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The Easy Guide to Delphinium Flower Meaning and Care

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!

Delphinium flower colors and meaning

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.

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Mother’s Day Flowers & Gift

 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.

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All you need to know about Tuberose

All you need to know about Tuberose – From its origins to what they symbolise and how you can take care of them

Tuberose

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.

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Birthday Flowers

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.

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12 Most Popular Flower Bouquets

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!

1. Rose Bouquet

Red Rose Bouquets

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 Rose Bouquet

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.

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Meaningful Ways to Give Flowers

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.

Occasion

Bouquet of Flowers

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.

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Do Singaporean Girls Like Receiving Flowers?

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.

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How flowers can boost mental health

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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.

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My First Bouquet of Flowers

There’s a scene in No Strings Attached which I often go back to whenever I’m in need of some rom-com goodness. In this bit, Emma, a headstrong doctor who disdains romance makes it very clear that she does not want flowers on her first date with Adam, a young chap who is head over heels in love with her. As instructed, Adam does not show up with flowers. Instead, the well-decked lad presents a carrot bouquet and cheekily says, “you said no flowers.” Emma chuckles and is undeniably impressed. Look close enough and you can even see her fierce exterior crack for a split second as she coyly breaks into a blush. A genuine and common reaction upon receiving a flower delivery or in this case a carrot delivery.

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Ranking Gen Z’s Top Bouquet Flowers Of All Time

It is well established that flower bouquets still hold as one of the best gift ideas in history. Be it for a birthday, as a congratulatory present or an anniversary surprise, bouquet flower is a well-rounded choice when it comes to gifting. However, with each generation comes a new wave of likes and preferences, which can be hard to follow up with, given that rising trends seem to change in a blink of an eye nowadays. With that being said, let’s dive right into the present-day scene of bouquet flowers available in 24HrsCityflorist.com

Bouquet Flower

A short survey was carried out on instagram stories and the results were collated from 15 respondents aged 15 to 20, to try to encapsulate the types of flowers they’re interested in. Respondents were asked to choose their favourite(s) from 6 unique options.

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What Flowers and Colours are Typically Suited for Funerals

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.

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What’s Poppin’ With Balloon Bouquets?

Balloons – a concept that was first introduced back in 1824 by professor Michael Faraday, utilised them in his experiments. From then on, balloons have come a long way, no longer confined to the walls of experimental use. It is commonly referred to as the ‘go-to decoration’ for a range of celebratory events. However, as one would know, people nowadays long for more than just plain ol’ balloons. Thus, new concepts have come to life. Tied together with the increase in flower delivery, this is where the highly popular balloon bouquet comes into place.

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Best Locations To Take Graduation Photos in Singapore Universities

Where are the best places to take graduation photos in Singapore Universities ?

Gowns donned. Flowers and soft toys in hand. Caps flung in the air. Bright eyes and wide smiles fill a sea of students who have reached a new milestone in their lives. Graduation season is bittersweet – it’s a celebration of the hard work put in, a reflection of the memories made and symbolises the start of a new journey ahead. The closing of one chapter and the beginning of another also means another thing – pictures to mark this momentous occasion ! If you’re on the lookout for places on campus for the perfect graduation photoshoot, here is a list specially curated for you. Some preparation checklist before you set out for your photo taking day:

  1. Check on the weather from the meteorological service Singapore
  2. Have you gown ready – including hood and mortarboard
  3. Flower Bouquet – arrange for a flower delivery the day before
  4. Soft Toy – a graduating plushy would add a little smile to the photo
  5. Bring your scroll or a degree folder
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Featured among the best florists in Singapore

We recently googled in search for best florist singapore and to our pleasant surprise, we are voted one of Singapore’s best florist on several fronts. We are extremely humbled by all the votes, mentions and features. We would like to share this ‘pleasant discovery’ with our readers and why many have made 24hrscityflorist.com the to-go florist in Singapore.

Disclaimer: All featured article below are not sponsored nor paid advertorials

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Flowers And Personalities

What does her favourite flower say about her personality?

It is said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What we are drawn to is an extension of who we are and what we treasure. Oftentimes, we are also attracted to certain things for no particular reason – perhaps it’s a gut feel or a spark that just ignites within us. Whatever the reason may be, we believe that one’s tastes reveal a lot more about them than they may know. Especially when it comes to the realm of flowers, you’d be surprised to find out that the type of flowers we are drawn to can reveal a great deal about our personalities! In this article, let’s take a deep dive into discovering what someone’s favourite flower says about who they are. 

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My work-from-home experience over the past 1.5 years in Singapore

work from home experience

Due to COVID-19, the past 1.5 years has been a roller-coaster journey for everyone in Singapore – front-line workers, students, businesses and office workers alike.

The main difference for many? Adjusting to a lifestyle where working from home became the norm for office workers. Initially, to many, it was a dream come true where one didn’t have to trudge into the office first thing in the morning. However, is working from home truly the best option when it comes to being productive?

Read on if you’re keen to find out about the main differences between working from office and working from home. 

