Pearsons Floral Diary

International Women's Day 2017

Over the last few years we have noticed that International Women’s Day has been gaining momentum in Australia. Each year the number of events held has been growing! This demonstrate the growing sense of importance towards the history of women's contributions to our society.

Here at Pearsons Florist, we think it is the perfect time to surprise a woman in your life, letting her know she is special.  We recommend an arrangement from our IWD range as there is no special flower that signifies the day but the colour purple is a general theme.

International Women's day is about the thought, or doing something kind for a special woman in your life. We'll leave you with a nice quote from the International Women's Day official website: "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" - Gloria Steinem




CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 
The Year of the Rooster

Hey… it’s Chinese New Year on 28 February. With Christmas and New Year already over and Valentine’s just around the corner, this gives us another reason to celebrate.

We have a range to help you get the party started! Click here to shop the collection.

  

Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends. New clothes are usually worn to signify a new year and this year wearing red is meant to attract goo
d luck. 2017 is the year of the Rooster so there will be lots of red and gold tones.

Chinese New Year has various symbols and traditions - flowers are an important part of New Year decorations. Writings that refer to good luck are often seen in homes and business environments. They are usually written by brush on a diamond-shaped piece of red paper. Tangerines and oranges are also displayed in many homes and stores as a sign of luck and wealth.

Envelopes with money (Hong BaoAng Pao, or Lai See) often come in the colour red, which symbolises happiness, good luck, success and good fortune. These envelopes are mainly given as presents to children.


Christmas gift ideas


At Pearsons Florist we love Christmas! But we also know that it is a busy time. There’s people to see, places to be and shopping to do! This year to help you in the present department, we have put together a fabulous range of gifts.  Our beautifully hand-picked and hand-crafted gift range is the perfect way to spoil a loved one, friend OR work colleague this festive season. Pearsons Florist will be hand-delivering Christmas arrangements and gifts up until Wednesday, 24 December 2014. Gifts can be purchased online or in-store

Hampers 
Pearsons Florist hampers are the perfect gift or Christmas present – unique and delicious! Using the best and most delicious local produce Pearsons have something to suit every taste. Our hampers are made to order on the day of delivery so we can include fresh fruit, flowers and touches of festive decorations. Nothing at Pearsons is pre-made or pre-packaged! If you want something truly decadent we can include French champagne and delicious chocolates. 

Gifts that Grow 
Pearsons Florist is going green. Yes, we sell gifts that grow. From terrariums (which are individually hand-made by our designers – so no two are alike), succulents in pots and fabulous market baskets that are brimming with a selection of seasonal plants. It’s a lovely gift that keeps on giving (long after the festive season has passed).  

Wreaths  
A sure fire way to welcome your guests to your home for Christmas is a gorgeous fresh foliage wreath. To combat the steamy summer weather in Sydney we make our wreaths from silk leaves and flowers - guaranteed to stand up to the hottest Christmas day!  Table decorations Fresh flowers and foliage make very special decorations at Christmas time. Not only are they unique - no two flowers are ever the same. They can be tailor made to suit your colour scheme or theme. 

If you're looking for something special this Christmas give us a call or shop our collection.


Father's Day Sunday September 4th 2016


Now we know flowers are not the traditional gift for Father's Day! A voucher at the local hardware store, socks, a coffee mug all seem much more likely gifts for Dad. But, we think flowers are a lovely idea - you can choose native blooms or a mix of flowers with chocolates, fruit or gourmet foods. 

Think green and send Dad a terrarium or glossy plant. They look great and are a long lasting gift that changes and grows.




Daffodil Day 2016


How much did we raise for Daffodil Day?
Thank you to all our customers who ordered daffodils this month. We sold more than 70 daffodil vases plus lots of lovely daffodils in-store. That means we will be able to donate over $1000 to the Cancer Council of NSW!!!!
A big thank you to all.........


 

Chinese Valentines Day
Order now  Tuesday 9th August
 
The Qixi Festival also known as the Qiqiao Festival is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. Chinese Valentines Day falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar. It is sometimes called the Double Seventh Festival, the Night of Sevens, or the Magpie Festival.
The festival originated from the romantic legend of two lovers, Zhinü and Niulang who were the weaver maid and the cowherd, respectively. The tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd has been celebrated in the Qixi Festival since the Han Dynasty. The earliest-known reference to this famous myth dates back to over 2600 years ago, which was told in a poem from the Classic of Poetry. The Qixi festival inspired Tanabata festival in Japan, Chilseok festival in Korea, and That T?ch festival in Vietnam.
The general tale is about a love story between Zhinu (the weaver girl, symbolizing Vega) and Niulang (the cowherd, symbolizing Altair). Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River (symbolizing the Milky Way). Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.

