Scientists suggested receiving flowers significantly reduces stress

 

A growing number of studies had slowly begun to demonstrate the flowers' ability to "make people happy, strengthen the feelings of compassion, foster creativity and even provide boost of energy." A recent study called "The Impact of Flowers on Perceived Stress Among Women" from the University of North Florida (2018) found that receiving flowers would significantly reduced stress levels as compared to receiving other gifts or nothing at all. This study was conducted with 170 female participants (aged 18 to 65) and three groups were separated: 58 participants received home delivery flowers, 55 participants received a luxury candle of the similar value as the flowers, and the remaining 57 participants received nothing at all. These participants were also not told the purpose of the study and they were sorted into groups by random. Each group reported their stress levels through an online survey for 12 consecutive days, the receivers would receive their gifts on the 5th or 6th day.. It concludes that the average reduction in  stress was -5.5 on the perceived stress questionnaire, indicating a significant statistical decrease in stress. At the same time, flowers provide the opportunity for nature contact which establishes health-promoting environmental exposure. So the participants who had received flowers had overwhelmingly reported that flowers had improved their moods.

 

Another study conducted by the American Chemical Society (2009) called "Stop And Smell The Flowers -- The Scent Really Can Soothe Stress" had concluded that certain plants can aid in reducing stress by altering gene activity and blood chemistry through their scent. The researchers found that Linalool can reduce stress-elevated levels of neutrophils and lymphocytes (key parts of immune system) to near-normal levels by exposing the stressed out rats with Linalool. According to Lush (n.d.), Linalool is used in floral fragrances that can occur naturally in many essential oils, such as rose, ylang ylang, lemon and lavender. It is a colorless liquid with sweet and soft odor.

 

Having plants around would make you feel better as it reduces stress and improves concentration. Among the researches that Dr Kaplan had reviewed, he suggested that having plants around can lower blood pressure and anxiety as well as enhancing reaction times, attentiveness, attendace (at work and school), productivity, well-being, perceptions of space and job satisfactory. This study used 8 types of house plants: Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)*, Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)*, Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema sp.)*, Dracaena (various), Philodendron, Snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata), Peace Lilly (spathiphyllum starlight), Vinca Vines. Plants noted with an '*' were seemed to be used more consistently in the study.

Take home message:
Although gifting with flowers and plants are not as common as it used to be but such tradition had proven that it enlightens the receiver's mood and reduces the stress level, which ultimately makes life better for the receiver. Choosing a bouquet with better design would also help enhancing the mood and we offer the best designs available in Malaysia. Go ahead and do the research. I'll guarantee you that you will come back to us again and contemplate which bouquet to choose from because we have sooooooo many designs that look amazing.

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Meaning of Hydrangea

The History of Hydrangeas

The hydrangea was first cultivated in Japan, but ancient hydrangea fossils dating back to 40-65 million years ago have been discovered in North America. Hydrangeas didn’t appear in Europe until 1736 when a colonist brought a North American varietal to England. The name hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydor,” meaning water, and “angos,” meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to “water barrel,” referring to the hydrangea’s need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea’s color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil. (Source)

Traditionally, hydrangeas are also a polite way of telling a suitor you are uninterested. Now they are beautiful garden decoration that line many houses in suburban America. (Source) In Japan, the flower has a historical tradition behind it linked to apologies and gratitude. An emperor supposedly gave Hydrangeas to a maiden he loved as an apology for neglecting her when other business took up all his attention. Contemporary florists in Japan use it to represent genuine emotions and love because the pink blossoms in particular resemble a beating heat. The Victorians were not as fond of the Hydrangea and considered it a mostly negative plant. The flowers were sent to declare someone a boaster or braggart, or to chastise someone for their frigidity in turning down a claim of romantic love. It also means frigidity because of the Medieval belief that young women who grew or picked Hydrangeas would never find a husband. Modern Western florists often use the flowers in wedding bouquets and apology arrangements to tie in with their graceful and abundant meanings. (Source)

The Uses of Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are primarily used for landscaping because their petals contain low levels of cyanide, making them unfit for consumption. (The leaves of hydrangeas are poisonous if ingested because they contain cyanogenic glycosides, which release hydrogen cyanide when chewed.) The exception is hydrangea serrata which Buddhists drink in a sweet tea as part of a cleansing ritual. The tea is said to help treat autoimmune disorders as well as malaria, kidney stones and enlarged prostate. In Western culture the hydrangea has many different uses. Native Americans used the root as a diuretic and the bark as pain relief specifically for muscle pain and burns. (Source) Hydrangea root can be used as an antioxidant, and is also used to treat kidney problems.(Source)

Hydrangea flowers bloom in a variety of different formations. The most popular are the mophead hydrangeas, whose flowers grow in big ball-shaped clusters. Lacecap hydrangeas, which grow well in shade, have clusters of tiny blooms accented by larger blooms. Panicle hydrangeas, which grow well in cold, have flowers that grow in cone-shaped clusters.

