It feels quite surreal to have moved out from a place we fondly regard it as our second home after 16 years. No. 161 lavender street has been a place where it all began, a place we spun off creative ideas and arrangements, a place we practiced our craft, our passion, with the people we feel most at home but more importantly a place we interacted and connected with our customers – an entrusted privilege we never took for granted.
We spent our initial couple of years from another location at 125 lavender street which was a few door steps away from 161. This move on 14 Nov 2022 would be our second furthest move after 18 years of operations – a place where our flowers are stored, cared for, where our flower bouquets are created, arranged, wrapped and where all our flower delivery are made from to every corner of Singapore.
No. 161 have been our home away from home for most of florists at 24hrs City Florist. We all felt very comfortable building relationships from this little cocoon not just with our customers but within our co-workers.
A testament when many of our past florists who had left us years ago, still drop by our shop every now and then to say hi. We are simple glad and blessed to have an outlet such as this in lavender.
Gerberas have been a household name in the world of bouquet delivery and giving for a long time– even being the fifth most popular cut flower in the world. Almost all florist around the world offer gerbera flower delivery. It comes to no surprise after all, with its distinctive double petals that come in bright arrays of colours ranging from red, pink, yellow, orange and white. Native to tropical regions like Africa, America and Asia, Gerberas often bloom during the summer through fall, and are cheerful flowers that are seen to always turn to the sun.
Basic care for Gerberas
Gerberas are blooms that belong to the Asteraceae family, one that is similar to sunflowers and daisies. They often boast an excellent vase life, and make great freshly cut flowers as they are wonderful bouquets to gift to your loved ones. With lukewarm water, shade and a flower foam to keep it upright due to its heavier structure, the Gerberas in your house would look as beautiful and healthy as they do in their initially bought or received bouquet.
It is without a doubt that flowers play an essential role in gift giving across the world. Roses, lilies, peonies – each one of these flower species each have their significant backstories as to why they are gifted for a certain occasion. The floriculture industry as a whole was worth 49 billion USD in 2020, which highlights the prominence of how flowers do hold a stake in gifting, for both the young and old.
As many people would agree, flowers are listed highly among the types of gifts commonly given, whether it be Valentines’ Day or Mothers’ Day. Florists providing flower delivery are like the conduit connecting flowers to the masses. Most people would be able to identify flowers by their appearances. However, if one were to stop and think for a moment – how much do they actually know about these colourful blooms?
Sure anot? Yes sure… In Singapore, Singlish is often used when people feel at ease speaking to one another. Most people in Singapore would agree that Singlish plays an integral part in their daily communication. Hence it doesn’t come as a surprise, Singlish is responsible for many Singaporeans getting hitched. A popular online blog in Singapore quoted Singlish as: “It’s objectively one of the best and most romantic and lyrical languages in the whole wide world.”
Singapore is a melting pot of different races and cultures. Singlish first emerged when Singapore gained independence some half a century ago, and English was decided to be the common language for all its different races. Singlish came about out of the necessity to communicate with different cultures in Singapore.
Unlike other pidgin or creole English, Singlish has evolved from a confluence of very diverse languages. The language has grown from a predominantly mix of Malay, Hokkien (Chinese dialect) and English languages to now, Tamil, Teochew, Cantonese and Mandarin and it continues to evolve.
Some say, Singlish is the most efficient language in the world. Singaporean have a way of condensing really long sentences into short ones that every Singaporean understands but with nuances that are difficult to explain to anyone else.
Everyone loves flowers. However, unfortunately, there are some people who find it difficult to stop and smell the fresh blooms because their noses get all stuffed up due to pollen allergies. Pollen is crucial to the growth of plants, but it can cause unpleasant symptoms for those who suffer from pollen allergies.
We’re proud to be helping our customers’ floral and gift needs – across all kinds of business sizes and individuals. We are often commented for our extensive variety of flower designs and fast & reliable flower delivery . We are glad to be of service to all our customers who has entrusted their gifting with 24Hrs city florist. We have been providing same day flower delivery in Singapore since 2004 and will continue to do so everyday, even during Circuit Breaker, Sundays and public holidays.
