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Jo-Ann's Corner: Your Best Guide to Flowers in Auckland

BLOG - Senior Florist Jo-Ann gives hints and tips about arranging flowers, fun flower facts
and other useful information about flowers in New Zealand.

Exploring New Zealand's Cultural Floral Celebrations

New Zealand, a land of breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural diversity, has a profound connection with nature and flowers. From traditional Māori customs to modern celebrations, flowers play a significant role in various cultural festivities. As a florist, understanding these unique floral traditions not only deepens our appreciation for the beauty around us but also allows us to connect more meaningfully with our customers. Let's take a journey through some of the most cherished floral celebrations in New Zealand.

10 Tips How to make your Flowers live Longer

You have received a beautiful bouquet of blooms - Hooray! Now... How do you help your fresh flowers last as long as possible? Here are our best tips for caring for your flowers.

Are my Favourite Flowers in Season?

Fresh Flowers - This helpful Best Blooms guide will help you choose flowers based on the N.Z. flower seasons.

Which Flowers are Fragrant?

When choosing your fresh cut flowers, it is popular to send a sweet-smelling, scented bouquet. Flowers with a fragrance are romantic, seductive, and the aroma can conjure up happy memories, whenever you catch a whiff of the same lovely perfumed flower again.

New Zealand Native Flowers

New Zealand has the most beautiful delicate native flowers that are endemic to Aotearoa - Can we use them in Floristry? In this article, our florist explores some of the most iconic and interesting native NZ flowers from Auckland and around New Zealand.

The Benefits of Using Sustainable and Local Flowers

As awareness of climate change and environmental issues grows, more people are seeking ways to live a sustainable lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint. One way to do this is by choosing to use sustainable and locally grown flowers, and at Best Blooms Florist all of our flowers and foliage is sourced within New Zealand and as close to Auckland as possible.

Decorating your home with flowers

Using floral arrangements around your home, or office, is a great way to bring colour and fragrance to your environment. It's been scientifically proven! A Harvard study in 2006 noted that participants who had placed flowers around their homes in locations where they could be seen on a day-to-day basis experienced a noticeable increase in their mood as well as higher compassion towards other people!

Caring for your Potted Plant

Our gorgeous potted plants are the gift that keeps on giving. While floral arrangements are often more colourful, a potted plant will have a lifespan wel beyond those of cut flowers, even though some cut flowers can last well. To make the most of your potted plant, and to keep it looking it's best for years to come, read how your plant responds best.

What Flowers are Available in which Colours?

Looking for flowers within a specific colour range? Try these lists of popular flowers across all colour palettes with helpful colour swatches of blooms.

Guide for Colour Selection of your Flowers

Working within a colour harmony for floral arrangements will create a look that is pleasing to the eye, enhances the blooms and makes them Smile all day. We all think of yellow as happiness, red as passion, white as serene and orange as hot - How do florists make them all blend together?

How To Pin On A Buttonhole Or Corsage

Advise for wearing your buttonhole or corsage correctly on your special day!

The Meaning of Roses - Symbolism of Rose Colours

What does that Colour Rose symbolise? I want to give her Roses but not Red! What would be a good colour to send? What do pink roses mean? Do Yellow Roses mean Jealousy? Read more about the Meaning of Rose Colours here...

Why Best Blooms Loves New Zealand Grown Flowers

At Best Blooms Auckland us Florists love Flowers - it's a Fact!... But What's the Difference between N.Z. grown flowers and Imported Blooms?