Saturday, 15 December 2018

Lisianthus - Flower of the Month - December


This flower has its roots in the Wild West and has come to Europe all the way via Japan. Consumers can read all about this natural beauty in the Flower Agenda at Even with its delicate appearance, it is quite robust, lisianthus is rather well known but hardly celebrated. This magnificent flower deserves better praise, which can easily be done by presenting them in a special way.   
Lisianthus’ origin 
The lisianthus originates from North America where it grows in desert riverbeds and in prairie regions. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado they call this plant prairie gentian. In the 1930s Japanese growers crossed the prairie gentian, laying the foundations for today’s range. The lisianthus is sometimes called Eustoma, which is the official scientific name.  
Lisianthus shapes and colours 
This flower is mostly seen in white and purple, but there is an enormous choice of colour available: the lisianthus comes in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon hues. Some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. The lisianthus also comes in many shapes: single and double flowered, large and small flowered and even with fringed petals.  Apart from being colourful, lisianthus petals are also very soft and delicate.   

Care tips for customers

  • Select a clean vase and fill it with tap water at room temperature.
  • Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life. This has a very positive effect on the vase life for lisianthus in particular.
  • Cut or trim the stems diagonally by 3 to 5 cm with a clean sharp knife or secateurs.
  • Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water.
  • Do not place lisianthus in a draught, in full sun or near central heating.
  • Regularly top the vase up with tap water; lisianthus flowers drink a lot because they have thin petals, as a result of which they evaporate a lot of moisture.
  • Don’t place lisianthus near a fruit bowl. Fruit emits ethylene gas which will cause the flowers to age more rapidly.
Lisianthus symbolism 
The lisianthus may have a soft and delicate appearance, but it is sturdy and has powerful symbolism attached to it:  this flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. That makes it the perfect candidate for a gift bouquet from someone else… or for yourself, of course!   

More inspiration and information 
Consumers will see the lisianthus feature on and will learn to appreciate their beauty and learn about all their stories.  
We use Lisianthus in many of our wedding designs (see the right side bar). To give you some inspiration here are a sample
Shower bouquet

Bridal posy

Mother of bride corsage

Natural style buttonhole

If you are looking for wedding ideas for this beautiful flower come and visit us at The Studio and chat through your options.


Monday, 10 December 2018

Christmas Flower arrangements for Lincoln Gainsborough Delivery

Christmas is fast approaching and with that in mind I can now, finally, reveal this years Christmas displays. All are available too order over the phone, email or online. Please note online orders are subject to a service fee.
For a full list of available displays visit

Some of the displays available

All available for local delivery around the Gainsborough/Lincoln area and villages.

Seasons Greetings

Sandra XX

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Family tributes

As we are now in the winter season, we reach a time when unfortunately we get busy with tributes. This is all part of our profession and we try and make the whole process as easy as possible for families. With that in mind we now have the following offer available.

Funeral offer. (offer available for funerals taking place before 23rd March 2019)

Funeral tributes all look more stylish if designed with a theme or colour in mind. Why not get together as a family to order your flowers AND save with our offer. Family consultations at a time and place to suit you.

If as a family you order £300 worth of flowers we will design you a basic 3ft spray in matching flowers for FREE. Order £400 and you get a 4ft spray, £500 and get a 5ft , £600 and get a 6ft spray from us.
The content will be at our choice. 
You may add to the amount of flowers for a fuller design, per foot, at £10 Luxury, £20 opulent.

For example:

Mum (£120), Nan (£120), small Heart (£35), Posy (£25) = £300 FREE 3ft spray

GRANDAD (£280), DAD (£120) = £400 FREE 4ft Spray

Wreath (£75), Wreath (£55), Full Heart (£100), MUM (£120), Angel (£120), Posy Pad (£35) = £505 FREE 5ft Spray

Delivery included to local funeral directors.
Please advise on ordering for family offer, only by phone or in person, NOT online orders.
Availability of sizes not guaranteed.
Photos to be taken as a guide only

Add names/sentiments from £5 per design (not part of the offer)

To ask about our free consultation ring 07748095431 and speak to Sandra