December’s houseplant of the month offers lots of showy colour:  azalea. With lavish flowers and available in classic December colours, the Azalea is an  original alternative for creating atmosphere  while still being a  real seasonal classic. Azalea’s official name is Rhododendron syn. Azalea. Rhododendron is a compound of the Greek words for ‘red’ and ‘tree’ and freely translated it means ‘a woody plant with rose red flowers’. Azalea means ‘dry’ in Greek, which refers to the tough wood and not… Read more »

The cut flower of the month for December is possibly winter’s biggest, boldest, showiest bloom, the amaryllis.   The amaryllis’s petals are very unusual: they look like they’re made of fabulous velvet. In terms of colour they come in white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, orange and bicoloured. There are usually 4 to 6 impressive flowers on the stem. The amaryllis as a cut flower does not have any leaves, which is why it’s sometimes called ‘Naked Lady’ in America. Care… Read more »

Join us once again for our annual Christmas shopping night! Enjoy holiday nibbles and drinks while you shop, with 20% off all giftware and decorations all day. Christmas flower arranging workshop from 7-9pm, choose your trimmings and let our florists help you create a holiday candle arrangement. For more information ring 021 428 7404.

Happy New Year, and welcome 2011!  I’m sure we’re all glad to see the back of 2010 with all of it’s hardship, we are delighted to draw a line under it and welcome the new year.  Here is hoping that 2011 brings some positivity and we can finally start growing again! Great news here at Bloomsday, Noelle and Ross got engaged over the new year!  We thought the day would never come, but Ross finally made good and proposed at… Read more »

We have been busy getting the shop all decorated for Christmas!  The tree is up, and the baubles are hanging from the chandalier, and Claire has made us yards and yards of paper chains to hang from the ceiling…so pretty!  We still have more lights to put up and lots of Christmas goodies to put out, not long now…counting down the days!

Make your own flower arrangement this year at one of our Christmas flower arranging nights! Join us for an enjoyable evening of creativity, chat, and nice things to eat…and leave with a beautiful Christmas candle table centre arrangement! All materials and refreshments are included at the workshops taking place at our shop in Main Street, Carrigtwohill, opposite CostCutter Shopping Centre.  Plenty of parking is available. Plenty of personal instruction will be provided, with a small group on each night, and… Read more »