Detailed image of bouquet

The Orange Beatrix

We found this beautiful flower, the Asclepias Beatrix, or Orange Beatrix flower, in London last week. It has a royal name, after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and it represents Dutch colours nicely with its vibrant summery orange glow. And the species name, Asclepias, is named after the Greek god of healing and is used for the milkweed family of plants because of its reputation in folklore medicine. We couldn’t help but order it in for our bouquets this week! It’s so pretty and I had never heard of it. You learn something every week…

Picture of vibrant orange Beatrix flower
Orange Beatrix Flower, Asclepias Beatrix. Picture from moreplant.info

We included it in our bouquet which was given to the person who was our 300th like on Facebook! Hope you like it, Chloe? Another one of our bouquets went out to Debs at Seven Fields Dental Health Centre, where it was sadly her last day. Good luck in the future Debs! She will be missed by everyone. Although maybe not her singing!

Tulipana also likes a challenge and pictured here is a moss based cross for a humanist service last week.

Rustic cross based with moss and willow twigs. Pictured here with a cluster of roses and spray carnations. Price available on request.
Rustic cross based with moss and willow twigs.

This was delivered to Johnson and Daltrey in Wootton Bassett. Johnson and Daltry is an Independent Funeral Directors that delivers a very personal service.
And, I know it seems early but Christmas, yes Christmas(!), is on the horizon. So we picked up Paloma Penguin. Just couldn’t resist.

Our toy penguin, Paloma
Paloma Penguin