Because of their many meanings, hydrangeas are great for many different occasions including heartfelt moments, apologies, and thanks. (Source)

The Symbolism and Colours

The vigorously growing Hydrangea shrub symbolizes diverse meanings including:

  • Heartfelt and honest emotions of any kind
  • Gratitude and thanksgiving to someone else
  • Developing a deeper understanding between two people
  • Heartlessness and acting without thinking about the feelings of another
  • Frigidity and disinterest in a romantic proposal
  • Boasting and bragging about false accomplishments
  • Abundance and prosperity
  • Grace and beauty, sometimes taken to an extreme of vanity and narcissism the 4th wedding anniversary for a couple

With such mixed meanings behind one flower, it is important to pair Hydrangeas with other flowers to make sure you get the right meaning across.

Most Hydrangeas grow in a single color per plant, but the Bigleaf Hydrangea changes color from pink to blue based on soil pH.
Common color meaning associations include:

  • Pink – Linked to romance, heartfelt emotions, love, weddings, and marriage.
  • Blue – Connected to frigidity, turning down a romantic proposal, asking for forgiveness, and expressing regret.
  • White – Known as a symbol of purity, grace, abundance, and bragging or boasting.
  • Purple – Used to indicate a desire for a deeper understanding of someone else or to symbolize abundance and wealth. (Source)

Special Occasions for the Hydrangea Flowers

Try giving the gift of Hydrangeas for:

  • Weddings, engagements, and other unifying ceremonies
  • Sending a message of “No thanks” to a suitor
  • Asking someone for forgiveness and reconciliation
  • Celebrating your 4th wedding anniversary

The Hydrangea Flower’s Message Is…
Being a rare beauty can lead to frigidness unless you express your true emotions. Don’t inflate your ego with bragging, and stay humble to become prosperous. (Source)

Current available hydrangea bouquet: Hera 


Meaning of Tulips

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“FTD design” – Facts of Tulips

Tulip Meanings
The most common meaning for tulips is perfect or deep love. Because tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they can mean rebirth. Victorians often associated tulips with charity.

Tulip Cultural Significance
Turkey isn’t the only place where tulips have historic significance. In the late 16th century, tulips were introduced to the Netherlands from Turkey. Tulips were a novelty, and fairly expensive. Eventually they contracted the non-fatal mosaic virus, which made their petals more bright and interesting, so the price of tulips began to rise even more.

As the value of tulips increased, people began trading their land and savings to acquire more bulbs. However, eventually many people were trying to sell the bulbs and not many were buying, causing prices to drop and the tulip market to crash during the 17th century. This crash left the Dutch very hesitant about investing for a long period of time.

Despite this, tulips have remained extremely popular in the Netherlands. Every year Amsterdam celebrates National Tulip Day in January. On this day Dutch tulip growers build a gigantic tulip garden on Dam Square, and people come and pick a free bouquet of flowers. This marks the beginning of tulip season.

Tulip Facts

Tulips originated in Central Asia, and became very popular in Turkey. The tulip’s name comes from the Persian word for turban, because in full bloom tulips have a turban-like shape. Tulips are also the flower for eleven-year wedding anniversaries, as symbols of devotion and love. There are over 3000 different varieties of tulips. Tulips are in the same family as lilies and onions. Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall and bloom in early spring into summer.

Tulip Uses
During World War II there are stories of people eating tulip bulbs, especially during the Dutch famine. According to J.H. Warmerdam, a man who grew up in Holland during WWII, the bulbs gave people skin rashes and were not agreeable. However, since not many tulips had been planted that year, there was a large stock around the country. Though it isn’t common to eat tulip bulbs anymore, and many believe they shouldn’t be ingested, tulip petals can be eaten and are often used to garnish salads and other dishes. Whether you want to express your deep love, or just want to brighten someone’s day with these vibrant flowers, tulips are a great way to both show how you feel and add a pop of color to a room!

The 11th wedding anniversary flower, it’s said that the tulip’s velvety black center represents a lover’s heart, darkened by the heat of passion. With the power to rival roses in their red variety and the sweet charm to express simple joy when yellow, it’s no wonder that in addition to all its other symbolism, in the language of flowers, a tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace.

“Teleflora” – History of Tulips

Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where they got their common name from the Turkish word for gauze (with which turbans were wrapped) – reflecting the turban-like appearance of a tulip in full bloom. By the 17th century, the popularity of tulips, particularly in the Netherlands, became so great that the price of a single bulb soared to new heights, causing markets to crash and putting into motion “tulip mania.”

