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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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Trend Alert - Wine-Coloured Flowers

So, we’ve decided to bring you trend alerts from time to time regarding all things in the flower world: from bang on season colours and textures, of-the-moment blooms and hot styles gracing the tables of the swankiest hosts and hostesses. Yes, we do feel a little guilty categorising some things as hot which presumably means that some are not. After all, we work in an industry where there is beauty in almost everything. However, these trends are just that: trends. They come and go. So whilst we will always be interested in new hybrids and colours, new materials and new ideas, we, like most other people, will have our own firm favourites and there’s nothing old-fashioned about that! And, so, enough...

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Deliveries

As a flower and gift shop in Singapore, we are often asked to arrange deliveries to a specific place, preferably at a certain time.  It could happen to anyone to remember his anniversary in the very last hour.  But no bunking in with Lassie here, not this year: Where is the phone? “Hello Confetti, can you pronto presto ship before 1800 hours a dozen roses and a chocolate cake to Tampines, Simei Ave 101?” (Phew. Just made it.)  Well, I am afraid not. Not only do some elements of the delivery, like cake, require three business days advanced notice, but driving it from our location to Tampines, squeezing through the congested highway at rush hour is just physically impossible. We...

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Prolonging the Life of Your Flowers

Only ten minutes ago, somebody came into our shop — a young man with a strong American accent, who clocked me as being British, and asked whether we do the preservation of flowers. What he was looking for was to have the bridal bouquet of his upcoming wedding mummified, so to speak, and preserved for all eternity. What a lovely idea and needless to say the Japanese (who else?!) are doing this sort of thing for some time already. Well, we at Confetti are not there yet. Maybe in the future we will do this as well, but in order to sell fresh cut flowers every florist must know how to prolong the life of the flowers in his care....

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