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Bloomin' Flowers is something of a shopping secret in Albany. We are not on the main street and we're generally pretty modest, but we just keep delivering and building our loyal following. We thought long and hard about what our customers want: prompt, friendly service, creative flair,and value for money. We take great care over how bouquets are presented, and because we grow many of the blooms ourselves our customers can be assured that the flowers are fresher and will last longer when they get home.

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Notice of Closures

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Notice of Closures for Christmas & Jan Holidays

Please be advised that Bloomin flowers will be closed on some dates during the Christmas and New years holiday period.

The purpose of this notice is to inform our valued customers and clients of these closures ahead of time so we are able assist them with their requirement prior to these dates.
For further information please contact us directly at the shop.

Store Closures: Christmas and New years break
Closed : 25th of December -  3rd of January 2016
Re-open : Monday 4thof January 2016

When words escape, flowers speak.

Anzac Day 2015

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April 25th 2015

What is Anzac Day?

April 25th, Anzac Day is one of the most important national commemorative occasions in Australia. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand services during the First World War.
This year will mark 100 years since the first landing of our Anzac troops on the shores of Gallipoli.

 

What does ANZAC stand for?

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

Places of interest : 

  1. Princess Royal Fortress - www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress

  2. Mt Clarence - Desert Mounted Corps Memorial : Site of  Albany's Anzac Dawn service each year on 25th April.

  3. Padre White Lookout - Mt Clarence Memorial : Steel walkway structure located at the top of Mt Clarence.

  4. Ataturk Memorial " Ellen Cove Boardwalk" : overlooking the channel, scenic boardwalk that leads Albany CBD to Middleton Beach.

  5. Anzac Peace park : Princess Royal Drive ; CBD foreshore

  6. National Anzac Centre - www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au

Visit Albany to Remember; further information on centenary event available at http://www.anzacalbany.com.au/

 

Please be advised that "Bloomin Flowers" Spencer park Store will be closed on Anzac Day April 25th Due to commemorative events. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause on this date.


Position Vacant

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Exciting News! We have a current job vacancy
 Are you up to the challenge?

 

Part time Position in Creative Retail

 

Who Are We Looking For?
We are looking for a keen and energetic person who has a passion for flowersto work in our busy florist shop located at Spencer park shopping Centre, Albany.
Part time position available requiring an immediate start.
This position will be ideal for someone that has just left school and is looking for a part time or casual retail position.


No experience required, we will train you; however the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have great interpersonal and customer relations skills, have an eye for detail and have a creative edge.

Hours of Work:
Our Florist Store is open extended hours, so night work and weekend availability is a must. The position will be between 12 - 20+ hours a week, varying depending on the seasonal work.


Requirements:
- Must hold current C class driver license
- Available to work weekdays, Saturday mornings, and Sundays as required
- Retail experience is favourable but not essential
- Must be able to work flexible hours throughout weekdays, including possible early AM and late afternoon shifts. Please be aware that the working hours may also be outside of school hours of 9-3 .

If you are looking for a challenge and think that this job is right for you please email your resume along with a cover letter to – info@bloominflowers.com.au
 Applications close March 30th, 2015

 

Sincerely Management,
Bloomin flowers


 

Valentine's Day

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Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day is a widespread celebration held each year on 14th February and is a day during which you express love and admiration for one another. The history of Valentine's Day or known as Saint Valentine’s to some, have been created from various legends and customs which developed throughout the centuries.

Traditionally this occasion is always associated with romantic love, however many people also give Valentines Day cards, flowers and other such gifts to close family and or friends. 
Australia has adopted “valentines gift giving” tradition with millions
of cards along with other popular gifts of flowers and chocolates are sent out each year making February 14th  a major commercial event on the calendar for Florists and gift shops.

The red rose is a very traditional symbol of love and passion.. Sending a single red rose on Valentine's Day is understood to mean ‘I love you'.

Bloomin flowers has a great range of romantic gift ideas to suit all budgets, from delightful arrangements of flowers, bountiful bouquets, to romantic Valentine's Day hampers, living plants and range of keepsake novelty bear and plush toys.

Adds on, wanting to spice up your gift a little? Why not add a bottle of bubbles or delectable chocolates.  Range of Alcohol, boxed chocolates and gourmet food items available on request, price on application.

