Peony or Rose???

By adminew | October 27, 2009

Although often referred to as a Peony Rose, this majestic bloom is not actually a member of the rose family.Peony has been in existence for centuries. It is native to southern Europe, Asia and Northern America.It was named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing.Along with plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of Mongolia.It is also known as the “flower of riches and honour” and is used symbolically in Chinese Art.In 1903 Qing Dynasty declared the Peony as the national flower of Imperial China.So Peony has quite a history, and deservedly so, for it is a magnificent flower. Enjoy now. They will be in season for about 6 weeks, till the end of November.

Rose, Peony & Lilac

By adminew | October 26, 2009

We are definitely spoilt for choice at the moment. Which is most favoured? It’s hard to choose. Peonies have just begun. They look amazing combined here with roses and hydrangea foliage. We will feature Peonies in future editions when they are in plentiful supply. Captured this image just as this stunning vase arrangement was being whisked away to a very lucky and deserving recipient. Combining these big headed roses with lilac was florist’s choice.

Just some floral fun

By adminew | October 20, 2009

Came across these classic pre-loved pieces at a car boot sale and immediately the imagination went to work on having some floral fun with them. You will find it on display this week.Flowers can look great in just about anything. In the end, it’s all about the pleasure in the flowers.

Springtime Scentsation

By adminew | October 12, 2009

Tuesday 13 October 2009 Well, we have been busy, busy, busy!! What a floral feast we have been enjoying! Wow, Spring does put on a splendid show. We now have Lilac in shades of violet and white. Waratahs are now in full season. They look striking with these Discolour which have an almost porcelain look. Just in this week is Dogwood Blossom. Tall, elegant branches and delicate blooms bring Spring indoors. In for a short time, so now is the time to enjoy. Another lovely pic of the freshest of Lilac that’s just come in. To make Lilac last longer try splitting the stems before arranging in vase. The woody stems make it difficult to draw up water, so opening up the stems helps them drink and stay hydrated. Also in at the moment is Lily of the Valley. This small flower has the most heavenly scent. In Germany this …

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Flower Blog

By adminew | August 1, 2009

Saturday 1 August 2009 Welcome to the first ever Camberwell Market Florist Flower Blog. We are very excited to launch what will be a floral pictorial symphony. You will be the first to know what flowers are in now and more importantly, what’s coming in. You will learn how care for your flowers and much more. We envisage you enjoying flower blog while taking a quiet moment with a cuppa. What’s in at the moment is Blossom a delicious hint that Spring is around the corner. Pictured here is Witch Hazel. It has wonderful herbal properties and you can find it in skin care products. We like it for it’s delicate floral perfume and it’s unusual texture. Witch Hazel lasts for about 2 weeks in the vase. We are all definitely feeling the cold touch of Winter. It allows us to rug up, slow down & reflect, just as the …

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