Autumn Flowers Online

Autumn flowers online

Delivery in Ireland and UK

Find a selection of Autumn flowers, autumn bouquets and autumn flower arrangements from the offering of seasonal fresh autumn flowers at the Florist website of Lamber de Bie – http://www.lamberdebie.ie

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Autumn Flowers Online

 

Autumn flowers created by qualified florists and hand delivered in Ireland and the UK.

Autumn flowers
Autumn flower bouquet

Autumn Flowers Rose and Lily Hand-tied

Combining exquisite lilies and large-headed roses, this classically elegant hand-tied is a perfect partnership of colours and blooms. Lilies and large-headed roses work so wonderfully together, and we’ve added oak leaves and fresh foliage for their colour and contrasting texture. It’s all perfectly finished off with lavish seasonal gift-wrap. Featuring 5 red Asiatic lilies, 5 orange large-headed roses, red oak leaf and pittosporum.

This bouquet is available in 3 different prices, starting from € 40.00

 

Autumn Splendour Vase

Autumn Flowers Splendour Perfect Gift

Our Autumn Splendour Perfect Gift is a rich collage of colours, from end-of-the-summer orange to the firelight glow of amber. The large-headed orange rose takes centre stage, wonderfully complemented by germinis and carnations. Featuring 1 orange carthamus, 3 orange germinis, 2 orange spray carnations, an orange large-headed rose, and solidago with red oak leaf, salal and pittosporum, presented in a clear glass vase with a rustic brown sisal collar.

 

Autumn flowers bouquet

XL Autumn Flowers Hand Tied

Our Extra Large Autumn Hand-tied is an incredible sight. With a generous array of large-headed roses, germinis and carnations, it’s one of our most spectacular designs. The colours are wonderfully chosen too, dappled sunlight shades combine with rich orange and crimson. It will make an absolutely breathtaking gift. Featuring 2 orange large-headed roses, 5 gold carnations, 2 yellow spray chrysanthemums, 2 bronze spray chrysanthemums, 5 orange germinis, and 4 orange spray carnations, with red oak leaf.

 

Lily and Physalis Vase

Extra Large Lily and Physalis Vase

This extravagant union of exquisite flowers really capture the beauty of the season. In this extra large arrangement we\’ve chosen even more stunning lilies and exotic physalis to create a flawless and and spectacular display. It\’s a dazzling new take on autumn flowers and it\’s going to amaze. Featuring 8 red Asiatic lilies and 5 physalis, with black and red grevillea in a tall slim, glass vase.

 

If you are interested to send flowers in Ireland or send flowers in the UK you can go for the full selection of Interflora autumn flowers to the florist website of Lamber de Bie Flowers – www.lamberdebie.ie

 

 

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Birthday flowers

Scented Summer Basket & Summer Basket

Most popular choice for Birthday gifts

Over the past month we have seen a enormous increase of sales for our summer basket as well as our scented summer basket. Both flower baskets are very popular for any gifts but paticular popular as Birthday gifts. Both flower arrangements feature a beautiful selection of lilac, cream, purple and mostly pink summer flowers.

Summer Basket

Taking our inspiration from the natural beauty of country gardens, this arrangement features a gorgeous selection of seasonal blooms. We´ve selected the very freshest flowers of the moment and arranged them in a crisp white softwood basket. It´s an evocative collection of rich summer shades that will brighten any room.

Birthday Gifts
Summer Basket

Scented Summer Basket

Presented in a classic rustic style trug basket, this collection of summer flowers and sweet scented herbs could have been just picked from the garden. The soft pastel colours and beautiful fragrance make this arrangement a wonderful centrepiece as well as an ideal gift. Featuring pink germinis, cream carnations, pink lisianthus, Blue September flower, and pink spray carnations with rosemary, lavender and foliage

Birthday Gifts
Scented Summer Basket

For a full selection of our Special Birthday Gifts follow the link to our website below:

www.lamberdebie.ie

Mother’s Day Interflora Flowers

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Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Mother's day gift flowers
Mother's Day Gift Bag

Treat Mum to this bright and beautiful posy of flowers for Mother’s Day. We’ve chosen pretty, cheerful flowers in pinks and creams along with fragrant blue hyacinths, and a charming floral gift bag to display it in. We’re sure that Mum is going to love it.

