A sneak peek at our spring flowers
Spring is in the air and our floral stylists are already creating new designs for spring, filled with the best flowers this season has to offer. Every time your new bouquet arrives, it’ll be a new spring surprise. Maybe filled with one of these spring favs…
Family: Campanulaceae (bells)
Ring-a-ding, the new season is in full bloom! Her bell shaped cups make the campanula the perfect flower to ring in the new season. Its cups contain a lot of nectar making it a favourite among honey bees and butterflies. In the floriography, it’s stated that the bluebell stands for gratitude and humility.
Tip: Should your campanula look a bit weak, then cut a bit off the stalk diagonally and place her back in the vase with some extra floral nutrition.The bells will be ringing again before you know it.
Nickname: Virginia stock
Family: Brassicaceae (flowering mustard plants)
Matthiolas grow by the cliffs alongside the Mediterranean coast and the Canary Islands. The sea breeze makes them flourish. The flower is named after Pietro Andrea Mattioli, an Italian doctor and botanist from the 16th century. Do you have one in your bouquet? Admire it up close and take a whiff, it smells wonderful.
Tip: Remove excess leaves from the stalk - any bits that will be under the rim of the vase you can take off. This helps against bacteria and unclear water.
The phlox grows on the prairies in North-America and seduces bugs and flowers like none other with the honeysweet smells of its nectar. Take a closer look, the sweet smell is hard to miss. Phlox is from the Greek word ‘floga’, which means flame. And well, the phlox will last a flaming two weeks.
Tip: Pick the leaves of the stalks, giving more energy to the flowers for them to grow.
Family: Liliaceae (lillies)
If you’ve always thought that tulips are typical Dutch flowers, you’re sadly mistaken. The roots of the tulip can be found in the ancient Ottoman Empire, which lasted from 1299 to 1922. The flower became popular when the ambassador of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands sent some tulips to Vienna. The whole continent of Europe fell in love with the flower and it became the symbol of wealth. Nowadays, tulips symbolize love. Red is for eternal love, yellow for appreciation, white for forgiveness, pink for maternal love and multicoloured ones symbolize beauty.
Tip: Tulips bow to the light, so make sure that the stems are healthy. Refresh the water every three days and cut about half an inch from the bottom.