 

Flower of the Season: Cymbidium Orchid

It’s the florist’s must-have flower in winter. Perfectly suited to cooler weather, cut stems can last well over a month in the right conditions. Originally hybridised from wild varieties from the mountain regions of India and South East Asia it has been enjoyed by the western world for over 100 years.

Cymbidium orchids are available in a wide range of colours from earthy browns and burgundies, fresh green to golden hues and all the shades of pink. They are a stunning addition to almost any arrangement and can be mixed with most flowers but look most elegant on their own with twigs and foliage.

Durability or vase life or lifespan: 2-4 weeks if kept well hydrated.
Suitability: Arranged singly or on the flowering spike, in a vast array of small and large arrangements. Glass vases are most suited as it is easy to view the water level and top us as required. Individual blooms may be wired for wedding bouquets and accessories, on their own or mixed with traditional and wildflowers, in modern, traditional and contemporary designs. Ideal for corporate arrangements as vase life is very good.

 
Tempting Tulips
Shop the tulip range!
Tulips are one of the most popular flowers used by a florist today with over 150 species and over 3000 cultivars. The natural season is late winter to spring, but tulips grown out of season are available during autumn, winter and spring.

They are deciduous, winter growing and summer dormant with most producing a single, 6 petalled flower. Parrot tulips have broken, serrated incurved blooms, white lily-flowers types have pointed petals that curve outwards but the most common tulip is the waxy, goblet-shaped single flower.

Tulips are phototropic meaning that they will bend and follow the light, so ensure even lighting. The Tulip’s (Tulipa spp) shapes are what originally gave them their name. The name originated from the Persian word "delband," meaning turban. They originated in Iran and Turkey before introduction into Europe in the 16th century.

Nowadays, nearly all hybrid flower bulbs come from Holland. Tulips are a part of the Liliaceae family, which also contains lilies, onions, garlic and asparagus.

Tulips

 


 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY MARCH 8TH 2016

"Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women." 

Visit the International Women's Day website



Celebrate the achievements of the inspirational women in your life and show your appreciation.

We have designed a range of flowers in all shades of purple and mauve that are a gorgeous gift inspired by the colours of The International Women's Day movement.
     

SHOP THE RANGE

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2016 
The Year of the Fire Monkey

Hey… it’s Chinese New Year on 8 February. With Christmas and New Year already over and Valentine’s just around the corner, this gives us another reason to celebrate… YAY! Oh, and to make (another) fresh start.

We have a range to help you get the party started! Click here to shop the collection.

 

  

Click here to shop the collection.

Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends. New clothes are usually worn to signify a new year and they wear specific 
colours in the hope to attract good luck. 2016 is the year of the Fire MONKEY so there will be lots of red, gold and blue tones.

Yellow
Yellow is considered to be the most beautiful and prestigious colour. It is used to symbolise royalty and power of the throne. It also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.  

Red
 
Red represents success, good fortune, happiness and beauty. Red is the most popularly used colour in everyday life as well as during New Year, other holidays and special family gatherings. Traditionally a red envelope is given during holidays or special occasions like weddings and is said to bring good fortune.

Green
The colour green symbolises money: often buildings, banks and restaurants are painted green (and red) to bring success and prosperity. Generally green is associated with health, prosperity, and harmony.

White
This is a colour to steer clear of throughout Chinese New Year celebrations. Although white symbolises purity, brightness and fulfilment, white is most traditionally used as the colour of mourning. It is a colour which is associated with death and thus is often avoided completely for other celebrations.

5 TIPS FOR VALENTINES DAY 

Thousands upon thousands of flowers are delivered on Valentine’s Day. This week Pearsons florists’ will be busy making sure that your flowers look absolutely beauuutiful

You can order on-line or in-store. Here are 5 things you need to think about in the lead up to the big day. 

Home Sweet Home
If you’re not 100% certain that someone will be home, send flowers to your loved (or liked) ones workplace. 

