We have a new decor gift item in store at Hanging Basket Florist. These baby themed photo frames are a great gift idea for a new born baby or baby shower. A sweet gift on their own or we can add these to a baby theme gift hamper or a basket of flowers. Right now they are featured in our new window display (baby themed, of course!).
Know a Dad that deserves something special? Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham are delivering on Father’s Day so you can have great gift delivered on the day. We have gourmet gift baskets, chocolate bouquets, plant baskets, flowers and more.
For Sunday delivery in the Rockingham area just be sure to order at least a day in advance.
Whether you are near or far from your family this Easter, Hanging Basket Florist have the perfect gift to send. You can even have your gift delivered on Easter Sunday for that eggstra special touch. We have a large variety of gifts including flowers, chocolates and plants. Check out our featured special “Eggstravaganza” (pictured) – delicious Cadbury Chocolate Easter Eggs arranged in a pleasing but edible centrepeice.
Hanging Basket Florist have many great ideas for Christmas this year. Flowers and Gift Baskets make perfect presents for those that have everything. We can create a beautiful arrangement or bouquet of flowers (like the one pictured) and deliver it anywhere in the Rockingham area during Christmas week, right up to Christmas Eve. Even if you need a present for someone who doesn’t particularly like flowers we can send a gift basket like the one shown above, a basket of plants, or a chocolate arrangement.
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.
Looking for a gift that can be delivered but not flowers? Have a look at our Chocolate Arrangements – just like a flower arrangement but made with chocolates instead of flowers. We have been doing these for a while now but they really took off at Easter and continue to be a favourite with our Rockingham customers.
Flowering pot plants were also very popular at Easter. The Phalaenopsis Orchids (or Moth Orchids) are looking amazing right now – the big beautiful blooms will stay on the plant for months. The plants make a great little thank you or “just because” gift or if you are looking for something a bit more impressive a few plants in a basket is a lovely bright, cheery gift.
Be warned though, indoor plants are something of a myth as most plants, particularly flowering varieties, need plenty of sunshine for them to thrive. I usually recommend that flowering pot plants are kept on a patio or similar area in semi-shade. However, if you do want to bring a little more life inside your home put your pot plants right next to a window that gets lots of sunlight.
A nice decorating idea is to have a fancy ceramic or terra cotta pot that you can leave inside and swap the plant for a different one from the garden every few weeks. Just don’t take your plants from inside straight to a sunny spot as they will be used to the diffused indoor light and will burn – put them somewhere shady. This way you will be able to enjoy your flowering plants indoors but still give them a holiday outside in the sunshine to recuperate.