Although different tulip colors carry distinct meanings – yellow tulips symbolizing cheerful thoughts, white conveying forgiveness and purple representing royalty – a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip’s symbolism.

While FTD Design suggested a story of this version:

Tulips commonly mean perfect love. The meaning of perfect love is tied to a Turkish and Persian legends about the love between Farhad and Shirin. There are a few variations of this tale. According to one story, Farhad was a prince. He was in love with a beautiful girl named Shirin. Unfortunately, Shirin is murdered, and this tears Farhad apart. In desperation, Farhad rides his horse of a cliff, and a red tulip grows where his blood touches the ground — the symbol for perfect love.

In another version, Farhad is a stone cutter and Shirin is a princess. He tries to win her over and she rejects him, so he goes to the hills to play music to honor her. When she learns this, she falls in love with him. However, her father isn’t pleased that she’s fallen in love with a commoner, and tasks him with digging a giant canal to prove his love. After years, Farhad nearly finishes the canal, so Shirin’s father sends a courtesan to convince Farhad that Shirin is dead. He is so distraught that he takes his life. When Shinrin learns of this, she goes to find him and takes her own life to be with him. Red tulips grow where their blood hits the ground as symbols that their love will last forever.

Another version of the story can be told as this: The story goes that a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself – riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It’s said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning “perfect love.”

“Eastern Floral” – Colours and Meanings

Red tulips are the hue of choice to express that you are deeply in love. The color red evokes passion and romance. Tulips are the flower associated with the 11th wedding anniversary, as well. If you have a decade plus one year together, or if you just want to let her know you want to be with her that long and more, red tulips are a great choice.

Yellow flowers were once associated with jealousy and hopeless love. But, modern interpretations have gotten a lot sunnier. Yellow tulips now stand for hope and cheerful thoughts. Give a yellow tulip bouquet to a good friend as a caring get-well gift. Yellow is also the color of friendship, which makes it great for a just-because floral gift.

White tulips are the flowers to pick for an apology bouquet. If you need to say you are sorry, white flowers and maybe a gift of chocolate are a worthwhile gesture.

Pink flowers express happiness and confidence. This makes them a very good choice when congratulating a friend on a new job or promotion. Have them sent to her office as a warm first-day-on-the-job surprise.

If you want to let her know that she is your queen, choose an arrangement of purple tulips. Purple has long been the color of royalty. Purple can also be used to express admiration for a loved one’s accomplishments.

Multi-hued tulips can also be used to express a message to someone special. Striped tulips are said to symbolize a lover’s beautiful eyes, as are tulips with blotched, multicolored petals. The dark base inside the flower is said to symbolize passion.

Proflowers – Primary Significance: perfect love.

The is one of the world’s most easily recognized and loved flowers. The meanings of tulips coupled with the immediately identifiable shape of their colorful blooms make them a comfortable flower choice. They are not too elegant, too romantic, too big, too small, or too bright; the tulip is always just right. They are like a favorite pair of jeans or your mom’s fresh-baked cookies in that the meanings of tulips express genuine coziness and comfort in all of the right ways.

With all of the sentiments and meanings of tulips, it’s not surprising that their popularity continues to endure. The wide range of colors and varieties available allows them to be used for many occasions. In addition to being a favorite for cut flower arrangements, tulips can also be given as a potted plant. The growing and caring for of tulip bulb gardens and plants is a rewarding pastime for many flower lovers. As one of the world’s most beloved flowers, a gift of tulips is a sure delight, enchanting in its beauty and simplicity.

Tulips are not as common as roses in the local floral market, so the availability of tulips are always subjected. Sometimes white tulips are harder to find, sometimes its the red tulips. In order for us to prepare a bouquet for you, an order must be placed at least two days prior the delivery date. Normally, our suppliers will help us to keep a batch of tulips for you but there are cases when the color of tulips may not be available. In that case, we will proceed with your second color option.

Tulip colors available are red, yellow, purple and white. The availability of special colors are quite hard to be sure of. Let us know if you’re interested in special colors and we’ll inquire both of our florists and suppliers about it. 🙂

As always, we highly advice customers to keep all the fresh cut bouquets under cooling environment. It is highly crucial to avoid hot temperature and sunlight in order to maintain the freshness of the bouquet. You may also spray some water to the bouquet to keep it hydrated. However, be careful when you spray in a wider range as you might accidentally spray too much onto the paper, causing it to be soft and limpy.


