Women’s Day Gift Guide

Women’s Day is near, take the time to appreciate her with Women’s Day gifts that are beyond compare. No one gift would ever come close to conveying a woman’s worth. As delicate as a rose, as graceful as divinity and as beautiful as the first day of spring, a woman is one who gives everything to the world, and asks for nothing in return. Phew, forgive me, you caught me in the moment there…

NetFlorist has a remarkable range of flowers and gifts for Women’s Day 2019; make all her Women’s Day wishes come true with amazing gifts and bakery treats from South Africa’s largest sameday gift delivery site! 

 

Gifts To Give

What is the ideal flower for Women’s Day?

Looking to order amazing flowers online? Explore our radiant variety of Women’s Day flowers that will capture the wondrous grace of women of all kinds. NetFlorist boasts a sensational range of delightful daisies that will inspire joy of a wonderful kind, sensational sunflowers that will brighten her home and marvellous mixed roses that are sure to make her heart smile. Send flowers to her and celebrate Women’s Day in the most amazing way.

 

What is the ideal plant for Women’s Day?

Imbue her home with the air-purifying essence of peace lilies, or touch her heart with the extraordinary array of tulip plants. Add exotic beauty to her home, her office or even her garden with phenomenal Women’s Day plants from our enchanting range of lovely plants. Captivate her with the hardy beauty of begonia plants, or warm her heart with the exquisite beauty of orchids. If you want to convey a strong Women’s Day message, you can say “happy Women’s Day” with a plant gift that will bring the sunshine to her day!

 

What is the ideal corporate gift for Women’s Day?

Are you looking for Women’s Day gift ideas for employees? Exceed her expectations with a diverse range of corporate gifts for Women’s Day. Perfect for a wonderful woman of industry, NetFlorist has an extensive range of corporate gifting ideas, such as stationery, apparel gifts with a corporate touch as well as corporate cakes from the Bakery. Give women in the office a memorable Women’s Day celebration, so whether it’s for a colleague, a partner, a manager or one of your clients, spoil a woman that’s brimming with ambition with a gift that’s worthy of her.

Put her ahead of the curve with gorgeous gadgets from South Africa’s largest gift delivery service, which range from stunning power banks to amazing desk fridges. This Women’s Day, be sure to melt her heart by choosing any of our special Women’s Day gifts for a truly special woman.

 

What is the most unique gift for Women’s Day?

You want something out of the ordinary for a woman that’s truly extraordinary? Well, not to worry, just browse through our range of flowers and gifts for Women’s Day and be sure to find something that will remind her how valued she is. You can delight her with our magnificent winter warmers and warm more than just her kind heart. We have clothing gifts that range from the remarkable of comfort of personalised hoodies, personalised gowns with a soft touch, as well as graphic long-sleeve T-shirts.

Moreover, our fine alcohol gifts will make Women’s Day an occasion worth celebrating for a woman worth praising. Our palatable assortments of fine alcohol gift hampers such as the celebratory bubbly feature a scrumptious array of Lindt chocolate among other special additions. Alternatively, send her a bottle of the finest Musgrave gin crate. But, that’s not all! For a lovely woman that’s still young at heart, we have a personalised cellphone covers that will feature her name and photo.  We also have personalised journals, personalised gourmet gifts as well as personalised hampers. Whatever gift speaks to her heart, we have everything and more this Women’s Day 2019!

 

Can I surprise her with gifts for the home?

Yes, you certainly can! As a matter of fact, NetFlorist boasts a marvellous range of home décor and homeware essentials. For the home, brighten it with exceptional clocks, scattered cushions, and delightful doormats. Turn mere moments into treasured memories with stunning photo frames with a personal touch; these can be personalised with her name, her date of birth or anything that will make it a unique gift just for her. Speaking of a personal touch, there’s nothing more breathtaking than personalised gifts from our range of Women’s Day gift ideas.

For her kitchen, our amazing range of homeware gifts will turn her kitchen into her ideal playground. From personalised mug and coaster sets to fantastic personalised aprons, don’t let her forget how important she is. NetFlorist has homeware gifts online that will convey the message that she’s the most amazing, articulate, and beautiful woman that you’ll ever know.

