Create your own Hamper

At Flowerite we offer this unique service where you can Create a Hamper to your exact requirements. In the Create a Hamper section you can design your hamper to your own tastes. This is done by you selecting products from the large range of goodies we have available. We have a large range of categories to choose from. All you have to do is click on the category, add the products you like to your cart, select another category and add again to your cart until you are happy with the contents of your hamper. If you would like to check on what is in your cart please put your cursor on the Shopping Basket link on the top right hand side of this page. When you have completed designing your hamper, click on checkout or the shopping cart and you can again review your choice. Here you can again alter your choice of products by either removing them or altering the quantity. Our lovely packaging includes a beautiful gift box and ribbon. A delivery fee will be added during the checkout process. Please enjoy creating your hamper. To see the Create a Hamper categories - Click Here

Sending Flowers has always been a top gift choice for any occasion. People appreciate the natural beauty of flowers it‘s unique investment in memories.  In fact, 92 percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers; and 97 percent of men and women recall the last time they gave a floral gift. Flowers can boost a person's mood, put a smile on their face or even make them cry with joy of your thoughtfulness. Flowers can be given for housewarming gifts, as a host or hostess gift, for a birthday or a Valentine's Day gift. Flowers are one of the most frequent gifts given to say "I Love You" and when you need to say "I'm Sorry." Flowers can be given for almost every occasion. Talk to Flowerite, your florist, about sending the perfect floral gift. Call us on 0861FLOWER (0861356937).

Flower facts on relationships and giving

When you receive flowers, the doors of your heart swing open. When you give flowers, doors swing open in response. Expressing love and kindness through flowers - to a friend, family member or lover - is faster and less complicated than words and communicates so much about you, too. Research proves, as I always believed, that flower givers are thought of as caring and loving people who appreciate beauty - Christine Arylo, author of Choosing ME Before WE

 

Flowers and Personalities

With the hundreds of sizes, shapes and colours flowers come in, floral designs are one of the easiest gifts to customize. When it comes to gift giving, carefully selecting the flower varieties and colours you send will result in thoughtful, customized gifts people appreciate and like to receive.
The first step is to consider the preferences of the person who is receiving the gift. For instance:

  • What colours does she like?
  • Consider the likes and dislikes of the recipient. Would they like a bouquet of flowers or an arrangement or maybe a plant?
  • Do they have a favourite type of flower?
  • Do they like flowering plants or a plant they can later transfer to their garden?
  • What are his or her hobbies?
  • What is the message you would like to convey?
  • If you always give flowers on certain occasions, try giving something different each time. With the wide variety of flowers and plants available you should never run out of choices. Remember, sometimes the best reason to give flowers is for no reason at all.

Learn about the floral personality of someone you love. Some of the Floral Signatures include:

  • Natural - People who are casual, earthy and prefer the outdoors. Flowering or green plants, meadow flowers and woodsy accents suit this personality best.
  • Romantic - People who are generous, spontaneous and extravagant. Bouquets of soft colours, light fragrances and accents of lace or ribbon might suit romantics.
  • Expressive - Individuals who seek personal betterment and are attracted to the unconventional - from new age to the arts. Exotic flowers and unusual combinations of shape colour and texture will match their creativity and artistic bent.
  • Traditional - People who are trustworthy, family oriented and prefer classic styles. They appreciate lush arrangements with a great variety of flowers.
  • Contemporary - Individuals who are cutting-edge trendsetters and enjoy living in the moment. Vogue styles such as monochromatic bouquets or arrangements with a few, large vibrant flowers are favourites.

 

Finally, consult with Flowerite, your florist, who can help you create just the right gift, as well as explain the assortment of possibilities available.

Sending Flowers to a Man

Men love to get flowers for the same reason they send them - to be recognized. Everyone likes to feel special. A good indicator of when it might be appropriate to send flowers would be to consider his favourite occasions for sending them. Does he send flowers for birthdays, or perhaps as a thank you? Don't forget that no reason is often the best reason!

Just as women love receiving flowers for no reason at all, a surprise floral gift will surely catch his attention too.

The Best Designs and Colours for Men

  • Men are stimulated by colour and are visually oriented. Research shows that men prefer vivid colours such as yellow, orange and red.
  • Flower arrangements that are contemporary, linear styles or natural styles are best. Other favourites might include green or flowering plants.
  • Tell your florist that you want flowers for a man and ask for specific suggestions. If your recipient has a hobby, perhaps you could highlight that. For example, if he is a golfer, tuck in a box of golf balls. If he is into cars, add an auto magazine or two. Flowerite can offer creative suggestions for flowers that are suitable.

Here is a list of delivery areas where we either deliver ourselves or we process through our Floral Network.

