It’s almost time to celebrate those Irish mammies!
It’s the one day of the year that mothers get spoilt, with breakfast in bed, surprise presents and a slap-up meal.
And as it’s always better to plan ahead, it’s vital to double check that all-important date.
Mother’s Day is a modern celebration originating in North America, honoring one’s own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
The date of Mother’s Day changes every year. This year Mother’s Day will be Sunday March 15.
View our collection of Mothers Day flowers, send flowers for Mother’s Day, popular choices include roses & lilies or delightful tulips – make your mums day special and let her know just how much you care!
The gift of flowers will show your mother how much you appreciate all that she does. Order Mother’s Day flowers online from Lamber de Bie Flowers to guarantee your mom has the best Mother’s Day yet!
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Mother’s Day Flowers
When you can’t take flowers and give them to mum yourself on Mother’s Day, we’re delighted to deliver them with a smile on your behalf. This year, our talented florists at Lamber de Bie flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny, have created a wonderful selection of beautiful Mother’s Day flowers for you to choose from.
We’ve been showing mums our appreciation with Mother’s Day flowers for a long time – in fact the tradition has been followed for hundreds of years in Ireland and in other countries. A sumptuous bouquet of fresh flowers, or a chic and stylish arrangement is a luxurious gift that is sure to make her feel special.
Buy your Mother’s Day Flowers now online from your local florist.
Lamber de Bie is a Dutch Master florist who studies for seven years in his native Holland to become a Dutch Master Florist.
Lamber and his partner Pat run 3 very sucessful retail florist stores in Waterford & Kilkenny, Ireland since 2000. Over the years Lamber and his team of qualified florists have been honoured to be part of many brides wedding day by providing flowers for an ever growing client list of Lamber de bie Flowers.
As garden wedding ceremonies are getting more popular in Ireland over the past years we’d love to show you what we can do with our floral displays to enhance your “Irish Garden Wedding”
Lamber looks forward to working with many more brides to be, creating individually designed themes for every wedding they are part of.
I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures and look forward to all your comments.
The 14th of February is the day to Prune your Vines in your Garden.
As a florist I’ve never been able to prune my Vines on the 14th of February as this is a day I’m always working in our flowershops creating lots of Valentine’s Bouquets.
However as my garden is one my biggest hobbys I look forward to a nice winter’s day as soon as I’ve had my rest after Valentines in the shops year after year, to prune my vines and spend time with my dogs in the garden.
Every year this feels like the real start of spring for me with days getting longer, the sun is getting warmer and the garden exploding with lots of snowdrops.
In order to get the best yield from your grape vines you need to prune very rigourisly every winter, and I’ve often heared expert mentioning the 14th of February as the perfect day to do this.
Even though the fruit isn’t the main reason I’m growing vines in the garden, I keep to this pruning regime every year. As we do not get enough sun to ripen all our grapes to sull size every year, some varieties work better than others in our Irish climate. For me it is mostly about the beautifull foliage and later on the autumn colours.
Back to the pruning.
The best way to prune a vine is to leave 3 to 4 stems grow, right from the base of the plant, up to a lenght of 3 to 4 meter and take away all side-branches to approx 4cm (2/3 inch) length. It is from here that the neew branches grow and the fruit is produced. Also by leaving the same few stems every year you create beautifull strong stems that look stunning in winter.
The Clean up after the pruning becomes the real fun for today.
After all the pruning you are left with lots of branches to clean up. Rather than having to pick it all up and filling up the composter in the garden, or even worse, if you haven’t got a composting site in your garden, having to pay to dispose of the pruned branches, why not turn this into your own garden sculpture.
Simply push the branches together and start rolling the bundle of twigs around your garden untill it becomes a big loos sphere of twigs.
At this point I use a roll of florist wire, natural twine is also very good – but try choosing something that naturally de composes over time – and again keep rolling your shere around the garden white wrapping your wire around it.
Stronger ends of the branches can be carefully bend inside the centre of your sphere – be carefull not to break these as they are less flexible in the winter – and with your wire or twine you can keep going until you have the desired shape white pushing the complete object into shape while rolling it around your garden.
And there you have it. A Garden job where the clean up is the most fun of it all.
This stunning garden object will last for several years outside and can be used as a decorative object on your garden table, a base for climbing plants in your border or when dried you could ever make this into your own home made centrepiece light over the dining table.
I hope you enjoyed this blog and get as much fun from your garden as I do time after time.
Oh, the tulip! It can’t get any more Dutch, you might be thinking, but the tulip originates from Iran, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Nomads took the flower to Turkey, where sultans wore a tulip on their turbans. That is how the tulip got its name: ‘tulipan’ means turban.
Colours and shapes of the tulip
The popular tulip is available in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with petals in different colours. You also get a lot of choice of shapes. There are tulips with a single or a double row of flower petals, striking frilly and parrot tulips with serrated- edged petals and the elegant lily tulip.
Caring for the tulip
With these care tips you can enjoy your little turbans for 5 to 12 days:
Choose a vase which is tall enough: tulips can still grow a few centimetres.
Place the tulips first of all for an hour in the vase, in their wrapping. The tulips will suck up the water and will straighten themselves.
Use tap water at room temperature.
Cut the stems diagonally off at the bottom.
Place the vase in a cool, not too sunny position, away from the fruit bowl.
Symbolism of the tulip
When you give flowers, in some cases you also send a message. Red tulips mean turbulent love, yellow tulips mean rejection and black tulips: ‘I love you so much I would give everything up for you’. If you gave a tulip in the sixteenth century, then you would be giving riches. In that time the flower was extremely popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs quickly developed. In those days you could buy a whole canal house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb! Those times are over, but you will still feel rich, with a beautiful bunch of tulips in your home.