 

Final Thoughts

A woman’s worth can never be measured. Mark your calendars for the 9th of August and be sure to honour women of kinds with terrific Women’s Day gifts from NetFlorist. Women’s Day in South Africa has always been a special day in the hearts of many; from the luxurious array of bath and body gifts to the delectable variety of chocolate gifts, there are a myriad of ways to make a woman’s day with NetFlorist. For the woman who inspires change, and defies expectations, NetFlorist has an extensive range of gifts for Women’s Day!

Goodbye Harold, Hello Benny!

The NetFlorist bunch have finally said goodbye to Harold Flowers. The quirky and sometimes-out-of-line gifting genius will always be in our hearts, just as he was always in the spotlight! Wondering who could ever fill the shoes of one who walked the edge of overwhelming love and overwhelming shock? Need to fill the hole that Harold left behind? Am I going too far and not making my point soon enough?

Well, beloved gifters and giftees, I’m here to scratch that itch, or my name isn’t Benny Bloom! Did I forget to mention? My name is Benny Bloom, and I’m the new voice of the Rambling Rose. I hope you’ll find my ramblings just as informative and as fulfilling as the ones that Harold prided himself to presenting.

 

About Benny Bloom

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
  • I’m an avid reader of romance novels (a little too much for my own good).
  • I am fun, flirty and quirky but unfortunately, I can be very clumsy. I’ve been told I’m blind to the real world, but I still don’t see it!
  • I’d love to think I’m funny, but not to worry, it’s usually at my own expense (Mother told me never to be mean)!
  • As a hopeless romantic, I’m somewhat of a relationship expert and will ensure to give the best advice for flower gifts that will get you out of any sticky situation, no matter the occasion!

 

YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER?

Mhmm… It’s difficult to choose. On one hand, the rose is the flower and handmaiden of love, so it’s as radiant as the day is long. But the lily, to me, is the emblem of beauty and purity. I love the rose for its various shades of floral brilliance. Whether it’s an anniversary gift or a love and romance gift, you can never go wrong with a radiant rose bouquet or rose vase. Pink roses represent admiration and hopeful love and affection, white roses convey virtue and unity, whereas red roses symbolise true and endless love.

I love lilies for their subtle beauty; since lilies come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colors, they are the perfect flower gift for any special occasion. So, whether you’re looking for a thank you gift that will express heartfelt gratitude to the one you value the most, or a birthday gift that is sure to melt the heart of a graceful woman, lilies are an extraordinary gift to give.

 

YOU CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT?
  • The finest bottle of wine after a long day (or at the beginning of one)!
  • A good romance novel; maybe something by Nicholas Sparks?

 

MOST USED WORD(S)?

“Love” and “Radiant.”

 

FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK?

Fri-yay, at exactly wine o’clock!

 

FAVOURITE NETFLORIST RANGE?

Definitely, the flower gifts range! NetFlorist is South Africa’s largest sameday flower and gifting delivery service for a reason, and from the exquisite pink midi orchids to the exquisite elegance of white lilies, our flowers are top-tier and are sure to melt the heart of someone special, just as they constantly melt mine!

I simply can’t get over the clothing range as well! For a floral company, NetFlorist sure brings it with their phenomenal personalised clothing essentials. From activewear clothing for the avid runner, or quirky gaming T-shirts for the gamer with a love for their geek culture!

 

what to expect from benny bloom?

Love and laughter! Whether you value more informative writing about your favourite NetFlorist ranges, or maybe you’re at a loss for the perfect gift for Christmas or Secretary’s Day, just come on over to the Rambling Rose and let Benny help you find a gift that is sure to make their hearts smile.

Don’t worry, The Rambling Rose is still your one-stop online site for the best flower gift ideas at NetFlorist. Benny Bloom hopes to be the vehicle through which to narrow down your options in a vast variety of flower and gifting options. Whether your loved ones stay in another region, or close enough to your heart, Benny Bloom will bridge the distance between you and the ones you cherish the most!