Featuring pink alstroemeria, cream carnations, pink germini, blue hyacinths and pink spray chrysanthemums hand-tied with salal, carefully finished with Mother’s Day gift wrap and delivered in a floral gift bag.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €28.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Perfect Gift

Mothers day perfect gift
Mother's Day Perfect Gift

Here is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. We’ve selected exquisite large-headed white roses, and complemented them with pretty shades of pink and lilac.
The flowers are carefully arranged in a clear glass vase, so they are ready to take pride of place in Mum’s home.

Featuring white large-headed roses, pink spray chrysanthemums, lilac statice, pink spray carnations and foliage presented in a clear glass vase with a mauve sisal collar.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €36.00 from your online local Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Orchid Gift Bag

Mother's Day Orchids
Mother's day Orchid Gift Bag

To make an impact – and to say a very big thank you to Mum – this stylish display of mini Cymbidium orchids makes a stunning gift for Mother’s Day.
The exquisite stems of exotic green and pink flowers are beautifully presented inside a lavish black presentation bag to create a fabulous centrepiece.

Featuring one green mini Cymbidium orchid and one pink mini Cymbidium orchid with palm presented in a black Interflora branded gift bag.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €36.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Basket

Mothers day pink flowers
Mother's Day Basket

We’ve selected a beautiful, feminine mix of favourite flowers to create this classic Mother’s Day gift. The pretty colour palette includes creamy yellow, soft pink and lilac, plus we’ve added rosemary and lavender for scent. It’s all carefully arranged in a split willow basket, and is a gift she’s sure to love.

Featuring cream carnations, pink germinis, pink lisianthus, lilac september flower and pink spray carnations with eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender, presented in a split willow basket.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Teacup and Saucer

mothers day teacup and saucer
Mother's day Teacup and Saucer

For something a little different this Mother’s Day, this ceramic teacup and saucer is a fabulous choice. It’s overflowing with a stunning selection of pink and purple flowers including mini Cymbidium orchids and a little lavender for scent. Mum will be delighted with this beautiful gift.

Featuring mini Cymbidium orchids, lilac carnations, purple lisianthus, spray carnations and fresh lavender carefully arranged in a large ceramic teacup with saucer.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Mothers day hand tied bouquet
Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

Mum is going to love in this beautiful bouquet. Including elegantOriental lilies, large-headed pink roses, and vibrant germinis, this is a very stylish Mother’s Day gift.
The rich pinks and lush greens are big impact colours too – just what you need to celebrate your Mum’s special day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Large mothers day hand-tied bouquet of flowers
Large Mother's Day Hand-tied Bouquet

A large version of our popular Mother’s Day hand-tied, thisvibrant bouquet includes spectacular Oriental lilies, gorgeouslarge-headed roses and cheerful germinis.
It’s elegant, stylish and is sure to delight Mum on her special day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €54.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Vase

Mothers Day Vase
Mother's Day Vase

Bursting with beautiful, feminine colours and contrasting textures, this vase arrangement makes an impressive Mother’s Day gift.
A classic combination of pink roses and lilies is completmented by soft cream lisianthus, all carefully arranged in a tapered glass vase.

Featuring pink large-headed roses, pink Oriental lilies and cream lisianthus with palm and salal leaves, presented in a tapered clear glass vase.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €60.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Extra Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Extra Large Mothers Day Hand-Tied Bouquet
Extra Large Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

Such an extravagant hand-tied is the perfect way to show Mum your appreciation. This rich medley of stunning cerise and soft pink flowers includes exotic Oriental lilies and classic large-headed roses in abundance. This extra large bouquet is afabulous gift for Mother’s Day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €66.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Mother’s Day Extravagance Hand-tied

Extravagant Hand Tied Bouquet
Mother's Day Extravagance Hand-Tied Bouquet

This glorious hand-tied bouquet is designed to give your Mum the ‘thank you’ she really deserves. The beautiful shades of pink and cream are soft and feminine, and the fabulous selection of flowers are simply stunning. It really is a gift to impress.

