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 November Christening in London

Christening flowers

A November Christening in London

We were delighted when a client, Lucinda Aumonier, approached us to work with her. Lucinda was looking to create beautiful arrangements for the christening of her daughter, Rose.

Here is a selection of photos from the day. I hope you will enjoy them.

The christening was held in a marquee at her private home in London. Lucinda wished to use a stunning colour palette of soft pinks and greens for the arrangements. Inspired by her daughters name, we used a mix of predominately roses and spray roses with complimentary flowers and foliages.

Vintage-style white birdcages were used to create table centrepieces and for hanging installations within the marque.

For the hanging installations we filled the birdcages with gypsophila. Gypsophila symbolises innocence and everlasting love. We used lots of beautiful soft pink velvet ribbons to add softness to the arrangements. The birdcages were hanging in clusters, creating two focal points in the marquee. The end result looked super, as they unintentionally looked like hanging bells.

For the table centrepieces we filled the birdcages with a large church pillar candle circled with flowers. We wanted the arrangements to have a hand picked, English garden look. To achieve this we used Sweet avalanche roses, spray roses, astilbe, astrantia, gypsophila, fresh cut figs, rosemary, flowering eucalyptus and scenecio.  We chose to add rosemary as it lends a beautiful scent, as well as complimenting Rose’s name!

At Kensington Flowers we provide flowers for all occasions, from small and intimate parties at home to larger scale events. If you would like to meet with us to discuss an upcoming event, please give us a call at the shop. Click here for our contact details.