 

 

 

 

Best Flower Gift Ideas for Hopeless Romantics

At NetFlorist, we’re all hopeless romantics at heart; explore our extraordinary variety of flower gifts and celebrate a tale as old as time: romance. The beauty of flowers is that they make a perfect gift for any occasion, so whether you’re looking for a thank you gift, to show heartfelt gratitude or you’re looking for a radiant array of birthday flowers, you can let NetFlorist cater to all your flower gifting needs.

Looking to express endless love to someone who holds your heart? At NetFlorist, love and romance is our favourite flower gifting occasion that is sure to tug at the heartstrings of the one you love the most. Whether you’re looking for Anniversary flowers or stunning birthday flowers, explore our radiant array of flower gifts online no matter the occasion!

Tulips

Extend warm wishes to the one who’s captured your heart; our terrific variety of tulips from NetFlorist are picked at the peak of their perfection, to shower them with love beyond their wildest dreams. Our extensive variety of tulips carry distinct meanings for a wide variety of feelings and emotions. Carefully selected for their elegant grace and radiant variety, tulips are a perfect flower gift to express your boundless love and affection.

Red tulips signal everlasting love, making them the perfect flower gift to celebrate a love to that will stand the test of time. For NetFlorist, the true measure of love is to love beyond measure so our phenomenal range of red tulips are sure to make their heart smile. Our yellow tulips symbolise cheerful thoughts, and are exquisitely arranged to enchant someone special in the soft sophistication of this wondrous arrangement.

Add ‘de-light’ to their day with fantastic white tulips, which convey forgiveness, as well as purple tulips which are reminiscent of royalty. If you’re looking to order flowers online, look no further than our delightful range of tulips!

Roses

Enrapture the one who holds your heart with our beautiful variety of roses. Add warmth to their cold mornings with our fantastic range of roses, which boast a stunning variety of meanings to take their breath away! Red roses are the universal symbol of love; boasting a deliriously rich fragrance to imbue their home or workplace with a sense of magic. At NetFlorist, you’re spoilt for choice with the perfect rose for your perfect person; our stunning cherry brandy roses consist of beautiful bi-colour blooms that feature an extraordinary composition of red-orange on the outside and almost sun-yellow on the inside. We also have a wonderful array of white roses were once a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the radiant red rose. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower which is reminiscent of purity and innocence.

Peach roses boast a subtle colour that indicates modesty. It is the perfect flower gift to convey earnest emotions to the one who means the most to you. Confess your deepest feelings and emotions, or say “I’m sorry” with these amazing peach rose flower gifts with a luxurious touch and a fragrant aroma. You can also send a message of appreciation and joyful love with our sensational range of yellow roses. We also have pink roses which stand for elegance, and refinement. Our range of deep pink roses can convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition while a light or pale pink roses convey grace, joy and happiness and are reminiscent of a gentle nature.

Lilies

Symbolising humility and devotion, lilies are the 30th anniversary flower, while lilies of the valley are the 2nd wedding anniversary flower. Capture the untold bliss of unconditional love with the luxurious elegance of our lovely lilies, which range from extraordinary lilies in craft paper, which are a cross between Asiatic and trumpet lilies, making them a true sight to behold. Spoil her with these phenomenal bouquet of sunset lilies which are combined with safari and elegantly wrapped in gorgeous red tissue paper with raffia.

We also have pink lilies which are known to represent devotion and friendship. Delight someone special with these vibrant pink lily sensations which are come nestled among golden rods and beautifully presented in a pink sheet with raffia.

Orchids

Known as the most highly coveted of ornamental plants, these delicate, exotic and graceful orchid blooms represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. Among our different types of flowers online, orchids are the most unique that you can give to someone special to you! Whether you’re making her day with a Mini Phalaenopsis Orchid in Wrapping, or you’re filling his heart with a world of colour in the form of Midi Orchids In A Vase. NetFlorist has an extensive array of orchids and with each different orchid blossoms, comes a wide variety of feelings that you can convey!

Set the stage for unconditional love and affection with these unique orchid arrangements. Browse through our plants range which consists of a stunning range of plant delights, ranging from amazing Two Stemmed Orchids to our decadent sensations of Mini White Orchid in Stone Filled Vase. Spoil your significant other with the awe-inspiring variety of orchid blossoms!

