How To Create Blue Roses – Infographic

How to create blue roses
by 24hrscityflorist.com

Blue rose symbolizes love, prosperity or immortality. It is much sought after partly because they do not exist in nature. There are genetically modified blue roses however, the easier and cheapest way to attain blue roses for floral arrangements and gifts are either by spray or dye.

Below are the steps to create blue rose by dyeing. The main advantage of dyeing roses is when done properly, the colour spreads out more uniformly all over the petals. As oppose to spray, one may miss out or not able to completely cover the inner layers of the petals.

The intensity of blue varies depending of how the roses are prepared. This include whether the roses are being soaked in water before the dyeing process and the type of ‘blue’ dye used and the mix of dye to water ratio.

infographic- how to create blue roses

infographic – how to create blue roses

Note: Powder blue dye used is Design Master Absorbit – Ice Blue. Absorbit Is a stem powdered dye for colouring blossoms from the inside uut. Each ounce of concentrated powder makes a gallon of colour. Absorbit dye can be used for other types of flowers including poms, carnations and even baby’s breath.
In Singapore, you may get them from the master distributor, Kim Soon at Arab Street.

Here are some of the FAQ we gathered from our youtube video:

Q1: How much of the dye should we add?
A1: There are instructions on the label pasted on powdered dye container. The ratio of dye to water much dependant on how intense the colour blue you want. But do take into account, the thicker the viscosity the more difficult the blue dye is going to be absorbed.

Q2: After rose gets it colour is it Possible to maintain the rose for sometime or it can’t be watered anymore ?
A2: It takes aboout a half a day to dye the roses, there after you may cut the stems and treat them like any other natural roses – meaning the roses need to kept in water.

Q3: How long will they live for though?
A3: Similar to A2 – after the dyeing process , the rose will last as long as any fresh cut roses.

Q4: Are there other colour you can dye a rose?
A4: Yes, the floral powered dye comes in a variety of colours, eg. burgundy red, hot pink, purple, etc.

Q5: How do you get roses that havent been soaked in water?
A5: Typically when you buy them from the grower/supplier, asked them for those roses that are not already soaked in water.

Q6: will it work using food coloring?
A6: We have not tried with food colouring, but technically it should work. We would recommend the flower dye.

Q7: From where can I get the floral powdered dye?
A7: Master Design is from USA – Try amazon.com or directfloral.com?

Q8: Does the color gonna last forever?
A8: Yes the colour will remain until the rose withers

Q9: What other flowers can we dye blue?
A9: You can use this same method on carnations, poms and even baby’s breath.

Q10: I tried it and after 36 hours my roses are still white with only blue spots?
A10: This happens if the roses used have been submerged into water for a very long time before they are dyed. Or the colour mixture of the dye is not right. You can read more about blue roses in Wikipedia.

Q11: Where are blue roses for sale ?
A11: We have a wide range of blue rose bouquets for sale in our webstore. please visit: https://www.24hrscityflorist.com/blue-rose/

Q12: What is blue roses meaning?
A12: The blue roses are flowers to convey a message of mystery, enchantment, charm, uniqueness and a sense of the impossible. Blue can also symbolize new beginnings or a new awakening. You can read more about blue roses in Wikipedia

Blue rose bouquet

Blue Rose Bouquet

blue rose bouquet with rustic wrapping

blue rose bouquet with rustic wrapping

Blue Carnations

Dyed Blue Carnations & Dyed Blue Baby’s Breath

What Flowers and Colours are Typically Suited for Funerals

Introduction
Traditions have been the pillar of people’s cultures around the world since time immemorial. These customs and beliefs, passed from one generation to another, have been here to guide us in our waking life. Though, beliefs and traditions differ from one culture to another, there are some certain practices that are widely observed despite differences; one of these is funerals.

Funerals are solemn ceremonies connected with the burial and wake of a dead person’s body and this is usually prepared by the family of the deceased. Funerary customs vary widely from one culture to another to remember, honour and show respect to their departed loved one.

Depending on religion and culture, funeral rituals can involve either the preservation or destruction of the body, which reflects the passing of relationship between the body and soul of the deceased.

Additionally, depending on religion and culture, people all over the world have different interpretations on certain gestures of consolation and comfort. If unsure of what to do in such circumstances, it is appropriate to do some research first, or better yet, follow and respect the funeral tradition of the bereaved.

In many Southeast Asian and most East Asian countries, the wearing of white symbolises death. In these societies, it is part of tradition for loved ones and guests to wear white or at least somber colours to show respect. Sending flowers to show support and condolences to the bereaved is also observed.

Appropriate Flowers for Funerals in Singapore
In Singapore, with its cultural background being a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and British traditions, funeral rites are followed according to the family or the deceased’s religion or beliefs.
And one of the most common funerary practices – which is to send sympathy flowers during memorial services – is also observed in this country.

The flowers sent convey meaningful messages and feelings when words are not enough to express your thoughts or emotions. This can also aid greatly in the bereavement process of the deceased’s family.

Condolences flowers are normally sent during the wake, usually held within a day or up to about five days, depending on the family’s practice or request. For funerals in Singapore, it is essential to observe the sending of appropriate condolences flowers, so as not to offend or dishonour the remains of the departed. The safest and widely accepted condolences wreaths are commonly given to symbolise the eternity of life. Here are some appropriate flowers for funerals in Singapore:

Carnations
These are widely used as condolences wreaths as it is known for its hardiness, affordability and its symbolic significance of purity, luck, remembrance and admiration.

Lilies
Lilies are the most popular funeral flowers because of its symbolic meaning. White lilies are especially used in funerals, as well, since it connotes innocence and pureness of soul. In general, these flowers also symbolise the restoration of peace of the soul of the departed after death.

Roses
Another good option for funeral flowers are white roses. Generally, roses signify love as well as grief. For funerals, though, white roses evoke humility, innocence, reverence and youthfulness.

Chrysanthemums
Another popular condolence flower are chrysanthemums, although its meaning varies depending on the country. In some parts of Europe, chrysanthemums are symbolic of death.

However, in Asia, the white chrysanthemum represents lamentation and grief, while the yellow ones are traditional funeral flowers. Additionally, in the US, these flowers symbolise truth. Overall, these flowers are widely accepted as funeral flowers in most countries.

Appropriate Colours for Flowers Suited for Funerals
Actions speak louder than words and sending in flowers conveys a sincerer gesture. Flowers have been used to express emotions such as love, friendship, sympathy and grief. Throughout the world, flowers have played an important role as almost like a second language when words fail. For funerals, flowers serve as a sign of support and consolation to the loved ones of the departed – to ease their grief.
The colour of flowers chosen is also necessary to consider when sending funeral flowers. The funeral flowers’ colour emphasizes the sincerity of thoughts conveyed through the flowers sent.

Also, a certain kind of flower in a loud colour will have a different connotation compared to the same kind of flower in a more somber hue, depending on the country, religion and culture of the people involved. Hence, it is essential to select the appropriate colour of funeral flowers, as well to suit the funeral ceremony.
When choosing the appropriate colour and kind of flowers to send, consider some of these factors to help you pick something appropriate for the ceremony.

Type of funeral flower and arrangement
Depending on your closeness to the deceased and their survivors, choose which type of arrangement is suitable to give. There are casket sprays which cover the casket or table spray and standing flower arrangement which are arranged on a standing box are quite typical of the type of condolences flowers sent in Singapore. Sending these flowers are easy too, there are many florists in Singapore providing same day condolences flower delivery.
Religious considerations

Singapore happens to be accepting when it comes various religions, and they support spiritual harmony. As mentioned before, practices and traditions in memorial services vary depending on religion, culture and country. Some religions like Islam, for example, do not encourage flowers being sent during the ceremony. It is best to follow the customary religious practice of the bereaved to show respect and honour.

Cultural considerations
In some countries, sending brightly coloured funeral flowers are accepted to lighten up the mood, or to cheer up the bereaved. However, in a typical Chinese tradition, sending in funeral flowers in warm colours are not appropriate as these colours, such as red, represents happiness.
To avoid misinterpretation, keep away from warm and dark coloured flowers as these may offend or aggrieve the survivors more. Opt for neutral coloured flowers like white, yellow, purple and pink for memorial services. This way, the flowers sent will aid the bereavement process, instead of causing more emotional harm to the survivors of the deceased.

Conclusion
Life and death is a natural process and as long as we keep the memories we have of our dearly departed, they will always be alive in our hearts. A funeral service for the dead is a good way to celebrate and pay respect to the life we all are living. It makes us appreciate the only life we have and the people who have been part of our lives.

Although, we all have differing beliefs and practices, showing sympathy and condolences is a universal language that we all can understand, no matter where we are living in the world. Still, it is necessary to observe certain customs and traditions during memorial services to show respect to the deceased’s family.

Reiterating your intentions with funeral flowers – depending on religion and culture – is also a meaningful gesture that can definitely help the family of the departed to cope better with the loss.

SMU INDANCITY

We are proud to have supported SMU indancity in their annual club production Beyond 2017. SMU INDANCITY is a contemporary dance club for those with the passion for mastery of technique and expression of the art form.

SMU indancity

SMU indancity

In 2006, Singapore Management University’s (SMU) was founded with the mission to nurture its dancers’ passion for modern dance through the mastery of techniques and expression of the art form, while at the same time, promoting an appreciation of modern dance amongst the school community.

