Christmas Flowers & Gift Collection
Our Christmas range combines seasonal favourites that represent the Festive Season. Wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and flower arrangements are blends traditional inclusions such as pine, conifer, eucalyptus, cinnamon and rosemary as well as buxus and holly.
We have Christmas herb bouquets for a budding master-chef; fresh Christmas wreaths and garlands resplendent with nuts, cones, cinnamon & even chillies; centerpieces for your festive table; and for a unique and luxurious gift - a Christmas arrangement combining festive flowers, herbs and foliage.
Each and every item in our Christmas range will be hand-picked and arranged, just for you.
Let us help to make this Christmas an especially “fresh and fragrant” one.
Whilst we provide services tailored to our clients. We have created core signature lines of unique flower bouquets which are detailed below.
Flower & Herb Bouquets
Our exclusive, seasonal, Rose & Herb bouquets include english garden roses, Blumin’s own Peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas and a number of other nostaglic flower and herb offerings. Our signature bouquets are fragrant and include herbs and foliage which are specific to the region.
Tussie Mussies (or “talking bouquets”) give new meaning to the popular phrase, “Say it with flowers.” A tussie-mussie is a circular nosegay of flowers and herbs, tightly gathered and designed to carry a special message in the language of flowers. The traditional tussie-mussie is composed of fragrant herbs surrounding one central flower, a rose.
The language of flowers spans the world of the ancients from Greece and Turkey to the Aztecs of South and Central America.
In England during Elizabethan times, judges carried tussie-mussies into their courtrooms to protect against “gaol fever.” Today judges at England’s highest court, the Old Bailey, celebrate this tradition by carrying a tussie-mussie into court six times a year. During the Victorian era tussie-mussies were carried close to the nose to ward off the stench in the streets and the plague and were composed primarily of scented herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and rue. The age-old custom of strewing pungent herbs on the floors of homes was thought to protect the gentlefolk from germs and provide herbal fragrances – early aromatherapy.
The Victorians also turned flower giving into an art. It was common practice at the beginning of a courtship for suitors to give their intended a tussie-musssie. Floriography, the art of sending messages by flowers, brought a new dimension to tussie-mussies. Dozens of floral dictionaries were published listing the meanings of each flower and herb. The symbolic meanings were adapted from classical mythology, religious symbolism, ancient lore, and a bit of creativity on the part of the floral designer. The study of botany and the discovery of new plants from all over the world brought new and exciting ideas to this language of flowers.
Some plants have kept their symbolic meanings through the years. These include rosemary, signifying Remembrance; ivy, Fidelity; lilies, Purity; laurel, Victory; parsley, Festivity; and rose, Love. Additional meanings include: artemesia, Dignity; basil, Best Wishes; Calla lily, Panache; red geranium, Comfort, Health; hydrangea, Devotion; sage, Wisdom; pine, Loyalty, Longevity.
For the children – flower fairies
Flowers are not just for the big people. Children delight in the scents and colours of the garden. . Flowers and trees have possessed symbolic meaning for many generations and have long been associated with magical world of fairies. Below is a list of flowers and their symbolic meanings and “fairylore”:
APPLE – temptation
APPLE BLOSSOM – Great and Good
BLUEBELL – Constancy
BUTTERCUP – Cheerfulness
CORNFLOWER – Delicacy
DAISY – Innocence
ELDERBERRY – Magic
FORGET-ME-NOT – True Love
GERANIUM – Comforting
HOLLY – Enduring Life
IRIS – I have a message for you
LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY – Chastity
NASTURTIUM – Patriotism
OAK – Hospitality
PINKS (CARNATIONS) – Boldness
PRIMROSE – Early health
ROSE – Love
SNOWDROP – Hope
STRAWBERRY – Esteem & Love
SWEET CHESTNUT – Luxury
SWEET PEA – Delicate Pleasures
TULIP – Beautiful eyes