We have spent over 15 years helping individuals and corporate clientele to arrange and deliver their flowers and gifts. We have arranged over 40,000 floral arrangements and deliveries across Singapore and counting. Even during the wee hours of the morning, our customers have come to expect our services to be available. Besides our 24 hour delivery service, our clients often times thank us for just ‘being available’ and providing floral and gift delivery services particularly during Sundays and public holidays. We like to share snippets of our customers’ reviews.
Flowers can be seen at virtually any occasion, funerals included. One might wonder why flowers are present at funerals, but the simple truth is that giving and receiving flowers has long been a way to express condolences after the passing of an acquaintance, friend, or relative. Indeed, fresh blooms are a visual expression of sympathy, respect, and love. They are a means of lending emotional support to the grieving family and sharing their burden of grief.
There are several types of condolence flowers one can ordinarily see at a funeral – among them is a casket spray. Essentially, casket sprays are the blankets of florals that cover the top of a casket. They are exceptionally prominent at funerals since having them is a common tradition. Read on to learn more about casket sprays and their different types.
Graduation is a special day for most students as it signifies both the end and beginning of significant chapters in their lives. Suppose a family member or a friend of yours is about to receive their diploma or degree soon. In that case, you may want to start thinking about the graduation flower bouquet to give them as a congratulatory gift on their big day.
In truth, giving flowers on graduation day has become a popular tradition observed by many people not only in Singapore but across the globe. This is not surprising considering that flowers usually have profound meanings attached to them. And when it comes to graduation ceremonies, sunflowers are often the best flower to choose! In this article, we share why sunflowers are a popular choice and in demand on graduation day.
August 16, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on Choosing Hypoallergenic Flowers For Your Allergic Loved Ones
Like everywhere else, Singapore is no stranger to various types of allergies. In fact, recent studies show that approximately 24 per cent of Singaporeans experience some form of allergic rhinitis, typically that which most people call seasonal allergies. This subset of allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever and is mainly caused by the pollen from certain flowers and plants drifting in the air during certain seasons. In Singapore’s temperate climate, high pollen levels are produced seasonally and vex those suffering from allergies.
While this information may not seem to matter to you now, it will be once you decide to send someone a beautiful bouquet for any occasion. Knowing if your recipient is allergic can make the difference between your gift being well-received and appreciated or outright rejected and possibly causing harm as it triggers an allergic reaction. To ensure the latter outcome does not happen, get acquainted with the best hypoallergenic flowers to give to someone with allergies!
Singapore is known for having a commonly tropical climate with high humidity all year round – primarily since it is located near the equator. However, its humid climate does not prevent this beautiful island nation from being a haven of fresh and stunning flowers. Indeed, you can find plenty of beautiful bouquets of flowers islandwide.
While there are many popular flower bouquets one can choose from, unfortunately, not all types of flowers are able to withstand the humidity that comes with Singapore’s climate. They may be pretty to the eyes, but ultimately, they will not last long. If you are planning to send a bouquet to a loved one via flower bouquet delivery in Singapore, let this article serve as a guide for some of the most lovely flowers that flourish in Singapore’s humid climate to consider when picking your next floral gift! Continue reading
July 26, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on History And Meaning Behind Chrysanthemums As Funeral Flowers
If you have attended several funerals or even arranged one for a loved one, you would probably know by now that chrysanthemums are among the most popular funeral flowers. Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are perennial flowering plants that come from the Asteraceae family. They usually bloom from October to December when planted and grown in the garden.
Chrysanthemums come in a variety of colours and shades, including white, purple, lavender, yellow, orange, and red. They may look like they have numerous petals, but every single petal is a tiny floret. Due to their exquisite appearance, chrysanthemums are a common choice for different occasions, including funerals. Read on to find out the history and meaning behind chrysanthemums, and understand why they are a common flower for funerals.
July 18, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on Dried And Preserved Flowers: An Overview Of Its History
When it comes to flowers, nothing beats fresh bouquet flowers meticulously arranged to make anyone who receives them feel loved and appreciated. However, if you are looking to give a memento that will last for a long time, your best option would be dried and preserved flowers.
Though fresh and dried flowers are essentially just flowers at the end of the day, dried flowers have a reputation for being durable – they can last for a couple of years without withering or losing their integrity over time. They are the perfect decoration for any event as they are not required to be prepared on the same day, reducing the risk of wilting. That said, preserved flowers also do not need to be watered or maintained because they are, well, dried and preserved.
