Archives - June 2017

  1. The Clare Florist Florapedia Part Six: Peonies

    Continuing with our extensive and informative look at all the different types of flowers available in our bouquets, our subject this week on the Florapedia is the Peony , a classic summer flower which you can see pictured above as part of our popular Summer Splash Bouquet. History The origins of peony cultivation date way back to ancient China. Said to be one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world, the peony also has firm roots in Greek mythology; Paeon was a young student of medicine who was reportedly transformed into a flower. In modern Europe peonies have been with us since the late...

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  2. Here’s Why You Should Keep Your Flowers Away from the Fruit Bowl

    Flower lovers beware; there is a hidden menace to the freshness and longevity of your stems lurking in your own home! If you enjoy having a vase of flowers on display around your home, there is one very important thing you need to keep in mind – don’t place them near to your fruit bowl. Why exactly is this? It’s because ripening fruit emits a gas called ethylene which can cause cut flowers to age more rapidly, making them more susceptible to wilting and withering before their time. Ethylene can affect different species of flowers in different ways. For example in carnations it...

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  3. People Love These Summer Flowers

    So summertime is officially here and it is officially our favourite time of the year. Milder weather, longer days, summer flowers in bloom - what's not to love? To celebrate the commencement of summer we thought we'd take a look at some of the flowers most closely associated with the season. Sunflowers Nothing says summer like sunflowers. These vivacious blooms will bring colour and life to any arrangement, whether used on their own or mixed with other colourful summer flowers such as germini: A happy flower for happy occasions, sunflowers make great gifts to say congratulations or happy...

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