Meaning of Sunflowers

Message: Stand tall and follow your dreams. Focus on what’s positive in your life and don’t let anyone get you down.
Sunflowers typically bloom in the summer.
Many sunflowers are heat and drought tolerant, making them easy plants to grow.

Flower Meaning” – Symbolism of the Sunflower

Sunflower is associated with warmth, positivity, power, strength, and happiness since it bears such a strong resemblance to the Sun itself. In Greek mythology, it’s tied to a story of a nymph who becomes the flower after losing her love. Victorian flower language ascribes a meaning of gratitude to the dwarf Sunflower, while it’s considered a good luck charm for occasions like graduations and new businesses in China. Of course, Sunflowers also feature prominently in works from artists like Van Gogh.

What Does the Sunflower Mean?
The sunflower has developed unique meanings across the world as it spreads in the modern age, but many cultures share similar views of the flower thanks to its physical characteristics. Some of the most common meanings include:

  • Long life, mainly since most varieties stand in full bloom for months on end during the hottest days of summer
  • Feelings of adoration, admiration, and platonic love towards a person, such as a family member or friend
  • Loyalty and strong bonds between two people, as represented by the strong and upright stem
  • Seeking out positivity and strength, as the bloom turns to face the sun
  • Nourishing yourself and others, since the sunflower produces an abundance of edible seeds
  • Brightening your mood, through the vibrancy of the yellow or orange petals
  • Good luck and lasting happiness, especially in the Chinese culture

What’s-Your-Sign.com” – Symbolic Meaning of Sunflowers in Many Cultures

The sunflower moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can get the maximum sun rays.
This is symbolic of spiritual faith, and worship because we follow our belief system as the sunflower moves to face the life-giving rays of the sun.

The sunflower is the Greek symbol of Clytie (a water nymph) who turns into a sunflower after grieving over the loss of her love (Apollo). The mythological symbolism here is that Clytie (in the form of a sunflower) is always facing the sun, looking for Apollo’s chariot to return and she might be joined again with her love. The sunflower is also a symbol of Daphne (another Greek nymph).

In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower (and sunflower meaning) deals with long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It’s yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It’s a symbol of happiness too. Also in China, the sunflower was considered a symbol of long life, and was eaten by royalty to insure immortality.

In esoteric Christianity, the sunflower is a symbol of God’s love. The sunflower as a symbol can also represent the unwavering faith that guides the soul to the highest spiritual atonement. A perfect symbol for the faith because the blossom (bright and bountiful) is always seeking out the light. Symbolically, this is spiritually akin to the heart/soul of humankind always seeking and attaining unity with the light of faith and keeping a connection with the Source/God/Goddess of one’s own understanding.

In Native American symbolism, the sunflower is used in late summer festivals as a symbol of bounty, harvest and provision. It is a symbol of the sun, and thus likened to the life-giving force of the Great Spirit. The color of the sunflower was noted for its vitality and symbolic of energy as well as fertility.

As a yellow flower, the sunflower can be compared to the solar-plexus chakra (Manipura). This chakra (and its color) governs intellect, and is a central force of perception as well as self-awareness and personal evolution. I mentioned being a member of the Spiritualist church in my area…well…the church had a course on automatic writing, which is a method of communicating with those who have passed into non-physical by writing messages in a state of heightened consciousness. I always find it fascinating that the instructor of the course insisted we all use yellow sheets of paper in this exercise. She pointed out that the color yellow is a mind-expanding, and spiritually broadening color. Keep this in mind while you connect with the sunflower.

Orange is associated with the sacral chakra (Swadhisthana), and is linked with areas of creativity, expansion, fertility, reproduction (of all types). Orange is also a powerful color to use in aspects of self-acceptance, and a great tool to auger self-confidence. Perhaps the sunflower might be a useful symbol in meditation as a means for bolstering security and confidence. Check out my page on chakra color meanings for more information on this aspect of symbolism.

Sunflower Meanings Connected with the Sun

Sunflower meaning is mostly derived from solar (sun) symbolism which deals with…

  • Light
  • Life
  • Growth
  • Warmth
  • Action
  • Vitality
  • Pleasure
  • Provision

ProFlowers” – The History of Sunflowers

Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1,000 B.C., and were then cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. With the European exploration of the New World, the flower’s popularity spread, as the rest of the world began to appreciate its beauty and sustenance. Artists throughout history loved the sunflower’s unique splendor—those of the Impressionist era were especially fixated on the flower. The use of sunflower images as religious symbols has also been documented in some native societies. Wild sunflowers are often photographed with their tall stalks and bright petals stretched towards the sun. This interesting behavior, known as phototropism, inspired a motif that has appeared in many ancient works.