There are lots of options to choose from if you are interested in purchasing dried flower bouquets. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colours to suit your preference. Moreover, you can easily find blooms for all seasons – florists in Singapore preserve different flowers all year round, allowing customers to order flowers even when they are not in season.
Those are just some reasons why dried and preserved flowers are incredibly trendy nowadays. But have you ever wondered how they came to be?
July 12, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on Funeral Flowers 101: Why Are Flowers Present In Funerals?
Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of life’s most painful moments. However, it is important that you commemorate the life that they lived and pay your last respect before they are brought to their final resting place.
Different countries and religions have different funeral rituals and traditions, but one of the most common things you will find at most wakes is flowers for funerals. No funeral ceremony would be complete without flowers that help make the occasion more solemn and heartfelt. Aside from that, flowers at funerals have also been one of the best ways to express one’s deepest sentiments and show a person in mourning that you are with them in this time of grief.
That said, let us take a look at the history of flowers for condolences to understand why they are present in funerals today.
July 8, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on Graduation Day: How To Pick The Ideal Blooms For Graduates
While graduation season for Polytechnic students has quite recently ended, it has just begun for our university students in Singapore! With graduation ceremonies fast approaching, this means that physical and online flower shops will once again be filled with parents and friends looking to find the best graduation flowers for their loved ones. Indeed, giving a bouquet of flowers to someone who has just graduated has since become a traditional way of saying congratulations on their life-changing accomplishment.
On graduation day, you can see graduates begin tossing their caps, signalling the end of their academic life. Thus, giving them a gift that expresses your admiration and pride in them in the form of a flower bouquet is undoubtedly a delight – it only enhances the already triumphant ambience of graduation day.
There are endless possibilities for graduation flower bouquets, but before you experience decision paralysis, consider using these tips to choose the ideal blooms;
June 28, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on Between Dried And Preserved Flowers: What’s The Difference?
Over the recent years, dried and preserved flowers have gradually risen in popularity. In fact, if you take a quick peek at your social media feed, such as Instagram or Pinterest, you will likely see photographs and short videos of stunning dried and preserved flower arrangements on occasions like weddings or simply placed in people’s abodes.
If you have yet to know, the existence of dried flowers dates back to around 4,000 years ago. However, their popularity seems to have resurfaced only recently, thanks to the aesthetics of these blooms that the millennials and Gen Z appreciate. While trends come and go, the popularity of these sustainable florals does not seem to be declining anytime soon. Though unfortunately, not many know much about dried and preserved flowers, including what makes them different from one another and why they can be deemed functional.
If you happen to be one of the many individuals who might not know better, fret not – in this article, we share the differences between the two stunning blooms.
June 21, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on 5 Ways To Show Genuine Support For The Grieving Family
The death of a loved one, whether a child, parent, partner, spouse, close friend, or other relatives, can be heartbreaking. Waves of painful and intense feelings may wash over those affected, ranging from regret, remorse, emptiness, sadness, numbness, and the like. As such, family and friends of the bereaved family should ideally do what they can to show their genuine support and care to help ease some of the pain these families might be feeling. After all, it is definitely not easy saying goodbye, especially to someone who means so much to you.
Showing your support for a family or friend who has suffered from a loss of a dearly beloved means the most more than any other time. However, it can be challenging or confusing for some people to sympathise with someone at such a difficult time, especially when they have not experienced something like it themselves.
Whether it is your first or third time dealing with such circumstances, here are some impactful ways how you can show your full support for a person in mourning;
June 15, 2022 / Admin / Comments Off on 5 Savvy Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Super Dads This 2022
The month of June is finally here, and that only means that Father’s Day is right around the corner! While our fathers should be honoured daily for all they have done to raise us, it is the one day in a year that we get a special reason to celebrate the dads, husbands, and father figures in our lives. As such, it only makes sense to want to take the time to carefully choose a gift that will not only surprise them but one that will be able to convey your sincerest gratitude and make it a momentous occasion that they will remember for life.
With a day dedicated to appreciating Dads and commemorating fatherhood, it is only fitting to thank them for all their hard work in fulfilling their responsibilities as a father, whether it be through working day and night or going out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful childhood. But for all the sacrifices our dads have made for us to have an easy life, it can seem near impossible to search for a gift that holds value.