Petite arrangements are available on request for small budgets POA.

For alternate design option see on main age Valentine's Flowers or visit our Facebook page using the link below.
 

Holiday Season

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Thinking of buying some fresh cut blooms of the holiday season? Come in store and select your own design and we will create it for you. See below for our Christmas trading hours.

 

Christmas Hours
Saturday 20th  : 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
Sunday 21
st : 8.30am to 12.30 pm
Monday 22n d : 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
Tuesday 23
rd : 8.30 am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 24
th : 8.30 am to 5.30pm
25th Christmas day : CLOSED

 

Closures over the holiday break

We would like to thank our clients and customers for all your support
during 2014. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and Eventful new year.

Please be aware that “Bloomin flowers” will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s break due to limited supply and shipment of fresh flowers and materials. Unfortunately this means that the retail shop at “Spencer Park” will be closed and no deliveries will be available during this break.

We do apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause during this time, we look forward to working with you in 2015.

Closures for Christmas & New Years
December 25th Christmas Day  to Sunday 4th January 2015 

Reopening Monday 5th January 2015

 

Wonderful Weddings

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We have had a very busy year for weddings and events, with just a few left for the end of year!
What a mix of styles and themes this year, nice to see the couple's personalities celebrated in their union, two shall become one!

We are booked out for Jan, Feb & March 2015, with April and May filling up fast, if you haven't yet booked and paid your deposit, its best to get this done ASAP to avoid disappointment by missing the date you wanted.

See below some of our highlight from weddings this year, more photos arriving soon

View more recent floristry design through our Facebook page.

National Winner!

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We have a Winner!

Bloomin flowers is delighted to announce and congratulate our Team mate 'Zoe Knox' for her recent achievement in Winning this year’s Wildflowers Australia National Student Floristry Competition.

Details of Competition

Award title  : National Winner of Category 1 : Wildflowers Australia’s Floristry competition

The status of the award (ie most coveted competition in Australia?): Category 1. Wildflower and foliage products (species tracing their origins to either Australia or South Africa) must account for a minimum of 75% of the total plant material used in the design, and up to 25% may be traditional/exotic or tropical flowers.

Number of competitors: 83

Format of the competition : Winner determined by marking schedule out of 100 points. Point’s broken into four categories. 
1. Interpretation of theme, designs notes and presentation. 25pt
2. Artistic aspects, elements and principles of design 35pt
3. Selection and condition of components 20pt
4. Construction and refinement 20pt

Entry Design by Zoe Knox :

Chatting with Zoe


What is next for Zoe in floristy: Wildflowers Australia run a yearly floristry completion for certificate III students, this particular competition had much interest for me as I work a great deal with native wildflowers in store and highly value their very unique form. I find them a pleasure to work with when creating floral designs for my customers. All product used within this design was locally grown and sourced throughout the great southern, majority of the product coming from our local wildflower suppliers "North Wildflowers" located in Wellstead WA. I will be moving on to compete certificate IV in the new year and await the opportunity to challenge myself and test my skills in future competitions.
 

What was the best thing about entering the competition: Working fulltime in a country florist can somewhat limit your creativity in a way that you tend to create designs and styles that you know your  customers will purchase, they want to walk away feeling that they have gotten value for money. Entering floristry competitions is a great way to not only test your skill nationally against others within the industry, but to also allow you to express ‘your own style’ or if you like ‘your personality’ in design. You are free to be creative whilst following the brief, there’s something wondrous about what you can achieve when you just try.

Where can you find more information on this Competition : click the link below

http://www.wildflowersaustralia.com.au/floristry-competition/2014-winners/winners-category-1

Anzac Albany - 100 years commemorative event

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1 November 2014 will mark 100 years since the first convoy sailed from Albany carrying Australian and New Zealand troops to the first world war.

