As you may know, we are passionate about flowers and the art of floral arrangements. While many people view these plants as simple decorations to liven up a room or as gifts to express love, we see them as a fascinating part of our world that holds many mysteries and triumphs. There are over 400,000 known types of flowers across the globe, and many more that are yet to be discovered! As the premier florists for the Gold Coast, Botanique loves the fun and mysterious nature of flowers. Customers can benefit from our online flower delivery services for whatever occasion they are celebrating, from simple kitchen displays to bridal bouquets.Today, we’ll look at a few interesting facts surrounding the flower.
Eat Your Flowers!
Flowers are actually more useful as sustenance than people think. One uncommonly known fact is that broccoli is technically a flower. Along with cauliflower and cabbage, this family features small flowering buds that will grow, open, and disperse to continue to thrive. Farmers tend to let the broccoli plants grow to full size but harvest them before the flowers start to open. Broccoli can also be pollinated, as it has both male and female parts. While the chemical composition renders this flower unable to reproduce with itself, bees can lend a hand to help the process.
Dandelions are flowers that hold uncommon value. Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, this common weed holds a major advantage for people seeking more vitamin A and K in their lives. Dandelions are also packed with vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, and so on. While not as beautiful as other flowers, this common plant is worth more than its weight in gold.
Worth its Weight in Gold
Tulips were introduced to Europe almost 500 years ago. These bright beauties were coveted for their rare color qualities, giving rise to tulips becoming the status symbol for wealthy individuals. Holland, in particular, was reaching its Golden Age after achieving independence and therefore was ripe for overpriced flowers. The 1630s in particular saw skyrocketing tulip prices that could equal more than a decade’s worth of income for skilled workers. Tulip mania was termed for this period, where tulips were easily worth more than gold.
Smells are Overrated
The world’s largest flower has made global headlines in the last year, and it wasn’t for the pleasant smell. The Titan Arum, also known as corpse flower, is a massive flower that also happens to smell like rotting flesh. Hailing from Sumatra, these beasts can grow up to ten feet high. While fascinating, these flowers have evaded mainstream use (possibly due to the horrible smell!).
Flowers are captivating creatures that hold many benefits and mysteries for humankind. Anyone searching for flowers online will be more than pleased with our selection. Botanique is proud to be your top florists along the Gold Coast. From top-notch gift hampers to stunning floral arrangements, we supply it all with same day delivery. While not as interesting as dandelions or corpse flowers, our comprehensive inventory has all of the options you need for your unique needs. Shop our store or contact us today!
As the premier provider of stunning flowers for the Gold Coast, Botanique strives to bring the most value to each dollar spent in our online store. Our flower company provides a wide host of services, from delightful hampers to stunning floral arrangements. Every product meets our high standard of beauty and quality, and we’re ready [...]
The new year is now upon us and our first month is quickly passing by. January 26th marks the celebration of our national holiday. As one of the top florists for the Gold Coast, we have a plethora of beautiful flowers online for your shopping convenience. With the highest quality floral arrangements available for deliver [...]
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The Botanique team sends out our Gold Coast flowers all over Australia. Many of our items can be delivered to any town or suburb in Australia. Because of that, we're working with flowers all day, every day, and we absolutely love it! There are some flowers we see more than others, though, because they are [...]
We love providing incredible Gold Coast flowers for our customers, but even more than that, we love providing a memorable gift for their loved ones. That's why Botanique not only offers beautiful flowers, but hampers to go along with them! The right hamper elevates your flowers and makes it a memorable experience for the recipient. [...]
When we work with brides and grooms to create the perfect floral arrangements for their wedding day, our Gold Coast florist is always eager to help them bring their ideas to life. Whether they've seen something in a magazine, online, or heard a great idea from a friend, we're happy to help the happy couple [...]
Flowers are the perfect gift to send for any occasion, but sometimes you need a little something extra. That's why Botanique offers a variety of items to go along with your floral arrangements. Our Gold Coast florists make sure our Helensvale store is stocked with incredible items that can elevate your arrangement from something beautiful [...]
If you are getting married this year, it's time to think about your flowers! Botanique has the perfect Gold Coast flowers for every bride, whether you want something traditional, dramatic, romantic, or something entirely new. We love working with brides, grooms, and their families and helping them find the perfect flowers to celebrate the big [...]
We love to incorporate flowers that are native to the Gold Coast into our arrangements! While Botanique offers a huge variety of flowers from around the world, there is something special about using flowers found in our own backyards into our arrangements. Here are some of our favorite native flowers to work with in our [...]