It’s getting hot in here! 
February in Sydney = summer, which means it can get pretty hot. Unfortunately, roses and heat don’t mix. Have your flowers delivered to the office on Friday (or pick them up on the way home from work). Otherwise, we can deliver them on Saturday or Sunday.

No more love on the run
We’re all busy - right? Pre-order your Valentine’s Day flowers early. Let Pearsons Florist do all the hard work. We've been playing cupid for over 45 years. Relax, you're in safe hands. Order on-line or in-store. 

Get your rose on!
We’ll let you in on a secret – girls love flowers! Yep, it’s as simple as that! Get bonus brownie point this weekend by sending a bunch of love as an invite to your special date night. 

Hello. Is it me you’re looking for?

Surprise her with flowers in the office. We guarantee you’ll be a rock star!
 

If you are in doubt about which flowers to choose, just ask our staff for help. Pearsons Florist is Sydney's flower experts.



Surprises are sexy!

If you want to encourage a bit of romance, don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to give her flowers, do it today. Women love to be surprised and you will reap the rewards! 

Girls love playing with flowers 

Spoil your girl by gifting her a gift certificate for a floral styling workshop at Pearsons School of Floristry. 

Look at moi! 

If there is one thing that is guaranteed to get you in the good books, its sending flowers to her work. Not only does she get beautiful flowers, but she gets the added buzz of showing them off to all her jealous colleagues. For extra points choose flowers in her favourite colour.

Popping the question

The most nerve-wracking moment in any man’s life!  To increase your chances of a ‘yes’ be sure to accompany your proposal with the most amazing red roses she will ever receive.

Flowers are not just for your girlfriend 

Apart from Mother’s Day, when did you last give flowers to your mum?  Send her a bouquet on your birthday to thank her for everything she has done for you – she’ll be so touched that she might just do your laundry for you! 

Finally, if you are in doubt about which flowers to choose, just ask our friendly staff for help and we’ll advise you on the best flowers for any occasion. We also offer easy online ordering and same-day delivery in Sydney.  




Valentine's Day Sunday 14th February

Like or love? A gift of beautiful fresh flowers will share your true feelings. Shop from our range of beautiful roses and fabulous seasonal flowers for romantic floral inspiration.

As Valentine's Day is on Sunday this year you can choose to have a delivery to the office on Friday or to home on Saturday or Sunday.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

Decorate at home with fresh flowers and plants. In our beautiful summer there is no prettier way to embellish your home.  For the Christmas table or sideboard a pretty arrangement of flowers looks great. You can choose from traditional reds and greens or classic white and green with a touch of silver!


PEONIES IN SEASON NOW

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Lovely fragrant peonies are in season now - it's our favourite time of the year.

The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres (1.6–4.9 ft) tall, but some resemble trees 1.5–3 metres (4.9–9.8 ft) tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.

They are a super popular cut flower and available in Sydney from late October to early December. They are a beautiful choice for wedding bouquets especially mixed with other seasonal summer blooms lilac hydrangea and David Austin roses.




LOVELY LILAC IN SEASON NOW

It's spring and the lilac is blooming! Our stores will be bursting with bunches of lovely lilac all weekend so pop in and enjoy this sweet flower treat. But, hurry it won't last long.

Lilac (botanical name Syringa vulgaris ) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to Eastern Europe. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant  and is prized for it's pretty flowers and beautiful perfume. It is available in Sydney for a short time only in mid spring, usually early October.





FLOWERS FOR HOME
11th August 2015

Flowers are the perfect way to pretty up your home. Beautiful blooms will make your home look and smell divine! For a dinner party, the coffee table or simple little bottles to brighten up the window sill!


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP
30 JULY, 2015

"The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities."

From The United Nations Website

So, share the flower love - send flowers, pick up a bunch or just stop and smell the roses with your bestie and celebrate the International Day of Friendship!!!



ALL WHITE FLORAL STYLING

7th July 2015

Love all white flowers but worried they won't make a strong enough statement? Try grouping vases with masses of different white flowers and strong foliage and branches for ultimate impact. These flowers from a wedding we did last year look amazing!







FLOWER OF THE WEEK 

29th June 2015

Delicate and pretty 'Blushing Bride is a member of the protea family, native to South Africa, One of our favourite wedding flowers, this little bloom is a wonderful addition to a bridal bouquet and makes a fantastic button hole flower. Usually a soft white cream, the flower has a delicate blush of softest pink which gives rise to it's very poetic name.