Led by resident choreographer Dan Kwoh, INDANCITY has grown significantly over years. The club has represented SMU and won numerous accolades at both local and international dance festivals such as the Barcelona Dance Grand Prix

Bouquet by 24HrsiCityFlorist.com

Bouquet by 24HrsiCityFlorist.com


A beautiful white oriental lily and chilli red rose bouquet arranged by 24HrsCityflorist.com

Flower Bouquet by 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Flower Bouquet by 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Our bouquet posted in SMU indancity instagram

Our bouquet posted in SMU indancity instagram

Hipster vs Traditional Florists

At the mere mention of ‘hipster’, one can picture a sashaying woman donning an oversized top and ripped shorts, pinching the edge of her sunglasses with a smirk, simply the epitome of stylish. Meanwhile the mainstream or old fashioned trail behind, deemed unable to find their unique style like the former.

hipster florist

hipster florist

Despite all that exaggeration, it’s not entirely untrue; it seems the younger generation find anything labelled ‘hipster’ more appealing. Bouquets carrying that air of sophistication are sure to gather admiring glances and of course, the likes on one’s Instagram. Hop onto the bandwagon and you’ll find yourself immersed in splashes of rainbow colours, unicorn vibes, and galaxy patterns, even finding Korean styles imbedded in sweet bouquets that many show off on social media.

Youths are easily drawn in by anything hipster, not wanting to fall into the monotony of mainstream trends, instead hoping to seem unique; don’t even try to deny it! Well, young florists have heard their call for something more distinct, and style their lovely flower bundles according to the trends they so desire. Using pastel flowers, pale DIY wrapping paper, burlap, kraft paper, netting and giving bouquets an air of rusticism turns their art intoinstaworthy works.

Being unwilling to conform also means young florists use a large variety of flowers, many which traditional florists might not use. Are chrysanthemums doomed to be mere funeral flowers? Are white and pastel flowers the only ones to accompany a bride down the aisle? That doesn’t seem to be the case any more, if those new to the florist scene have anything to say about it. Even succulents and fruits have a part to play in their new, exotic bouquets, breathing new life into typical flower arrangement styles. Such deviation from the norm has been welcomed by flower lovers everywhere, and have attracted crowds to appreciate the art of flower arrangement.

But that doesn’t mean old school has to be kicked to the curb. Traditional florists have integrated the styles hipsters appreciate into their own work, and their bouquets are just as amazing as any other. With their experience in the field, there are a lot more than the effort that goes into a stylish arrangement, and their flowers are sure to be your picture perfect gift. Merging your typical professional touch and the hipster trends of today, they are able to maintain the beauty of bouquets yet infuse modern elements into their art. With such a poignant combination of past and present, what better way would you rather have your bouquet?

Then again, one cannot let the passion of both types of florists and flower shops go unnoticed either. Behind the rosy glow of floristry is hours of hard work and pricked hands and even to the point of making sure that the ‘flower delivery‘ services are delivered promptly to the recipients. Though times may change, florists have learnt to adapt accordingly and stay nimble ready to respond to the consumers’ demands. Whether hipster or traditional, young or old have their own unique traits that everyone can appreciate. Whatever your reason for buying flowers, just know that every bouquet comes with a loving touch and well thought, crafted by the people who have an unlimited love for flowers!

Article written Ong Sze Teng for 24hrscityflorist.com

A Word For Your Thousand Actions

bouquet with a message

bouquet with a message

written by 24hrsCityFlorist.com

There comes a time when you’re grasping a card in your hand, scratching at your head helplessly as you wonder what on earth you’re supposed to write in order to please the lucky receiver of your gift. For those who aren’t poetically inclined, finding the perfect phrase to accompany your heartfelt present can be absolutely daunting.

A beautiful bouquet is important but equally important is the message that comes with it. A beautiful message can touch the heart of the receiver and in some occasions, bring tears to her eyes. A fresh floral gift accompanied by a good message almost certainly will draw smiles and bring cheer to the recipient. It doesn’t hurt to give a little and care a bit more. Turn somebody’s day around for the better is never wrong. Here at 24HrsCityFlorist.com we don’t just want to provide elegant bouquets or bouquet delivery, but we want to help reach out to people and help touch the hearts and minds of people you care most for.

We hope by listing some of our favorites here could unlock the creativity within. Start inspiring and encourage others because in return you will be encouraged too.

Love & Romance & Valentine’s

“i realized how much i miss you, only after you had gone away. I don’t know what to do or say.. but to send you these flowers for today..”

“Somewhere between all our laughs, long talks, studpid little fights and all our lame jokes.. i fell in love”

“I now understand how it really feels like when they say.. ‘absense makes the heart grow fonder'”

“I will love you forever. LOL! I can’;t live that long”

“”I hate looking at the stars because I look at the same ones as you do , wihtout you”

“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart”

Here are some love quotes adopted from popular korean dramas:

“If you’re really in love, appearances aren’t important. The best house is the one you build in each other’s hearts” – Winter Sonata

“With you, my heart has found its rhythm” – Angel Eyes

“You told me to forget you. You hoped that I forget you, right? I’m sorry. I wanted to forget you, but I couldn’t do it.” – The Moon That Embraces The Sun

“When you love a woman, she becomes a drink. She becomes the moon. She becomes the song. Then she turns into your world.” – Flower Boy Ramen Shop

“People who love each other end up reuniting. No matter how far apart they are, they will reunite in the end. Love is something that returns.” Stairway to Heaven

“To feel love again, you only need a moment” – It’s Okay, That’s love

“At times, the road seems far and you may shed tears with a say heart, but until the day everything becomes a memory, let’s be each’s resting place.” – Heirs

“In life, the thing that is important other than spirit is love. Even if you are poor, if there is love, you become a millionaire.” – Goong

“The best miracle of all miracles is making the heart of the person you love beat.” – Good Doctor

“Love is when you give half of yourself. And in that space, fill it with half of the other person.” – Flower Boy Next Door.

“Because of you I laughed, got mad, fought, and felt pain. It was all a first for me. I didn’t think i had a heart. I tried so hard not to let anyone in but you were the first person that I ever let into my heart.” – Bride of the Century

There are many ways to expressing your heart felt emotions to the person you like. But there are times when loving someone is to do what’s best for her and that includes leaving her and letting her go. It’s painful to do so especially when you can’t tell her the real reason why you are doing so. For words that cannot be expressed, flowers are the next best option.

There’s nothing better than receiving a romantic message along with a gorgeous bouquet or a box of chocolates. Nope, this doesn’t have to happen only on Valentine’s, for this sweet message will make her melt immediately, at any time, any day.

“If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand.”

You don’t have to be the next Robert Frost to come up with poems. Take this simple verse, print in delicate font and deliver it to your partner in a dainty, intricately designed card, and there you go, a card that ensures your lover knows how deep your feelings are!

“No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.”

This affirmation of your love is easily understood, and will make your partner realise their importance in your life. Doesn’t simply reading this make you want to sigh dreamily?

Mother’s Day or Father’s Day

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
“May your Mother’s Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood!”

From young till now, you’ve never doubted your mum’s faith in you, so of course you’d like to show that you appreciate her sturdy presence. These sincere phrases are definitely able to capture that thought in these sweet words.

“Mum, thanks for putting up with a spoiled, ungrateful, messy, bratty child…
… like my sibling!”

Got a sister or brother and want to one up them? Inject a little humour into your message to spruce up what would usually be a mushy message! If you’re preparing to surprise your dad instead, simply replace the necessary words; these phrases are sure to touch the hearts of either parent.

Graduation

“When people tell you not to believe in your dreams, and they say ‘Why?’, say ‘Why not?’ ”
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

Put away all those cliché quotes about success and failures, because all you need is a little encouragement in your gift to a to-be graduate. With a firm tone, your message will show how much confidence you have in that person, and adding a challenge in can help to ignite that fiery passion as the graduate enters the workforce.

Birthday

“Birthdays come around every year, but friends like you only come once in a lifetime.”

It’s rare to find people who understand everything about you indeed, and you should very well let your friends know that. On their special day, show them how special they are with the touching message on your card.

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”

For a more serious tone to guide your reckless friend, send this along with your gift; the best of friends are the ones who speak the truth, no matter what. They’ll thank you for your thoughtfulness soon enough

With this bounty of caring and sincere phrases, you’ll never end up speechless when writing to your loved ones!

bouquet with a  message

bouquet with a message

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Gift card and messages can be selected during checkout in our shopping cart process.
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Graduation – The Day The Seedling Sprout

graduation bouquet called alumni

graduation hand bouquet

In a sea of black and navy blue, the graduates huddle and nervously adjust their robes. Some are tense, some are excited, but everyone knows that this is a milestone they can be proud of, an event that sets in stone the reward they have put in so much effort for. With their mortarboards on and looking sharp, they are ready to reap the fruits of their painstaking labour.

Graduation day marks the start of a student’s intrepid foray into the workforce. Finally free from the chains of academic pursuit, it is most definitely a day to be remembered. While looking smart and polished is key, a splash of colour to match the upbeat mood would serve to differentiate one from the crowd, not to mention create the ideal setting for instaworthy pictures to commemorate the occasion. There’s no better way to congratulate a graduating student for a job well done during graduation than a brilliant bundle of extravagant flowers!

Mo Yeon Bouquet

Mo Yeon Bouquet

Classy bouquets can come in all forms and flowers when you make a purchase with us. An korean inspired graduation bouquet would be our Mo-Yeon Bouquet named after the Mo-Yeon in The Descendants of the Sun popular Korean TV series. When you think of a flower that brings the most cheer, you’d likely think of sunflowers, and we’re never short on those bright yellow blooms in our elegant bouquets. Roses add a sentimental touch; they’re certainly not just for romantic occasions, for their vibrant crimson pairs up nicely with the sunflowers. A scattering of statice adds a bit of calm to the intensity of the duo, the cool purple soothing the fiery, warm colours. With the final padding of smooth elongated leaves and little specks of emerald green and white, you have the bouquet of your dreams!

sunflower graduation bouquet

sunflower graduation bouquet

Bundling all these beauties up in pitch black wrapping ensures that the graduation bouquet adheres to the formality of the ceremony while still exuding sophistication and refinement. Isn’t such a gift exactly what the graduates would need?