Over the last few years "City of Albany"  and the State government have been upgrading our "Anzac Historical Sights" with great anticipation for the Centenary Event this coming November. You can find out what's happening with up to date schedule of events and services at Albany Anzac website - http://www.anzacalbany.com.au

Places of interest : 

  1. Princess Royal Fortress - www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress
  2. Mt Clarence - Desert Mounted Corps Memorial : Site of  Albany's Anzac Dawn service each year on 25th April.
  3. Padre White Lookout - Mt Clarence Memorial : Steel walkway structure located at the top of Mt Clarence.
  4. Ataturk Memorial " Ellen Cove Boardwalk" : overlooking the channel, scenic boardwalk that leads Albany CBD to Middleton Beach.
  5. Anzac Peace park : Princess Royal Drive ; CBD foreshore
  6. National Anzac Centre - www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au

Visit Albany to Remember; further information on centenary event available at http://www.anzacalbany.com.au/

Wanting to purchase flowers and wreaths for the commemorative event ?
Bloomin flowers will be open extended hours from Thursday 30th of October to Saturday 1st November.  Please be aware that there will be road closures &  high volumes of traffic expected throughout  Albany due to the  commemorative event,  which in turn may limit  available  deliveries within certain areas. Pick ups for Pre- orders are suggested in order to ensure you have your order reach its destinations without a delay. If you do require a delivery during the 30th of October to 1st of November please contact us directly before placing your order to confirm delivery details.
 
Areas unaffected for delivery : Lower King, Kalgan, Bayonet head, Emu point,  Spencer Park, Mira Mar, Collingwood Heights, Yakamia, Orana, Lockyer, Mckail, Warrenup, Lange, Milpara.
 


Arrangement Vs Bouquet

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We often get asked the question, What is the difference between a bouquet and an arrangement? 

 

Bouquet & Bunch Definition

Bouquet

A bouquet is a group of flowers selected and arranged into a design or style with or without foliage. These flowers are usually shaped into a design and bound together and wrapped in decorative paper. A bouquet is often given to people who may or may not already have a vase or vessel in which to place them.

A bouquet requires the recipient to re-cut the flower and greenery stems every second day and to top up water in their vase.
 

 Benefits of Giving a Bouquet:
You can buy more flowers and not waste money on a vase or container if the recipient already has plenty at home. You will often receive more flowers in a bouquet as they are quicker for the florist to put together, rather than an arrangement. Easy for you to carry and deliver yourself. The Flowers general last longer if they are cared for correctly.
 

Bunch : Cut flowers
Cut flowers: known as a “bunch”, simply means a selection of flowers and or greenery loosely wrapped without time being spent on arranging the bunch  into a style or design.
cut flower bunches have same benefits as bouquet.

 

Flower Arrangement Definition:
A flower arrangement is a group of flowers designed into a container, which may be displayed in; a vase, box, ceramic, basket or container. The flowers are arranged into a wet floral foam, which holds water, much like a sponge. The fresh materials in the arrangement soak up the water from the wet foam; the foam is firm and allows the designer to manipulate the fresh material in order to achieve their desired design.  
Flower arrangements will contain greenery and foliage as apart of the design and to hide the floristry workings. 

Arrangements usually cost more than simple bouquets, however it does depend on flowers used and the design chosen.  Arrangements generally take longer to create and use more floral sundries, so its to good idea to order ahead and have the order waiting for you, if you are time poor.

Flower arrangements come in many different sizes, shapes and styles. Don't see one that suits you? ask us to make something up!

 

Benefits of A Flower Arrangement
A flower arrangement is a ready-made gift.
Recipient doesn't have to know how to arrange flowers as the flowers will already be arranged into a design style.
Flower arrangements make great centrepieces for end tables.
Great for taking to the hospital, as most hospital do not carry vases for patients.  
Fresh materials within the arrangement do not have to be recut, or unwrapped, containers do not need to be cleaned  or  the water changed, arrangements just require a top up with water regularly.

 

Care for Arrangement:
Arrangements need to be topped up daily with fresh clean water, in order to keep the wet foam moist.
Should be kept away from warm areas and older and wilted materials should be removed within the design to help prolong the life of the arrangement.

You are always welcome to come in store and select your own fresh flowers to be arranged, whether you decide on a simple bunch, a lavish bouquet or funky arrangement our helpful staff are always happy make something up for you on the spot. 


 Find our most recent designs on our face book page



Spring has sprung!

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Spring marks the beginning of our wedding season and is among the most popular time of the year for weddings. The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and all around us the gardens are coming into bloom.

After winter everyone is in high spirits and ready to celebrate!
If you haven’t already booked in with us, you’d  better pop in quick to secure your date, because we are having a “Spring Explosion” of events this season!

