For many years they have been providing all the flowers for the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Once again we are delighted to be the floral provider for the Kilkenny Arts Festival. As part of our sponsorship we provide all flowers for St-Canices Cathedral, St-John’s Priory, The Parade Tower, The Black Abbey, The Festival Club as well as all presentation bouquets and flowers for the performers.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we believe that we offer a extra attraction to; in our opinion, the best festival Kilkenny offers every year.
All floral displays are designed by Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie, site-specific and created by Lamber and his team of florists.
Lamber received a personal compliment on his floral displays from President Michael D. Higgins after a fantastic musical performance that they both enjoyed in St-Canices Cathedral.
While creating these displays, Lamber brought along his latest “apprentice” Minister Ann Phelan, who clearly has many more talents than what she gets to use in her day-job.
All these venues are open for viewing between the performances and it’s well worth going to see the dramatic floral arrangements during Kilkenny Arts Festival while enjoying our Beautiful Kilkenny.
White Phalaonopsis Orchids
The Phalaonopsis orchid, one of Lamber’s favorite flowers, features in the modern composition that Lamber created for the Black Abbey in Kilkenny.
Over 200 large, fresh orchid flowers cascade from a natural globe of vine branches placed on a 7ft tall modern metal stand. With the Orchids Lamber also used natural, trailing Tillandsia plants. These plants are often seen growing together on the same trees in their natural habitat.
Recognition from President Michael D. Higgins.
The Globe in the floral display at the Black Abbey for this years Art Festival was created by Dutch Master Florist Lamber de Bie from prunings of his vines from his garden. If you would like to see how to make this yourself have a look back at a previous blog on this page.
In the serene setting of St-John’s Priory Lamber chose to keep a colour pallete of whites and greens with white Oriental Lilies, large white Hydrangea blooms, large dark green glossy Monstera leaves and delicate fennell flowers from the florist’s garden.
Orchid display at the Black Abbey.
I could’t resist putting this picture into my blog of an amazing instument of a Dutch company.
While creating the floral backdrop in the church Lamber and his team had the pleasure of listening to some rehersals for the upcoming performances. We love our job!
Ann Phelan TD – A lady with many talents.
I hope you all get to enjoy, not only some of the many amazing performances during the festival, but also take a moment to enjoy the floral masterpieces.
Don’t forget to call into the Flower shop of “Lamber de Bie Flowers” in Kilkenny City where Lamber created a stunning floating window display with Lilac Vanda Orchids.
International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme 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. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
As actress Patricia Arquette pointed out during her Oscars acceptance speach earlier this year, there is still lots of work to be done for equality for Women.
In Ireland the celebrations of International Woman’s Day has grown significant over the past number of years. Much of this is due to the increasing amount of Eastern Europeans now calling Ireland their home. Men come into our flower shops to buy a bouquet or a single flower for all the women in their live: Partner, wife, mother, sister, daughter, work colleauge, etc. Celebrating the importance of these women in their life.
This tradition has been picked up by many Irish men as a gesture of recognition for the women in their life.
Surprise the Woman in your life with a token of respect from Lamber de Bie Flowers this year. #MakeitHappen
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!
Send Flowers for Mothers Day with leading Irish online florist, order online with flowers from Lamber de Bie flowers, Your local florist in Waterford & Kilkenny as well as your online florist shop. we are a real local florist that are guarenteed to send you the best fresh flowers for Mother’s day.
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.
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!