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Flowers and Astrology

The best flower bouquet for each month

Astrology – the word itself springs a multitude of debates. Is astrology real ? Should one believe in it ? Does our birth date actually spell out our personality and destiny ? Well, these questions, like many questions about the cosmos remain unanswered. However, you cannot deny that delving into the world of astrology is pretty fun – especially when what is being described truly strikes a chord with you ! While many know about the daily horoscope column in newspapers and information about the basic 12 signs, did you know that each sign also has a flower associated with it ? Interestingly, there are flowers known to be symbolic of signs in the zodiac and are linked to the traits of each sign. From the constellations of stars above to the seeds of flowers below, let’s take a journey to see which flowers are best suited for your zodiac sign ! These bouquets are available for flower delivery in Singapore.

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Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, whose name is “七夕” (Qixi), typically fall in the month 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.

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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.

Certificate from Singapore Children Society
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Preparing For Your Graduation Ceremony in Singapore

Graduation is a huge milestone in every student’s life. It’s a momentous occasion which celebrates the graduate’s achievement on passing through his/her academic life.

Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation ceremonies have moved from physical ones to online virtual ceremonies. If you’re a graduating student this year and you’re looking at how to prepare for your graduation ceremony, read on to find out more.

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How To Create Blue Roses – Infographic

How to create blue roses
by 24hrscityflorist.com

Blue rose cannot be grown naturally, at least not yet. Nature has it that roses, lack the particular pigmentation that is needed to produce the colour blue. As such, alternative methods have been thought of to “create” a blue rose.

This normally means that a white or cream or ivory rose is cut prematurely, and dipped into blue dye such that the dye is absorbed into the stem and thus gradually turning the petals blue.

For years, florists all over have searched for a true blue rose, but to no avail. The quest for the absolute blue rose has been compared to the Christian hunt for the Holy Grail. As such, the blue rose is considered to be the Holy Grail of the rose world.

This association wraps the blue rose in an aura of mystery – which is the main significance of blue roses.

The fact that their appearance (albeit through unnatural methods) defies the course of nature makes them mysterious and ambiguous.

This mysteriously vague quality of blue roses is accentuated by the fact that blue roses that we have today aren’t real. Their existence is purely fabricated, and this makes them even more mysterious and even creates a sense of surrealism.

In short, blue roses can symbolize an appreciation for all things enigmatic

Blue rose 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. Florists in Singapore typically be able to offer blue roses together with any their flower delivery services.

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.

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Graduation Bouquet

When graduation comes to mind, many would imagine themselves decked in stunning graduation mortar boards and gowns; striding onstage to receive their hard-won certificates. This is sometimes followed by the soft, resonant thrum of a cello, and peals of applause. While for some, this celebration simply marks the end of a chapter.

Regardless of our perceptions, most would agree that this event bears much significance. This is especially so, when one thrives in an academic-centric society like Singapore. We have to bear with its implications: the pressure to do well, the impending exams, the frequent burning of the midnight oil… and so much more. Also, for many, the grind never stops. Hence, it is no wonder why graduation is welcomed with open arms, as the grand finale of a long ordeal.

Graduation Bouquet

Presently, one is considered lucky to have a graduation ceremony, let alone a physical one, though. Due to the COVID-19 situation, attendees have had their convocations cancelled and/or postponed. Alas, attempts to curb and fight the spread of the virus have come with a great cost.

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Delineating the ‘work’ from the ‘home’ with flowers

With the work from home mandate back in action, we thought this would be a timely article to help us spruce up our work (and home) environment and make the next few weeks as enjoyable as it could be.

Now that work and rest are forced to be within the same space, it is actually quite important that we learn how to segregate these two realms properly, so that we can create an optimal environment for each activity and do our best at both.

This segregation could take the form of an actual demarcation if you’ve got the space for it, but we understand that majority of us just haven’t got the room to create two separate environments for work and rest. As such, one way to work around having just one space, is to create different set-ups for work and rest, such that we gradually learn to condition our minds to associate each set-up to its intended activity and concentrate on that activity only. Creating associations between the environment and the task is a good way to teach ourselves to be fully present in the intended activity, which is one way to set ourselves up for success regardless of which activity we are doing.

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Baby’s Breath Bouquet

Baby’s Breath Bouquet

A flower so gentile and fragile. Simple yet majestic. A cluster of long straight stems that branch out to show off tiny white buds of flowers that, together, form a lacy cloud. With the rise in popularity of the concept of Cottagecore (romanticised agricultural lifestyle), Baby’s Breath flowers are here to stay as a crowd favourite. Especially with its versatile nature, the flower gives much room for artistic freedom. Its simplicity allows it to be a great bouquet filler – it provides the bouquet with good volume while allowing the main flowers to shine. It is also intricate enough to be the main star of the show. Baby’s breath bouquets are certainly one of florists’ more  popular flower delivery in Singapore. Apart from bouquets, it is also easy to dry and preserve these flowers for different pieces of artwork such as simple bookmarks to larger items like resin jewellery. There is just no limit to what we can do with these flowers.

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50 Best Mother’s Day Messages

With Mother’s Day approaching, many might find themselves stuck – not knowing how to express their love and appreciation for their mothers on this very special day dedicated to them. Besides treating mom to her favourite lunch, dinner or high tea, arranging for a mother’s day flower delivery together with a heartfelt message will make mother’s day that little bit more special. We have put together a list of 50 best mother’s day messages.

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