FLOWER OF THE WEEK

22nd June 2015

Wonderful, fragrant sweetpea - fresh from the markets. Enjoy the fragrance and delicate beauty of this florist favourite. Native to Southern Italy and Sicily, sweetpea were hugely popular with the Victorians, both as a stunning garden bloom and decorative cut flower. The sweetpea has recently seen a massive revival in popularity due to it's sweet fragrance and romantic styling. A hue array of gorgeous colours!!!


Order Sweetheart
We love the gorgeous array of colours!!

Purchase flowers online for Mother's Day from Pearsons Florist and go into the draw to win a beautiful Wedgwood afternoon tea at Sydney's iconic Langham Hotel, Sydney valued at $300. There is no better way to treat your mum (and yourself)!
> Buy your Mother Day Flowers now Terms & Conditions: Anyone who orders flowers from our Mother’s Day collection online is eligible to go into the draw. Prize to be drawn randomly on the morning of 11 May 2015, and winner to be notified by email or phone. Prize must be taken before 1 December. It cannot be redeemed for cash and any items ordered in addition to this prize being paid for by the winner. 

Meet our Mums

In the lead up to Mother's Day we'd like to introduce you to some of the mums behind our great team of florists here in Sydney. It's been a bit of fun pulling this together, we hope you enjoy it too!

If you're looking to spoil your mum... let us help you. We've got a range of beautiful blooms and plants. > Order Mother's Day flowers here


Meet Kristina
Kristina is mum to the lovely Amanda from our MLC team. Amanda is bright, bubbly and a true whiz on the blooms. She also works closely with our corporate clients to make sure their weekly floral requirements are met - which we are truly grateful for! 

One word to describe your Mum?
One word is definitely not enough...but determined captures the strength of her personality.

What is one of your favourite mum memories?
There is no real single memory I can call my favourite... A recent one that stands out is our trip to Tasmania this same time last year. One of my close friends had a gorgeous intimate wedding celebration on a stunning vineyard, where Mum and I became part of the family, enjoyed lots of local cheeses and wine and danced the night away!

If your mum was a flower what would she be?
I would describe Mum as a white oriental lily! Elegant, classic, sweet and reliable!

Tell us a bit about this photo?
The photo shows Mum with her girls celebrating her 60th Birthday!

Meet Ellie
Ellie is Laura's mum. Laura is part of the team at our beautiful team at the MET Centre. She trained with us at Pearsons School of Floristry AND we love that she's come to work for us!

Use one word to describe your mum?
Selfless. Mum is constantly putting other people first, she's an incredibly thoughtful and generous person.
 
What is your favourite mum memory?
When I was in Primary School my Mum was working in the canteen. The kids warmed to her so much that a lot of them started calling her Mum. It says a lot for how caring and loving she is.  
 
What flower best describes her personality? 
Anemone. She might be small but she has such an impact with whoever she's with. 
 
Tell us about this photo?
Mum has a love of food. Whenever we catch up it's about pure indulgence and loads of laughs!  



Meet Helen

This is Helen! She's mum to our Chatswood Chase Store Manager, Suzanne. Suzanne is an amazing florist and has worked for Pearsons for many, many years. Needless to say she is well and truly part of our floral family.

Use one word to describe your mum?
Generous! My mum is generous with everything she has and everyone she comes across!

What is your favourite mum memory?
Recently we had a night in Canberra, for her seventieth birthday. It was a lovely day. We went to the national art gallery to see the work of one of her favourite artists - Fred Williams. We then ate tapas and talked for hours. She shared some memories of her past. It was very special.

What flower best describes her personality?
Mum would be a Bromeliad (any variety, she has loads of them) and like her they're unique, sturdy, adaptable & easy to love.

Tell us about this photo?
I had to share this image. It is my favourite ever photo of mum. She's an amazing lady.

  


Meet Claire

Barbara, our CEO's mum Claire (and dad, Fred) purchased Pearsons Florist three weeks before Mother's Day in 1969. Barbara and her brother Bernard now run the business.

Use one word to describe your mum?
 Just one? Strong and loving.

What is your favourite mum memory?
I was the youngest child, with three older brothers so shopping was a treat for us both!

What flower best describes her personality?
Sweet pea... My Dad always gave her the first bunch of the season.

Tell us about this photo?
This photo was taken on my parents wedding day (she made the chicken sandwiches for the reception). They look so happy!

