Celebrating Heritage Day with NetFlorist


Heritage Day, otherwise known as ‘Braai Day’, is one of South Africa’s most awesome public holidays. Not only because it’s an opportunity to get together with friends and family and have a good ol’ braai, but also because it is a day on which South Africans get to celebrate their culture and diversity, thereby unifying us as South Africans.

Just as with any other occasion, we have the perfect Heritage Day gifts here at NetFlorist, with which to spoil friends and family. Read on for some awesome Heritage Day gift ideas:

All about the Braai:

Due to the fact that National Heritage Day revolves around braai’ing, it’s only fitting that you spoil those around you with Braai gifts! We have you covered with some really great gift hampers which are all about the braai. Examples include this Le Creuset Mixed Braai Bucket which includes a Le Creuset basting brush, this Mini Braai Kit with Beers, and of course, our popular personalised Castle Six Packs. With gifts like these, there’s no excuse not to have a braai!

Something Sweet:

There’s nothing like some sweet surprises to get one into the spirit of Heritage Day! NetFlorist’s amazing online bakery knows exactly how to create Heritage Day themed bakery goods, so those sweet toothed individuals will be in seventh heaven when receiving bakery gifts this Braai Day. Examples include our Rugby Ball Dipped Strawberries, sunflower cupcakes, and decadent Green and Gold Stripey Doughnuts!

Floral Magic:

What would any occasion be without flowers or plants from NetFlorist? Spoil family and friends with something they can display with pride! We have potted plants, succulents, and of course the classic bouquets. You can never go wrong with enchanting floral gifts!

Make Heritage Day Special:

No matter what you decide to do this Heritage Day, NetFlorist is here to make it extra special. Whilst you are braai’ing with friends and family, remember to acknowledge the true meaning of this day and most importantly, remember how lucky you are to be a South African.

Tulips – Fun facts and caring tips

Taking care of your cut tulips and plants

Tulips are known for their beauty, popularity and being a favourite all year long. Today there are over 3000 varieties of cultivated tulips and a whopping 75 wild tulip species! Every year Holland grows and exports billions of tulips around the world. In this post, we are going to share some fun facts, and tell you how to care for your tulips, as fresh cut flowers and potted plants.

Fun Facts:

  • Few know this, but in South Africa, Tulips are actually winter flowers. They are rare in the warmer months of the year, when they are grown in cold rooms.
  • Worldwide they are the third most popular flower, only beaten by Roses and Chrysanthemum.
  • They are the only cut flowers that grow in water!
  • Tulips feel the drop in temperature at night and close their petals.
  • The tulip’s petals are edible! Depending on the colour, they range from being sweet to tasting a bit bland. PS. If you want to try this, the pink, white and peach petals are the sweetest, and the red and yellow the most flavourful.
  • About 90% of South Africa’s tulips are exported.
  • Tulip bulbs multiply when dormant.
  • Tulips are one of few flowers that have pores along the stem that absorb water!

Tried and tested myths that actually work:

  • If your tulip’s head flops to the side, simply pinch it through the neck with a needle or pin. The head will lift up soon after that and you might get an extra day or two of its beauty.
  • Or, you can drop a coin in the water. The reaction from the water and the copper has the tulip lifting its head up again.

Taking care of your cut Tulips:

  • First off, always buy tulips while they are still in bud. By the time you get home, they might have already opened, especially in the South African weather!
  • The first thing to do with your cut tulips is to cut down the bottom of the stems as its pores have closed. When you cut the stems, you open the pores again for the stems to absorb the water.
  • Once placed in a vase, only add about 5cm of water. Only top water up once a day. Don’t over water it, as it absorbs the water faster, causing the head to flop sooner.
  • Fresh tulips don’t need plant food – it simply needs fresh water to stay alive.
  • Fresh tulips are better on their own in a bouquet, as they only have a five-day life expectancy.
  • REMEMBER: Tulips thrive in a cool environment as they are fragile.
Tulips in vases

Spoil someone special with a beautiful tulip flowering plant or bouquet from NetFlorist.