Featuring mini cymbidium orchids, white Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses and pink spray roses, expertly hand-tied with palm and salal leaves and finished with Mother’s Day gift wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €72.00 from your online Interflora florist.

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Mothers day Flowers Online

Mothers Day Flowers

Mothers Day Flowers

Sunday 3rd of April 2011 is Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland

Best selection of fresh bouquets for mothers day 2011 are now available online for delivery in Ireland and the UK. We deliver on Mother’s day Sunday.

This Mother’s day basket filled with beautiful pink, creme and blue flowers will put a smile on any mums face when the delivery person arrives at her door on mothers day morning. This Mothers day basket is available for €40.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Basket
Mother's Day Basket with Pink Flowers

Mothers Day Vase.

We created the stunning mothers day vase in 3 different sizes for you to choose from:

The standard mothers day vase comes arranged in an elegant clear glass vase and has a selection of  large oriental pink lilies, and pink large headed roses. Bursting with beautiful, feminine colours and contrasting textures, this vase arrangement makes an impressive Mother’s Day gift. A classic combination of pink roses and lilies is completmented by soft cream lisianthus, all carefully arranged in a tapered glass vase. Featuring pink large-headed roses, pink Oriental lilies and cream lisianthus with palm and salal leaves, presented in a tapered clear glass vase. The mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €60.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Vase
Mother's Day Vase

The large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €72.00 plus delivery.

Large mother's day vase
Large Mothers Day Vase

The extra large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €84.00 plus delivery.

Extra Large Mother's Day Vase
Extra Large Mother's Day Vase

Mothers Day planted Basket

We’ve chosen African violets and palm for our Mother’s Day planted basket. The vibrant pink and purple look stunning against the green foliage, and the grey-wash split willow basket adds a contemporary twist. It’s a beautiful gift, which Mum is sure to love. Featuring 2 African violets and a palm carefully planted in a split willow basket and finished with a pink ribbon bow.

The mothers day planted basket is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €30.00 plus delivery.

Mothers day planted basket
Mother's Day Planted Basket

Mothers Day Rose Vase

From our exclusive range of flowers we have chosen for the clear glass globe vase with a compact hand tied bouquet of large headed pink and lilac roses as the ultimate luxurious mothers day gift.

Mothers Day Roses in Glass Vase
Mothers Day Roses in Clear Glass Globe Vase

Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Mum is going to love in this beautiful bouquet. Including elegant Oriental lilies, large-headed pink roses, and vibrant germinis, this is a very stylish Mother’s Day gift. The rich pinks and lush greens are big impact colours too – just what you need to celebrate your Mum’s special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €40.00 plus delivery.

Standard size hand tied mother's day bouquet
Mothers Day Bouquet Standard

Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

A large version of our popular Mother’s Day hand-tied, this vibrant bouquet includes spectacular Oriental lilies, gorgeous large-headed roses and cheerful germinis. It’s elegant, stylish and is sure to delight Mum on her special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €54.00 plus delivery.

Large hand tied mothers day bouquet
Large Hand Tied Mothers day Bouquet

Extra Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Such an extravagant hand-tied is the perfect way to show Mum your appreciation. This rich medley of stunning cerise and soft pink flowers includes exotic Oriental lilies and classic large-headed roses in abundance. This extra large bouquet is a fabulous gift for Mother’s Day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The extra large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €66.00 plus delivery.

Extra large hand tied mother's day bouquet
Extra Large Hand-Tied Mother's Day Bouquet.

This is just a selection of the most popular bouquets and arrangements for mothers day 2011.

For a look at the full selection of our floral mothers day gifts go to our website at http://www.lamberdebie.ie or click on the photo below.

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland
Flowers online for Mothers day
Flowers online for Mother's Day from Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

International Woman’s Day

march 8, International Woman’s Day

International Woman's Day Flowers Online

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on 8 March every year.

It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc).