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Florists Bellville South Africa Flowers Bellville South Africa Bellville South Africa Florist Bellville South Africa Flowers
Florists BLOEMFONTEIN South Africa Flowers BLOEMFONTEIN South Africa BLOEMFONTEIN South Africa Florist BLOEMFONTEIN South Africa Flowers
Florists CAPE TOWN South Africa Flowers CAPE TOWN South Africa CAPE TOWN South Africa Florist CAPE TOWN South Africa Flowers
Florists Claremont South Africa Flowers Claremont South Africa Claremont South Africa Florist Claremont South Africa Flowers
Florists Centurion South Africa Flowers Centurion South Africa Centurion South Africa Florist Centurion South Africa Flowers
Florists DURBAN South Africa Flowers DURBAN South Africa DURBAN South Africa Florist DURBAN South Africa Flowers
Florists Durbanville South Africa Flowers Durbanville South Africa Durbanville South Africa Florist Durbanville South Africa Flowers
Florists EAST LONDON South Africa Flowers EAST LONDON South Africa EAST LONDON South Africa Florist EAST LONDON South Africa Flowers
Florists Fish Hoek South Africa Flowers Fish Hoek South Africa Fish Hoek South Africa Florist Fish Hoek South Africa Flowers
Florists George South Africa Flowers George South Africa George South Africa Florist George South Africa Flowers
Florists Hout Bay South Africa Flowers Hout Bay South Africa Hout Bay South Africa Florist Hout Bay South Africa Flowers
Florists JOHANNESBURG South Africa Flowers JOHANNESBURG South Africa JOHANNESBURG South Africa Florist JOHANNESBURG South Africa Flowers
Florists Kimberley South Africa Flowers Kimberley South Africa Kimberley South Africa Florist Kimberley South Africa Flowers
Florists Midrand South Africa Flowers Midrand South Africa Midrand South Africa Florists Midrand South Africa Flowers
Florists NELSPRUIT South Africa Flowers NELSPRUIT South Africa NELSPRUIT South Africa Florist NELSPRUIT South Africa Flowers
Florists Noordhoek South Africa Flowers Noordhoek South Africa Noordhoek South Africa Florist Noordhoek South Africa Flowers
Florists Paarl South Africa Flowers Paarl South Africa Paarl South Africa Florist Paarl South Africa Flowers
Florists Pietermaritzburg South Africa Flowers Pietermaritzburg South Africa Pietermaritzburg South Africa Florist Pietermaritzburg South Africa Flowers
Florists PORT ELIZABETH South Africa Flowers PORT ELIZABETH South Africa PORT ELIZABETH South Africa Florist PORT ELIZABETH South Africa Flowers
Florists PRETORIA South Africa Flowers PRETORIA South Africa PRETORIA South Africa Florist PRETORIA South Africa Flowers
Florists Randburg South Africa Flowers Randburg South Africa Randburg South Africa Florist Randburg South Africa Flowers
Florists Sandton South Africa Flowers Sandton South Africa Sandton South Africa Florist Sandton South Africa Flowers
Florists Somerset West South Africa Flowers Somerset West South Africa Somerset West South Africa Florist Somerset West South Africa Flowers
Florists Soweto South Africa Flowers Soweto South Africa Soweto South Africa Florist Soweto South Africa Flowers
Florists Stellenbosch South Africa Flowers Stellenbosch South Africa Stellenbosch South Africa Florist Stellenbosch South Africa Flowers
Florists Table View South Africa Flowers Table View South Africa Table View South Africa Florist Table View South Africa Flowers
  • Use lukewarm water for cut flowers as there is less oxygen in it, and it helps prevent air bubbles in the stem that will block water uptake. The only exception to this is spring bulb flowers like daffodils and tulips which prefer cold water
  • Make sure that you thoroughly clean your vases as any bacteria that are left inside will kill your flowers.
  • Cut stems at an angle as this gives the stem a bigger area to take up more water, and stops it resting on the bottom of the vase and sealing itself
  • Strip all leaves below the water level as they can’t take in sunlight and oxygen underwater
  • Avoid direct sunlight, heat, or draughts which can wilt your cut flower prematurely
  • Keep your cut flowers away from fruit as this can causes them to wilt faster
  • Remove faded or dead flowers as they occur in order to keep the rest of the flowers healthy
  • Refresh the water regularly and add quality flower food as required

Care for Cut Roses

  • Roses need lots of water and they need it right away so it is best to arrange your flowers as soon as possible and get them into a vase with fresh water.
  • Cut approximately 2cm from each stem while holding it under running water. Always use a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs as anything blunt risks damaging the stems and the flower’s ability to absorb water.
  • The vase you are using needs to be clean and free from bacteria. Wash it with warm soapy water and thoroughly rinse before use.
  • Use the flower food that comes with your bouquet and follow the instructions carefully. Home-made mixtures such as bleach or copper coins are rarely as effective as proper flower food.
  • Leaves, stems or thorns that fall below the water level in your vase once the flowers have been placed in it should be removed as these will cause algae and bacteria to form.
  • Roses prefer lukewarm water rather than cold water as it helps them to absorb nutrients more efficiently.
  • Changing the water every two or three days
  • Once arranged to your liking, keep your bouquet out of direct sunlight and away from cold draughts.
  • If any of the flower heads die, remove them from the bouquet – this will help to keep the rest of the bouquet healthy

Plant Care Tips

  • Most plants prefer to dry out a little between watering, so don’t overdo it. You can kill with kindness!
  • Always water your house plants from below. Stand them in a dish of water until all the water has been taken up and top up their feed regularly to keep them healthy.
  • Remember to use the correct plant food for your particular plant – some varieties require special food.
  • Plants that like high humidity need regular watering, as well as daily misting. Stand them in a saucer of damp pebbles to encourage additional localized humidity.
  • Give broad glossy leaves an occasional wipe with a cloth to help them breathe.
  • Pinching out the tips of some houseplants can encourage them to grow bushier; keeping flowering plants slightly pot-bound makes them flower more.
  • Avoid strong heat or chilly draughts. Many houseplants like to be outdoors in summer – check all frosts are over first.
  • Check your plants regularly for signs of stress, pests or disease. Remove dead leaves and flowers as they occur.

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