ALSTROMERIA

"Wealth." Comes in a large number of colours and is good value for money.

CALLA LILIES

"Magnificence & Beauty."Calla lilies are a late summer flower and usually available from January to April (sometimes December), currently approx. $7 a bloom retail. They come in pinks, almost black, and white.

CELOSIA SEEDHEAD

Chrysantheumum (spray or single stems)

Available almost all year round. Many varieties and colours

DAHLIA

"Dignity". First discovered by Europeans in the gardens of the Aztec people in Mexico. Becoming more popular. Bruise easily but come in lots of colours and have a good size floral head Available in summer from January to March.

Freesia

  Available almost all year round (not January/Feb)

GERBERAS

Available all year round.

GYPSOPHILA OR BABY’S BREATH

Depending on the time of year, gypsophila is not a cheap flower, particularly late March early April, and before Christmas when supply is reduced. Very vintage but ask your florist about price first. Almost all year round

HYDRANGEA

"Heartfelt emotion." Come in pinks, blue/lavender, white and in late summer red, green, antique.

Hypericum berries

Green, peach or cream berries. December/January/Feb

IRIS

Blue irises add that deep blue/purple colour to florals. March/April/June/Sept/October

LISIANTHUS

A soft delicate flower with multiples on one stem and lovely buds Jan/Feb/March/April

ORIENTAL LILIES

Available all year round

Protea (King)

Beautiful large white protea (native of South Africa) June/July/August

PROTEAS

Native of South Africa. Grown commercially late summer through to late spring.

ROSES

"White - purity, Pink - grace, Peach - modesty, Burgundy - unconscious beauty, Red - love, Purple - enchantment, Orange - fascination, Yellow - infidelity." Roses are available all year round.

ROSES – DAVID AUSTIN

David Austin roses are awesome. They have a bigger head than ordinary roses and are known for their perfume although commercial roses don't have quite the same strength of smell. Twice the price of ordinary roses. Available in 3 colours - buttery cream, peach and mid pink. All year round

SEDUM

Is a form of succulent, is hardy and a great filler flower in summer bouquets.

SINGAPORE ORCHIDS

Singapore orchids come on a stem with multiple blooms almost all year round. They are great in corsages and boutonnaires. Yes, they are imported from Singapore and on the odd occasion are ruined in the fumigation process, fortunately not often. (Unavailable late December early January)

SNAPDRAGONS

Come in a variety of colours - pinks, white, coral, yellow. Readily available in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Also called Antirrihinums. A great value flower.

TOI TOI

Native to New Zealand in summer - grows wild. Toi toi can look great in big arrangements such as urns. Feb/March/April/May/June/July/August

TULIPS

Tulips for a declaration of love. "Come to my aid thou tulip red, Go and declare my love instead. Unknown." While tulips open up quickly, if bought in good time can look amazing. Beware - tulips keep growing in length once cut. Late winter/early Spring