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Flower of the month: Protea

This month’s flower of the month is protea, which is both the botanical and common name. It’s also sometimes called sugarbushes. It represents change and hope.
The genus originating from South Africa was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1735 after the  Greek god Proteus. Most proteas can be found south of the Limpopo river, and in the 17th Century they attracted botanists visiting The Cape of Good Hope.


This month we celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. Our very own Claire Satchell provided a very patriotic display at the flower festival in Christchurch, Derry Hill. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Royal Birthday June.jpg

It’s been a busy month, and we have been moving premises !!
From July we will be working from our new workshop at Greenbridge. Lots of space, but give us a week and it will certainly be filled!

Tulipana Workshop

On a side note, I am intending to run Christmas wreath making classes in the month of November. If you’re interested, please give me a call. It would be good to judge numbers. Class sizes will be limited, so it’ll be good to know how many to run!

Meanwhile, I am having withdrawal symptoms and missing the Chelsea Flower Show coverage on the BBC. My favourite garden of the show was The LG Smart Garden. Bringing the inside to the outside, this garden beautifully demonstrates how technology can form a wonderful part of garden life, as well as in the home.

The LG Smart Garden
The LG Smart Garden. Picture from RHS Chelsea website.

And finally, here are just some of our deliveries of sympathy tributes to Johnson & Daltrey. Independent Funeral Directors based in Wootton Bassett and Calne. Offering a friendly, personal and caring service.

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