Today, sunflowers remain a highly recognized flower, admired for its sunny charm and delightful disposition. These beauties are also still sourced for their seeds, as well as oils used for cooking and skin emollients. For a flower that reflects so many of the sun’s positive characteristics, it isn’t surprising that people enjoy basking in the sunflower’s warming glow so much.

FTD Fresh” – Sunflower Story & Origins

The sunflower’s name comes from its tendency to reposition itself to face the sun. It’s genus, Helianthus, is rooted in two Greek words — “helios” meaning sun and “anthos” meaning flower. The ancient Greek myth of Apollo and Clytie is one explanation of why sunflowers turn towards the sun. In this story Clytie, a nymph, adored Apollo. At first, he loved her back, but soon he fell in love with Leucothoe. Because of her jealousy, Clytie told Leucothoe’s father of the relationship and he punished her by burying her alive. In anger, Apollo turned her into a flower, but even in flower form she still loved him and would spend her days watching him as he moved the sun across the sky in his chariot, just like sunflowers move to face the sun.

Because of the myth of Clytie and Apollo, the sunflower most commonly means adoration and loyalty. However, sunflower meanings can vary across cultures. In China, people associate sunflowers with a long life, good fortune, and vitality. To Native American groups, sunflowers represented harvest, bounty, and provision because they provided seeds, pigment, and more.

Sunflower Symbolism & Colors

Sunflowers are often given on 3rd year wedding anniversaries as signs of adoration, loyalty, and strength. The sunflower’s yellow color symbolizes vitality, intelligence, and happiness. The color yellow also traditionally symbolizes friendship. Sunflowers also symbolize worship and faithfulness in various religions because of their resemblance to the sun, which is associated with spiritual knowledge and the desire to seek light and truth.

The Incas used sunflowers to symbolize the Sun God, and brought them to temples for worship. The priestesses also wore sunflowers on their garments and as crowns.

Sunflower Cultural Significance

Sunflowers have also been used by countless artists. The most well-known portrayal of sunflowers is Van Gogh’s Sunflower series, which includes Vase With Twelve Sunflowers, Two Cut Sunflowers, and Four Cut Sunflowers. Ai WeiWei was also inspired by the flowers in his Sunflower Seeds exhibit, an installation of millions of porcelain seeds handcrafted by specialists working in small-scale workshops in China, symbolizing the relationship between the individual and the masses.

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The Ultimate Basic Guide to 50Gram Bouquets

The Ultimate Basic Guide to 50Gram Bouquets

All fresh cut flowers can last around 3-5 days as long as they are kept under cooling environment without any exposure to heat and/or sunlight.

There are many flowers available in 50gram but first, it is important to go through all the information here. These information are shortened versions of FAQ and they stand the same as our Terms and Condition.

A “Video Bouquet” (a phrase created by us) refers to a bouquet of flowers that comes together with a video, retrievable by scanning the QR code generated by us.

How does it work?

The sender/buyer who purchases 50Gram bouquet(s) will send us photos to be edited into a video and a QR code will be provided to the recipient (which will be attached with the bouquet). QR code can be scanned using Apps like “Barcode Scanner” or even via “WeChat”. Although the videos are only accessible by the people who has the link, we can upgrade the privacy layer by implementing pin-code lock to your videos.

Editing time and Previewing Your Video

The time required to edit videos can vary from time to time. Several variables can affect our IT crew’s speed, such as peak seasons, high volume of videos, complicated requests, etc. In order to watch a preview of your video, kindly request for the sample on the delivery date itself.

I want to put messages to my videos

Each bouquet comes with 1 card that is attached to the bouquet and purchasers are required to choose a message tag or video tag (or none). If you’ve chosen message tag, then we will print your message onto the card. If you’ve chosen any video options, the text message will be broken down into smaller parts and then placed on to the video slides.

What is the delivery time frame?

Our standard delivery services are completed between 12pm – 6pm.

Order Tracking & Delivery Tracking

You can check your order status by accessing the Order Tracking system from our homepage.

Due to the fact that we have yet to implement a unified tracking system among our dispatchers, tracking the exact whereabouts and ETA for each and every order can be really difficult for us to do so. 90% of our dispatchers are motorcyclists, which means that it would be highly inconvenience for them to hold onto their mobile phone at all times. This makes it difficult to obtain quick response from them until they stop at a destination. Please be patient with us and we will provide you any updates as soon as we get any.

Delivery Fee & Calculations

Currently we can only deliver to areas within Klang Valley area & Penang, and we have yet expand other states in Peninsular Malaysia. Klang Valley and Penang delivery fees start from RM18, depending of the delivery location. We do welcome you to pick up your own bouquet (no delivery charge).

You can calculate your delivery fees via the Shipping Calculator at the bottom of your cart page. Be sure to put in an item first ?

