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  • Australia Day and Australias Floral Emblems

    Each state and territory in Australia, and the nation, has selected an endemic Australian native flower as its emblem:


    Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)


    Royal Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gloriosa)

    New South Wales

    Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)

    Northern Territory

    Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossipium sturtianum)


    Cooktown Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis)

    South Australia

    Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsonia formosa)


    Tasmanian Bluegum (Eucalyptus globulus)


    Common Heath (Epacris impressa)

    Western Australia

    Red & Green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

    Only two state emblems can be easily found as cut flowers: the Waratah (NSW) and the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw from WA. The national floral emblemAcacia pycnantha can sometimes be found as a ‘flowering foliage’ crop in spring.

    NSW - The Waratah

    Botanical Name: Telopea speciosissima

    The Waratahs are borne on the waratah tree,which is native to eastern NSW. Other species that are sometimes used as cut flowers are T.oreades found in Gippsland Vic and T truncata found in Tasmania. The latter two species are not as showy as T speciosissima and are more commonly used as garden plants or in breeding programs. Waratahs are a much loved spring flower in Australia particularly in NSW where they are the state flower. They are also the official flower of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

    Waratahs bear large red flowers in spring. Each flower head is surrounded by red to bronze bracts and is made up of dozens of individual florets that open from the outside in. The tightly packed buds in the centre of the flower can often have a blue appearance. Each thick woody stem bears one flower at the top,surrounded by slightly silky green leaves. Selection breeding has resulted in white,cream or pink flowers but these are rare as cut flowers.

    Waratahs are only available for a few weeks, from late winter to spring.

    What to look for:

    *Flowers with the least number of open florets, as long as some are open

    * Leaves that are fresh and green

    * Avoid flowers with a blue tinge

    Flower Care:

    * Keep cool whenever possible

    *Remove leaves from lower half of stem

    * Re cut 2cm from each stem with sharp secateurs and place in cold water

    * Never bash or split stem ends

    * No preservative, place in cold water with a few drops of bleach. The sugar preservatives cause excess nectar production

    * Waratahs are very sensitive to ethylene.Keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.

    Interesting Facts:

    Telopea is derived from the Greek telopos meaning seen from afar and refers to the great distance from which the crimson flowers are discernible. The specific name speciosissima is of the Latin adjective speciosus meaning beautiful or handsome. Waratah the aboriginal name for the species was adapted by early settlers at Port Jackson, which was renamed Sydney.


  • Flowers improve the working enviroment

    Flowers and Plants Improve the working environment

    At Boydita Flowers Delivered we can improve your working environment with the inclusion of  a beautiful floral design being displayed , we can customise your designs with corporate colours ,colours that fit in with the interior or simply let us surprise you each week with a completely different design. At Boydita we can deliver on a weekly basis supplying a floral design in its own vase , your choice of glass or ceramic.

    How do Flowers Improve the working environment?

    * By bringing a breath of fresh air and hint of nature indoors

    * By Contributing to a happier and healthier workplace

    * Bringing a smile to peoples faces

    Flowers in your Business will......

    * Help you stand out from the crowd with their creativity and colour.

    * Have a positive and measurable impact on employee and customer relations.

    * Enhance your image and get your Business talked about.

    Working with Boydita Flowers Delivered as a business partner will...

    * Ensure you get the value for money you are looking for

    * Ensure you get the maximum possible benefit, not just a vase at reception

    * Ensure you get the creativity,innovation and enthusiasm to benefit your whole business.

    But dont just take my word for it.......

    Give one of our very friendly professional team a call to discuss your requirements, we offer a corporate credit account, where as you complete a credit application form out , allow 24hrs for approval then you are on your way. Flowers at reception in the Board room on the Counter any where that you would like to create a great environment.When you have set up your Corporate Account you can also use it to send Flowers for many different occasion's, Birthdays,Anniversaries,Sympathy,Thank you,Get well soon, Birth of Baby and many more. We can arrange delivery on the Central Coast, Australia or virtually any where in the world.

    You can also shop online 24/7 at www.flowersdelivered.com.au

    We have been putting Smiles on peoples faces since 1974.





  • December Reminder Service Winner

    We are pleased to announce Decembers Reminder Service Winner was Peter Browning of Terrigal.

    Peter registered on the FREE Boydita Flowers Delivered Reminder Service which put him into the monthly draw for a chance to win a $30.00 Boydita Flowers Delivered Gift Voucher.

    At Boydita we offer a FREE Reminder Service , your partners birthday,your anniversary,your parents anniversary or any special occassion there are lots of important dates to remember.

    If you forget Boydita Flowers Delivered will remember with a FREE sms or email reminder service.Register now and you too can go into the draw to be a winner .


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