With only four more shopping days left, all systems are running at 110% to deliver the most beautiful Christmas flower bouquets, table centre arrangements and gifts to more and more customers every year.
Christmas is one of the busiest time of the year at Lamber de Bie Flowers. It starts not long after the previous Christmas when Lamber & Pat (co-Owner of Lamber de Bie Flowers) sit down at length and discuss every detail of the season with every member of their team from the florist to the delivery person as well as their trusted suppliers. This allows Lamber 12 Months of preparation for the next Christmas season. In the first two months of the year Lamber visits a number of International Christmas and gift tradefairs in the UK, Germany, France and ofcourse his native Holand, were a large proportion of the decorations for next Christmas are purchased. This year Lamber de Bie Flowers will be going for the fourteened time trough the same routine.
Four shopping days left means for the Florists at Lamber de Bie that apart from four busy days there’s also 3 late nights ahead of us. During the day when all 3 of our shops are open all day from 8am all hands are on deck to serve lots of customers that call into our shop to choose or order the perfect centre piece that will be central to this years Christmas dinner table, order Christmas bouquets for their own home or a friend or family member or look after a customer that would like to say thank you to their customers with a special floral gift from Lamber de Bie for their support.
On top of that there is the “every day” events in the flower shops; Today in or shop in the Kilbarry Centre on the Tramore Road in Waterford everything stopped for a moment when a young woman came into our shop to personally thank our florists for the amazing bouquet of 100 large red roses she received trough our shop this week. The proud photo’s she showed us on her phone and the enormous smile made us all appreciate once again how lucky we all are to be part of this amazing business. On the same day from our Kilkenny shop we delivered an amazing display of flowers for a wedding where the bride wanted us to decorate each of the tables with individual floral displays as well as filling the church with stunning wedding flowers. at our flowershop in Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, on the Dunmore road in waterford there was a very special moment today when a customer called to thank our florist for the way we looked her at a recent loss in her family.
Lamber and his team of florists have created a stunning selection of floral masterpieices for Christmas 2014. The designes have been tried, tested and photographed and are now available on our florist website http://www.lamberdebie.ie
Fresh flowers have arrived from Holland over the past few days and will arrive every day upto Christmas eve where they are sorted, checked and conditioned, ready to be distributed to our 3 flower shops in Waterford & Kilkenny. A team of dedicated and passionate experts are making sure that whatever ariives at a Lamber de Bie Flowershop is always the best quality of fresh flowers and plants.
Today, four days before Christmas we can truly say that Lamber de Bie Flowers is ready for Christmas. Our shops are filled with beautiful hand tied bouquets starting from €20.00 upto…….. well – you name it, a selection of table centre pieces in every size and shape, and a selection of christmas plants and planted arrangements to bring colour, scent and warmth to your home or as a gift for a dear one. We also think of thos that are not here this Christmas with stunning flowers and wreaths for the grave.
Our shops are open every day from now to Christmas from 8 am untill Christmas eve on 5pm when we will be closing our doors for a shrot but I believe a well deserved rest and some family time for our florists.
Call to one of our flower shops in Waterford or Kilkenny or give us a call if you can’t make it or just log onto our 24/7 website http://www.lamberdebie.ie
Our Waterford shops are:
Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilbarry Centre (formally Superquinn), Tramore Road, Waterford Tel: 051-379 440 Email: email@example.com
our Kilkenny shop: Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny City, Tel: 056-777 0161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like this opppertunity to thank all of our customers for their support, not only over the past year but over the last 14 years since Lamber de Bie Flowers first opened its door. It is because you, our customers that we the florists of team Lamber de Bie, enjoy the best job in the world -every day of the year. Thank You!
If you could choose one flower to crown as queen of the summer flowers, it would have to be the majestic sunflower. Did you know that the flower in the wild turns with the sun during the day? At night the flower heads turn back to the east. We call this phenomenon Heliotropism.
Colours and shapes
As well as the well-known yellow sunflower, you can also choose orange, brown, cream coloured and dark red varieties. There is also a range of shapes: there are sunflowers with large or small flowers, with a single row of flower petals or with multiple rings of petals.
The sunflower is often considered a symbol of the sun and love. In Greek mythology, nymph Clytia fell completely in love with the sun god Apollo. Even though Clytia was really beautiful, Apollo didn’t return her love. The result: Clytia died from a broken heart, changed into a sunflower and turned constantly with the sun, to see her sun god. What a dramatic love story!
The sunflower actually comes from North and South America. Native Americans ate the seeds from the flower, together with beans, corn and squashes. The official name of the sunflower is Helianthus, a combination of the Greek Helios (sun) and Anthos (flower).
Bouquet inspiration with sunflowers
When arranging a sunflower bouquet, think of a combination of calla lilies, gladioli, dahlia and celosia.
Also lovely to combine with sunflowers and which can be seen on the photo are gladioli, alstroemerias, celosias and asclepias. With a piece of floral foam as the base, you build the bouquet from the top to the bottom, first the gladioli, then the alstroemerias, then the sunflowers and celosias and finally the asclepias.
Caring for the sunflower
Create an extended summer in your vase:
Cut the end of the stems off diagonally.
Remove any excess leaves from the stems.
Place the flowers in a clean, preferably glass vase.
Add a bit of cut flower food.
Re-fill the vase regularly, because sunflowers are thirsty.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we sell Sunflowers at 3 for €7.50 These magnificent large Sunflowers will brighten your Patio table for alfresco dining or your kitchen on the duller summer days.