In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their sympathy and love to the women around them – somewhat similar to Western Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day mixed together.

In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

The International Woman’s Day is also celebrated as the first spring holiday, as in the listed countries the first day of March is considered the first day of the spring season.

International Woman's Day Flowers

International Women’s Day is marked on March the 8th every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. International Woman’s Day has become a very important event on the calender of the Irish Florists over the past few years by the many eastern europeans that have come to live in Ireland. On International Woman’s Day Customers buy flowers not only for their wife or partner but buy flowers for all important woman in their life. Flowers are bought for their mother, their sisters and also for their female colleagues.

International Woman's Day Flowers
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Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Flowers

Basket with plants for mother's day
mother's day planted flower basket

Mother’s Day Flowers Online

Mother’s Day 2011 will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd April this year in Ireland and the UK.

Mother's Day Flower Bouquet
Extra Large Mother's Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Lamber de Bie Flowers have an exiting range of beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts available from their florist web site as well as from their flower shops in Kilkenny and Waterford. The full range of flowers on our Mother’s Day Flowers section in the website can be sent anywhere in Ireland and the UK.

There are Pink Mother’s Day Bouquets starting at €40.00, Extra large Mother’s day hand-tied for only €66.00, planted baskets starting from €30.00 and a selection of bouquets and arrangements for Mother’s Day starting from €28.00.

Flower gift for Mother's Day
Mother's Day perfect gift, flowers in a gift bag

For our Mother’s Day Collection we have chosen the best value flowers available for Mother’s Day while ensuring a large selection of specialist Mother’s Day Flowers.

We have created beautiful bouquets including white lilies. bouquets including pink orchids, all pink bouquets, planted arrangements and flower baskets in pinks.

For the Mother’s Day 2011 range we have also included some magnificent floral arrangements from our exclusive flower range such as the clear glass vase filled with pink and lilac roses.

Flowers in a Vase for Mother's Day
Mother's Day Vase, Clear glass vase filled with pink lilies and flowers.

Mother’s day deliveries can be specified for both Saturday delivery as well as for Sunday Delivery. As a member of Interflora and trough our Interflora florists members we can guarantee best quality flowers for Mothers Day as well as best value flowers for Mother’s Day.

Orchid's in a box
Orchid gift box for Mother's Day.

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers

At Lamber de Bie Flowers we’re ready for Valentine’s Day.

Interflora Florists Waterford ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florists from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford ready for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days in a florists calender. This is no different for the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers. Before the Valentine’s Bouquets arrive on Valentines Day morning to the home or desk of our customers loved ones, there is a lot of work to be done.

It starts immediately after we’re all back to normal after the new years celebrations are over with the first planning. Lamber de Bie and his team of qualified Inteflora florists sit down to plan the upcoming Valentines Day. From planning for what variety of roses they will offer to their customers this year, to designing the Lamber de Bie Signature Valentines Bouquet down to what vases, teddy bears to buy and what wrapping they will be using.

Soon thereafter the Valentines gift wrapping, vases, teddy bears and handmade chocolates are ordered and over the following weeks the team of florists start with preparing the luxury gift wraps for what Lamber de Bie Flowers is well known; Everything, Always Perfect – Even on the busiest day of the year, is their motto.

Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers getting ready for Valentines Day
Interflora Florist at Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford getting ready for Valentines Day

In the photo above; Mashy and Baiba showing off the magnificent Grand Prix Red Roses as well as the Beautiful white Avalanche roses and bright pink Aqua roses. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Superquinn Centre on the Tramore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-379440 or email to waterford@lamberdebie.com

 

Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers
Interflora Florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers have three flower shops. one flower shop in Kilkenny and two flower shops in Waterford, Ireland.

The company that has build up a name of providing top quality flowers and floral displays with the biggest smile and best service possible for all their customers always. This is the reason that Lamber de Bie flowers has become the choice florist for many over the past more than ten years.

 

The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford
The Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Ardkeen Quality Foodstore, Waterford

In the photo above; Tanja and Margaret preparing some roses for a early Valentines delivery.. This photo was taken in the flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers in the Ardkeen Quality Foodstore on the Dunmore Road in Waterford.