(Referencing http://www.24hrscityflorist.com/sweet-sunshine.html)

Think of those days spent burning the midnight oil, staring at a screen or sheet of paper with hooded eyes, their mug of coffee already cooled during the countless hours of ‘mugging’. After all the sleepless nights and stressful days leading up to their big exams, the graduates you see on that day need the comfort and that proverbial pat on the back that only you can provide. A little piece of nature brought to them in a fancy bouquet tells them it’s time to chill, and shows that you’re right with them, as you have been along every step that they took during their journey of education.

These graduates may be taking the plunge into the deep waters of society, but knowing that they’ve got friends and family right beside them can make it much less unnerving. Graduation flowers or graduation bouquets are a great reminder of their loved ones’ presence and support, a wish for only the best for the receiver. On that special day, you shouldn’t miss out on a dazzling bouquet to spice up any glamorous graduation pictures. Just remember, be careful to toss your mortar but not the flowers!

You can send flowers and arrange for flower delivery in Singapore from 24hrscityflorist.com

graduation pooh bear

graduation pooh bear

Ever blossoming, the Korean trend flourishes in Singapore

Perhaps it started with the popular Goblin K-drama, where a simple buckwheat flower was used to send a love message to the receiver. Or maybe it was Descendents of the Sun that stole everyone’s breath with its intensity and bittersweet romance. Either way, Koreans dramas have set alight a blazing trail that many locals have gladly stepped onto, where fans hold Korean styles and products in high esteem.

The popularity of Korean dramas K-pop created the Korean wave that swept across not just Singapore but most of the world, and fans of the pop culture have only grown as people catch onto trends. Die hard fans probably know every aspect of the pop culture like the back of their hand. If you’re clueless in this area, we can get you up to speed right here.

Korean lady with bouquet

Korean lady with bouquet

With a fluffy bouquet in hand, given by a mysterious yet kind stranger, the female protagonist graduates with a smile. The pure white cotton combined with the simple brown wrapping paper gives off a dreamy aura, where the pale colours are a delightful mix with the solid greens nestled among the blooms. Though winter brought along the cold and caused trees to barren, the bouquet has given a touch of warmth and made her day a little more special.

Soft Toy

Soft Toy

Not your typical furry animal plush, but still immensely adorable. Without their romantic interests by their sides, the male protagonists from Descendents of the Sun dragged these indignant toys along as companions on their dates. Their mischievous smiles, smooth fur and stout legs make them cuddly girlfriends indeed; no wonder the men were so enamoured!

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You might not expect the huge DotS toy to fit into a bunch of flowers, but you can still find a “인형꽃다발”, which is a doll bouquet. Gaining traction among fans of the Korean style is a bouquet featuring small stuffed character dolls and adorned with various colourful flowers. Such doll bouquets can contain all kinds of famous characters, like Pokemon or Disney’s Lilo And Stitch. Adjusting the flowers to keep with the colour scheme and using delicate craft paper creates a magnificent bouquet that is cute yet stylish. Pastel pinks and blues make such sweet gifts; just look!

Baby’s breath is a rather significant blossom in the Korean bouquet scene, possibly because of it’s tiny and silky white blooms. Even its name suggests its innocent theme, adding an idyllic touch to any bouquet. In the above picture, combining it with light brown wrapping paper makes the bouquet minimalistic, and enable the focus to remain on the adorable Pikachu in the centre. Finishing off with wisps of white craft paper at the bottom compliments the rusticity of the gift!

If you think it’s a little plain to have simply white flowers, or that the plush toy is a little too large, Singapore’s very own 24hourscityflorist has the perfect posy for you! These durable baby’s breath can be dyed some vibrant colours and bundled into elegant bouquets as such.
http://www.24hrscityflorist.com/korean-baby-s-breath-bouquet.html​ (I’d suggest a picture that’s more candid and doesn’t have the watermark?)

What says classy more than sky blue and lilacs? These cool colours can sooth any temper and brighten the darkest of days! Combined with that snowy white, the flowers mimic a picturesque garden right in your hands. Black wrapping completes the sophisticated bouquet, with a simple knot, and it’s ready to be sent to the lucky receiver! Korean baby’s breath bouquets or a bunch of forget me not flowers bouquet are certainly a heavenly sight to behold.

Few are truly strangers to the Korean fad going round, but perhaps the idea of even bouquets having a Korean style is new. With the influx of romantic dramas, fans might have picked up on the message and decided to take action; sending beautiful blooming bestowals for their loved ones! Gifts featured in the shows also end up being a suitable choice for sending to other fans of the shows. Shopping for presents on special occasions can be such a chore, but Korean style arrangements and bouquet wrapping is a surefire way to show your sentiment. With delicate flowers like baby’s breath, Korea’s wrapping style of using kraft paper and their minimalistic arrangement, the gorgeous bouquets are great presents to show your appreciation!

Remember how they say ‘If it didn’t appear on social media, it didn’t happen at all’? If you’re going to join in the trend, better make it Insta-worthy, right? Many Instagram users have hopped right onto the Korean trend by posting their most elegant flower bouquets under soothing lighting and posing happily with their gifts. No doubt the quaint bouquets and their unique arrangement with rustic or pastel wrapping have caught the eyes of many youngsters. Since western pop culture dominate the mainstream, particularly that of America, hipsters have moved onto Korean trends. Veering away from typical western styles, Korean flower arrangements have been deemed hipster, and getting one of your own shows how sophisticated you are, rather than lagging behind in trends.

While western bouquets are usually facing skywards, with the blooms in their best view when seen from above and more tightly knit, Korean bouquets have flower that are more spread out and front facing, viewed best from the front when held vertically. This arrangement allows them to be placed in a box and presented that way, and if it’s a doll bouquet, the receiver catches sight of it immediately, brightening their day at once. Korea’s wrapping paper being kraft papers makes the bouquets artisan, and the occasional use of burlap provides a more rustic feel. Though both types can act as beautiful presents, the Korean wave means that Korean flower arrangements adhere to the hipster culture and might be viewed as the classier choice.

24 Hrs City Florist will never fail to deliver the most gorgeous flowers for you and your loved ones. With local flavour blended into the popular Korean style bouquet, you’re sure to leave with a smile. Some of the best Korean flower arrangements in Singapore can be found here with us! Whether you’re a traditional or a hipster bouquet, Korean styled bouquets are for everyone and anyone!

Note: 24hrsCityFlorist.com provide 24 hours flower delivery anywhere in Singapore. QwertyBloooms.com specilizes in custom made korean bouquets.

Source: Article is written by Ong Sze Teng for 24HrsCityflorist.com

Thank You For Sending The Pokeball Bouquet

We wish to thank Isabel for posting at our facebook for the pokeball bouquet we assisted to arrange and delivery on behalf of her friend. It was truly our pleasure to part of making your day. Have a good one!

FB comment from recipient, Isabel.

FB comment from recipient, Isabel.

Isabel with her pokeball bouquet

Isabel with her pokeball bouquet

Florist delivery by 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Florist Flowers

The choice of flowers often used by florist used usually are the ones that will last. simply because the person receiving the flowers will too be able enjoy longer lasting flowers and their beauty and how they make the office or home look remarkably more inviting. Particularly for condolence flowers, which will have to last throughout the duration of the wake. Typically the two most lasting flowers used for condolence flower stands are chrysanthemums and carnations. Other flowers including lilies, roses, gladiolas, tuberose, mathiolas, breassica, gerberas and orchids are used too.

~ florist flowers

Within a few touches of your phone, you can send fresh flowers arranged in a variety of ways to anyone. 24hrscityflorist.com have many choices of flower for delivery within Singapore. More importantly, 24hrscityflorist.com is one of the few Singapore florist that accepts orders as late as 8pm daily for same day delivery. And yes, that’s include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays too.

condolence flower stands with pink carnations flowers

condolence flower stands with pink carnations flowers

condolences flower stands

condolences flower stands

Condolence Stands

Condolence Stands

Singapore florist providing condolence flowers delivery 24 hours.

Baby’s Breath Bouquet

Baby’s breath (known also as gypsophila) arranged in a bouquet. Fresh dyed coloured baby’s breath bouquet wrapped with Korean style wrapped . Also know as gypsophila bouquet.

baby's breath bouquet

life is about moments that take your breath away

dyed coloured baby's breath bouquet

dyed coloured baby’s breath bouquet

baby's breath bouquet with eeyore

baby’s breath bouquet with eeyore

pink baby's breath bouquet

pink baby’s breath bouquet

baby's breath bouquet in tiffany blue wrapper

baby’s breath bouquet in tiffany blue wrapper

blue rose in baby's breath bouquet

blue rose in baby’s breath bouquet

blue baby breath bouquet

blue baby’s breath bouquet

Large Baby's Breath  Bouquet

Large Baby’s Breath Bouquet

big baby's breath bouquet

big baby’s breath bouquet

Flowers And Emotions

by Jerry

Have you ever wondered why flowers since time immemorial still make the world’s best gift today? What is it about flowers that make people want to constantly associate themselves with?