How do I set a delivery time frame?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate requests for time specific deliveries to ensure fairness to all our customers and maintain efficiency in our operations.

However, please let inform us the closing hours of the work place or the time frame where the recipient will be absent at least before 12pm of the original delivery date. Do take note that our delivery dispatching starts operating at 12pm – 6pm. You are required to notify us beforehand so that our Delivery Arrangement crew and our dispatchers can be alert of it.

Should the recipient appears to be absent (left the area) during the delivery, our dispatcher will proceed with the next available solutions from the section “What if the recipient is not around at the time of delivery?” in our FAQ

Availability of Same Day Delivery

The availability of same day delivery does varies. In normal days, we would still open up slots until 12 p.m. sharp. During peak seasons, we may have closed the option as we’ve reached the max order capacity.

What are Peak Seasons?

Peak Seasons are when the flowers are highly demanded. These seasons includes Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc. Our Peak Seasons usually start around 2 weeks prior the celebrated day and ends around 1-3 days after the celebrated days. For example, in 2017, the Valentine’s Day orders started on 7th Feb until 15th Feb.

Pre-order for the better

Our flowers are all available to be pre-order to ease your stress from having to rush to a florist for a bouquet.

When should I place an order?

As early as possible. We do encourage you to place an order at least 4 days prior the celebrated day itself to avoid to being unable to place an order from us as there is a maximum daily-limit capacity. We will usually run out of stock around 3-5 days prior the official date of peak seasons (i.e.: Valentines, Christmas, etc)

*Note: The following events are considered as Peak Seasons as well

  1. Fridays
  2. Graduation Days
  3. 14th of every month, etc.

Why are the prices different than before?

During the peak periods, our suppliers will increase their stock price, hence resulting an increase of bouquet prices from our side too.

Customization bouquets are one of the available options from 50gram too!

What are the options?

‘Special’ flowers bouquet that involves lilies, tulips and sunflowers are uncommon and they are subjected to availability from our supplier. We require you to place an order at least two days prior the delivery date. We have a variety of customized bouquets too. If it is needed for any celebration / special occasions, please let us know at least 2 weeks prior so that we can ensure that the bouquet is ready for you.

How should I order one?

By inquiring us about customized bouquets, please state your desired main flowers, quantity of flowers, delivery date and color theme. If by chance that we had created a similar bouquets before, we can send you sample photos prior confirming your order. Kindly note that we do not have ready-made bouquets including during our regular business days. We prepare flowers based on the completed pre-orders made before 12pm of each delivery date.

How about Registration of Marriage (ROM) bouquets?

ROM bouquets are considered as customized bouquets. Please do let us know at least 2 weeks prior the delivery date so that our ROM florist can discuss with you personally to match the bouquet with your ROM theme.

How to Purchase :

Step 1 : Choose Branch, Bouquet Size , Video Option (Refer video option at ” Video Type Sample ” tab) & Delivery Date.
Step 2 : Click ” Add To Cart ” button.
Step 3 : At the cart page, fill in postcode for delivery option or select self pick up and click ” Proceed to Check Out ” button.
Step 4 : Fill in complete billing & shipping information, select payment method to proceed your payment and click ” Place Order ” button.
Step 5 : Upload your images for us to make you a fancy video for your recipient. (Text tag will be printed on small card if chosen no video)

*Bouquet sizes and number of stalks available in the Description section in each product page.


Toxic Plants for Cats

Just yesterday, I've saved a two-months-old kitten from malnutrition and catflu. She had been abandoned by her mother and it is obvious that she is incapable to take care of herself on her own. Thus, I became a temporary fosterer until somebody can take her in. I bring her everywhere I go, not only because I needed to monitor her but also that nobody could take care of her at home. While I was taking care of her, I was wondering if she can play with flowers since we're a florist shop. Hesitated, I decided not to do anything reckless since she's still a kitty. Anyway, this blog post is pretty much inspired by the situation and I believe that many people doesn't know which plant can be poisonous to cats (and perhaps even dogs).

