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Monthly Archives: November 2011

  • Interflora Gourmet Great For Christmas

     Boydita Flowers Delivered is Blooming with a fantastic new range of Gourmet Hampers,the ideal gift for Family,Friends or Clients this Christmas. Designed to suit a variety of tastes the hampers are beautifully packaged in a quality basket with Christmas trim and are available for delivery virtually anywhere in Australia. Celebrate the festive season by sending one of our beautiful hampers this Christmas. The full range can be viewed at www.flowersdelivered.com.au 24/7.Lyn and the Team at Boydita Flowers delivered wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year. We will be closed from December 25th  and reopen on Tuesday 3rd 2012.h61

  • Caring For Your Flowers

    At Home Care

    At Boydita Flowers Delivered we do everything we can to get flowers to you in the best possible condition. Once you buy them it's your turn to follow the simple flower care rules that will make your flowers last as long as possible.

    1. Get your flowers home FAST

    Drive straight home, don't stop for a long lunch and leave your flowers in the hot car - go straight home! Place your flowers on the floor of the car or anywhere out of the sun. If it's hot put the air conditioning on. Cut flowers are the most perishable horticultural product there is and it only takes half an hour or so out of water in hot conditions to cause irreparable damage.

    2. Get your vase ready

    Select the vase you wish to use and make sure it is clean. If it isn't scrub it out in the sink with a little detergent, or even better, a little bleach in water. Now fill the vase with COLD water, and add a sachet of flower preservative. If you haven't got a sachet, see the Why Use a Flower Preservative section for a recipe.

    3. Prepare the arrangement

    If you have a pre-made arrangement, take it out of the wrapping paper, and roll the rubber band or ties away from the stem ends. Strip any leaves off the stems that would be underwater. If you have purchased a bunch, or want to make your own arrangement, cut the rubber bands or ties, and strip every leaf from the lower half of each stem.

    4. Cut the stem ends

    Cut 1-2 cm off each stem end, then place your flowers in water IMMEDIATELY.

    5. Place the vase

    Put your flowers in a cool position. Don't place the vase in direct sunlight, or near a heater or in a warm draught.

    6. Check the flowers daily

    Make sure you top up the vase water with fresh water + preservative every day. Make a complete change of water every 3 days or so.

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  • The Poinsettia Plant

    Poinsettias, with their ruby-colored, star-shaped leaves, are ubiquitous holiday decorations during the Christmas season. Sales of the plant, which is native to Mexico, run more than $200 million a year, with the bulk of those sales made during the month of December.

     

    But what does this pretty little plant -- falsely rumored to be poisonous -- have to do with Christmas? Some say the star-shaped leaves of the poinsettia symbolize the Star of Bethlehem. According to the Christmas story the Star of Bethlehem led the three wise men to the manger where the baby Jesus was born.

     

    Another Christmas connection for the poinsettia is linked to the plant's Mexican origin. First discovered by the early Aztecs, the poinsettia has long been associated as an Indian symbol of purity. When the Spanish conquistadors conquered Mexico and converted the Aztecs to Christianity, the power of the poinsettia was also transformed.Mexican legend tells of an impoverished girl, who had nothing to offer on the alter to Jesus at Christmas Eve other than weeds. Encouraged nonetheless by her priests to give of her spirit, she brought the weeds to her church. Once inside, the weeds miraculously blossomed into a beautiful poinsettia plant. In Mexico, the poinsettia plant is called Flores de Noche Buena, Spanish for "flowers of the holy night".

     

    It was in the early 1800s that the plant was given its English name, after Joel R. Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the early 1800s. Poinsett was the first to bring the plant to U.S. soil, having transplanted cuttings from the red beauty back to his home state of South Carolina.

     

    In the early 1900s, the state of California began cultivating the poinsettia for indoor markets. The family of the original , Albert Ecke, is still the leading cultivator of the plant, although poinsettias are now grown and sold in all fifty states.

     

    While many people mistakenly think that this Christmas-time symbol is poisonous, countless studies have disproven that notion.

    Boydita Flowers Delivered has a selection of Poinsettias available in store now!!

  • Flower of The Month-Peony Rose

    Botanical Name: Paeonia lactiflora, Family Name: Paeoniaceae, Common Name: Peony Rose , Country of Origin: China, Availability: Spring: October,November
    Peonies have long been renowned for their large, often perfumed flowers, Peonies have been prized for centuries by flower lovers. Flowers have several rings of petals, depending on the variety,with some looking like large ruffled garden roses. Flower colour ranges from pure white to pink and peach to clear red and dark maroon. Yellow forms are very rare and there are no blue varieties yet. Some forms, particularly double pinks have a beautiful fragrance.The flowering season is short usually six weeks or so in late spring. Peonies are grown in the field.
    What to do:
    * Keep cool at all times
    * Strip leaves from lower half of each stem and wash stem ends thouroughly.
    * Recut at least 2cm off each stem and place in water immediately.
    * donot bash or spilt stems
    * Always use a floral preservative as this will help the buds to open and maintain open flowers

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