People & Flowers

Flowers and us

Happy

The intrinsic nature of flowers – the fact that flowers are not everlasting; they wither and die, reminds us that life is such and is worth cherishing every moment of it especially those special ones. Nothing last forever in this world except time. We live only once in this life, for every good moment that comes by, we are compelled to celebrate it. It is in our innate nature to want to do so. Simply because we are by nature somehow pre-programmed to subconsciously know that special moments are unique and they will not occur exactly the same way again. To make these special moments last, we celebrate them so that they own a place in our memories for years to come.

flowers bond people together

Special bond between people and flowers

Sad

There is another draw to flowers that other gifts don’t come close to match. Humans reconcile flowers to be part of this world of evolution. The fact that when we look at flowers, the colour, the bloom and their fragileness, our inner sanctum of our being triggers that unexplained sense of joy, delight and hope. Even at times of sorrow and hurt, flowers are nature’s way of reminding us that life is precious, life is beautiful and we should treasure it and make the best of it. The beautiful blossoms of flowers give us a sense of wonder, a sense of hope, telling us there will always be sunshine after the rain and that exciting times await us.

flowers heal

flowers heal

Love

Flowers ignites our sense of love and passion. It is precisely the nature of flowers, that women are drawn to. The enchanting beauty, colours and smell of flowers trigger a string of emotions, the collective joy, love, care and hope flowers represents. They serve as a voice to conveying our hearts’ desire and feelings in ways words cant. If a picture tells a thousand words, flowers tell a million.

flowers bond people together

flowers bond people together

Our Team @ 24Hrs City Florist

Our florist team , headed by our Florist Manager, Belle Tan who holds a diploma in floristry management and a graduate from the Nobleman School of floral design with more than a decade of commercial florist experience. Together with a team of dedicated florists and flower arrangers , we continue to encourage, spur and infuse creativity into their work – inspiring them to continue to sharpen their skills and designs.

florist delivery

florist team 2016

Our dedicated team members formerly come from a wide range of creative, professional & service backgrounds such as product design, games development, academic, architecture, accounting, cabin crew and sales. Our offerings range from lush bouquets of seasonal blooms to the very exotic, free-style table arrangements that feature not only creative flower arrangement but also appealing arrangements too.

Tag: Florist at 24hrscityflorist.com – florist delivery in Singapore.

Happy Deepavali – 10 Nov 2015

Deepavali 2015

Deepavali 2015

Deepavali, or Diwali, is a five-day Hindu festival that begins on the shortest day of the year during the period between mid-October and mid-November. Deepavali this year falls on 10 Nov 2015. Deepavali celebrates light overcoming darkness and is also known as the Festival of Lights. This festival is a one-day public holiday in Singapore and is the most important celebration of the Hindu year. During this festive atmosphere, cheers, wishes and gifts are exchanged or given. We have our 2015 deepavali hampers ready for order now:

Deepavali Hampers

Deepavali Hampers

Red Roses

Roses have been in existence for about 32 million years, and have been used for numerous reasons since the ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, and Persians. Roses have been bred to be colorful, fragrant, and hearty for thousands of years.

Roses are the perfect way to declare or convey one’s feelings of romantic love. Whether in celebration of an anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day or even just to say ‘i love you’ day, there is no mistaking the implication of passion, desire and above all, love, associated with red roses. The classic red rose is often the best choice for expressing your deepest affection for that special someone. The quantity can also have a special meaning.

No of stalk of roses Meaning

A single bloom of red rose love at first sight or “I still love you”
A single rose in any colour indicates simplicity and gratitude
2 roses mutual feelings
3 roses “I love you”
7 roses “I’m infatuated with you”
9 roses “We’ll be together forever”
10 roses “You are perfect”
11 roses “You are My Treasured One”
12 roses “Be mine!”
13 roses “Friends forever”
15 roses “I’m truly sorry”
20 roses “I’m truly sincere towards you”
21 roses “I’m dedicated to you”
24 roses “Forever yours”
25 roses Congratulations
36 roses “Remembering our romantic times”
40 roses “My genuine love for you”
50 roses Unconditional love
99 roses “I will love you all the days of my life”
101 roses “I’m completely devoted to you”
108 roses “Will you marry me?”
999 roses “I love you till the end of time”

Today, rose flower are given in the form of a simple single stalk rose, to a regular round red rose bouquet to red roses being arranged in variety of shapes, styles and sizes.

dozen red rose bouquet

dozen red rose bouquet

We at 24hrscityflorist.com created this heart shape red rose hand bouquet which we think best capture the ‘trilogy’ of red roses:

1. Flower rose – the universal symbol of love and romance.
2. Colour red which expresses your deepest affection for that special someone.
3. Heart shape – means giving your heart to someone.

heart shape rose bouquet

heart shape rose bouquet

And if one is to impress, we arranged this majestic 99 stalks red rose hand bouquet

99 stalks rose

99 staks red rose bouquet

And if 99 stalks red roses is not large enough, checkout this 250 stalks of bright red rose basket arrangement.

250 stalks red rose basket arrangement

250 stalks red rose basket arrangement

Hand Bouquet Singapore

Hand bouquet is a gathering of a collection of flowers, fillers and forliage in a creative hand held arrangement. Hand bouquets are normally arranged such that they can be handheld and carried by a person. Handheld bouquets are classified by several different popular shapes and styles, including nosegay, crescent, and cascading bouquets. hand bouquets are often given for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, weddings and Valentine’s Day. They are commonly use to also express one’s love to another too.

Hand Bouquet Singapore – In Singapore, the round, biedermeier, sheaf bouquets are most popular. There are a wide and creative ways of hand bouquet arrangement ranging from the type of flowers used and the different variety of wrapping styles and colours used. The most popular flower types are ROSES and red rose bouquet and pink rose bouquet are among the popular picks. Blue rose bouquet and exotic flower bouquet has recently gaining preference too.

hand bouquet singapore

hand bouquet singapore

red and pink rose bouquet

red and pink rose bouquet

blue hydrangea hand bouquet

Blue hydrangea hand bouquet

Infographic on type of hand bouquets

Condolence Wreath Singapore

Losing someone you know always bring sad news and it can be difficult to find the words to express or convey your condolences. Sending flowers to the family when you hear of the person’s passing is a thoughtful thing to do. Normally in Singapore, fresh condolence flower stands are delivered to the wake or the funeral homes or parlors. The gesture of the gift and the funeral flower messages will show the person that you are thinking about them and that you care.

Condolence wreath – a condolence tribute to the bereaved family. If you are searching for wreath singapore or wreath delivery,

wreath singapore

wreath singapore

If you find it very difficult to put your inner thoughts and feelings into words at times of sorrow and pain, then simply use these sample sympathy messages and quotes for funeral wreaths and flowers. Click here for sample condolence messages

Chinese Valentine’s Day is on 20 Aug 2015

Chinese Valentine's Day 2015

Chinese Valentine’s Day 2015

This year’s Chinese Valentine’s Day (七夕节快乐) falls on 20 Aug 2015 – which is tomorrow. Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The traditional festival celebrates the once a year meeting of the weaver girl and the cowherd in Chinese mythology, whose forbidden love had them banished to opposite sides of the sky. You can read more about the myth here.

Flying Cup Fresh Flowers Arrangement by 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Inspired by the various topiary flower flying cup decors, we decided to craft a similar flying cup or floating cup using fresh flowers instead of artificial ones like most others do. It looks beautiful and unique, with the coffee cup “flying” or “floating” in the air, pouring a flow of fresh flowers onto a plate. Simply breath taking..

flying or floating cup fresh flower arrangement

flying or floating cup fresh flower arrangement

Flower arrangements at British Club Singapore

We had the privilege to provide our fresh flower arrangement services for a dinning function at British Club Singapore in June 2015. Our customer has provided the photos taken just before the function commenced. We were delighted that our customer was happy with the arrangement.

Table Arrangements by 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Flower Arrangement by 24HrsCityFlorist.com at the British Club Singapore

Whatapp from Happy Customer

Whatapp from Happy Customer

Table arrangements were made out of 5 mini floral arrangements of red roses and eustomas and white orchids and 2 glass vase arrangements red roses and pink carnations.

Forgiveness Day – Forgive and Forget

Forgiveness Day

Forgiveness Day

Forgiveness day is a day to forgive and be forgiven, Forgiveness Day is a chance to set things right. To Forgive, one has to put aside old differences, move beyond grievances and hurts and start afresh. Forgiveness be definition is the process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against another person for a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. And to be forgiven, one has to make the initiative to ask for apology. An apology is an act of expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault.

There is already a International Forgiveness Day in August, founded by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance, but the Global Forgiveness Day on 7th July was founded by CECA (Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors), though really both days have essentially the same message; to forgive!

In honor of countless benefits of forgiveness, people all over the world united to celebrate Global Forgiveness Day annually on 7th of July. Almost everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of others. Unintentionally or not, they can make you feel angry, resent, bitter or indignant. Sometimes you will hold on to thoughts of revenge. However, decide to let go of those feelings is always the better way. It doesn’t mean that you ignore the person’s responsibility for hurting you but remit them without excuses. It’s when you embrace forgiveness and move forward. Forgiveness not only makes you happier and healthier but also higher self-esteem.

Custom Made Orchid Table Spray – Asian Civilization Museum

We were given the privilege to custom arrange a few orchids themed table arrangement by the Asian Civilization Museum of Singapore. The Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM), located by the historic Singapore River, at the historic Empress Place Building, was opened on 1 March 2003. The Museum traces the cultural roots of Singaporeans. It features a diverse collection from Southeast Asia, South Asia, China and West Asia. The museum presents the history and culture of Singapore’s ancestral cultures, with artefacts that span the entire Asian continent and over five thousand years of recorded history.

Asian Civilixation Museum Singapore

Asian Civilixation Museum Singapore

orchid purple

Orchids arrangement placed as a pair on a VIP table

orchids-purple

Dendrobium & Mokara Orchids vase arrangement on a reception counter


There were 2 customized table spray which consisting only-orchids. We designed and arranged all orchids arrangement with a select mix of white, green and two toned purple dendrobium orchids and purple, orange mokara orchids and golden showers.

orchid table arrangement

In the midst of creating a 1.5m long orchid table spray

grand orchid spray

grand orchid spray

orchids spray

Orchid table arrangement

Wreath Delivery In Singapore

24Hrs City Florist was established in 2004 located at 161 Lavender Street, Singapore – providing fresh flowers arrangement for all occasions. We specialized in providing funeral and condolences flowers delivery to anywhere in Singapore. From Funeral floral photo frame, table arrangements, flower beds, casket spray, floral cross, condolences flower stand, condolence wreath and condolence bouquets.

