Archives - April 2017

  1. Sant Jordi Festival in Barcelona 2017

    Trust the Spanish to have their own unique and romantic take on World Book Day. This Sunday, the 23rd of April, sees the celebration of Sant Jordi, a festivity which involves couples exchanging gifts - traditionally a book for the male and a rose for the female. All across the streets of Barcelona you will find book and flower stalls from which locals will purchase gifts for their other halves. The festival is named after the patron saint of Catalonia. There are also different variations on the festival in other regions of Spain which are based on the legend of St George and the dragon. This fable...

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  2. The Clare Florist Florapedia Part Five: Freesia

    History Freesia are named after Dr F. Freese who was a friend of Ecklon, the South African botanist who discovered freesias circa 1830. Uses Freesias have numerous uses and are extremely popular when it comes to creating perfume. They can also be used to created oils, bath lotions and similar scented products thanks to their unique fragrance. Meanings Freesia flowers can be used to symbolise innocence, trust and friendship. It's also customary for spouses to gift one another white freesia flowers as a celebration of seven years of marriage. In this case freesias signify pure, unconditional...

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  3. Spring Traditions from Around The World

    Saying goodbye to the harsh winter months and welcoming spring is a celebration for many countries around the world. Each country has their own traditions and some date back to thousands of years. Check out the 5 favourite spring traditions around the world: #1: India - Holi Holi, a colourful celebration, usually takes place in late February or early March, and it represents the triumph of good over bad. Despite the Holi festival is originated on the Hindu tradition, it is already a part of the culture of other countries. As a way to welcome spring, people participate in parties and bonfires the...

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  4. Pre-order Your 2017 Easter Flowers

    Looking to have a fine bouquet of fresh flowers delivered for Easter ? By pre-ordering your Easter flowers now with Clare Florist, you can have delivery scheduled for Thursday the 13th, in time for Easter Sunday which falls on the 17th of April this year. Sending flowers for Easter is a time-honoured tradition with lilies , irises and tulips amongst the most popular types of bloom for the occasion. There's nothing quite like a bouquet of colourful, aromatic, seasonal blooms to decorate your home this Easter, whether it's on a side table or holding pride of place in the centre of your dining...

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  5. The Avant Garde Bouquet

    Bored of the same old bouquets? Fancy something a little bit radical and out there for your next flower purchase? Ladies and gentlemen, we're very proud to introduce our brand new Avant Garde bouquet. This one's a game changer, guys. In fact, we'd go as far as to say it represents a paradigm shift in the field of floristry, and we're sure you'd be inclined to agree with this somewhat grandiose statement. Here's what your Avant Garde Bouquet consists of: Yellow carnations White gypsophila A miniature garden gnome A mobile phone from the early 00s A Christmas tree bauble A...

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