Birthday Flowers

On Sunday 11th July Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham will be celebrating our 27th year of sending flowers and gift baskets in Rockingham. We will be open this Sunday so come in and say Happy Birthday! We have seen a lot of changes in Rockingham and in floristry over this time – Rockingham Shopping Centre is three times the size it was back then, and we have shifted location within the centre 4 times! We also have many more varieties of flowers available than we did nearly three decades ago – it’s not just Carnations and Baby’s Breath anymore.

I wonder if someone will send us flowers for our birthday!

The after the weekend the Let’s Live Better Treasure Hunt starts on 12th July at Rockingham Shopping Centre for the school holidays. Simply visit the Customer Service Desk to receive your Treasure Map. The first 100 children to bring a completed Treasure Map to the Customer Service Centre will receive a prize.

Sunday Trading

Just a reminder that we will be open the next three Sundays here at Rockingham Shopping Centre  as it is the July school holdays.

We will be open from 10.30 to 4.00.

We do offer Sunday delivery to Rockingham suburbs, just be sure to order at least one day ahead.

Salvation Army Rockingham

Last Sunday the Rockingham Salvation Army held a banquet to thank those in the community that have helped them. Hanging Basket Florist were pleased to be invited and to receive a Certificate of Appreciation. For many years we have been providing flowers for their chapel every Sunday, at the end of the service a deserving member of the congregation are given the flowers to take home.

It was a great day to meet others from the Rockingham community that support this wonderful group and their good work.

Sympathy Flowers

Here is a beautiful sympathy flower arrangement created by Ingrid, featuring Oriental Lilliums and Green Dis-bud Chrysanthemums, which we delivered to Bertram last week.

Queen’s Birthday Honors

Hanging Basket Florist would like to congratulate Port Kennedy resident Christopher Smith on receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia for his volunteer work with many Rockingham area community groups.

Saturday Specials

Every Saturday at Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham we have specials on cut flowers for cash & carry sales.

The specials vary from week to week but today we have Gerberas at 2 bunches for $12 (that’s 10 stems!) and Oriental Lilliums for $20 a bunch.

Open Sunday

Just a reminder that we are open at Rockingham Shopping Centre on Sunday’s during school holidays and Monday’s on long weekends.

We also deliver on these days so for a flower delivery in Rockingham, Safety Bay, Warnbro, Bertram and surrounding areas on Sunday give Hanging Basket Florist a call on (08) 9527 5562 or order your flower delivery on our website www.HangingBasketFlorist.com.

In Season

We now have some lovely winter flowers available – Kale (Cabbage flowers), Stock and Asters are now in season along with Tulips & Iris.

The Meaning of Flowers

What do flowers mean to you? To me floristry means we can surround ourselves with nature’s beauty wherever we are, indoors or out, be it in a hospital bed or a grand hotel or your own home. But when it comes to specific meanings for specific flowers many people look to the symbolic meanings that were made popular in the Victorian era when ladies would send each other complex coded messages with flowers.

Today there is no need to worry too much about any possible implied meaning from your flower gift – remember the person you are giving the flowers to is not likely to know the flowers meaning either. However some of the old symbolism has survived – red roses, for example, are still largely considered a romantic gift and it is a good idea to carefully consider your relationship with someone before sending them red roses in case they get the wrong message. Traditionally yellow roses are for friendship, while white roses symbolise peace which makes them a good choice for sympathy.

A more important consideration than old fashioned meanings of particular flower varieties is the symbolism of the colour, as the colour of flowers has the most impact. For example if you wish to have flowers delivered to a man, bold, strong colours like red or autumn tones would be more suitable than pretty, feminine pinks and mauves. Of course, it does depend on the individual – many ladies do not necessarily like pretty and frilly and would be much happier with bright colours. As with sympathy or funeral flowers – some may prefer a bright, cheery arrangement to reflect the deceased’s personality or as a celebration of life, while others may like white (symbolising peace) or other subdued colours to reflect the mood. Personally I love white flowers and will use them for any occasion.

So while choosing a gift that is suitable to the personalities of the sender and receiver and is appropriate for the occasion is important, it is perfectly acceptable to choose an arrangement, bouquet or plant just because you like the way it looks.

Safety Bay Senior High School Ball

Last weekend was very busy for us here at Hanging Basket Florist with Safety Bay Senior High School’s ball at the Hyatt Hotel in Perth coming hot on the heels of Mothers Day.

As the trend in recent years has been for sleeveless ball gowns, almost all students forgo the traditional pin on corsage for a wrist spray. With the range of keepsake wrist bands for us to attach the corsage to, the girls can keep a reminder of their special night. Many of the keepsake wrist bands are similar to the beaded bangles which are now in fashion, so many of the girls get great value from their wrist corsages by wearing the bands long after the flowers have died.