Seasonal February Flowers

 

 

 

 

February flowers

 

As florists we see all kinds of love, from the everyday to the those truly special occasions. We celebrate it and we love being able to turn it into something tangible to give to those you love.

Valentines Day originated back in Roman times and has been celebrated as a day of romance from around the 14th century. Traditionally the day was a day to proclaim your love for a secret sweetheart. Nowadays it is a day to celebrate and express our appreciation for all forms of love in our lives. Be it friends, family, loved ones – whoever you feel like celebrating. It is just a great excuse to say thank you and I love you to your nearest and dearest really!

 

 

Our guide to choosing the perfect flowers for Valentines Day.

With this in mind we wanted to give you a quick guide on how to choose the best flowers to express love all kinds of love!

Red Roses

Starting at the top, red roses are the ultimate Valentines Day gift. They traditionally represent love and beauty – it doesn’t get much more romantic than that! The number of roses gifted can also have different meanings – 12 red roses are thought to be the number that conveys ‘I love you’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A gift of red roses is an unmistakable expression of love. For our red rose bouquet we offer the option of ‘dressing’ the roses. As in the image above, we will include foliage such as eucalyptus or go-go (gaultheria). We can also include hypericum berries or pussy willow branches to add interest to the bouquet.

Garden Roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less obvious but just as lovely yellow roses can convey warmth and joy. A gift of yellow roses can symbolise friendship and caring. Similarly pink roses are also used to convey admiration, joy and gratitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tulips

Tulips are in season and in fine form at the moment and come in a beautiful range of colours. The red tulip is thought to represent ‘perfect’ love. A bouquet of mixed tulips represents elegance and grace and is a gift of joy! We offer bouquets of tulips either on their own or ‘dressed’ with beautiful foliage and for something very special mixed with red ranunculus, also in season at the moment.

Orchids

For the gift that keeps on giving an orchid is the perfect choice. Delicate, exotic and graceful, the orchid represents love, luxury, delicate beauty and strength. With over 20,000 species of orchid in the world you are spoilt for choice and with each being as beautiful as the next, you really can’t go wrong with this one!

Anemone

Finally the beautiful and unusual anemone. Originating from the buttercup, anemones are thought to symbolise protection, sympathy and love. These flowers are also known for their ability to predict rain. It is said that when their petals close up a storm is on it’s way!

Regardless of which you choose, we think that the gift of flowers is the most special one of all. Beautiful and unique, we can create something very special to express what matters most to your loved ones.

We offer same day delivery across London and overnight delivery in England. If you would like to make an order for Valentines Day (or any other day for that matter), please visit our online shop here. 

Or give us a call on 020 7225 3176 to discuss what you have in mind.

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Community project – Christ Church Edible Garden

Community Project

The Christ Church Kensington Edible Garden Project

Kensington Flowers is located in the heart of Kensington, a stone’s throw away from Kensington Palace and Gardens.  The local community here is of great value to us both personally and as a small business.

Recently Kensington Flowers has become involved in a community project concerning the area behind Christ Church Kensington.  The aim of this project is to create an edible garden aimed at raising awareness as to where our food comes from and how it is grown. The edible garden is not just for the pleasure & benefit of those who live locally. It will benefit the many Independent and State schools in the wider Kensington area.

Thomas’s Day School approached Juliet to assist with an evening floral workshop which would raise funds for the project. The workshop was attended by parents and teachers at the school. Attendees produced beautiful candle arrangements which were sold at the schools Christmas Fayre. Proceeds from the sales of the arrangements will be donated to the edible garden project.

Overall the workshop was a tremendous success. The art room at Thomas’s was transformed into a suitable workshop, with added nibbles and fizz to fuel the workers. Approximately 40 Thomas’s ‘Elves’ then set to work creating their own arrangements.

Juliet gave a wonderful demonstration on how to prepare the pot with oasis and candles, making sure that these are secure. She then taught everyone the art of adding the decorations such as pine and fruits to dress the arrangement.

Juliet and her equally glamorous assistant Anna, passed on encouraging words of wisdom and practical advise throughout the evening. The room was filled with laughter, concentration and a healthy degree of competitiveness!

The arrangements were finished off with a ‘made by’ label, adding a personal touch for both for the maker and the buyer.

Juliet kindly lent her time and knowledge to the project. All of the equipment required such as cones, cinnamon, pine, terracotta pots, dried fruits, tape and wires were donated by Kensington Flowers and a generous local Kensington family.

All proceeds from these arrangements, along with proceeds from art and vases made by the children of Thomas’s, will go to the edible garden fund.

We will keep you posted on the progress of the garden, so stay tuned!

A New Year ahead…

New Year

Happy New year and all good wishes for what the year ahead may bring…

The sun is shining and spring cut flowers are in abundance,  beautiful scented narcissi, hyacinths, ranunculas, anemones and lilac, displaying cheerful promise for what lies ahead for 2017.

Pleased to say we  have had a good start, with many bouquet London flower deliveries. Lots of people sending ‘Thank you’ flowers  and many celebrating January birthdays. The favourite at the moment is our Seasonal hand tied bouquet and our planted baskets of spring bulbs.  Enquiries also already being made for wedding flowers, private dinner party flowers and London Design week which is taking place in March.  A good time to plan and book those special dates in the diary.  Not forgetting British flower week! The week long celebration of British flowers and foliages.

The beginning of March will see a big change for The New Covent Garden Flower Market, as it moves to new premises…sad to have to say good bye to the old market –  have lots of memories since my childhood, accompanying my father during school holidays and giving a helping hand, happy times!  I wish everyone the best of luck with move.

 

 

 

Planted baskets start from £20.00 -Look lovely sitting in a kitchen window..


Bouquets can be made to any budget, recommend a starting price from £ 45.00. Not many better ways than this, to make a special gift of thanks!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our new website

 

 

Welcome

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Kensingtonflowers website!

We are so happy about the changes we’ve made and hope you enjoy browsing through our updated online shop.  We now offer more choices of bouquets, arrangements and plants to choose from – you can now even order flowers for a whole year, as a very special gift to a friend or loved one.  Here at the shop, we often get requests from clients who wish to send flowers on a regular basis, usually once a month,  and so we thought it made sense to have this service available to order on our website…Hope you like it!

You can now order from us whilst on the move too from your mobiles, pay by paypal, have direct links to our social media pages…making it even easier to get in touch with us. All very exciting!

  Calendar flowers – order flowers for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year!

It is now just over a year since we’ve moved premises to our flower studio in Victoria Grove, and can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I hope you feel the spirit of the shop through our new website and I’ll endeavour to keep you updated with our news and activities on this blog.