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It is the most wonderful feeling to know that you have found the one person you want to share your life with. Planning a wedding can be daunting, so let us help take the stress out of your big day.......

At bloomin’ flowers  we just love talking weddings, we pride ourselves in creating beautifully unique bouquets and arrangements that will make your special day one to remember.

A free and no-obligation estimate is offered prior to booking. The difference is the estimate is an educated guess; the quote has had time spent designing, sourcing and prices confirmed. Please note that prices listed within quotations are recommendations, intended as a guide, so you can plan how much you may need to budget for your flowers. Prices may vary to those listed based on your flower selection, added embellishments and market prices variations due to seasonal change overs.

To book in and secure a wedding date we require a deposit and depending on the value of the wedding the price will vary. This is due to the high demand of our services, as we put 100% into all our weddings, unfortunately we cannot commit to every bride and groom that makes an inquiry with us. Please note that you are only tentatively booked until your deposit is paid.

For more information on our services please contact us.

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Anzac Albany 2014

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1 November 2014 will mark 100 years since the first convoy sailed from Albany carrying Australian and New Zealand troops to the first world war.

Over the last few years "City of Albany"  and the State government have been upgrading our "Anzac Historical Sights" with great anticipation for the Centenary Event this coming November. You can find out what's happening with up to date schedule of events and services at Albany Anzac website - http://www.anzacalbany.com.au

Places of interest : 

  1. Princess Royal Fortress - www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress
  2. Mt Clarence - Desert Mounted Corps Memorial : Site of  Albany's Anzac Dawn service each year on 25th April.
  3. Padre White Lookout - Mt Clarence Memorial : Steel walkway structure located at the top of Mt Clarence.
  4. Ataturk Memorial " Ellen Cove Boardwalk" : overlooking the channel, scenic boardwalk that leads Albany CBD to Middleton Beach.
  5. Anzac Peace park : Princess Royal Drive ; CBD foreshore
  6. National Anzac Centre - www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au

One of the upgrades this year was the "Mt Clarence Memorial" Also Known as " Desert Mounted Corps Memorial" a opening ceremony was held this May : see some pictures below of our handmade wildflower garland. Made from all locally grown native wildflower flowers and foliage -  or visit the Facebook log https://www.facebook.com/343639022358119/photos/pcb.710966458958705/710966395625378/?type=1&theater
 


Daffodil Day 2014

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1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. We’ve come so far over the years, but we still have a long way to go to beat cancer. This year, you can show you care and help us  reach our fundraising goal of $9.7 million dollars.

The Cancer Council Australia "Daffodil day" running since 1986. Daffodil Day goal is to raise hope for a brighter, cancer-free future through raising funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.

 Through the ongoing generosity, effort and tireless work of the general public, volunteers, media partners and business partners the cancer council continue their vital work.

"Bloomin flowers" has jumped aboard to help raise funds and promote Cancer awareness! $1 from every bunch of daffodils sold on "daffodil day" august 22nd will go to the cancer council in support of research.

Our proud  WA supplier of local grown daffodils is - Floraco.
Floraci PTY LTD is Western Australia's largest producer of quality fresh flowers. Floraco has been growing flowers for over 25 years and are one of Australia's premier growers and wholesalers and supply many florists around WA.

 There are lots of ways you can get involved to show you care about beating cancer: wear a pin, make a donation, buy some daffodils!! For more information on this year Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day events and fundraisers visit : https://daffodilday.com.au/corporate-partners/WA

Event proudly supported by "bloomin flowers" * conditions apply

 

Plants talk?

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We've probably all heard that you should visit a florist to "say it with flowers". What we probably weren't ready for is the idea that plants can talk to each other.

How? Well, some plants will create their own pesticides. The caffeine in a coffee been is actually designed to stop insects from nibbling the seeds of this wonderful plant. But what if another plant could pick up on the smell of that coffee? Or the smell of a plant warning signal?

That is precisely what seems to be happening. So now you have another reason to go to the florist instead of cutting flowers from your own garden: you don't want your plants gossiping about you, do you?

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/secret-language-of-plants/

New Flowers in Store

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Some flowers are very seasonal. That means that if you love them, you should run in and grab yours before you have to wait another twelve months for them to be available again. Right now we have some beautiful cockscomb, sunflowers and sea holly. They are truly stunning.

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