We provide 24 hours round the clock wreath delivery in Singapore. For same day delivery, orders can be made as late as 8pm. We provide same day free delivery during office hours from 9am to 5pm from Mondays to Saturdays. We have a very wide variety of condolence all-fresh flowers design arrangements ranging from $100 to the majestic $1000 floral stands. All flower designs found in our website are created by our experienced and professional florists. Purchase from our website are made so much easy by selecting Occasion>Condolence Flowers> we have over 100 over designs in our website. Sample condolences messages are also available in our blog as guides to writing your condolences messages in our blog.

We accepts same day delivery of condolence wreath as late as 8pm. Orders can be made online or phone in at our hotline : <65> 6396 4222

wreath delivery

wreath delivery singapore

Our Adopted Charity Organization

children society

children society

At 24Hrs City Florist, we believe in growing and nurturing the seeds of our future – children. We want to do our part in caring for disadvantaged children and are very honoured to be a the Participating Enterprise for the Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need fund-raising programme. We started adopting Singapore Children Society as our charity organization since 2013 by joining the ‘pixel heart’ campaign which was discontinued. We have decided to participate in The 1000 Enterprises for children in need.

We decided to support the Children’s Society because we truly
”Believe that children are our future,
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be”

– extract of lyrics from The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston
Join us in supporting The Singapore Children Society

Children Society Cert 2016

Children Society Cert 2016

certification

certification

Patron for the programme

Patron for the programme

With the support of Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, as the Patron for the programme, the Society hopes to recruit 1,000 business enterprises to adopt Singapore Children Society as their official supported charity and to achieve an annual contribution of S$1 million.

Acknowledgement from Children-society

Acknowledgement from Children-society

about Singapore children society

about Singapore children society

Valentine’s Day Flower Delivery

Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine’s Day 2015

By Bevin from 24HrsCityFlorist.com

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! It is traditionally a way to celebrate the romance in your life, a time to show your love and thoughtfulness to your love ones. Whether is for your wife or girl friend. Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers but it’s also a good time to show friends how much you value them.

Valentine's Dau Flower Delivery

Valentine’s Dau Flower Delivery

In 24 Hrs City Florist, we offer fresh design of bouquets every year which includes the symbolic red rose bouquets, hydrangea bouquets, tulips bouquets, Ferrero Rocher bouquets and even bouquets arranged with soft toys. This year we are offering a wider range of designs from the popular puppy bouquet which is a hand bouquet arranged in a face of puppy from fresh white carnations surrounded with red roses – a seasonal best sellers. Featuring also our Hello Kitty bouquet arranged with a genuine hello kitty plush toy and pastel pink roses in a hand bouquet, red roses arranged in the shape of a heart measuring 30cm in diameter and a table arrangement comes with a personalized colour photo framed arranged in a platter of roses. These bouquets are suitable for both your other half and friends alike. Do visit our Valentine’s Day Flower Delivery 2015 category for more information. J

personalized photo flower arrangement

personalized photo flower arrangement

Do refer to our tabs above to help you make more informed choices on the flowers to order, colours and also the number of stalks of flowers.

Where to buy flowers in Singapore

Where to buy flowers in Singapore ? Where else, from florist like us at 24hrscityflorist.com . We are a florist sg with a flower shop located at 161 Lavender Street #01-05 opens from 9am to the next day 6am everyday including Sundays and public holidays. We have a wide variety of flower arrangements to choose from for any occasion or reasons.

Where to find us by public transport?

By MRT
Nearest MRT stations are Lavender MRT (EW11) and Boon Kheng MRT (NE9).
From Lavender MRT: Take either bus no 133 or 145 from Lavender MRT (away from Bugis) and alight on the 3rd bus stop in front of Eminent Plaza (Bus Stop No.BO7351). Our outlet is at the building next to Eminent Plaza, about 10meters from this bus stop.
From Boon Kheng MRT: Take bus no. 133 towards Lavender Street and alight on the first bus stop at Lavender Street in front of the Esso Petrol Station. Out outlet is opposite the Petrol Station.

By Bus
Bus Stop No. BO7351 at Eminent Plaza on Lavender Street is the nearest bus stop to our outlet. Buses No. 13,67,133 and 145 ply through Lavender Street. Walking distance to our shop.
Buses Stop No.BO7329 at Hoa Nam Building is the alternative bus stop at Jalan Besar. Buses No. 22,23,64,65,66,67,130,139,147,857 ply through Jalan Besar. Walking distance to our shop.

Christmas At 24Hrs City Florist

We celebrated Christmas this year with our annual potluck lunch. Blessed with a wide variety of food. International delicacies from the traditional Myanmar dishes to our hot favourite local curry chicken to home make American cheesecake. Simply delectable!

What’s Christmas without pressies? We had fun exploring the some creative and mystifying gifts during our gift exchange session!

Christmas Part 2014 @ 24hrscityflorist

Christmas Part 2014 @ 24hrscityflorist

Christmas potluck

Christmas potluck

Christmas selfies with staffs and friends

Christmas selfies with staffs and friends

Christmas time at 24hrscityflorist.com

Christmas time at 24hrscityflorist.com

Mrs Singapore World Pageant Received A Bouquet Arranged by 24Hrs City Florist

Mrs Singapore World Pageant held on 8 Dec 2014 held at the Resort World Compass Ballroom wow crowd. Mrs Linda Shuran, one of the 16 contestants received a bouquet arranged by 24Hrs city Florist.

Mrs Singapore World Bouquet

Mrs Singapore World Bouquet

Instead of a dance routine, the art gallery manager whipped out a table on stage and started doing Chinese calligraphy

Mrs Linda Shuran

Mrs Linda Shuran

Wreath Delivery Singapore – Condolence Messages

Condolences flowers are the traditional way to convey your condolences to a someone who beloved had passed away. They are many wreath delivery singapore in service. Sending condolences flowers to the family when you hear of the person’s passing is a thoughtful thing to do.

When sending a sympathy card of condolence it is often difficult to know what to say or write or how to phrase your thoughts and feelings. We have put together a list of commonly used and appropriate messages as a guide. Feel free to combine phrases and write what feels natural and comfortable to you. The most important thing to remember while writing this is that your sympathy message comes from the heart. Your friend or loved one is going to appreciate that you are acknowledging their grief, honoring and respecting their loss.

  • With deepest sympathy
  • With heartfelt condolences
  • with deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences
  • with deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the demise of your beloved (father/mother/grandmother/etc)
  • With sincere condolences
  • We are sorry for your loss
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you
  • Our prayers are with you
  • Rest in solemnity and serenity.
  • With loving and caring thoughts.
  • With love and remembrance.
  • With heartfelt sympathy and understanding thoughts in this time of sadness.
  • You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
  • Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother/Father/etc.
  • Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • With love and remembrance

More sample condolence messages here.

funeral flowers stand

funeral flowers

condolence flowers

Condolence flowers

Deepavali 2014

Deepavali Celebration

Deepavali Celebration

Deepavali, or Diwali, falls on the 22 Oct this year. It is one-day public holiday in Singapore and is the most important celebration of the Hindu year.It is a five-day Hindu festival that begins on the shortest day of the year between the period mid-October and mid-November. Deepavali or Diwali celebrates light overcoming darkness , that is why is also known as the Festival of Lights.

Little India Bursting with Lights

Little India Bursting with Lights

In Singapore, Indians celebrate this festivity with multitudes of activities. The streets of Little India burst with bright colours, buzzingly stalls, tasty spicy foods and wonderful traditions – they certainly lives up to its name, festival of light filling Singapore’s Little India district with dazzling street decorations and colourful lights. For more information about Deepavali, please visit this site: Lisha.org

As with every year, we launched our 2014 Deepavali Hampers with a variety of fine chocolates, biscuits, cookies and wines.

dewali hampers

dewali hampers

Hampers with fresh flowers

Hampers with fresh flowers

Grand Opening Flower Stand

Every new business venture deserves to be congratulated. What better way to celebrate this new accomplishment with cheerful fresh flower stands – arranged in a variety of style from the classical red oriented theme to the modernistic to awe-inspiring and contemporary. Convey your heartiest congratulations be sending grand opening flower stand.

grand opening stand

grand opening stand

flower stand

flower stand

Why Men Should Continue To Give Flowers Even After Marriage

why men should continue to give flowers even after marriage

why men should continue to give flowers even after marriage

The sight, aroma and touch of a bouquet of flowers melts a ladies’ heart. Men know this and that is why they will give their favorite lady a lovely arrangement of flowers during courtship days. The blend of happy colours and sysmatrical shapes of the blooms represents fresh new life of spring and new hope. A thoughtful bouquet enhances the individual blooms when set against fillers and complementary leaves. It is a sampling of creation at its best. It conveys the message that the lady recipient is lovely, is worthy and is loved.

When a lady is loved for who she is during courtship days, surely she is even more appreciated after marriage. She has to adjust to a new home and the responsibilities that come with managing a household. When babies arrive, these are a totally awesome and new experience to take care of. A lady gives of her time, her heart and her soul in raising children. She has to do all this even while continuing to nurture a relationship with her husband.

So husbands can do their part by showering the love of their life with words of kindness, thoughtful deeds, loving caresses and massages, the gift of creatively arranged bouquet of flowers. Schedule in time to go on a date to tell her how amazing she is, how much you grow deeper in your love for her. Keep the flames burning. There is no reason why romance can’t continue after the wedding and arrival of babies.

Guest Blogger: Audrey Phung- Aug 2014.

Chinese Valentine’s Day Falls on Saturday 2 Aug 2014

Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar, making it August 2 this year. The traditional festival celebrates the once a year meeting of the weaver girl and the cowherd in Chinese mythology, whose forbidden love had them banished to opposite sides of the sky. You can read more about the myth here.

