What is the best value flower gift?

There are many factors that can contribute to the perceived value of a flower arrangement or bouquet. While most of our customers prefer the bigger and more showy box arrangements, more and more people are starting to appreciate the elegant style of more compact designs like the one shown above in a quality vase that the recipient gets to keep.

This is a lovely, elegant flower arrangement I whipped up at about a quarter-to-closing last night for a young guy to give his girlfriend. It has beautiful cream Roses and orange Asiatic Lilliums in a square glass vase.

While  long stemmed roses make a big, impressive bouquet, the flowers shown above with the shorter stems will actually last longer, so for many this design is a better value gift.  When sending  flowers  to someone at work who will have to keep them on a small desk it would be more suitable to have delivered a more compact floral design like the one above.

It all comes down to what an individual sees as better value – be it size, style or vase life and at the same time making sure that the arrangement is appropriate for the occasion and situation. The important part is to let your florist know what aspect of a flower arrangement has the most value for you. We all have our own preferences, but we want to provide you with the gift that you find attractive and see good value in.

Open Sundays

Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham will be open on Sundays during the school holidays (26 Sep to 10 Oct) and this coming Monday Public Holiday (27 Sep) at Rockingham Shopping Centre.

We will be open from 11am to 4pm. We will also be delivering on these days so if you need a gift delivered on a Sunday in the Rockingham area (Warnbro, Kwinana, Baldivis, Bertram, Shoalwater, Safety Bay, Waikiki etc) we will happily help you out.

More Submerged Orchids

Each week we do two large vase arrangements of Oriental Lilliums and tropical foliage for Pandora jewellers here in Rockingham, however this week they are having a special promotion and wanted to add a little puple to their usual Pandora look. I created the above Orchid Vases for them – Purple Dendrobium Orchids and Bamboo, semi-submerged in a glass vase with glass marbles.  I love the look so much I am adding the design to our website, I think it would make a great little gift to sit on someones office desk.

We also did individual wired Orchid blooms to match, which the girls wore in their hair. I would love to see ladies wearing flowers in their hair more often, I think it would look great on the girls going to their school ball with flowers in their hair to match their wrist sprays and corsages.

Submerged Flowers

Here is a photo of a lovely, simple flower arrangement we sent out for a sympathy gift to the Rockingham suburb of Port Kennedy last week. It’s a Cymbidium Orchid submerged in water in a glass vase with glass marbles and Tortured Willow. Although submerged flowers are typically seen at wedding receptions and other events, I think it makes a perfect gift – someone could keep this arrangement on their work desk or coffee table for at least 10 days (for the best effect the water should be changed every few days).

If you look closely you can see where the willow has actually sprouted a green leaf – keep it in water long enough and it will also grow roots. A good gardener (with a little effort) could actually get their own willow tree from this arrangement!

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day quickly approaching I thought I would remind everyone that we can deliver a lot more than just flowers. For Dad this year why not have delivered a gift basket of beer, chips, nuts and beef jerky from Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham. Sounds good to me – and this will be my very first Father’s Day as a Dad.  Or if Dad is a gardener how about a basket of mixed plants. For the dad’s that do like flowers we could do an interesting modern arrangement with bold flowers like anthuriums and you can add a box of chocolates.

Sunday delivery is available in Rockingham, so if you can’t make it to see dad on Fathers Day you can have a gift sent on the day.

Red Roses Rockingham

With the recent cold weather production of red roses has been greatly reduced, however this week we are again flush with beautiful, locally grown, red roses. We know that supermarkets and the like have had plenty of imported red roses, we prefer to support the local economy and only stock locally grown flowers.

While the designers here at Hanging Basket Florist have enjoyed using some of the different coloured roses we know that our customers will be pleased that our red rose specials will be again available for delivery in Rockingham, Bertram, Warnbro, Kwinana, Murdoch, Mandurah and Fremantle and surrounding areas from Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham.

17th July Wedding

We  have been very busy here at Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham as I have had some time off due to the birth of my baby girl at St John of God Hospital in Murdoch, so I am a bit late in posting this photo of a beautiful wedding bouquet we did on 17th July for a Rockingham wedding. The ivy gives the bouquet a nice flowing look. The bride was, of course, very happy with the flowers.

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.