Here's a list from 1st in Flowers and PetMd. The 'bolded' text are the common flowers available in florist shops. Be sure that your munchy cat won't be chewing on your flowers! D:  For specific reactions, please refer to their websites. You can download this brief list from 1st in Flower here. Anyway the flowers are:

  • Dermatitis = rashes
    • Agapanthus
    • Cactus
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Ficus
    • Poison Ivy
    • Poison Oak
    • Pothos Ivy (in small amounts)
    • Primerose
    • Schefflera
    • Sumac
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, and gas = upset stomachs
    • Agapanthus
    • Amaryllis
    • Autumn Crocus
    • Aster
    • Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)
    • Boxwood
    • Cala Lily
    • Carnation
    • Chrysanthemums
    • Clematis
    • Cyclamen
    • Daffodil (Jonquil)
    • English Ivy
    • Freesia
    • Gladiolas
    • Holly
    • Hyacinth
    • Hydrangea
    • Kalanchoe
    • Peony
    • Morning Glory
    • Poinsettia
    • Pothos Ivy
    • Scheifflera
    • Tulip

  • Kidney, liver, stomach, heart, etc. =  organ damage
    • Azalea (in small amounts)
    • Cardboard Palm
    • Castor Bean
    • Crocus
    • Foxglove
    • Juniper
    • Lily
  • Flowers and plants that cause death
    • Azalea (in large amounts)
    • Cyclamen
    • Delphinium
    • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
    • Foxglove
    • Lantana
    • Larkspur
    • Mistletoe
    • Oleander
    • Rhododendron
    • Sago Palms
  • Other toxic plants
    • Marijuana
    • Peace Lily
    • Spanish thyme
    • Yew

The plants mentioned above are mostly poisonous only if the cats consume them. It should be alright if they are around it but try to get your cats away from the flowers if they have biting habits. In the meantime, there are also a bunch of other plants out there that are poisonous to cats. You can refer to the very-long list here from ASPCA. (Apple tree is, apparently, involved.)

That's all for this post! Be sure that you're aware of what your little furball puts in their mouth as they are almost as silly as little human babies! We hope that every paw-owners can keep their furry kids safe! By the way, everyone in 50gram adores furry kids very much! Do show us how yours looks like :D

 

 

 

 

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References:

PetMd : List of flowers and details of symptoms

1st in Flowers!: List of flowers

ASPCA: List of plants


Meanings of Eustoma (Lisianthus)

Eustoma are often mistaken as roses but with a good reason. It originates from North America. The term Eustoma can be depicted as "a good mouth" (Eu=good, Stoma=mouth). Eustoma flowers also have different names in different regions, such as:

Prairie Gentian : Texas, Nebraska, Nevada & Colorado
Japanese rose : Japan & Denmark
Other names: Texas Bluebell, Lizzy, Lysianthus

In the 1930s, the Eustoma was gaining a high amount of adoration by the Japanese and they were highly used as cut flowers for decorative bouquets. It is also known to be 'Japanese Rose' simply because of the way that the Japanese had cross-breed this type of flowers into a 'rose-like' shape. The Eustoma flowers are available all year long, thus making it even more favorable in every florist shop. Some are also called as Rosita, "Rose without Thorns."

They are available in a variety of shapes colors that ranges in either double of single varieties. Two tone picottee varieties are also available in white & purple, and white & pink.

 

 

According to Triangle Nursery (n.d.),
"Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the Eustoma in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children."

Colours:

  • Purple: Formal ceremonies
  • Yellow: Strongest message of happiness and Joy
  • Orange / White: Friendship gifts
  • Green: Money and wealth
  • Red / Pink: Romance

Symbolism:

  • Happy life
  • Peach
  • Appreciation & Gratitude
  • Heartfelt emotions
  • Friendship and admiration
  • Congratulations on new job or promotion
  • Respect, acceptance and aknowledgement.

 

We do have a bouquet of flower consisting purple Eustoma flowers :) You can purchase our Amethyst bouquet directly from our website! :) For more information, please refer to our FAQ page

 

References:


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Meaning of Roses:

Roses are commonly given to the other significant as a symbol of love and passion. Quite often, we hear questions about the meanings of roses and whether there are any meanings behind different colours or quantity. In many places, there are different traditional meanings applied to the bouquets whereas in 50gram, we welcome everyone to purchase our flowers for any occasions. We can also customize the bouquets to suit your liking. The details will be available below.

Let's get back to the topic: Meanings of Roses.

The utmost fundamental symbolism of roses are:
-  Immortal love that will never fade or alter - even through time or death
-  or, Timeless, Devotion, Sensuality, Intrigue, Wisdom, Passion, Love, Honor, Beauty

Although majority of the people would use roses for special and lovely occasions, some people would use them in different occasions as well.
Perhaps for their friends or family, or even a deceased member. First, let's look at the meanings behind different colors of roses.

 

Colors of the roses:

Red roses:

Sacrifice, Immortal love, Health, Memorial, Passion, Romance, Deep emotions
Suitable occasions: Valentine's, Anniversaries, Proposal

Pink Rose:

First love, Innocence, Healing, Gratitude, Appreciation, Pure love, Gentle emotions
Suitable occasions: Anytime for expressing love and gratitude.