Supporting Legacy this ANZAC Day

Australians have worn a sprig of rosemary - the “remembrance herb” - on their lapels for decades as a sign of remembrance and respect for our fallen and wounded diggers. On the Centenary of Anzac Day you can show your support for our veterans and their families at any Pearsons Florist store - pick up a sprig of fresh rosemary at the counter for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go direct to Legacy. Business clients can bulk order ANZAC rosemary to distribute to their staff. Pearsons is asking for a minimum of $2 per seedling. Please contact Kelly Holcroft to get your organisation involved. kellyh@pearsonsflorist.com.au / (02) 9550 7714. 

Why Rosemary? Rosemary is the symbol of remembrance that is worn at ANZAC DAY. Rosemary grew wild on the slopes of ANZAC Cove. 
Why Legacy? Legacy do wonderful work supporting ex-servicemen and women and their families.

MLC store opens in the Sydney CBD!
Pearsons Florist have been part of the MLC family for over 35 years. This week we’re celebrating the opening of our brand-spanking, beautiful new store (right near the food court). AND… you’re invited to the party! Pop in, say hi and pick up a free gift. All you need to do is mention that you've seen this blog post. Nice – hey! This offer is valid until 25 March 2015. 

Offer T&C's
- Offer ends Wednesday, 25 March 2015
- One gift per person
- Limited number of gifts available each day (once they're gone they're gone - sorry)
- Recipients must leave a business card or their email details in exchange for gift- Offer not redeemable for cash

Meet Mr Jason Grant

The FABULOUS Mr Jason Grant is a Bondi-based Interior stylist, author and blogger. ‘Holiday at Home’ Jason’s second book recently hit the shelves. It is filled with beautiful imagery and has that distinctively summery vibe that he is so well known for.

Late last year he came into our Bondi store and spoke to us about his new book. While we were there he asked us to teach him how to create the perfect peony arrangement.

Where did you grow up?
I’m a Tassie boy. I grew up in Launceston. After school I moved to Melbourne for work. I now call Bondi my home.

What do you do?
I'm an Author, Interior and Props Stylist and Lifestyle Blogger 

When did you know you wanted to be a stylist?
In my early 20′s – I hadn’t really ever planned to be a stylist – I had met and worked with a few…. I was given a lucky break and gave it a go and there was no turning back.

What do you love most about living in Bondi?
Bondi has a totally Australian style and my style; laid-back, relaxed and casual. I love Icebergs pool and Marks Park (and so does Sophia, our dog)

Tell us about your new book?
This book combines my two loves - holidaying and interiors. Holidays are all about relaxing and I am a big fan of a relaxed style of decorating for the home. It just seemed like a perfect fit. My ultimate aim is to inspire the reader to create their own sanctuary at home.

Mr Jason Grant


What is your style?
Relaxed and fun. I don’t like things to be too matchy matchy. I love mixing new with vintage, I love a pop of colour and I’m a fan of anything hand-made too.

What is it with your peony crush?
I love all flowers! They are an instant pick me up and bring colour and freshness to any living space. Yes, it’s true… I have a serious peony crush. They are the most amazing flower. When they’re in bloom it means that summer is here (and holidays are not far behind)!

What is the best colour combination in the world?
Soft shades of blue, white with timber and just a pop of yellow.

What do we need to know about?
Invest in good basics – buy what you love and add to your pre-existing collection. Re-decorating for the sake of it isn’t necessary.

Give us one quick tip how to create a relaxed holiday feeling at home?
Relaxed style means decorating with things you love with no need to over style it.

Where can we find you online?

WebsiteInstagramFacebook

He also kindly gave us a signed book to giveaway. To WIN simply head to our Facebook or Instagram feeds. Remember to  

1. Like Pearsons Florist
2. Share on your own page
3. Tag #pearsonsflorist / @pearsonsflorist

The winner will be announced Sunday, 22 February 2015. 
Images: Lauren Bamford. Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $45.



What's your colour


Hey… it’s Chinese New Year on 19 February. With Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s festivities finished, this gives us another reason to celebrate… YAY! Oh, and to make (another) fresh start!

We have a range to help you get the party started! click here to shop the collection.




Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends. New clothes are usually worn to signify a new year and they wear specific 
colours in the hope to attract good luck.2015 (or 4712th Chinese year) is the year of the green wooden GOAT or SHEEP so there will be lots of green, brown and earthy tones about.