Luckily for lovebirds, Chinese Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, so there is no excuse not to treat your significant other to a second Valentine’s blow out. Here are our pick of rose bouquets for this special day:

Chinese Valentine Bouquet

Chinese Valentine bouquet

red roses

red roses

hand bouquet

hand bouquet

Rose Colours & Meanings

Every flower has a wonderful story to tell, the rose, however stands alone in its abundant history and colour meaning. Roses have been used for hundreds of years to convey messages without words, they have long been known to represent confidentiality – the Latin expression sub rosa (literally “under the rose”) means something told in secret.

Regardless of colour, their beauty and subtle fragrance convey a message guaranteed to elicit delight from the recipient and envy from others.

While no woman would turn down a dozen red rose bouquet, add a little extra sentiment to your silent message of affection with the choice of rose colour, we’ve put together an infographic depicting the meanings associated with the different colours of roses.

Rose Colours & Meanings

Rose Colours & Meanings

Infographic created by 24hrscityflorist.com

Click inside the text box below to embed this infographic into your website:

Why Flowers Make The Best Gifts

Flowers Are best Gift

Flowers Are best Gift

For as long as anyone can remember, flowers have been given as a gift for all sorts of different occasions. Valentine’s Day is perhaps the day where flowers get the most play, with rose bouquets in particularly high demand, nut they truly are the perfect gift for any occasion. Roses are a perfect example of how flowers can be used to convey a specific motion or feeling. Red roses are all about love and passion, while yellow roses are often used to convey friendship and feelings of gratitude. There truly is a rose for all occasions, but that can also be said for any flower.

When you visit a florist, you can’t help but smile as you catch sight of the flowers on display and smell the delightful scents that each give off. It’s not surprising that you feel this way, as research has shown that flowers have a way of making people feel happy, even when they are feeling at their very lowest point. It is perhaps because of those feelings that flowers have become commonly used during funerals. Condolences flowers are a very common gift, and while their color and beauty may seem at odds with the sadness of the event, it is also the traits that they bring that can make the day a little brighter for all involved.

If you are trying to think of a gift that will let someone know that you are thinking about them, flower delivery is perhaps the best way to do so. While the flowers themselves are often enough to get the recipients heart racing, the fact that you can attach a card with a personal message makes it all the more special. Even though the flowers were delivered by someone from the store you purchased them at, the recipient is often left feeling as though it was you who handed them over personally.

Flowers are a great way to fill a space and make people feel at home in their new house. This is especially true if the new home does not yet have all the furnishing and accessories in place. A bare room can take on a whole new vibrancy once colorful flowers have been added into the mix. These types of flower gifts convey the blooming of a new life in a new place, which is also why flowers ate a great gift for Mother’s who have just given birth.
The gift of flowers in one that bring almost instantaneous joy to the person receiving them. We have all become so caught up in the fast paced world that we live in that we often forget to take a moment to stop and look at the beautiful things nature provides. Simply looking and smelling flowers from a Singapore florist can take you out of that hectic schedule and back to nature, even if only for a few moments. That is a feeling you can’t really get anywhere else, and is just one of the reasons why flowers make a great gift.

Graduation Bouquet Singapore

graduation bouquet

Graduation bouquet

Black hats tossed in air. Euphoria fills the air. Graduation day is a special celebration.It is the occasion of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes referred to where students become graduates.

It is the coming of age, the arrival of accountability, maturity and responsibility, a juncture where youth meets adulthood. The feeling which makes the heart go aflutter. The journey has just begun. Rejoice the beginning of a long journey in the career called life.

Graduation is a joyous occasion for the young graduate and the family. It is also the time to collect wisdom and advice before you start a new life.

Just like when we remember the first day we step foot in school. Most of us would agree that the days we spent in high school were certainly the best days of our lives. It was in school that we began to learn to be independent, made our first friends , competed to excel in studies and in sports, and learned our first lessons about life . Memories come flooding back when you recall various milestones we have achieved. And graduation is certainly an important milestone to mark and be celebrated as in many years to come, we look back on this day, sharing the moment with your friends, children and love ones with pictures recording frozen memories of yesteryear.

July is when graduating university students from NUS, NTU, SMU marked their accomplishment and success. Capture and mark this momentous day with flowers and gifts. Visit our website at www.24hrscityflorist.com Flowers have always been part of graduating celebration, adding colour and freshness into the moment. Here at 24hrscityflorist we provide a wide variety of graduation bouquets. Convey your congratulations with flowers – they afterall still the best gift for graduation.

5 Long Lasting Flowers

by Yuka from 24HrsCityFlorist.com

It is a known fact that cut flowers eventually wilt and die, much to the disappointment of everyone. However, did you know that there are some cut flowers that actually last longer than others? Below is a list of five longest-lasting flowers that are sure to amaze you.

1. Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums are commonly yellow, although there are other popular colours such as yellow, red, white and pink. Some may be surprised to learn that a single head of chrysanthemum is made up of a bunch of numerous flowers. It can survive up to three weeks, proving that it is indeed a good buy.

2. Cymbidium Orchids
Dubbed the “King of Orchids” , cymbidium orchids are more tolerant to the cold and are found in many colours, shapes and sizes. Besides being famous for its beauty, the cymbidium orchid is a popular among customers due to its long lifespan of two to three weeks.

3. Proteas
Proteas originate from South Africa and have many varieties ranging from different sizes and shapes. The Proteas “Juliet” has modified leaves called bracts instead of petals, which surround the tiny florets, creating a wonderful art piece just by itself. They can last to three weeks or more.

4. Alstroemerias
This flower, commonly known as the Peruvian Lily, can be found in a typical flower shop all year round. It comes in a number of colours, and there will be a few blooms on each stem. This flower can last up to two weeks or even longer, hence are popular among customers.

5. Carnations
Carnations hold many different meanings for each colour, from red to pink to yellow to green. The pink carnations are conventionally given to mothers on Mothers’ Day and signify a mother’s love. There are three different types of carnations- spray, large-flowered, and dwarf-flowered. They can last up to two weeks after being cut.
Of course, all flowers require a daily change of water and a clean vase rid of bacteria. Try to avoid exposing the flowers to heat as they will dry out. Take these precautions and steps, and you will be able to enjoy the beauty of your flowers for a longer time.

Reference:

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Wheeldon, R. (March 31, 2011). Alstroemeria – a long-lasting cut flower. Flowerona. Retrieved July 24, 2013.

Wreath Delivery – Condolence Flower Singapore

It is not always easy to learn of someone you know who has recently lost a loved one. Let alone what to say to the person. Sending flowers is an expression of thoughtfulness that brings both comfort and beauty to a sad occasion. Flowers are typically delivered to the funeral parlour home to be displayed during services and at the wake.

When words are simply not enough, flowers are universally recognised as a beautiful tribute of life and symbol of compassion. 24HrsCityFlorist.com’s condolences flower range offers a fine, stately and perfectly selected array of flowers designed to express sympathy. Flowers are a thoughtful way to honor a beautiful life. Our condolence flowers category is designed to show a variety of styles and budget appropriate for sending an expression of sympathy. The guide will help you communicate with your florist to select an item that best expresses your feelings.

Wreath Delivery

Wreaths are common flower arrangements appropriate for funerals. They are often bought from florists and delivered to the family at the wake, may it be at the parlour or home. Wreaths stand are normally placed alongside other condolence flowers around the casket – depending on where the family wish to have them placed too. A message card containing the message from the sender is placed over a wreath, sending sentiments of a relationship.

A colorful wreath might be appropriate for a woman or someone you know appreciated color. A all neutral colour suitable for anyone would be the standard condolence wreath colour — white with greens. — is an elegant form of honor.

Fresh Cut

Fresh cut flowers are the most popular and appropriate choice for condolence wreath and sympathy bouquets. They provide soothing scents to the area and serve a purpose throughout the bereavement services. Cut flowers can be placed on herse during the final journey to the at the crematorium . White flowers are commonly sent as sympathy offerings because they signify purity, peace and love. Simple white blooms flatter the surroundings at any bereavement ceremony. Common colours include white fresh cut flowers such as lilies, white roses, orchids and chrysanthemums. These fresh flowers typically able to stay fresh over the period of the wake – depending also where the wake is held. Longer lasting flowers particularly Chrysanthemums are long lasting flowers and normally able to stay fresh even after the funeral.

Colours

Choice of colours remain normally white or cream with greens. However, coloured condolence flower arrangement is common too as they stand out from the rest. More often , a slight dash of pink or purple are suitable for a females. Some funeral flowers are given based on the deceased favorite flowers or colours. And in some instances, colourful arrangement are given to reflect the flamboyant personality of the deceased. Occasionally, the deceased favourite soft toys or object is arranged together with the flower arrangement such as in a case where the deceased is a child, the favourite doll (eg. hello kitty) is being arranged together with the condolence flower arrangement.

Flowers sent to the family are sympathy expressions of comfort, peace and hope. They say “I’m thinking of you.” During times of sorrow, sympathy flowers or locally known as funeral wreaths are messengers of hope. At these sensitive and delicate times, 24HrsCityFlorist.com can be trusted to provide the perfect floral tribute to express your deepest condolences.

At 24hrscityflorist.com we provide fresh flowers condolences flower delivery anywhere in Singapore 7 days a week, all year round.

condolence wreath

Grand Condolence Stand

Father’s Day – 15 June 2014

As we celebrated Mother’s day last month, fathers are not forgotten either. This Sunday, June 15 is Father’s day. Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Father’s was first celebrated in the 20th century in the United States to complement the popularity of Mother’s Day. Today, many countries celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days.

Father's Day 2014

Father’s Day 2014

Father’s Day is a great time to remind Dad , he has a place in your heart. True to some extend, dads are notoriously hard to buy gifts for. After all, the classic tie can only be presented so many times ,which incidentally ranks as the most popular of all Father’s Day gifts. Golf clubs and hammers—don’t ask—are also popular presents.

At 24hrscityflorist.com we try to provide a wider range of FOR HIM gifts and added, wines, champagnes, chocolates, perfumes, and now, even SPA treatment experience, Watches and electronic gadgets.