Caring for your Tulip Plants:

  • Tulip plants are grown in cold rooms in South Africa.
  • Keep the plants away from heat as it causes faster development.
  • Only water your plant twice a week. If you want, you can put water in a drip tray and place your tulip pot in there so it can absorb the water as needed.
  • Once the colour of the tulip flower starts showing, the life expectancy of the tulip plant is around a week to a week and a half.
  • Once the flower dies, you can cut it down and take the bulb out of the soil. Place it in a dry and dark place, or plant in a dry area in the garden.
  • The bulbs multiply in the ground in their dormant state.
  • In the late summer you can plant your bulbs again for them to bloom during the winter season.
Tulips potted plants and bouquets available.

NetFlorist has the most amazing range of potted plants and flowering plants, like these beauties: Tulip flowers.

Tulips are beautiful flowers and although they don’t have an exceptionally long life span, they are beauties you want in your home and office! NetFlorist has tulips that come in just about every shade of colour and we know that these amazing flowers are an awesome gift for just about any and every occasion.

SA Marriage week – Focusing on the wellbeing of your marriage


One of the most beautiful quotes about marriage is something we came across in the book turned movie, The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks: “Marriage is [about] becoming a team. You’re going to spend the rest of your life learning about each other, and every now and then, things blow up. But the beauty of marriage is that if you picked the right person and you both love each other, you’ll always figure out a way to get through it”.

Since we’re at the start of SA Marriage week, which will be 1 – 7 September 2016, we decided to join in on the theme of “Do something, give something”. This is not just in terms of buying gifts for your significant other, this is also about the smaller things in life, such as making a sandwich and sharing it while sitting on the couch and watching a movie. With this in mind, we thought of a few ideas in which you can incorporate romantic gifts from NetFlorist to show your better half how much they mean to you.

Love and marriage

A happy marriage is about spending quality time together.

  1. Show your romantic side when you buy a dozen blood red roses and hide them from her all around the house. Start off with a little note at the door, leading her to the first rose and take her through the house until she finds the last rose which will be in your hand, as you smile like a silly loon!
  2. Escape the everyday life by packing a picnic basket filled with snacks and bubbly and take your significant other away to a beautiful place where you can enjoy the treats and each other’s company. In the end, that is what love and marriage is about – spending quality time together.
  3. The key to a successful marriage is doing things for one another. If you know that your significant other has had a rough day, fill up a bath with bath oil, a fizz ball and have a glass of wine handy for when she comes home. Little gestures like this can go a long way!
  4. Celebrating your six-month anniversary? Order a box of six doughnuts to celebrate the half dozen months together and make a toast to the next six months in a happy marriage.
  5. In married life, one sometimes has to stop amidst the hustle and bustle and make time for each other. Buy a couple’s moonlight spa voucher and enjoy the night getting a few treatments, dinner and just enjoying each other’s company.
  6. SA Marriage Week is about creating harmony in the home, and this includes sharing. Why not kick back and relax in the comfort of your love nest, and share a delcious dinner, complete with snacks and wine? We have a wide variety of snack and booze hampers for you to set the mood and give you a real chance to reflect.

All in all, we want you to make sure that you use this week to reflect on your marriage, focusing on its wellbeing and creating harmony in the home. A successful marriage takes work, which is why doing small things for each other really goes a long way. No matter what you decide to do during SA Marriage Week, NetFlorist is here to help you make it beneficial!

Happy marriages is about the small things in life

SA Marriage week – Celebrate your love with presents

Spring Flowers to celebrate Spring Day

Spring flowers That will dazzle

Spring is the time of the year where the flower blossoms bloom, the sun shines warmer on the earth, and jeans, woolly shirts and boots are replaced with shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops. It is also the time to shake off the embrace of the winter months. It is a beautiful time of year where everything just seems to come to life. During this time, it almost feels like a necessity to add a bit of colour to your life, and a great way to do this is to buy spring flowers that please the senses.

