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Monthly Archives: April 2008

  • Mothers Day Sunday May 11th 2008

    Let mum stop and smell the flowers this Mothers Day, no matter where mum is the Central Coasts Favourite Florist will organise to have a beautiful arrangement of Flowers sent to her. We can deliver to virtually anywhere in Australia or the World. To view our beautiful selection simply shop online at www.flowersdelivered . You can shop 24/7 or call one of our friendly team on 43677496 for friendly professional advice. We will be open Sunday may 11th 8am-1pm.

    This Mothers Day we have a beautiful selection to choose from

    Isabella

    This is an elegant selection of pastel, Roses,Gerberas, Chrysanthemums ect with lush foliage presented in a beautiful Glass vase.

    Beatrice

    A luscious selection of beautiful oriental lilies,roses ,lisianthus presented in a basket wih chocoltes

    Caroline

    An arrangement of the seasons best flowers with lush foliage and tufted matching paper.

    Victoria

    A bouquet handcrafted with Oriental lilies and foliage ready to be placed in a vase.

    Madeline

    Roses,Gerberas,Freesias structured into a ceramic container in pastel tones the perfect Mothers Day choice.

  • Caring for Chrysanthemums

    Once again Mothers Day is just around the corner and the traditional Mothers Day flowers Chrysanthemums will be in full bloom.

    Did You Know?

    The name Chrysanthemum comes from two Greek words "Chrysos" meaning gold and "anthos" meaning flower.The genus Chrysanthemum is a large one,they vary greatly in form,size and colour.Chrysanthemums can be grown in many different climates.

    Origin

    The origin of the Chrysanthemum is Asiatic and the native habitat of the plants is Northern China,Mongolia,Korea and later Japan.

    What to do

    *Buy Chrysanthemums where at least half of the flowers are partially open, this is very important with Disbuds which only have one flower per stem.Half open disbuds will often not open, so choose those that are fully open

    * Remove any foliage that will sit below the water line.

    * Recut stems on a sharp angle and place in fresh water with flower food.

    * Remove any yellowing leaves as they develop and recut stems regularly.

    * Chrysanthemums are not ethylene sensitive, their most common problem is stem blockage.

    * NEVER NEVER smash or split the stems of chrysanthemums or any other woody stemmed flower such as a Protea or a Rose. This damages the flower stem and hinders the water uptake, meaning flowers will wilt more quickly.

    * Keep them out of sunlight and drafts

    Did you Know?

    * The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japans imperial weapon and flag. japan also had a national festival devoted to the flower.

    * In Germany, people put white chrysanthemums in their homes at Christmas, to welcome baby Jesus.

    * Feng Shui adherents believe the Chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home.

    * The chrysanthemum flower has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form.

  • Listen to the Radio to Win

    Commencing on Monday 5th May listen to Paddy and Ceil on Sea Fm Breakfast for your chance to win in Bunches and Bling. Boydita Flowers Delivered has combined with Wallace Bishop Jewellers to give listeners the chance to win a $50.00 Gift Voucher from Boydita Flowers Delivered and $50.00 GiftVoucher from Wallace Bishop Jewellers to spoil your Mum on Mothers Day. SeaFM Website

    2Go will also be running a seperate promotion giving away Boydita Flowers Delivered Gift Vouchers from the Roadrunner all throughout the Mothers Day week. 2GOFM Website

    Star 104.5 and Boydita Flowers Delivered will also spoiling your Mum for mothers Day, for the week of Mothers Day in the breaky show Vic and Lisa will be giving away an arrangement a Day, then accross the weekend there will be 20 more Gift Vouchers to be won so be sure to listen so you too can WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Star FM Website

  • Anzac Day 25th April 2008

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    Anzac Day

    Anzac Day 25th April is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australia and new Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and new Zealand Army Corps.

    What Does it Mean Today?

    Australians recognise 25th April as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landing across the nation. Later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through major cities and many smaller centres. Commemorative  ceremonies are held at war memorials around the country. Its a day when Australians reflect on many different meanings of war.

    Laying Of Wreaths

    Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the dead. The Traditional Laurel Wreath is made using  Laurel leaves as the base, Laurel is a commemorative symbol that is used by the ancient Romans to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honor. The Spray created at the base of the Laurel Wreath traditionally consists of  Red Poppies as they have been widely accepted throughout the allied nations as the Flower of remembrance, during the First World War red poppies were seen to be among the first living plants that sprouted from the devastation of the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium.  Rosemary symbolising remembrance is placed to compliment the poppies. Rosemary is an ancient symbol of remembrance, since ancient times this aromatic herb has been believed to improve the memory. Sprigs of Rosemary are also worn on Anzac Day and is of particular significance for Australians, as it is found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsular. With a Least We Forget Ribbon placed across the wreath  high on the left and low on the right symbolising the rising  and setting of the sun, east to west.

    When placing your order this year be sure and advise the friendly team at Boydita Flowers Delivered your school,group or organisations colours to enable us to include these in the wreath .

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  • Donnica Clarke Sponsorship

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    Boydita Flowers Delivered are always proud to be able to support the Central Coast Community through a variety of Charities and Central Coast events throughout the year. At present we are pleased to be able to support the Donnica Clarke Foundation which will provide scholarships for young emerging athletes, male and female across all sports from the Central Coast Region, to assist them in their endeavors to become successful sports people.

    Donnica was a dual Australian Surf Life Saving Beach Sprint and Flags Champion who died in a tragic cliff fall at North Avoca Beach on April 10th 2007. The inaugural Sports Dinner to be held on Saturday April 12th at Mingara Recreation Club will be a major fund raiser.Special Guests include  Mariners John Hutchinson,  Netballer Alison Broadbent,  and  Manlys Matt Orford.

    For more information visit www.donnicaclarke.com.au

    Boydita Flowers Delivered have donated some lovely Gift Vouchers for the evening. Our very Best Wishes go out to everyone involved in the Foundation for a very successful evening.

    If your club or association have a special fund raising event comming up please let us know and we will do our best to  be of support to you just contact one of the friendly Boydita Team on 0243677496 or come in and see us at Fountain Plaza Erina

  • Flower Of The Month Celosia

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    Celosia are very unusual flowers in shape and texture, they come in bright pinks,reds,white, purple,yellows and oranges. There are three varieties pyramidal-is which looks like prince of  Wales feathers,spicata very similar to heads of wheat and crista which can be likened to a piece of coral or a psychedelic brain.

    Family Name : Amaranthaceae

    Country of Origin : Africa, Asia

    Availability : All year round,mainly spring and summer.

    Stem Length : 30 to 60 cm

    When Buying Look For

    * The flowers are fully developed and brightly coloured

    * Buds do not open in the vase

    * Avoid bunches with yellow leaves.

    Flower Care

    * Keep cool at all times

    * Strip leaves from bottom half of each stem

    * Re-cut at least 2cm off each stem and place in water.

    * Leaves turn yellow and rot before flowers wilt, so strip as many leaves off as possible.

    * Always use a preservative as this will keep  open flowers looking fresh.

    Drying Tips

    Cut the feathers and cockscombs when the blooms are fully developed. Tape the stems upside down to a coat-hanger and cover the blooms with a brown paper bag to obtain the richest colours. Hang in a dark draft free room for approximately three weeks until fully dried.

    Trivia :

    Did you know that the name Celosia comes from the Greek word "kelos" meaning "burned" referring to the flowers colour.

    Did you know that according to the language of flowers celosia means "silliness"

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