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Peony: Melbourne’s Favourite Spring Bloom

Roses are classic, daisies are sweet, but no other flower is as bold and showy as the peony. Melbourne flower lovers have long cherished the beauty of this unique, oriental flower. Adding to the allure of peonies is its ephemeral nature. The peony has a relatively short blooming season that only lasts from mid-October to the end of November in Australia, so anyone who loves this bold, feminine flower will want to make sure they enjoy them while they can, as they only bloom once a year and then are gone.

Peony History

This lush beauty was cultivated in China as far back as 4,000 years ago and has long been that country’s official flower. For many hundreds of years, peonies were reserved for the Imperial family and were cultivated in a wide range of colours from pure white and pale yellows to pinks, red and even burgundy. By the 8th century, peonies were being grown in Europe. Marco Polo may have been one of the first Europeans to see the peony when he visited China. He marveled at what he thought were “roses as big as cabbages.” In Medieval Europe, the peony was believed to have healing powers, and was planted in the gardens of royalty, nobility and wealthy merchants.

The name of the peony is from an ancient Greek myth. Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the physician to the gods, was seen by his teacher as a threat because he was so brilliant. The god Zeus, seeing that Asclepius was going to kill his student, turned Paeon into the flower Peony.

Peony Meaning

Over the centuries, many cultures have assigned meaning to the peony. Flower lovers know that the peony is a symbol of good fortune and happiness in marriage. Because of this romantic meaning, many brides getting married in the late spring and early summer hope to center their bridal flowers around the peony. Brides can take advantage of these beautiful flowers from mid-October through November. One option for gorgeous floral arrangements is peony flower boxes on each table at the reception. We can customize these stately, Parisian-style personalized flower boxes with the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date or a sweet message such as “Happily Ever After.”  These romantic, lush beauties are the perfect addition to your special day.

The Peony: A Flowerbox Melbourne Specialty

Prized for its oversized blooms and enchanting fragrance, the peony is a favorite seasonal blossom. It is extremely popular because of its intensely feminine beauty with its abundant, ruffled petals and varying shades of white and pink. If you want to send someone a loving gift that is unique and unforgettable, think peony. The Floxerbox Melbourne florists  create personalized flower boxes in a variety of colours for those who appreciate the showy, oversized blooms. Our peony flower boxes are an elegant addition to any home. Because peonies are laden with so many positive meanings, such as love, loyalty and good fortune, they are the ideal gift to give someone special, particularly if they have a springtime birthday or you are looking for a flower that is both flirtatious and impressive.

Peony Colour Options

Flowerbox Melbourne carries fresh peonies in white and pink during the spring/summer peony season. They can be displayed in boxes of white, blue, pink or black, depending on your preference. For romance, a soft pink peony is fresh and feminine. For friendship, white peonies are a lovely gesture. Our designers choose only the freshest, lushest blooms so that our peony flower boxes will last for days and will look lovely displayed anywhere in your home or office. Visit us at https://flowerboxmelbourne.com.au/ to learn more and find out when our peonies will be in season to arrange for your  order.

Infinity Roses: A Full Year of Flowers in One Delivery

A gift of flowers is always appreciated, but it’s a present that’s never lasted long. Until now. Infinity Roses let you give a full year of blooms in one flower delivery. Melbourne florists have always known that roses, while lovely, are fleeting, but Flowerbox has crafted a solution to the problem of flowers’ fleeting lives with our beautiful Infinity Roses. These gorgeous blossoms are real roses that will last for a full year with no watering and no need to maintain them. Simply display your box of roses where you can easily see them and enjoy their beauty for 365 days.

What Are Infinity Roses?

One Year Roses

Let’s start with what they aren’t – they aren’t fake roses or silk flowers. Infinity Roses, sometimes referred to as Everlasting Roses, long lasting roses, Forever Roses or one year roses, are real flowers that have been carefully picked, preserved and treated with a special solution to keep them looking fresh and at the peak of their bloom for a year or more. These preserved roses retain their beautiful colours and stay soft and supple month after month, letting you enjoy the beauty of fresh-cut flowers for months instead of days.

Presentation is Everything

Even the longest lasting forever roses won’t be appreciated unless they are presented in an attractive way. At Flowerbox Melbourne we box our Infinity Roses in sleek, sophisticated boxes with a glossy finish and your personal message in gold leaf script on the front, bringing the concept of personalised flowers to the next level. We offer our Infinity Rose arrangements in several size options and four lovely colours – blue, pink, white or black finished with a satiny, ribbon handle.

Infinity Roses: Perfect for Every Occasion

There are so many reasons to send infinity roses to someone you love. At Flowerbox Melbourne, we’ve sent our everlasting roses to recipients for a multitude of special occasions as well as for “just because.” As a housewarming gift, these are the perfect way to combine the charm of fresh flowers with a gift that will add a lasting touch of beauty to someone’s new home or apartment for months. Forever roses are the ideal birthday flowers because they will last from this the current birthday to the next one, reminding your  loved one that she is in your thoughts for every day of the coming year.

Imagine your wife, girlfriend, sister or daughter receiving a box of infinity roses after giving birth – she’ll be able to enjoy the lasting beauty of our locally grown roses from the day she receives them until her bundle of joy is a year old, long after other flowers have faded away! On those days when she is feeling stressed by the demands of parenting, she can look at her infinity roses and remember the first blush of motherhood and your love for her.

There are a multitude of floral options available for flower delivery in Melbourne, but none last as long or say as much Infinity Roses. The gift of roses that says “I love you,” every day for at least a year.