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Weekly Bloom • Zantedeschia

Posted on September 24, 2013

Another plant mistakenly lumped in with the true lily, you've likely seen the Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) all around the place recently. This usually unassuming herbaceous plant produces a mighty inflorescence in spring here in New Zealand, our temperate conditions serving them better than their native home of Southern Africa. While summer dwarf calla lilies come in a few colours, the larger spring-flowering are only pure white, exuding elegance.

Our special this week is the sophisticated Calla Lily bouquet

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Weekly Bloom • Matthiola

Posted on September 02, 2013

Let the peppery scent of Stock fill your home! The Matthiola has started coming on strong at the market and we're making the most of it. In the ever-popular white as well as unique shades like pale yellow and a deep purple that is traditionally used to make dyes. Most stock used for floristry is double-flowered, giving a fuller appearance and a stronger scent. 

Our special this week is a Mixed Double Stock Bouquet

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Weekly Bloom • Slipper Orchid

Posted on August 27, 2013

Father's Day is this Sunday, so our special this week is especially for Dads! Lady Slipper Orchids (Paphiopedilums) are a easy care orchid with a distinctive flower. They are among the most cultivated and crossbred orchids, with many hybrids suited well to life as houseplants. Their name is a combination of Paphos, the city in Cyprus where Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the sea, and "pedilon," the Ancient Greek term for slipper. Check out our special price on Paphs for Dads.

 

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Weekly Bloom • Ranunculus

Posted on August 19, 2013

Ranunculus asiaticus, commonly know as the Persian buttercup, is the member buttercup family most cultivated for floristry. The name ranunculus translates from Latin to "little frog" because of the tendency of many buttercups' to grow near water. Varieties found in here are often double-flowered, producing delicately layered open blooms. Ranunculus season is New Zealand is just ramping up, so we thought we've give you a nice early taste of the spring to come! 

Here's this week's special: Ranunculus Rainbow

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Weekly Bloom • Alstroemeria

Posted on August 12, 2013

Commonly called "Lily of the Incas," Alstroemeria are more like a cousin to true lilies. These Brazilian and Peruvian natives are named for the Swedish Claas Alstroemer, a botanist who bought them to Europe and began breeding them for the cut flower market. Varieties currently available are usually lab-propagated hybrids, creating a wide range of colours.

Our special this week combines Alstroemeria with blossom for a wild spring look.

 

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