Is this true, though? Does it really work? And, most importantly, what is it based on? The recommendations above are based on the specific element/animal this year. However, there are colours that the Chinese consider to be particularly auspicious at any time.

Yellow
Yellow is considered to be the most beautiful and prestigious colour. It is used to symbolise royalty and power of the throne. It also represents freedom from worldly cares and is thus esteemed in Buddhism. Monks’ garments are yellow, as are elements of Buddhist temples.  

Red
 
Red represents success, good fortune, happiness and beauty. Red is the most popularly used colour in everyday life as well as during New Year, other holidays and special family gatherings. Traditionally a red envelope is given during holidays or special occasions like weddings and is said to bring good fortune.

Green
The colour green symbolises money: often buildings, banks and restaurants are painted green (and red) to bring success and prosperity. Generally green is associated with health, prosperity, and harmony.

White
This is a colour to steer clear of throughout Chinese New Year celebrations. Although white symbolises purity, brightness and fulfilment, white is most traditionally used as the colour of mourning. It is a colour which is associated with death and thus is often avoided completely for other celebrations.
 

5 Tips for Valentine's Day  

Thousands upon thousands of flowers are delivered on Valentine’s Day. This week Pearsons florists’ will be busy making sure that your flowers look absolutely beauuutiful! You can order on-line or in-store. Here are 5 things you need to think about in the lead up to the big day.

Home Sweet Home
If you’re not 100% certain that someone will be home, send flowers to your loved (or liked) ones workplace.

It’s getting hot in here!
February in Sydney = summer, which means it can get pretty hot. Unfortunately, roses and heat don’t mix. Have your flowers delivered to the office on Friday (or pick them up on the way home from work). Otherwise, we can deliver them on Saturday.  

No more love on the run
We’re all busy - right? Pre-order your Valentine’s Day flowers early. Let Pearsons Florist do all the hard work. We've been playing cupid for over 45 years. Relax, you're in safe hands. Order on-line or in-store. 

Get your rose on!
We’ll let you in on a secret – girls love flowers! Yep, it’s as simple as that! Get bonus brownie point this weekend by sending a bunch of love as an invite to your special date night.

Hello. Is it me you’re looking for?

Surprise her with flowers in the office. We guarantee you’ll be a rock star!
 

If you are in doubt about which flowers to choose, just ask our staff for help. Pearsons Florist is Sydney's flower experts.  

 

Simple Valentine's Day Guide for Guys

Forget pick up lines… good old-fashioned chivalry works just as well. A new study suggests that flowers work wonders for men as women find males more attractive when flowers are nearby. 


With Valentine's Day on the way here are our top 10 tips for men. These are sure to get you in the good books this Valentine’s Day and beyond!    

A Guys Guide to Valentine's Day


Flowers are like beer goggles for girls
If you want to make a great impression, give flowers!  Research shows that when you give flowers, the recipient will believe you are friendly, caring, loving and successful.  Yes, it really is that easy to make her think you’re great!  (Source:  Jeanette Haviland-Jones Ph D, Rutgers University, US) 

Surprises are sexy!
If you want to encourage a bit of romance, don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to give her flowers, do it today.  Women love to be surprised and you will reap the rewards!

A LITTLE romance goes a LONG way
You don’t have to blow the budget to get your point across.  A single red rose is the classic symbol of romance. 

Girls love playing with flowers
Want to get your girl out of the way for a day so you watch sport?  Then buy her a gift certificate for a floral styling workshop at Pearsons School of Floristry.  Not only will she be out of your way for the whole day, but she’ll also think you’re great for treating her to a day of florally fun. 

Look at moi!
If there is one thing that is guaranteed to get you in the good books, its sending flowers to her work. Not only does she get beautiful flowers, but she gets the added buzz of showing them off to all her jealous colleagues. For extra points choose flowers in her favourite colour.

Guaranteed leave pass
Want a leave pass for a night with the boys?  Surprise her with flowers. She will be stunned into silence, leaving you to enjoy your mates and beer in peace!  

Find her ‘P’ spot
If you are serious about giving pleasure to the lady in your life, send her the best quality flowers from Pearsons, not nasty service station flowers!  A box of long stemmed roses plus chocolates, is a guaranteed way to make her blush!  

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
If she’s angry, you need to act fast because the longer you leave your apology the angrier she will get.  Pearsons deliver flowers on the same day in Sydney so it’s easy to apologise quickly and in style.  

