Flower of the Month: Delphinium

It should be no surprise that the official flower of July is the bold and beautiful Delphinium. They’re fun, bright and drama to any bouquet! Known to some as Larkspur, they come in a beautiful variety of purple and indigo shades. This is definitely a flower to check out!

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Some fun facts about Delphinium:

  • There are over 400 different types of Delphinium species.
  • Delphinium sap can be mixed with the chemical, alum, to make blue ink.
  • Delphinium plants and seeds are very poisonous to both humans and animals and, if consumed, can lead to severe illness, paralysis and even death.
  • Despite their more dangerous qualities, Delphiniums used to be used for improving asthma symptoms.

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Pro tips:

  • Like most flowers, cut Delphinium stems on an angle to help them drink more effectively.
  • Change the water and add new plant food every couple of days.
  • Keep them in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

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Delphinium adds a pop of colour to our Hints of Softness Bouquet. Shop all mixed bouquets at bloomex.com.au. 

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Bloomex supports Hockey Australia with donation at checkout

Bloomex will be supporting Hockey Australia with a two-dollar donation option at checkout as part of their ongoing partnership!

Customers can simply choose to donate before they process their order. All proceeds will go directly to Hockey Australia’s Pilbara Community Hockey Program (PCHP).

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The PCHP gives children in some of Australia’s most remote areas the opportunity to enjoy team sport in an inspiring and encouraging environment. The program includes sessions with players from the Hockeyroos (ranked number five in the world) and the Kookaburras (ranked number one).

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Shop our collection of flowers and gift baskets at bloomex.com.au.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea: Update

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (BMT) is Cancer Council’s most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. The idea is simple: just get your friends, colleagues or community together over some tea and treats, and help to raise vital money for people affected by cancer.

All of the donations made across the country go towards helping your local Cancer Council achieve its mission of a cancer free future.

This year’s event was a huge success!

Events were hosted all over the country including Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, some of which were held by CCA themselves. The Brisbane event raised $1416 alone… amazing!

As an official supporter of Cancer Council, Bloomex was proud to contribute flowers for the event and we thought it would be fun to share some of the photos from such a special day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloomex provided gift vouchers for use in raffles and fundraising, and beautiful floral centrepieces at several of the other BMT launches, such as the beautiful “Royal Wedding” themed event at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane.

Bloomex also provided bouquets for keynote speakers and for the winning dancers at Stars of the Beaches and Stars of the North. These amazing men and women competed in exciting dance competitions to raise funds to fight cancer.

As part of BMT, Bloomex was also pleased to offer a special collection on Bloomex.com.au with 15% of every product purchase going to Cancer Council.

 

 

 

Cancer Council is the only Australian charity to work across every area of cancer from research and advocacy to prevention and support. They help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship. In 2017, they directed over $60 million in cancer research and answered over 47,000 calls through their 13 11 20 information and support line.

Make sure to follow your local CCA chapter on Instagram to keep up with upcoming events!

Flower of the Month: The Rose

Since the official flower of June is the rose, we thought it would be irresponsible if we didn’t share some fun facts and industry secrets about everyone’s favourite bloom.

Let the knowledge grow!

Fun Facts:

  • Roses have prickles, not thorns which grow much deeper. Prickles can be easily removed by a rose stripper, paper towel or gardening gloves.
  • The oldest living rose grows on the Hildesheim Cathedral in Hildesheim Germany and is over 1000 years old. In 1945 allied bombers destroyed the cathedral but the roots of the plant remained intact and grew strong once again.
  • The Overnight Sensation was the first rose to travel space in 2002. It’s also considered one of the world’s most fragrant roses.
  • Rose hips (the berry of the rose) contain lots of Vitamin C and is used in many jams and marmalades.
  • There are over 100 species of roses in many, many colours. Black is unfortunately not one of them. Black roses are in fact a very deep red hue.
  • The world’s most expensive rose is the Juliett, taking 15 years and 5 million dollars to create.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Place the stem of any drooping rose in boiling water for one minute to pop air bubbles that are preventing your flowers from drinking.
  • Roses have guard petals that help protect the inner petals from the elements. Florists will not remove them so as not to damage your bouquet. Gently pluck them (all 5) and your roses will show off their fresh petals underneath.
  • Continually pluck off wilting and dead petals. These petals may fall into the water and start to rot which can cause bacteria in the water to multiply and affect the life of your bouquet.
  • Cut your flowers on an angle. Cutting your stems straight across will crush them and make it harder for them to drink.

So many reasons to love roses! Search some beautiful gift options here.

Bloomex Australia weekly contest

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CONTEST HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY

  • Every Wednesday we will post a new weekly prize
  • Simply like us on Facebook to enter
  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more chances to win
  • Answer the skill testing question to qualify
  • New ways to win every week
  • Winners announced on Wednesdays
  • Winner selected by a panel of Bloomex employees
  • Prizes will include flowers, gift baskets and other goodies
  • Winners must provide contact and delivery info to receive their prize
  • Resident of Australia (Tasmania excluded due the perishable nature of the product)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Delivery to any valid Australian address (excluding Tasmania)

Good luck!

Launching Special Collection to Benefit Cancer Council

Bloomex is proud to launch a special Cancer Council collection to help raise money for cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Council is the only Australian charity to work across every area of cancer from research and advocacy to prevention and support. They help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship. In 2017, they directed over $60 million in cancer research and answered over 47,000 calls through their 13 11 20 information and support line.

 

 

 

 

 

The collection includes three mixed bouquets and a delicious fruit basket perfect for gifting this Mother’s Day. Fifteen percent of product purchase will go directly to Cancer Council to help fund their support, research, prevention and advocacy programs. The collection will be available throughout May to support Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser.

Learn how to get involved and host your own tea party here.

Help Support Starlight Day on May 4th!

In honour of Starlight Day on May 4, 2018, Bloomex Australia has created a special collection to help raise money for seriously ill children and their families.

The collection includes three beautiful bouquets and a delicious gift hamper. Each product was carefully selected to represent the spirit of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and 15 per cent of each purchase goes directly to help fund their amazing programs!

If you’re looking to brighten your home with fresh flowers, or maybe a lovely gift for Mother’s Day, this collection has everything you need.

Starlight’s In-hospital programs including Starlight Express Rooms and Captain Starlight provide children with positive distractions such as games, music and arts and crafts to help break the relentless cycle of pain and trauma.  Starlight’s programs are based on the principles of ‘positive psychology’ and improving overall well-being. Bloomex believes in the work that Starlight does and is so proud to be doing our small part to help the cause.

Show your support and shop our Starlight Children’s Foundation Collection here.