in our corporate arrangements, but also in our native and eclectic bouquets, and I love it's soft colour and zigzag leaves.
While not defined in the Victorian Language of Flowers, it's latin name means "showy", and it certainly is the star of the show!
Meaning - Love
Beautiful locally grown roses are amazing at the moment!!
My favourite varieties are princess, which are a stunning musk pink colour, honey dijon (no description needed?), Evelyn, which is a stunning, soft peach David Austin variety, and little old Cecile brunners, which are cute little button sized pink garden roses.
But I also love every other colour, so I don't know why I narrow it down :)
Our beautiful locally grown roses have so much character, and the most amazing scent. And every rose has a different scent, so in line with their colour. Nature is amazing isn't it?
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Meaning - Boastfulness, Heartlessness
Hydrangea, not as it's height as it was in November/December, but featuring in it's darker, greener, and more neutral hues, which I love!
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13. Hybrid Delphinium
Meaning - Cheerfulness and Goodwill
Another favourite, particularly the "pink" and pale blue. Beautiful, elegant hybrid delphinium is in it's element at the moment, strong and tall, it looks amazing in some of our larger bunches, and especially our country style bunches.
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