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Comments Off on Floral Emblems of Australia
Did you know each Australian State and Territory has a unique floral emblem? Victoria was the first State to appoint one, selecting the pink Common Heath in 1958.
Native to the southeastern states of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, the red, pink or white tube-like flowers of the Common Heath bloom from autumn to spring and attract birds like the honeyeater.
Other floral emblems include the Waratah (NSW), Cooktown Orchid (QLD), Sturt’s Desert Pea (SA) and Kangaroo Paw (WA). The Golden Wattle was announced as our national floral emblem on 1 September 1988.
Talk to our florists to order a bouquet of natives for Australia Day!
Comments Off on January Birth Flower – Carnation
The Carnation is January’s birth flower, a ruffled bloom that represents love, fascination and distinction. Carnations come in many colours with each possessing a unique meaning – pink means affection, white means pure love and yellow means disappointment.
Carnations are exotic to Australia but have been grown commercially since 1954. They originated in the Mediterranean where the Greeks and Romans used them as crowning garlands during important ceremonies.
Carnations are an edible flower, used for cake decorations and to make the French liquor Chartreuse. Keep Carnations moist but try not to overwater, they can last quite a while, cut or planted.