Here’s a few samples of our new summer selection available online from our website today for delivery (almost) anywhere in Ireland by the local florist you trust for more than fifteen years in Waterford & Kilkenny.
For more information give us a call in our flowershop in Kilkenny at +353 (0)56-7770161 or
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we all have a love for nature and all it’s beautifull blooms it creates, This inspires us to constantly create the best ever creation for our magnificent customers.
Another thing we love at Lamber de Bie Flowers is a bit of fun and a good laugh, we sure need it to get thru such a busy week as Valentines.
Hope you all have lots of laughs and love to share this Valentines Day.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we are very exited with the arrival of the first spring flowers into our flowershop.
The first offering of Spring flowers from the dutch flower auction in Aalsmeer starts often well before Christmas. However it is Lamber’s choice to hold off on buying any spring blooms untill the new year.
In the months January, February, March, April and May you can expect a large selection of spring flowers in our flowershops in Waterford and Kilkenny.
We will carry the usual spring flowers such as Tulips and Daffodills as well as the less often used Ranunculus, Lilac, Forcythia and Hyacinths. It is in the cold winter months of January, February and March that we surround ourself with these fresh spring blooms. creating spring flower bouquets in bright yellow, yellow and blue, pastel pinks and many other colour combinations.
Tulips are one of the most admired and beloved flowers the world around.
Meaning of the Colour of Tulips
Tulips are symbolic of fame and perfect love.
The symbolic meaning also changes with the colour of the tulips. Red tulips mean “beleive me” and are a declaration of true love.
Variegated tulips mean “You have beautifull eyes.”
Yellow tulips mean “There’s sunshine in your smile” and cheerful thoughts
Cream coloured tulips mean “I will love you forever.”
Orange tulips mean energy, enthausiasm, desire and passion.
Tulips as Heralds of Spring
Tulips also mean eternal life and are heralds of spring.
Along with crocuses and daffodils, tulips are the first flowers to blossom each year, sometimes while there is still snow on the ground nearby. Tulips are perfect for gardens that are designed to bloom from the earliest possible date. The meaning of the garden can be encoded in the choice of flower colors. For example, a white tulip garden would symbolize heaven on earth.
Send a burst of spring sunshine with this glorious hand-tied. These sunny golden yellow roses make a bright contrast to the snowy white lilies and pristine germini. Even if the spring weather disappoints, this is the perfect way to welcome spring into their home. Created by your expert, Local florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, based in Ireland with flower shops in Waterford and Kilkenny.
For her birthday, choose this ultra-feminine bouquet that is bursting with spring freshness. This pretty selection in shades of soft pink and white features beautifully fragrant freesias and genista to give it a springtime twist. It is trimmed with a Happy Birthday ribbon to mark their special day. Featuring 2 pink Asiatic lilies, 5 pink roses and 4 white freesias hand-tied with white genista, palm leaves and salal and finished with a Happy Birthday ribbon.
Scented Spring Pastels Vase
One of the pleasures of spring is the fresh, heady scent from flowers of the season and we’ve captured that uplifting experience with this exquisite gift. The combination of pastel hyacinths and ranunculus with dainty spring paper whites is irresistible. Featuring paper whites, mixed pale hyacinths, pink ranunculus and white genista with salal, arranged in a green glass globe vase and finished with a daisy wooden tag Created by your Local florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, based in Ireland with flower shops
We hope that we’ve brought the Spring a little bit closer to you by showing some of our gange of Spring Flowers that we will be creating for you over the next few months in our Flower shops in Kilkenny and Waterford.
If you would like to see the full range of Spring flowers have a look at our florist website at : www.lamberdebie.ie or call into one of our shops where you can not only see the creations but tough and smell them.
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
Origins of Valentine’s Day: A Pagan Festival in February
While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.
Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance
Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.
Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings
In addition to the the United Kingdom, Ireland and United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.
As every year we have a large range of flowers to send on our online florist website available for you to send to Waterford, Kilkenny, Dublin or anywhere in Ireland.
Here’s and overview of the four most popular autumn flower products for 2012 so far.
No 1 Best Seller Autumn Flowers Online
Autumn Elegance Vase Arrangement 2012
Think of autumn and you’re sure to conjure up wonderful colours and textures – and that’s just what we’ve done with this vibrant vase arrangement. Bright orange Asiatic lilies mingle with birch and burgundy oak leaf in a vase arrangement that really brings the season to life. All the richness of autumn is here, plus a subtle mix of eucalyptus and wheat grass. Featuring orange Asiatic lilies with birch, burgundy oak leaf, eucalyptus and wheat grass presented in an amber-coloured carafe vase.