Champagne Rose:

Enthusiasm, Passion, Summer Romance, Friendship, Congratulations
Suitable occasion: BFF Birthday

White Rose:

Purity, Sanctity, Secret admirer, Mysticism, Marriage, Spirituality, New Starts
Suitable occasions: Unions, Ceremonial Occasions, Reverent Occasions

Meanings:

Different numbers of roses can alter its meanings too. Most of the ones available are closely related to romance instead of platonic love.
For the meanings of roses associated to Western culture: please refer to PopSugar

On the other hand, in Chinese culture, the meanings of different numbers of stalks are mostly in reference to idioms that involves numbers and meanings of love. Below is a list compiled that includes number of stalks and the meanings behind. (While all credits goes to: TaiwanFlower and Sarah, we were the ones who had translated ? ):

Number of Stalks & Meanings
1 :你是我的唯一(一見鍾情)| One and only, first love
2:世界上只有你和我(你濃我濃)|  Only us
3:I LOVE YOU
4:至死不渝, 誓言 | Til death do us apart
5:由衷欣賞, 無怨無悔 | No regrets, Admiration
6:互敬,互愛,互諒, 順心如意 |  Mutual respect, Mutual Love, Mutual understanding
7:我偷偷的愛著你,  天天想你, 求婚 | Secret admiration, Missing you, Marriage proposal
8:感謝你的關懷扶持及鼓勵, 深深歉意, 請原諒我 | Appreciation of one's support, Deep Apologies, Forgive me
9:天長地久, 長相廝守, 長相守 |  Everlasting, Togetherness
10:十心十意,十全十美,無懈可擊 | Perfection, Impeccable
11:一生一世只愛你一個 | Eternal devotion
12:對你的愛與日俱增, 比翼雙飛, 求婚 | Increasing love,  Marriage Propasal
13:友誼長存, 暗戀的人 | Eternal Friendship, Secret Admiration
14:驕傲 | Pride
16:一帆風順,順利,順心 | Smooth success
17:好聚好散, 讓我們的愛到此為止 | End of love
18:永遠年輕, 真誠, 坦率 | Eternal Youth, Truthful, Honesty
19:愛到永久 | Enduring love
20:此情不渝,永遠愛你, 兩情相悅 | , Unswerving love, Forever loving, Mutual love
21:真誠的愛, 我的最愛 | Sincere love, My most loved
22:雙雙對對 |  A pair together.
24:思念(24小時無時不思念), 純潔的愛 |  Always missing you, Pure love
25:祝你幸福 | Giving blessing
27:吾愛吾妻 | Loving my wife
28:好好愛你 | Loving you well
30:請接受我的愛, 不需言語的愛 | Please accept my love, Love that requires no words to explain
33:三生三世的愛戀, 深情呼喚我愛你 | Loving you again for 3 lifetime, Shouting passionately "I LOVE YOU"
36: 我心屬於你, 浪漫心情, 全因有你 | My heart belongs to you, You complete me
40/44:誓死不渝的愛情, 恆古不變的誓言 | Unswerving love, Undying Oath
48:摯愛 | My love
50:無悔的愛 | Love with no remorse
51/55:我心中只有你 | I only have you in my heart
52:吾愛 | I love you
57:吾愛吾妻 | I love you, my wife
66:我的愛永遠不變, 情場順利, 六六大順 | Unchanging love, Smooth Relationship
77:相識自是有緣, 喜相逢, 求婚, 情人相逢 | Destined encounter, Marriage Proposal
88:用心彌補, 用心彌補一切的錯 | Doing everything and trying my best to make it up to you for my mistake.
99:天長地久, 知心相愛恆 | Eternal love, Til the end of time, Intimate love
100:白頭偕老,百年好合, 愛你億萬年 | Growing old together, Loving you for hundreds of millions of years
101:唯一的愛 | The only love
108:求婚, 嫁給我吧, 無盡的愛 | Marriage proposal, endless love
111:無盡的愛 | Endless love
144:愛你生生世世, 12×12愛你日日月月 | Loving you everyday, every month, every year
365:天天想你 | Missing you every day
999:無盡的愛, 愛無止休長相廝守 | Endless love, Loving you without stopping for (not even) a second
1001: –直到永遠, 忠貞的愛至死不渝 | Til forever,  Loyal and undying love
1314: 一生一世 | Loving you for my entire life
9394: 永生永世 | Eternally loving you
10000: 愛一萬年 | Loving you for 10 thousand years

 

50gram's rosie bouquet are standardized with certain amount of roses. If you would like to alter the number of roses, you can always contact us from our Whatsapp and even sending us a private message to our Facebook page. Customized bouquet orders are always welcomed :) For more questions related to customized orders, please do check out our FAQ beforehand :D