As we will soon be swinging into Spring the 1st of September, many will be on the hunt for spring flowers to buy and send to loved ones. But, which flowers do you send that convey the message of springtime? We have selected a bunch of flowers we are fond of for Spring Day for you to choose from.

Spring Flowers - Roses, Tulips and gerberas

Beautiful flowers for Spring Day – Gerbera Daisies, Tulips and Roses.


Roses are popular among many, and as a flower with vast meanings and symbolism, that is no surprise. Roses are the perfect addition to any home or office to brighten up the space for spring. Regardless of the colour, roses are a beautiful gift with their subtle fragrance and beauty.


Known for their bright yellow petals and brown/green centre, sunflowers are great flowers for adding warmth and a sunny feeling in a home or office. They symbolise power, strength and positivity as they always turn their faces towards the sun.


The world’s most recognised and a favourite amongst many. Since tulips are so popular, they are the perfect gift to a loved one to transition into spring. Send a bouquet of tulips in a variety of colours and brighten someone’s living space.

Buy Spring Flowers for Spring Day

A bunch of flowers to celebrate Spring Day – Daisies, Roses, Tulips and Irises


A strikingly unique and beautiful flower, ranging from deep purple and blue to white and yellow. The meaning of sending irises is that of hope. It is perfect as a spring flower, as it gives the hope of new beginnings and bright futures.


South Africans will know these beauties by the amazing burst of colour they are part of from August to October in the Namaqualand. Every year the Namaqualand Flower Route attracts multiple visitors, making it one of the largest attractions in South Africa during springtime.

Beautiful Spring flowers for Spring Day

Flowers for Spring – Irises, Daisies and Gerberas

No matter which Spring flower you choose, you can be sure that they will be appreciated by the smiling recipients. Spring deserves to be celebrated, so show some floral happiness to someone special this Spring Day 2016 with NetFlorist!

Celebrate Women’s Day with NetFlorist

On 9 August 2016, we celebrate National Women’s Day. On this day, we acknowledge the amazing women of our Nation- be it mothers, sisters, or wives, who fought against the Apartheid government.

When it comes to a celebration of any kind, this of course means lots of gifts, so we are proud to offer customers a range of amazing Women’s Day gifts. Carry on reading for some awesome Women’s Day gift ideas which we have on offer at NetFlorist.

Floral delights:
When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for women, you simply cannot go wrong with a lovely flower arrangement. Whether it’s a simple flower bouquet or flowers in an elegant vase, flowers are always a winner. This Women’s Day, our flower fairies have put together some real winners, such as this gorgeous Lady In Pink Arrangement. In shades of pink, red and cerise, the lucky lady who receives one of our flower gifts will display it proudly in the name of Women’s Day!


Pamper Sensations: 
Every lady loves to be pampered, which is why we thought it would be a fantastic idea to offer a range of awesome pamper experiences which include massages, body treats, and more! If an experience is not quite what you had in mind, we also have some awesome bath and body gifts such as this Pinktastic Bath Time Treat which will allow the lucky lady who receives it to kick back and relax.


Something sweet:

women's day cupcakes

If the lady in question has a sweet tooth, the NetFlorist Bakery is here to satisfy her cravings. Show the special women in your life just how special they are on 9 August with delicious bakery treats including doughnuts, cakes, cupcakes and macaroons. There is no better way to scream happy Women’s Day than with a freshly baked delight from the NetFlorist Bakery. An example? How about a Pink Turkish Delight Rose Cake? If you’re lucky, she may even share!

All about the Bling: 

NetFlorist is more than just an online florist. We also have some awesome Women’s Day jewellery options! From necklaces, to watches, to earrings, we have a piece of jewellery for every lovely lady!
No matter which Women’s Day gifts you choose, you can be sure that they will be appreciated by the brave women in your life. Women deserve to be celebrated, so show some love this Women’s Day with unforgettable gift ideas from NetFlorist!