You can contact the florists at 051-844848 or email to ardkeen@lamberdebie.com

 

 

Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny
Interflora Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny ready for Valentines Day

 

Isolde and Sally in the Kilkenny flower shop of Lamber de Bie Flowers on the Ormonde Street, Kilkenny can be contacted at 056-7770161 or by email at kilkenny@lamberdebie.com

Valentine's Roses Online
Valentine's Roses Online from Lamber de Bie Flowers

 

The choice of, only the best, roses available for Valentines Day at any of the Lamber de Bie Flowers stores will be the exact, top quality only, flowers you can expect if you order from the Florist Website from Lamber de Bie Flowers; http://www.lamberdebie.ie

 

Valentine's Day Flowers
Valentine's Day Flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers, Waterford & Kilkenny.

It is not only red roses that can be found on Valentines Day as trends many people like to choose the amazing Amaryllis flowers as in the photo above or a bouquet of tulips as in the photo below.

Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online
Valentines Tulip Bouquet Available Online from http://www.lamberdebie.ie

On behalf of all the team of Lamber de Bie Flowers, both those you will meet in our stores but also those working behind the screens and their team of drivers, would like to wish you all:

A Wonderful Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford
Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny and Waterford looking forward to Valentines Day

Luxury Flowers Online

Luxury Flowers Online

from http://www.lamberdebie.ie by Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

Luxury Pink Calla Lilies in Vase
Luxury Pink Calla Lily Bouquet in Vase

More people are looking for Luxury Flowers Online. Over the past years more and more people are looking for very special bouquets. When sending flowers online it often means that you can not be there yourself to tell your loved ones how much you care.

Luxury Tulip Vase bouquet
Luxury Tulip Bouquet in Glass Vase

In order to feel confident that your message of love, care or sympathy is delivered correctly on time and with flowers as you ordered them of the best quality.

At Lamber de bie Flowers we offer a guarantee being a established retail florist with flower shops for more than ten years now. Lamber de Bie Flowers offers it’s customers confidence trough the fact that co-founder, owner and creative director studied for seven years in one of Holland’s best floral collages to achieve the title of Dutch Master Florist.

Luxury Flower Arrangement Online
Luxury Orchid and Rose Arrangement

At Lamber de bie Flowers, with their association to Interflora Worldwide and Interflora UK we have access to the latest new developments in the flower business. Lamber also travels to Holland regular to keep up to date with new developments in the world of flowers.

Luxury Purple Orchid and Rose Vase
Luxury Purple Orchids and Rose Vase

At lamber de Bie Flowers we have added a selection of luxury flowers to our online flower website; http://www.lamberdebie.ie

Luxury Bird of Paradise Arrangement in Glass Vase
Luxury Bird of Paradise Display in Glass Vase

 

 

Designer Flowers Online
Luxury Designer Flowers Online

Valentine’s Day

Love Sweats
Valentine's picture
Ultimate 100 Red Roses Hand-Tied Bouquet
Go All Out with 100 Grand prix Red Roses Hand Tied Valentines Bouquet.

The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

 

Valentines Flowers Online
Valentines Flowers at http://www.lamberdebie.com

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine’s Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

 

Valentine's Day Cupid
Valentine's Cupid

St. Valentine’s Story

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn’t like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn’t the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn’t going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies — secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

 

Engagement rings and a Bouquet of red Roses go Hand in Hand.
Engagement Rings and red Roses

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death. I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, “Love from your Valentine.”

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh — because they know that love can’t be beaten!

Valentine's Bouquet of red and pink Tulips
Red Tulip Hand-Tied Bouquet

Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;

Curl your locks as I do mine —

Two before and three behind.

Good morning to you, valentine.

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

Valentines Arrangement of Roses and Carnations
Featuring 6 large-headed red roses with diamanté pins and 6 red carnations carefully arranged in mirrored glass cube.

In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

Hand tied Bouquet for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Rose & Lily Hand-tied

A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together — but not too closely!