Popping the question
The most nerve-wracking moment in any man’s life!  To increase your chances of a ‘yes’ be sure to accompany your proposal with the most amazing red roses she will ever receive.  

Flowers are not just for your girlfriend
Apart from Mother’s Day, when did you last give flowers to your mum?  Send her a bouquet on your birthday to thank her for everything she has done for you – she’ll be so touched that she might just do your laundry for you!

Finally, if you are in doubt about which flowers to choose, just ask our friendly staff for help and we’ll advise you on the best flowers for any occasion.  We also offer easy online ordering and same-day delivery in Sydney.  



Valentine's Day Brunch (just for girls)

Never heard of Galentine’s Day!?  We have to admit…we hadn’t either! Held on the 13 February (the day before Valentine's Day). It's an event for you and your best girls. Whether you're in love or not ... it's the perfect way to surround yourself with the women you adore and throw an unabashedly girly soirée with LOTS of beautiful flowers (Pearsons flowers that is) and delicious food. 

Here's a little Galentine's Day brunch we put together with the help of One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes. You can also check out our pinterest board

If you're looking for Valentine's Day click here to shop the collection. We will be delivering to Sydney (and beyond) on Friday and Saturday. 

Flowers and styling: Pearsons Florist
Sweet treats: One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes
Photography: Pearsons Florist
Venue: Love What You Found



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The Sydney Florist

Beautiful fresh flowers aren't just 'picked'. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to bring you fabulously gorgeous blooms each and every day. Say hello to Bernard he’s the man behind our spectacular flowers. With over 30 years’ experience in the game, he’s Pearsons secret weapon.

Bernard Pollak, Sydney Florist

Some say that Bernard has flowers in his DNA. This may be true. He lives, breathes and loves flowers and has done for many years. As a child, Bernard accompanied his dad, Fred to the markets on a weekly basis and helped his mum, Clare in store whenever he could. He learnt from the best. What he doesn’t know about flowers isn’t worth knowing!

Bernard is well-known character in the industry who has built strong relationships with both sellers and growers. Some of the farmers he deals with – his father bought flowers from their father’s. It’s a long standing affair. It’s Pearsons policy to use locally sourced seasonal flowers wherever possible. It’s important – not only for environmental and sustainability reasons but our economy. We do import stock as required. We’ve used roses from Kenya and Columbia as well as orchids from Singapore.

Bernard has also visited some of the best florists and growers from around the globe. These trips keep him (and us) up-to-date with trends and floral fashions. It keeps Pearsons Florist ahead of the game so to speak. For more floral news and tips and tricks follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bernard Pollak, Sydney Florist

 Christmas gift ideas

At Pearsons Florist we love Christmas! But we also know that it is a busy time. There’s people to see, places to be and shopping to do! This year to help you in the present department, we have put together a fabulous range of gifts.  Our beautifully hand-picked and hand-crafted gift range is the perfect way to spoil a loved one, friend OR work colleague this festive season. Ranging from $80 - $300 there is sure to be something for everyone.  Pearsons Florist will be hand-delivering Christmas arrangements and gifts up until Wednesday, 24 December 2014. Gifts can be purchased online or in-store.

Hampers
Pearsons Florist hampers are the perfect gift or Christmas present – unique and delicious! Using the best and most delicious local produce Pearsons have something to suit every taste. Our hampers are made to order on the day of delivery so we can include fresh fruit, flowers and touches of festive decorations. Nothing at Pearsons is pre-made or pre-packaged! If you want something truly decadent we can include French champagne and delicious chocolates.

Gifts that Grow
Pearsons Florist is going green. Yes, we sell gifts that grow. From terrariums (which are individually hand-made by our designers – so no two are alike), succulents in pots and fabulous market baskets that are brimming with a selection of seasonal plants. It’s a lovely gift that keeps on giving (long after the festive season has passed). 

Wreaths 
A sure fire way to welcome your guests to your home for Christmas is a gorgeous fresh foliage wreath. To combat the steamy summer weather in Sydney we make our wreaths from long lasting native leaves and blooms - guaranteed to stand up to the hottest Christmas day!  Table decorations Fresh flowers and foliage make very special decorations at Christmas time. Not only are they unique - no two flowers are ever the same. They can be tailor made to suit your colour scheme or theme. 

If you're looking for something special this Christmas give us a call or shop our collection.