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Greeting Cards

Handmade designs, hand written calligraphy, folding cards – we have them all. Especially 3D folding cards can be fun: laundry lines, hearts, carousels, butterflies, magic birds – it leaves the mind enchanted and throws a lifeline to the child inside you. (In all seriousness: whatever ingenuity you possess, it comes from the child in you. Keep it alive and happy). We also print on a simple grey card your personal messages for the bouquets and arrangements of your choice. And that is the point, isn’t it? The message has to be personal and unique. No matter what the occasion might be: joyful or sad, a reminder of past happiness, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, expressing concern or condolences, apologizing for the kind...

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Scent Issues

Customers visiting our flower bar at 1i2 Katong to look at our preserved and dried flower designs often ask the same question: “how long does the scent last?” It’s a puzzling question: few dried flowers release any scent at all. Lavender, of course, gives a strong smell and continues to give up a nice scent for years if you pack the buds tightly into a cotton cloth, and, from time to time squeeze this “scent-bomb.” Well, that’s what makes lavender so special. I still remember the perfumed air of the countryside in the South of France. (There is also a slight hint of cow dung, but, really, just a hint. I know other places in central Europe where just the...

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Thoughts on Valentine's Just Gone...

Some weeks ago, Singapore’s weather became a cool relief from the customary heat; for some even a tad too cool. Lassie prefers to stay indoor, sprawling out on the floor and blocking the way to the kitchen, so should you have forgotten Valentine's, you would have had the doghouse all to yourself.     It can happen, especially when Chinese New Year and Valentines fall close together, it is easy to forget one over the other. I noticed how some of our customers on such occasion, were indecisive whether to give fresh flowers or a preserved bouquet.     To be sure, fresh is never wrong, but for a lasting impression, preserved arrangements have a lot to go for it. Not only...

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When Fresh Flowers Go Bye Bye

We've all been there. Someone really wonderful was excessively thoughtful and sent you the most ravishing bouquet of the season's finest blooms. You love them, of course, and you do everything humanly possible to extend their vase life. Sugar, check. Splash of lemon juice, check. Drop of bleach, check. You keep the bunch of beauties in a cool room and out of direct sunlight. Alas, even though you've tried very, very hard, nature takes its course and the bouquet of gorgeousness begins to fade. You can't possibly find it within yourself to toss out these little darlings. So what do you do? Hang them upside down and dry them? Yes, but because the flowers were never preserved, and their colour and shape...

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Gifts for No Reason At All!

Aren't they just the best? Maybe it's the surprise and how it catches you unexpectedly. Perhaps it's knowing that someone is thinking of you even though they might be all tied up with work and life. Whatever the reason might be, receiving these "just because" presents easily puts smiles on faces and uplifts the lowest moods. There's a time and place for grand gestures, of course, but we've also crafted lots of little floral gifts that pack a punch in the "thinking of you" department but is very easy on the wallet. We have vases of mini dried flowers, for example, using sprigs of eucalyptus, lavender, baby's breath, caspia, statice and cereal that'll look great on office desks. There are also kraft-paper...

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