This beautiful floral gift is available from our local florists website for €48.00 as seen in the picture above. You can also choose to buy the larger edition for €60.00 or for that very special person go for the “Extra Large Autumn Elegance Vase Arrangement 2012” for €72.00
Roses and lilies are always a favourite choice. For this gift we’ve chosen exquisite red Asiatic lilies to combine with large-headed orange roses. It’s a perfect combination, the autumn colours complement each other perfectly, and the mix of shapes and textures makes this a really beautiful bouquet. This bouquet is a real favorite with the florists at Lamber de Bie flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny. When delivering this fresh flower gift the flowers will be more closed as we like to deliver flowers that will last longer in your home.
Featuring red Asiatic lilies and orange large-headed roses expertly hand-tied with burgundy oak leaf and pittosporum, and finished with gift wrapping and ribbon.
This beautiful Autumn Bouquet is available from our local florists website for €60.00 as seen in the picture above. You can also choose to buy the smaller edition for €40.00 or for that very special person go for the “Extra Large Autumn Rose and Lily Hand-Tied 2012” for €78.00
There’s more to autumn than reds and russets, as this wonderfully bright and sunny arrangement shows. We’ve carefully selected flowers that will brighten any day, including cheery yellow germinis and stunning large-headed golden roses. It’s a fresh, bright arrangement, bursting with colour.
This beautiful selection is full of autumn sunshine, and perfectly complements the more rustic colours of the season. With a larger selection of these cheerful flowers in rich shades, it’s a lovely choice for any celebration this autumn.
Featuring 3 orange carnations, 3 yellow / gold germinis, 2 gold large-headed roses, 2 solidago, burgundy oak leaf and salal presented in a curved, clear glass vase.
This beautiful Yellow and Gold Autumn Flower gift is available from our local florists website for €38.50 as seen in the picture above. You can also choose to buy the smaller edition for €32.50
Capture the essence of autumn with this beautiful selection of seasonal favourites. We’ve chosen rich orange, vibrant red and deep burgundy to really celebrate the season, and the pretty jute gift bag is the perfect finishing touch.
Here’s a stunning gift bag that really captures the most vibrant seasonal colours. We’ve chosen rich reds and crimsons, sunset orange shades, and rich burgundy, all helping to create that autumnal feel. With this beautiful arrangement of roses, germinis and a very beautiful Asiatic lily, autumn has never been more magnificent.
Featuring orange carthamus, dark red germinis, orange germinis, red Asiatic lily and orange large-headed roses with solidago, burgundy oak leaf and salal, carefully arranged in an autumnal jute gift bag.
This perfect Autumn gift is available from our local florists website for €28.00 as seen in the picture above. You can also choose to buy the larger edition for €32.50 or for that very special occasion go for the “Extra Large Autumn Gift Bag 2012” for €36.00
Lamber de Bie Flowers has a number of flower shops in the south east of Ireland, established for over 12 years in retail, Lamber de Bie, Dutch Master Florist has build up a name of the expert florist in Ireland since arriving in Ireland from his native Holland in 1993.
The qualified florist in the team of Lamber create every gift for you with attention to the best quality flowers and design and deliver every floral gift with a smile to the customer. As a member of Interflora we can deliver almost anywhere in Ireland and in the UK.
In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays).
The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”). In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday”. The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday. Many churches begin celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil.
Flower shop in Kilkenny and Waterford with best selection of Easter decorations
Easter decor for your home
romantic pastel pink flower pots
Pink butterfly decor
Easter tree in Lamber de Bie Flowers flower shop
Teddy bears for sale in flower shop
Vintage style pink romantic container with easter eggs
Candy pink butterflies
Easter tree with decorations
Love sign and Easter container gifts
Flower pots in pink and blue with floral print
vibrant colour recycled glass vases
flock Easter bunnies
Yellow flock easter bunny
fabric easter bunnies
Pink stone flower pot with easter decorations
Rustic stone flower jugs with lilac flower decoration
At lamber de Bie Flower we have put together a selection of Christmas gifts that can be sent to Ireland and to the UK.
All christmas bouquets, christmas table centre arrangements and christmas plants arrangements are put together by qualified interflora florists trained by the Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.
With flower shops in Kilkenny and flower shops in Waterford, Ireland we can deliver directly from our flower shops, guarenteeing the best quality flowers for christmas.
As Interflora florist we guarentee best quality christmas flowers for delivery in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Carlow, Drogheda, Dundalk, Bray and many more places in Ireland as well as almost to any adress in the UK.
Christmas deleveries to London, Manchaster, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Eddinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle, Liverpool and many more UK cities can be organased online at our florist website.
Christmas flowers ordered from the 2011 selection on our site will be delivered to your family, friends, loved ones or business contacts on any specified date upto christmas eve.