1. Why You Should Send Lilies for Birthdays in May

    Flowers are a great gift for any occasion, and birthdays are no exception to this. The cool thing about sending flowers as a birthday gift is that it's a one-size fits all gift - you don't need to worry whether it will fit, be to their taste, or they already have one as you might with other kinds of birthday presents. The next question that will inevitably arise - what kind of flowers? If you know your what your best friend's favourite flower is that's all well and good, but you may not be privvy to such information or your intended recipient may not have a particular favourite...

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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. The History of the Poinsettia Christmas Plant

    The History of the Poinsettia Christmas Plant Native to Central America, the poinsettia got its name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US Ambassador to Mexico. In particular, the plant grew in the southern portion of Mexico known as Taxco del Alarcon. When Pointsett wasn’t working on international affairs he was dabbling in botany. He was able to bring a sample back his hometown in South Carolina after a trip to Mexico. He began growing the plant in his greenhouse and sent out grown ones to friends and botanical gardens. John Barroom, from Philadelphia, was one of the recipients of Poinsett’s...

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  4. The Clare Florist Florapedia Part Two: Alstroemeria

    Today we’ll be continuing our in-depth look at various types of blooms with the focus of this article being the alluring alstroemeria flower . History Originally hailing from South America, Alstroemeria flowers are named after a Swedish botanist known as Baron Klas von Alstroemer who found the seeds of this flower on his travels through South America in the 18 th century. Uses The main usage for alstroemeria flowers are being deployed in stunningly beautiful fresh flower bouquets! Meaning The alstroemeria is said to represent good fortune, success and prosperity. It’s also often used...

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  5. Save 33% on Pink Roses this Summer with Free Next Day Delivery

    Save £12 on the classic Pink Rose and Alstromeria Bouquet For a gift that delivers smile after smile, send our beautiful Pink Rosmeria Bouquet ! Taking its name from the enchanting arrangement of Pink Roses and Pink Alstromeria, this bouquet will add a splash of colour to any day. It's a wonderful gift to show someone how much they mean to you, to say thanks this Summer, or as a heart-warming gift for that special someone. Order this bouquet by Saturday June 25th and get £12 off - that's a 33% saving, meaning you can pick up this gorgeous arrangement for only £23.99 ....

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  6. Dozen Rose Bouquets - A Colour for every Occasion

    Roses are undoubtably one of the most popular varities of flower and it's not difficult to see why. As well as being sublimely beautiful, roses are also very versatile as well and can be used for a number of purposes, from romantic gestures to birthday gifts to decorative additions to your own home. Here at Clare Florist we are extremely proud of our dozen rose range of bouquets which enables you to gift someone with an astonishing arrangement of 12 of the freshest premium grade roses for a mere £34.99. Each bouquet is tastefully decorated with white gypsophila and greenery to help offset...

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  7. Guide to Summer Flowers: Peonies

    Peonies are perenially popular over the summer season; indeed our sublime Summer Splash bouquet frequently features amidst our Best-Selling bouquets . The rich and intricate history of the peony stretches all the way back to ancient China and Japan, indeed the peony is seens as the classical floral symbol of China. It is even thought that this flower is one of the oldest cultivated flowers! There are even connections to Greek mythology; the word peony originates from Paeon who was a medicine student who met the unfortunate fate of being transformed into a flower by Zeus. Peonies are traditionally...

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  8. Gladiolus: Augustís Birth Flower

    Happy August everyone! Top celebrate the advent of this fine month we thought we’d return to our Birth Flowers series and take a close look at the Gladiolus which is August’s birth flower. Renowned for its longevity and availability in many different attractive colours, the Gladiolus is a member of the Iris family and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Sword lily.’ The Gladiolus has many references within popular culture; Morrissey from the Smiths often swung a bouquet of the flower around onstage or in music videos. They are also the signature flower of Australian comic persona...

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  9. Resplendent Rosmeria in 6 Different Colours

    We're very proud of our Rosmeria bouquets which is why we thought we'd showcase them in today's blog post. An inspired fusion of roses and alstroemeria, our Rosmeria arrangement is available in a choice of six compelling colours; choose from either warm and radiant orange, pretty peach, elegant cerise, passionate red, bright and cheerful yellow, or classical and eloquent white. Each bouquet is tastefully decorated with green leaves to offset the vibrant hues of the petals. This versatile and instantly eye-catching bouquet is perfect for all sorts of occasions. The range of colour options...

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  10. Sunflowers for Summer

    With summer just about upon us (in name at least, anyway), we thought we'd take a look at some of our most popular seasonal sunflower bouquets. The sunflower is a type of flower which seems to have immediate connotations with the warmer months of the year, somehow managing to convey all the warmth and cheerfulness of a pleasant summer's day with its broad yellow head. The epitome of a summer flower , the sunflower is great for decorating your home and bringing some of the natural beauty of the great outdoors inside. If you have friends or loved ones with birthdays or anniversaries which...

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