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Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • Poinsettia Plants in-store Now!!

    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!!


  • Christmas and New Year Trading

    Lyn and The Team at Boydita Flowers Delivered would like to extend our very best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and New Year and Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you in 2012.

    We will be closed from 25th December and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. We look forward to seeing you in store at Fountain Plaza Erina or Riverside Park West Gosford on Monday 7th January 2013

  • Product Of The Month Christmas Splendour

    Christmas Splendour is a large festive arrangement designed in traditional Christmas colours of red, green and white, complete with Christmas trim.

    Christmas splendour is the ideal gift to send when you cannot be there in person to brighten the house at Christmas or just to express your thoughts and love at this important time of year.

    Festive flowers are available to be sent anywhere in Australia or the world. you can view the full Christmas range at www.flowersdelivered.com.au or call one of our friendly team on 0243677496 for friendly professional advice.

     

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