Fret not; at 24Hrs City Florist, we have specially curated a gift guide with a fantastic selection of presents for the extraordinary men in your life – be it Dad or any other father figures.
Few flowers bloom as uniquely as the delphinium. Growing on tall stalks with average 20 or so flowers per stem, the delphinium flower is a crowd favourite amongst florists for adding character, volume and of course, height, to a bouquet. Let’s learn more about the delphinium flower and its meaning, as well as delphinium flower care in this article!
The delphinium flower meaning can vary depending on the colour, but some general meanings still hold true for all colors. The delphinium flower and its meaning takes root in its anatomy.
Openness to romance – the soft, romantic edges of its petals and delicate appearance links its strongly with the concept of love and romance. The fact that the flower grows in clusters at the end of a long stem also represent one’s openness and generosity to new emotions and feelings, being the perfect flower to represent a budding romance.
Positivity – historically, people used the delphinium flower to ward off evil spirits and negative energy. This translated into the flower being a symbol of optimism and positivity in modern day context.
Innocence, fragility – the stalks of the delphinium are fragile and (infamously) known to break in strong wind. As such, when grown in the open, they require conscious protection from harsh winds to grow successfully.
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Flowers for Mother’s Day
“What should I get for Mother’s Day this year?” A yearly question that never seems to have an answer everyone can agree with, or any answer at all. After all, Mother’s Day is an occasion that is regarded highly by many across the globe. How could one give their mother anything short of the best gift, to thank her for her hard work and unconditional love? Some common gifts that are largely popular on this special day include chocolates and cards, among other things. While a thoughtful dinner reservation may make a perfectly good gift on its own, a bouquet of flowers in accompaniment might just be what a mother needs after a long day, that is well balanced between simplicity and elegance.
A survey conducted amongst 20 respondents ages 18 to 32 revealed that nearly 7 in 10 would be open to purchasing flowers for the occasion, and that 6 in 10 actually feel like flowers would make a meaningful yet affordable gift. One of the respondents commented,
“Flowers have the intrinsic ability to convey so much meaning to whoever receives them. I’d definitely consider a bouquet for the upcoming Mother’s Day.”
Figure 1: Survey respondents’, aged 18 to 32, on openness to purchasing flower bouquets for Mother’s Day.
All you need to know about Tuberose – From its origins to what they symbolise and how you can take care of them
The Tuberose – despite having rose in its name, the flower is actually one from the Asparagaceae family. A lovely white sole blooming flower, the Tuberose is one with a bounty of history and significance behind its seemingly simple exterior.
History of Tuberose
The Tuberose originates from Mexico. It was introduced to Europe during the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 16th century and eventually introduced to Asia. During the reign of Louis XIV, it was known to perfume the corridors of Versailles. The King’s gardeners brought in 10,000 tuberose bulbs for the Trianon plantations. As such, the Tuberose gained acclaim for its fragrance and was often seen to be a mark of royalty. Since the 19th century, the production of Tuberose has increased although it is mainly grown for its fragrance in perfumery.
Symbolism and Meaning of Tuberose
For hundreds of years, perfumes have been made using Tuberose. The scent of this flower is one revered by many cultures across time. The flowers were also important in Hawaiian wedding ceremonies and funerals in Victorian England. These flowers are symbolic of purity, peace and innocence, and this also means that they are often used in bridal bouquets. In some cultures, these flowers are also known to ward off the evil eye.Today, these once ubiquitous flowers are gaining traction and popularity especially for their distinct scent.
Birthday flowers could be as simple as it sounds, but also have the potential to become a fairly complicated gift to curate. It really depends on what one’s intention behind the gift is. The birthday bouquet could be a traditional, no-questions-asked bouquet to a longtime friend, yet could also double up as a dual meaning gift to someone you’re romantically interested in.
As longtime florist in Singapore, we’ve had the privilege to be involved in many a situation like this, at all hours of the day. We thus thought it might be useful to share some lessons we’ve learnt from our own experiences and that of our past customers alike, to make your flower delivery experience a much smoother one.
Sending a flower bouquet to a loved one can be a tricky thing. Often times, we’re not sure which flower bouquet to send or pick. When that happens, sometimes there’s no harm in choosing a safe bet from a list of 12 most popular flower bouquets. We’re sure there’s good reason why these bouquets made it to the list.