Silk Flowers

Redefine what “Forever” means with our radiant array of preserved silk flowers from NetFlorist. Reminiscent of eternal love and romance, a preserved Pink Rose can emphasise that your appreciation for your loved one will not waver. Looking for the perfect silk flower to warm their heart? Luxuriate them in the exquisite beauty of this Small Cylinder Vase With A Preserved Rose, which is guaranteed to stand the test of time, while retaining its captivating beauty.

Give them a happily ever after in the form of this graceful Rainbow Rose box! This stunning rose arrangement is made up of 20 long-life roses in a wooden box that have been studded with diamante gems. Tug at their heartstrings with this exceptional Red Silk Rose Stems in a Tall Clear Vase, which is beautifully presented to capture the essence of “Happily Ever After” in one stunning arrangement!

Romance lives on with South Africa’s largest flower and gift delivery service! There are as many flowers as there are stars in the night sky; find the perfect flower online and melt the heart of the one you love the most. Whether it’s radiant roses for your Anniversary, or carnations for your Wedding Day, NetFlorist boasts a phenomenal variety of flower gifts online!

The Botanical Gardens of South Africa

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and the season is in full swing! It’s time to get out there and start enjoying spring’s greatest gifts, the flowers. You could take a stroll through your local park, do some work in the garden or go where the flowers are the most spectacular… the South African botanical gardens, a plethora of our nation’s natural beauty.

With botanical gardens situated across the country, there is little excuse not to go and lose yourself in the splendour of nature for just a while. The most famous of these botanical gardens is arguably the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, situated in Cape Town. Set against the eastern slope of Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch gardens have two separate areas, the cultivated gardens and the protected area which is home to indigenous fynbos and forest. The cultivated garden is home to an array of flowering species of plants, while in the protected area one can see the King Protea, which occurs naturally there, in full flower. One of the truly amazing parts of the Kirstenbosch botanical garden is the Afromontane forest, which is awe-inspiring when walking through.

Sticking to the coastal botanical gardens we move on to one of the lesser-known treasures in South Africa, the Durban Botanic Gardens. This is the oldest surviving botanical gardens in South Africa, having been established in 1849. The highlight of these gardens is without a doubt the Orchid House, which is home to several different species. The best time to visit the Orchid House is without a doubt during the spring months, September through November.

Moving away from the coastal cities we find ourselves in the capital of South Africa, the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. Surrounded by urban development, this is a much-needed refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life, not just for us, but for the wildlife that occurs there. There are over 220 recorded species of birds meaning that during spring the garden comes alive to the sound of thousands of bird calls. Stroll through the gardens and you can climb to the top of a ‘koppie’ from which you can view the entire gardens and the surrounding city, a scene that sets alight the senses with sound and colour.

The last botanical garden on this list is the Johannesburg Botanic Gardens. Placed just outside the city centre, the gardens are home to over 30 000 trees, 4500 species of plants, an arboretum, a Rose Garden and Herb Garden. The gardens are also frequently the venue for concerts and live performances.

This article by no means covers all the Botanical Gardens within South Africa, but rather the ones that, for many South Africans, are close to home. The gardens are perfect for spending a beautiful spring or summer day, whether you are taking the entire family on an outing or you wish to take that special someone on a romantic picnic, the gardens provide you with the perfect setting.

NetFlorist offers a range of fully stocked picnic baskets, complete with red roses, champagne or a beautiful bottle of red wine that makes those romantic moments so much easier to come by. For those family moments, NetFlorist also offers healthy fruit baskets and gourmet hampers that will have the whole family smiling.

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We realise that it is not always possible to get away for the day and take that stroll through the gardens, so why not send that special someone a piece of the garden instead with our stunning flower bouquets and flower arrangements. From proteas and orchids to lilies and roses, NetFlorist will deliver their own personal piece of the spring bloom, right to their door. NetFlorist delivers flowers nationwide and to all the major cities; Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, and Durban.

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.

See more: TOP 6 TIPS FOR IRIS CARE

Fun Facts:

  • Few know this, but in South Africa, Tulips are actually wintering 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.

See more: PROTEA FLOWER FUN FACTS

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 lifespan, 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.