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father’s day

Singapore is the 2nd Cheapest Place To Send A Rose Bouquet

In March 2014, Singapore was ranked the most expensive city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU). Singapore is also the most expensive city to buy a car. But among the most expensive lifestyle in the world, we are glad, Singapore has also one of the cheapest products and one of which is sending a bouquet of flowers to someone!! (study compiled by Deutsche Bank.)

Sending a bouquet of roses to your loved one’s doorstep will cost US$73.99 (SGD93), the same price as Brazil and the second cheapest in the world. Only France, Germany and South Africa offer the service at a cheaper rate – US$67.14. Deutsche Bank collated the data from prices posted on the Internet and from secondary sources.

– See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/mixed-bag-results-spore-cost-study#sthash.46vFSsA5.dpuf

2nd least expensive place to send flowers

2nd least expensive place to send flowers

At 24hrscityflorist.com, our 12 stalks rose bouquet starts from as low as SGD85 (FREE delivery during office hours) – http://www.24hrscityflorist.com/red-rose-bouquet-3646.html

Our Customer Mr Lau Proposes with A Rose Bouquet

His heart pounds more rapidly as he prepares to execute the most important ‘battle’ of his life. It is not a battle of swords and guns but of nerves and courage. Equip with a bouquet of roses, he marches onward to kneel before his girlfriend and ask for her hand in marriage.

Like most courageous warriors, Mr Lau conquered his anxieties and triumphed with church bells ringing in the not too distant future. We at 24hrs City Florist would like to congratulate him on his very successful proposal and we like to take this opportunity to encourage and wish him the best in this new chapter of his life.

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mr lau with rose bouquet

Condolences Flowers Delivery

Conveying your condolences can expressed by sending condolences flowers stand to the family’s wake. Traditionally the wake is held either at the home, church, funeral home or parlour. A traditional idea is to send a fresh flowers to the family of the deceased. Sending condolences flowers for sympathy is not limited to just friends and family of the deceased – co workers and business acquaintances may want to express their support for the family as well. Choosing the appropriate gift will show your support in a subtle and warmhearted way. An arrangement of white and green often the most neutral and universal combination of colours for condolences flowers.

Sympathy flowers have long been considered the traditional way to express your condolences in times of mourning. Both comforting and beautiful, flowers serve as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the spirit of life. The bouquet you choose to send should eloquently convey your message of sympathy, taking into consideration how well you knew the deceased or how acquainted you are with the family, while still respecting the personal or religious beliefs of the family.

It is never too late to send an arrangement to express your sympathy. If you just heard the news, it is still acceptable to send a condolences flowers arrangement to the wake.

You can choose to customize your arrangement by including flowers with symbolic or specific intent. Browse our selection on the meaning of flowers to choose the bouquet that will best represent your sentiment.

While many choose to send subdued and solemn arrangements, it is also befitting to send a flower arrangement that celebrates the joy and happiness the deceased brought to their life, and the lives of those around them. Vibrant and colorful arrangements in shades of bright pink, yellow, or red can serve as a joyful remembrance and a sign of renewal and hope.

Valentine’s Day Flowers & Roses

Valentine’s Day 14 Feb 2014 holds a special meaning particularly to the Chinese this year. 14 Feb will also be the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, or “Yuan Xiao Jie” . It is like a dose of ‘double happiness’ hence marking this day a rather significant day this year.

Red roses are most commonly sought after flowers for this special day. As rose symbolizes LOVE and red roses represents sincere Love & Respect, Courage & Passion. Sending red roses to convey the message of your passionate love for that someone; saying “I love you”.

Send deep pink roses to show your appreciation & gratitude; saying “Thank you” Send light pink roses to convey admiration

White roses are commonly used as traditional bridal bouquet during weddings to symbolize a happy love. You can nevertheless use them to convey the message of “You are heavenly, I miss you”. Innocence, Purity, To Honor, Remembrance .To promote purity at special occasions

Purple roses represents, enchantment & enthrallment. The purple rose conveys a meaning that is widely used for enthrallment for first impressions. This also makes it favorite for Valentine’s day.

And the number of roses represents the following:

Numbers of Rose Meanings

1 Rose – Love at first sight

2 Roses – A common love between both parties

3 Roses – I love you

6 Roses – I devoted to you; I want to be yours

7 Roses – I’m taken with you

9 Roses – Everlasting Love

10 Roses – You are perfect

11 Roses – Your the one that is most important in my life

12 Roses – Be my sweetheart

This year, we are introducing a wide range of new hand bouquets, hygrangeas and even flowers arranged in the shape of a minion. Visit our Valentine’s Day 2014 category.

Valentine's Day Promo

Valentine’s Day Promo

Creating Extra Large Condolences Arrangement for No Signboard Restaurant Founder’s Funeral

We are honoured to be able to create two extra large condolences flower stand arrangement for bereaved family of the founder of popular restaurant chain No Signboard Seafood restaurant, Madam Ong Kim Hoi who passed away on Thursday 30 Jan 2014 at the age of 74.

no sign board restaurant

no sign board restaurant

Chuckle all you may, but this unusual name for a restaurant was concocted by the patrons of No Signboard Seafood themselves with several branches in Singapore, Jakarta and Macau. Founded in 1981, it is now known island-wide for its creative and original recipes. Besides the chilli crab, the crispy cereal crayfish is a hot favourite and it’s no wonder. The juicy and succulent crayfish encrusted with sweet cereal is a pleasant burst of flavours while the crispness of the dish makes it a joy to dive into. The Hokkien-style steamed fish goes well with rice, especially if you’re fond of the natural sweetness of silky tofu.

We arranged two condolences flower stand measuring 1.5m wide by 1.8m tall each for the funeral as featured in the article. Below is the extra large condolences stand.

extra large condolences stand

extra large condolences stand

Hampers Delivery – Chinese New Year 31 Jan 2014

Chinese New Year Hampers 2014

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Customers & Friends At Our International Plaza Outlet

Our new branch at International Plaza is now 2 weeks old. We like to thank our customers, friends and family members for their support and well wishes. Our new outlet at International Plaza, #01-58 opens from 10am to 7pm from Mon to Fri and from 8:30am to 1:30pm on Sat. We are having a promotional launch special of up to 20% off regular prices. 2 minutes from Tanjung Pagar MRT, exit A, B or C. Visit us at our new branch today. 🙂

Melissa with Murfiqah at IP #01-58

Melissa with Murfiqah at IP #01-58

Shirley and Melissa with Angry bird bouquet

Shirley and Melissa with Angry bird bouquet

Visit from Jenny, Shirley's good friend

Visit from Jenny, Shirley’s good friend

international plaza shop

international plaza shop

Visit from 陳兆锦

Visit from 陳兆锦

Visitors to our shop at International Plaza

Visitors to our shop at International Plaza

Brassica Flower Hand Bouquet

Brassica is a members of this genus are collectively known either as cabbages or mustards. Crops from this genus are sometimes called cole crops, a phrase derived from the Latin caulis, meaning stem or cabbage. The Brassica group includes many familiar vegetables and “flowers” such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, rutabaga and turnip — some grown specifically for their ornamental leaves. Brassica as some may regard it as ‘gorgeous’ cabbage.

Brassica come in three basic colours — greens, creamy whites and violets. They have tough stems and leaves and they remain fresh as cut “flowers” for a solid week, making them a wonderful option for floral arranging and each bloom is sizable enough to make a hand bouquet – like the one below – we used a large purple brassica mixed with wild colored flowers, nosa, purple caspia with iron leaves. We peel the outer layers of leaves back, one at a time. Carefully working the same towards the many bulk in the inner petals. By doing so, it accentuates the already beautiful brassica to it majestically blooms. This give that unique and sophisticated look. It stir up the drama factor ten fold.

brassica flower hand bouquet

brassica flower hand bouquet

We created this arrangement for MediaCorp’s order held on 7 Dec at the National Museum as part of TV’s 50th year anniversary.

New Outlet @ International Plaza #01-58

Come help us celebrate 10 years of service with a new branch at International Plaza #01-58.

We look forward to serving you at our new location in the heart of Singapore business district. – a 2 mins walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT (Exit A,C & I) and ample parking lot around the plaza. Drop by with a friend and enjoy our new shop opening promotion of up to 20%. Visit us anytime during office hours. Our outlet is open from 10am to 7pm from Mondays to Fridays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

International Plaza #01-58

International Plaza #01-58

Our florist manager in charge of the outlet at Tanjung Pagar is Shirley Kho. She has over 15 years of retail floral arrangement experience and has taught and conducted flower arrangement classes in around the region.

florist shirley

florist shirley

Come and talk to her during your lunch hour regarding your needs – may it be for your love ones, new born, get well, condolences, opening of new business or Christmas hampers. We look forward to serving you at our new location. 🙂

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building-map

New Shop Opening Sales

New Shop Opening Sales

Snapshot of Our Customers

In recent weeks, we started this section to blog and share about our visiting customers. It’s call Snapshot Of Our Customers. We hope to post their pictures and hopefully a little of who they are so that we can share with our viewers in this blog. With our customers’ consent of course. 🙂

Our very first snapshot (or shall i say our inaugural featured customer) started with wedding bells – yes, no kidding, Wilfred made a purchase of a wedding bouquet from our webstore and collected it from our outlet at Lavender street with his beautiful ‘wife’, Xiao Yan. We took the opportunity to congratulate this newly wed and shower them with our blessings. They were naturally delightful couple and especially Wilfred who stole a kiss when we took a photo shoot at them.

Wedding Couple

Wedding Couple

And just yesterday 16 Nov 2013, we have visitors from France, the handsome and hunky Vincent Baira and Frederic Ribac. Vincent was looking for a flower bouquet for his girl friend and we were delighted to create a lily and red rose bouquet for him. We thank them for visiting our little flower shop at Lavender street. They took away a beautiful flower bouquet and left us with their charming and sporting personalities.

customers from France

customers from France

Condolence Flowers Etiquette in Singapore

In times of mourning, whether it’s a friend, family member, or the loved one of a friend or family member, often the best way to convey your condolences is by sending flowers. Sending flowers in memory of the deceased to the funeral parlour or home wake is a thoughtful way to show your bereavement and support of the family.