Read on to find out which bouquets made the top 12 most popular flower bouquet list!
It’s no surprise that rose bouquets are at the top of the list. A symbol of romance and love, roses are often given as expressions of one’s endearing love for another. There’s something classic about a beautifully curated hand bouquet that’s full of blooming roses which is bound to make your loved one who’s receiving the bouquet smile. Today’s bouquet, roses have been crafted to make them more unique – in some occasions, roses are dyed with interesting colours, multi-layered colours, florescent pigmented dye/spray that make rose glows in the dark and spreading or partially peeling down the outer petals of roses for them to look more glorious, a method knows as ‘reflex’.
Blue has always been the colour of desire, love, and inspiration. That is perhaps why it is one of roses’ popular colour. Blue roses are not typically organically grown from the ground unlike most other rose colours – to obtain their pigmented blue petals, some form of colour dye-ing process is required or they are chemically treated with approved floral spray.
Today, there is a variety of ‘blue’ or ‘multicoloured’ rose bouquets, they come not just in a variety of blue hues such as French blue, ice blue, larkspur, tiffany blue and many colours but the method the pigment is treated onto the flowers eg. the fading blueish petals or soft pastel paddle pop colour that looks as good to eat.
At some point in time in most romantic relationships, there will be a bouquet of flowers involved. Yet because it is such a mainstay in relationships, we also want to be careful to avoid it becoming viewed as an obligation. Buying flowers is a simple act that doesn’t take much to execute – anyone with spare cash can do it. However, to make your bouquet stand out from the rest, it isn’t more cash that you need, but a thoughtful mind and a bucketful of sincerity. Today we share our two cents worth on what could help you level up your bouquet and re-instill meaning into flower giving. To do so, we shall split the methods into – occasion, delivery, flowers, and associated gifts.
By far the best occasion to give is when there’s no occasion at all. Unexpected gifts are the most well-received because the receiver’s expectations are at zero, and with just a simple bouquet, the happiness counter can probably shoot through the roof. Whereas on special occasions, there’s probably already a baseline level of expectation about receiving a gift. Hence to receive flowers on a special occasion becomes a fulfilment of that expectation and not nearly as exciting as receiving a surprise bouquet. A surprise bouquet could be inferred in many ways, but the most common of which would be that you have been thinking of that person (regularly) and wanted to show that you care. With such sweet connotations, a surprise bouquet can melt even the hardiest of flower critics.
Tens of years back, there probably was never such a question. Most would have (erroneously) assumed that any lady would be over the moon to receive flowers, or any other form of gift. Because back in those days, the lady’s value was conceptualized to be dependent on the man, and to receive a gift is a representation of being acknowledged by a man.
But the narratives have (fortunately) evolved with time. A woman’s value is shifting away from being dependent on the attraction from a man, and instead centered around one’s own values and achievements.
As such, merely buying a lady a gift any-o-how is no longer going to cut it. A gift without any meaning nor intention is not of value to the lady – if she had wanted the item, she could very well have bought it for herself – why wait around to receive it passively? This understanding helps us to answer the question of whether Singaporean girls like receiving flowers. Reflexively the answer is yes – intrinsically a bouquet of flowers does no harm and will be appreciated for all intended purposes. But gone are the days where just thrusting over a bouquet of flowers is significant enough. For the flowers to really make an impact and be worth its value, there must be thought and intention behind the gift. Thus making the flower delivery an experience rather than a task or duty.
With having had to bring everything online, our liberty to leave the house however and whenever we want restricted, and our heightened stress over falling sick becoming a default part of life, many have witnessed their mental health taking a toll over the past 2 years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. It has not been an easy journey for anyone and perhaps this has been mostly compounded by the enforcement of social distancing or stay home notices – relationships with family and friends become harder to maintain, and overall, we come face to face with a sense of isolation and uncertainty. The human connections which may have once grounded us in ensuring our mental wellness has never felt more difficult to come by.
And so this leaves me to wonder: What are some ways that could help me and my loved ones cope with this new normal? How can each of us, in our own little ways, help boost others’ mental health in these difficult times? I would like to propose using flowers as one possible medium to work past the social restrictions and stress.