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

 

Hand made Interflora Valentine's Day Chocolates
Hand made Interflora Valentine's Day Chocolates

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have. If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

Modern Valentines Flowers
Modern Valentines gift with flowers and chocolates

Order Valentine’s Flowers Online

Browse our huge selection of fresh flowers bouquets and Valentines arrangements at Lamber de Bie Flowers website http://www.lamberdebie.ie

You will find all you are looking for from single red rose, dozen red roses bouquet, fantastic tulip bouquets, valentines chocolates and much more.

Valentines bouquet of 50 purple tulips
Bouquet of 50 purple tulips

 

Valentines bouquet of 50 pink tulips
50 Pink Tulips for Valentines
Bouquet of 50 Orange Tulips
50 Orange tulips Valentines Bouquet

All flowers for the greater Kilkenny and Waterford area are delivered by our delivery team on a daily base. As a member of Interflora , Lamber de Bie Flowers at interflora can also deliver to almost any address in Ireland and the UK.

For deliveries outside of Ireland and the UK please contact us directly by email; info@lamberdebie.com or call us at 056-7770161 and we are able to organise delivery of flowers to most countries worldwide trough our association with Interflroa.

For a full listing of all Valentine’s Day flowers available online go to

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Online Valentine's day flowers
Valentine's Day Flowers at http://www.lamberdebie.com

Mistletoe

Mistletoe berries from the European Mistletoe

Mistletoe

The name was originally applied to Viscum Album(European Mistletoe, Santalaceae), the only species native in Great Britain and much of Europe. Later the name was further extended to other related species, including Phoradendron serotinum (the Eastern Mistletoe of eastern North America, also Santalaceae). European Mistletoe is readily recognized by its smooth-edged oval evergreen leaves borne in pairs along the woody stem, and waxy white berries in dense clusters of 2 to 6. In America, the Eastern Mistletoe is similar, but has shorter, broader leaves and longer clusters of 10 or more berries. In the United States, Phoradendron flavescens is commercially harvested for Christmas decorations, as is Viscum album in Europe.

Mistletoe plants grow on a wide range of host trees, and commonly reduce their growth but can kill them with heavy infestation. Viscum album can parasitise more than 200 tree and shrub species. Almost all mistletoes are paracites.(A parasitic plant is one that derives some or all of its sustenance from another plant.), bearing evergreen leaves, and using the host mainly for water and mineral nutrients.

Most mistletoe seeds are spread by birds, In Europe mainly by the Mistle Trush.

Mistletoe was often considered a pest that kills trees and devalues natural habitats, but was recently recognized as an ecological keystone species, an organism that has a disproportionately pervasive influence over its community. A broad array of animals depend on mistletoe for food, consuming the leaves and young shoots, transferring pollen between plants, and dispersing the sticky seeds. The dense evergreen “witches brooms”formed by the dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium species) of western North America also make excellent locations for roosting and nesting of the Northern Spotted Owl among others.

European mistletoe, Viscum album, figured prominently in Greek Mythology. In cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality), possibly due to a resemblance between the berries and semen.

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Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century. Viscum albumis is the Mistletoe used in Europe whereas Phoradendron serotinum is used in North America.

American Mistletoe

According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens; it may remain hanging through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it was replaced the following Christmas Eve. The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe.

According to Christmas custom, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Skandinavian norign and is found in history as early as 1820.

“The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases.”

Mistletoe leaves and young twigs are used by herbalists, and it is popular in Europe, especially in Germany, for treating circulatory and respiratory system problems. Use of mistletoe extract in the treatment of cancer, however clinical evidence does not support claims of anti-cancer effect for mistletoe extract.

The sticky juice of mistletoe berries was used as adhesive to trap small animals or birds. In South Africa it is called “Bird lime” in English and voelent in Afrikaans. A handful of ripe fruits are chewed until sticky, and the mass is then rubbed between the palms of the hands to form long extremely sticky strands which are then coiled around small thin tree branches where birds perch. When a bird lands on this it gets stuck to the branch and is then easy to catch by hand.

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