Floral Gossip

SPRING has SPRUNG with Cut flowers and Foliage’s

Cut flowers speak volumes when it comes to how you want to convey your message and energy across in selling or leasing your home.

With testing times at our doorsteps in the new world approaching us, let us heal and create joy with the use of cut flowers and foliage’s.

This blooming spring is all about bringing back smiles and kindness back into our lives.

So we have put together a list of cut flowers to help you heal, connect and attract the right people into your blooming space at home.

Remember, cut flowers in your home is the substitution medicine for your mental health and it is also good Feng Shu.

The floral message is simple, cut flowers make us happy and the extension to our happy is to make everybody HAPPY.

SMILE…. Blossom’s because it suits YOU!

Cut flower’s

Daffodil

Available also in white, fragrant daffodils are ideal for making an impactful, engaging and a holiday feel statement when styling your home in the springtime.

They are a temperamental bloom and will look best in your dining room, bedroom, bathroom or study.

Take care to avoid positioning your daffodils in direct sunlight as they perform best in the shade and cooler temperatures. Daffodils are sensitive to the chemical ethylene, so they stay happiest when kept away from ripening fruit and cigarette smoke.  Maximise their vase life by cutting their stems straight across and do not mix them with unrelated cut flowers.

Bird of Paradise

Certainly, a crowd pleaser this tropical oasis looking cut flower bird of paradise introduces an exotic African safari statement to your interiors.

As they are a tropical species, these blooms perform best in warm to humid environments such as a west-facing living room or sunroom.

A long-lasting cut flower up to six weeks. Add flower food to vase water and re cut the stems straight across every week to boost their life span.

They will perform at their best if flower food vase water is replaced every three days and they are kept away from cooling units.

Sunflower

Sunflowers are undoubtedly instant mood boosters. They are an all rounder looking cheerful and positive bloom complementing all interiors in every living space of your home.

They are a heavy drinking bloom so we advise you to monitor vase water supply to prevent the sunflower from drying out.

Strip away most leaves as their leaves do not hold up well before placing your cut flowers into the vase.

Add flower food to vase water and re cut the stems on an angel every time you change vase water to keep your sunflowers looking happy for longer.

Dahlia

This bloom is both striking and bold available in dramatic shapes and colours, dahlia is the perfect bloom to pick up any contemporary room your styling in the springtime.

Dahlia looks its best showcased in the lounge room, bedroom, hallway and study.

They are a heavy drinking bloom, so we advise you to monitor vase water supply to prevent dahlia from drying out.

Take care to avoid positioning your dahlia in direct sunlight as they perform best in the shade and cooler temperatures. Dahlia’s are sensitive to the chemical ethylene, so they stay happiest when kept away from ripening fruit and cigarette smoke.  Maximise their vase life by cutting their stems on an angel and passing it over a naked flame before placing into vase water. For extra life span, remove any soiled petals.

Freesia

Heavenly fragrant freesia is the representation of spring.

Available in most colours they add a feminine touch to your interiors with the addition of their fragrance. The perfect choice for the bedroom, powder room, bathroom and hallway.

Avoid the use tap water as it contains fluoride, which will then cause leaf burning and failure for buds to open. Freesia’s are sensitive to the chemical ethylene, so they stay happiest when kept away from ripening fruit and cigarette smoke. 

A long-lasting cut flower lasts up to ten days. Add flower food to vase water and re cut the stems straight across every third day to boost their life span.

Foliage’s

To keep costs down, as foliage can be expensive. I recommend you looking into using foliage’s that you may have already existing in your garden to mix through your cut flowers.

Or better still, grow your own.

Recommended foliage’s to grow in your gardens this springtime is,

Camellia, Viburnum, Little Gem Magnolia, Dusty Miller, Conifer & Eucalyptus.