Generally, condolences flowers are arranged in a solemn soothing colours, however, a coloured theme flower arrangement can be customized to suit the sender’s request. condolences flowers can be arranged with a specific colour or flower in respect to the deceased favourite colours or flowers.

The purpose of condolences flowers in a funeral is to provide comfort, and help lift the spirit of the family of the deceased. You will also want to take the culture and faith of the deceased into consideration before sending flowers. What may be appropriate for one culture may be inappropriate for another. If you aren’t sure, ask the closest family member you know.

Common practices according to faith:

Catholic – Most flowers and arrangements are acceptable. In Singapore, it is normal to send condolences flower stands – these flower arrangement can be arranged on metal-stand or a box-stand. A funeral floral cross may be also suitable.

Christian – Most flowers and arrangements are welcome at both the memorial service and the funeral. Most flowers and arrangements are acceptable. In Singapore, it is normal to send condolences flower stands – these flower arrangement can be arranged on metal-stand or a box-stand. A funeral floral cross may be also suitable.

Buddhist – Most flowers and arrangements are appropriate. Most flowers and arrangements are acceptable. In Singapore, it is normal to send condolences flower stands – these flower arrangement can be arranged on metal-stand or a box-stand. Scrolls and blankets are occasionally delivered instead.

Hindu – Although floral arrangements are acceptable at a Hindu funeral. Most flowers and arrangements are acceptable. In Singapore, it is normal to send condolences flower stands – these flower arrangement can be arranged on metal-stand or a box-stand.

Muslim – General flowers are not sent. The appropriateness of flowers varies in the Islamic religion, so ask family members before sending them. Many people of this religion prefer that you send money to a charity in lieu of flowers. If you choose to order flowers for an Islamic funeral, keep the arrangement simple and elegant.

Jewish – Although you may send flowers to the family members’ homes, flowers at the funeral home are not typically displayed. Some of the more contemporary Jewish funerals allow flowers at the entrance of the synagogue. If you are in doubt, you should probably refrain from sending flowers and opt for a fruit basket sent to the home of the family instead.
Members of the Immediate Family

Husbands, wives, children, sisters, brothers, parents, and grandparents may order any type of floral arrangement they like. However, there are certain types that are reserved for immediate family members. Keep in mind that flowers from family are typically placed closest to the casket during the viewing or wake. In some cases they may be inside the casket with the deceased.

A casket spray or wreath or flowerbeds is generally from the immediate family. Other arrangements from the spouse, children, or parents may include table arrangements, and heart-shaped arrangements.

Extended Family Members

Other members of the family such as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and even close friends also have a wide range of options. The traditional standing flower stands is often chosen for the most impact.
Close Friends and Business Associates

Close friends and business associates of the family of the deceased may want to send flowers to show that they are thinking of them during their time of grief. Some of the best options for friends include standing flower stands, wreaths, basket arrangements, bouquets in vases. Typically in Singapore, condolences flowers are not sent after the funeral is over. It is also uncommon for flowers to be delivered to the offices of the family member. Flowers are sent during the wake.

Why Flowers Are Still The Best Gift Till Today?

Why flowers are still the best gift till today? Flowers have long been given as gifts since time in memorial. Flowers have long been a symbol of love and care. Traditionally, a man gives a woman flowers to express his interest in her or his love for her. It is still being practiced and perhaps will continue to be so for many more years to come. However, the gift of flowers have extended its role and meaning beyond romance.

Today, people give flowers to one another to celebrate a special personal occasion or an event, an anniversary, a mother’s day, a birthday, graduation and some observed holidays. People also send flowers to express their sympathy, apology, or to wish someone well. Flowers have become and still is the universal gift for any occasion and in any season. That is why people till today gives flowers as gifts.

why gift flowers?

why gift flowers?

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10 Tips on How to Prolong the Lives of Cut Flowers

by Yuka Goh, 24hrsCityFlorist.com

Many people may avoid purchasing cut flowers for fear of them dying easily. However, here are 10 secrets on how to prolong the lives of cut flowers to make them worth every cent they were paid for.

1. Always make sure that there is fresh water for the flowers every day. Once the water turns murky, it shows that there have been bacteria growth in the water and it will shorten the lives of the flowers.

2. As much as it is important to supply flowers with clean water, the vase must also be clean. Before placing the flowers into the vase, wash the vase with warm water and soap to get rid of bacteria.

3. Sometimes leaves will grow at the lower areas of the stem and will be submerged in the water. Remove these leaves as they promote bacterial growth and thus are detrimental to the lives of flowers.

4. Diluting flower preservatives in the water will also be good in prolonging the lives of cut flowers. Flower preservatives contain bleach which helps to prevent bacteria growth and supplies water and food to the flowers for them to survive and bloom. Flower preservatives can be bought or made at home with some basic household items.

5. It is important to cut the stems of the flowers daily. This will help the flowers absorb water and nutrients efficiently. Avoid damaging the stems while cutting them by using a sharp knife. Cut diagonally for a larger surface area of the stem to be exposed. This also ensures that the stem does not rest flat on the bottom of the vase, thus steady absorption of minerals occur, allowing flowers to survive.

6. It is better to keep cut flowers in a cool place, away from strong sunlight. While sunlight is good for growing flowers, it will cause cut flowers to dry out faster and thus shorten their lives.

7. Do not place cut flowers near ripe fruits. These rip fruits contain chemicals that may cause the flowers to bloom prematurely and cause them to die earlier.

8. It is not advisable to expose the flowers to cigarette smoke as well. The smoke will cause a layer of fine particles to accumulate on the surface of the flower, clogging the stomata of the plants which then affects the respiration and transpiration of the plant. By not smoking around flowers, it will prolong the lifespan of the flowers.

9. Remember to spray the flowers with some water daily. This will help to keep the flowers dewy and fresh.

10. A little bit of love and care will go a long way in keeping your cut flowers alive. Sometimes people forget to change the water and this will lead to the plants dying fast. Always remember that flowers are living things as well, so shower them with care and they will repay you in the form of its exquisite beauty.

Chinese Valentine’s Day 2013

The Chinese Valentine’s Day is on the seventh day of the 7th month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, whose name is “七夕” (Qixi). The Chinese Valentine’s Day for 2013 is on 13th of August.

Chinese Valentine’s Day originated from a romantic fable about two lovers: the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven and a simple cowherd. It is said that the cowherd from the mundane world and weaving goddess from heaven loved each other. But love between the goddess and human beings was forbidden. They were separated by the Milky Way according to the command of the Queen Mother of the West.

But the Queen Mother of the West also showed her mercy to the couple. They were permitted to meet once a year, and the cowherd and weaving goddess became the stars of Altair and Vega. They could meet on the seventh night of the seventh lunar month every year. The magpies were moved by their true love and the birds formed a bridge for the couple to meet every year.

Qixi festival

Qixi festival

Their beautiful tale is wildly known in China and the Qixi festival is passed down as a tradition from generation to generation. Every year on the Qixi Festival, many lovers would pray for their love and happiness. Now a days in China, lovers release hung ming lanterns, and make good wishes of faithful love between them. So why not celebrate Valentine’s day twice this year? Celebrate this day with your love one with Chinese Valentine Flowers today. Fresh flowers are still the most common and meaningful gift for Chinese Valentine’s Day. We hand crafted this special Chinese valentine bouquet for this special occasion.

chinese valentine bouquet

Chinese valentine bouquet

Chinese Valentine Bouquet

Chinese Valentine Bouquet

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chinese-valentine-bouquet

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Minion Mania in Singapore

Minion-mania has been sweeping Singapore, long queues of people at McDonald’s lining up to buy minion-themed toys with every meal. This craze is happening in Malaysia too. Minions are small, yellow, cylinder-shaped, creatures that have one or two eyes and are one of the most notable characters in the box office hit movie Despicable Me.

They are now seen everywhere from the big screens to apps, to toys, to stickers, to cakes and even flowers. Yes, we were asked by our customer to arrange a minion using fresh flowers – closely resembling the minion character and so, very quickly our creative hands got to work and crafted a very look-a-like minion with yellow carnations. Garnished with bright red rose , tea leaves and baby breath, our minion flower arrangements are well received. See our minion flower arrangement here.

Minion Flower Arrangement

Minion Flower Arrangement

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Hari Raya Hampers Singapore

Firstly, we would like to wish all our muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Hari raya this year falls on 8 august 2013. In Malay, Hari Raya means the ‘grand day of rejoicing’ and, in Singapore, it is a festival that recognises the demonstration of self-restraint during Ramadan, and symbolises purification and renewal. It is also a time of forgiveness and children often visit their parents and ask for forgiveness for any offences over the previous year.

Hari Raya Puasa is a joyous and celebrated occasion that marks the end of the month long fasting period. It is a happy occasion celebrated among family,relatives and friends with prayers, visitations and gifts.

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Hari Raya 2013

Hari Raya 2013

Hari Raya Hamper Singapore 2013

Hari Raya Hamper Singapore

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Graduation Moments

This the season of the year again where major academic institutions (particularly NUS, NTU, SMU) in Singapore are having their Graduation convocation. Graduation is a momentous occasion and it is more so for the graduating students. fresh flowers have always been an integral part of this special moment and they have helped capture this event by adding colour, vibrancy, freshness and most importantly cheerfulness. Graduation is certainly a unforgettable time of our lives, a time to be proud of, a time to mark the success of one’s journey in life. New graduates deserve to be congratulated and memories to be cherished in years to come. Visit our graduation bouquet arrangement. Visit our variety of graduation flowers singapore

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graduation hand bouquet

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