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All About Pollen Allergies: Can You Still Enjoy Flowers?

All About Pollen Allergies: Can You Still Enjoy Flowers?

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.

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All About Casket Sprays: What Are They And Their Types?

All About Casket Sprays: What Are They And Their Types?

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.

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Sunflower Bouquets: Why Are They Popular For Graduation?

Sunflower Bouquets: Why Are They Popular For Graduation?

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.

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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.

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Choosing Hypoallergenic Flowers For Your Allergic Loved Ones

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!

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4 Types Of Flowers That Flourish In Singapore’s Climate

4 Types Of Flowers That Flourish In Singapore's Climate

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

History And Meaning Behind Chrysanthemums As Funeral Flowers

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.

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Dried And Preserved Flowers: An Overview Of Its History

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?

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Funeral Flowers 101: Why Are Flowers Present In Funerals?

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.

Funeral Flowers

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.

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Graduation Day: How To Pick The Ideal Blooms For Graduates

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;

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Between Dried And Preserved Flowers: What’s The Difference?

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.

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5 Ways To Show Genuine Support For The Grieving Family

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;

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5 Savvy Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Super Dads This 2022

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Why flower delivery in Singapore is more prevalent during pandemic

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While majority of industries have been devastatingly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the service delivery industry has chanced upon a silver lining amidst all this madness. For obvious reasons, the circuit breaker and reopening phases have brought about surges in demand for delivery services – be it for food, gifts or products, the entire society is crucially dependent on the provision of such delivery services to keep the cogs of society running as close to normal as possible. Flower delivery in Singapore is not an exception. Covid-19 in Singapore times have brought about a rising demand for flower deliveries, and this article shall review the reasons for this phenomenon, based on our humble perspective as a member of Singapore’s flower delivery industry.

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Keeping Up With The Times – Singapore Florists

Sending flowers to Singapore has never been easier with the increasing number of Singapore florists within the island and the wider variety of florists specializing in different aspects and niches of their trade.  Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly has accelerated many business to go online – that includes brick and mortar florists previously relied solely on foot traffic for their businesses.  With more florists going online, so too the competition and at the same time, spurring creativity while diversifying their offerings.

teddy bear bouquet

Coupled with the increasing use of social media, sharing of ideas and know how have never been easier and prevalent. Florists from around the world show case their creativity by posting their craftmanships on online platform such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube just to name some popular ones.  Singapore florists have also adopted this fast changing pace of creativity in the development of the floristry industry in recent years.

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The Therapeutic Nature of Flowers & Plants

It is a well-known trialled and tested method that gifting flowers can help you get half the job done when you’re trying to make someone happy. Be it trying to pacify the partner, congratulating someone on a job well done, or wishing a loved one a happy birthday,  or wishing someone to get well soon, or sending a condolence message – florists all around the world have been offering plants and flowers delivery since ancient Egypt which dates back to 2,500 BCE.  The act of giving flowers have long had a very prominent place in these practices and occasions. I thought about what it is about flowers that can put people in such a happy place. Perhaps it is the aesthetic sight of a bouquet that lifts one’s spirits, or the thought behind the bouquet that makes us feel appreciated. Yet there are many other things in our midst that can mimic those traits of a gifted flower bouquet – so why specifically are flowers so attractive to us?

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Order Funeral Flowers | Wreath Singapore Delivery

There is no eternity in life, the end of the road of every cherished moment with a lost friend, a family member, or our beloved ones.

Funeral Flower Spray

As we remember the past with joy, laughter, and sometimes, sorrow during the most challenging times with our loved ones, the best thing we could ever do is to send them a quiet wish of eternal peace. It’s as if we bid them well as they transcend into a paradise of infinite serenity. And often, we symbolize our love with a floral gift.

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