Budget Friendly Valentine’s Gifts

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank – we have a lot of options other than big, long stem dozen rose bouquets.
We have short stem roses – while they are as lovely as the long stem, they are cheaper and make a smaller bouquet due to the stem length. In a colourful glass vase this rose posy makes a lovely, sweet Valentine’s Day gift. We can also do a cute Bud Vase – two roses and all the trimmings in a vase.

from Instagram
Of course, you can always add to these budget conscious romantic gifts by adding a balloon, chocolates or a teddy to your order for delivery in the Rockingham, Kwinana, Baldivis, Wellard area of WA.

Rustic Wedding

Brides and Bridesmaids Posies, Flower Crowns and Buttonhole from a lovely Summer wedding last weekend.

Bride and Bridesmaids Rustic Posies
Bride and Bridesmaids Rustic Posies

 

We added Hessian to contrast the soft, pretty White Roses and Babies Breath to give a rustic, garden feel to the bouquets.

 

Daisy and Babies Breath Flower Crown
Daisy and Babies Breath Flower Crown

 

This style is very popular now, and we enjoyed creating these flower pieces to complement the weddings theme.

Daisy and Babies Breath Buttonhole
Daisy and Babies Breath Buttonhole

 

The Chrysanthemums (Daisies) really enhance the Summer Garden look

Trying on the Babies Breath and Daisy Flower Crown in the shop to check the final result
Trying on the Babies Breath and Daisy Flower Crown in the shop to check the final result

Valentine’s Day

With Christmas just gone, we florists are now busy preparing for our next big day – Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year. We will have approximately 5,000 stems of roses coming in, each one one will need to be prepared for sale – thorns and excess foliage removed, stems re-cut and into fresh water with cut flower preservative. And then, of course, they will be made into bouquets – half-dozens, dozens and even two- or three dozens, as well as wrapped or gift boxed as single roses.

Of course, it’s not just roses – along with teddy bears, locally made chocolates, and balloons many other flowers remain favourites. One of our most popular bouquets is our Rose & Lily Bouquet – beautiful Oriental Lilliums and Roses together in an impressive bouquet with tropical foliage.

Due to the high labour costs of producing so many roses for just one day of the year, the wholesale price for roses increases by at least %50. While we pride ourselves on having the best price on roses in Rockingham and Kwinana (possibly the whole of Perth!) it is  impossible for us to absorb such a hefty increase. Our retail price on roses for Valentines Day usually increases by around %25, which brings our 12 Red Roses and Vase deal to $135, which we believe is still a fantastic deal compared to other florists.

 

Order Roses now for Valentine's Day to get the best price
Order Roses now for Valentine’s Day to get the best price

 

While we always have lots of roses made ready to go on the day, to secure a place on our limited delivery runs for Valentine’s Day it is necessary to order in well advance. And the earlier the better – all orders for roses placed with Hanging Basket Florist in January are at the normal price – we don’t increase our prices until the 1st of February. So beat the Valentine’s Day price rise and order your roses in January.

Roses in a Sunbeam from instagram.com/hangingbasketflorist
Roses in a Sunbeam from instagram.com/hangingbasketflorist

Hanging Basket Florist will be delivering roses to Rockingham, Kwinana Marketplace and all surrounding suburbs on Valentine’s Day.

Yay! Peonies!

Beautiful Bouquets Available on Sundays
Peonies are one of those flowers that most florists list as a favourite. They have a lot going for them, a fragrance that is nothing short of divine, pretty colours, the fascinating way that they open from tiny buds to large, impressive blooms and their relative rarity (peonies are only in season around November to December) – so we florists always get very excited when peony season kicks in.
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm

With all this going for these beautiful flowers it is no wonder that they are so popular with florists and brides alike.

A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses
A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses

 

The pastel shades of peonies, as well as the sweet fragrance, have made them a very popular flower for wedding bouquets in recent years. Unfortunately, due to the short season few brides get to take advantage of these delightfully pretty flowers.