Melbourne Florist

Do you know why so many people choose to “say it flowers?”

Whatever the occasion flowers present a fantastic opportunity to communicate sentiments of love, sadness, congratulations, or friendship, or to bring joy and style into the home. 

They are, in essence, the perfect gift! Nothing compares to the feeling you get when receiving flowers, or indeed when giving them!

Melbourne has no shortage of talented flower artisans and florist shops, as well as a myriad of flower choices. There is an abundance of beautiful fresh flowers in the city that it can be challenging to know which flowers to pick for your loved ones. 

In this detailed guide, we’ll take a look at the perfect flowers to pick depending on the occasion for your loved ones. 

Birthday Flowers

Birthdays are joyful milestones typically marked with cake. However, an additional gift that would truly stand out would be flowers. 

There are several kinds of flower choices that are perfect for birthdays, which evoke joy and let the celebrant know that you appreciate them. These include: 


pink flower plant in white pot
pink flower plant in white pot

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Lilies evoke positivity, celebration and happiness, but with a sophisticated touch. They’re the perfect gift for close family and friends on their birthday to brighten and touch their day. 


orange petaled flower
orange petaled flower

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Another excellent choice for birthday celebrations is a bouquet of gerberas. These flowers represent cheerfulness and innocence and are the perfect birthday flower for the man in your life. 


selective focus photography of sunflower
selective focus photography of sunflower

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Do we need to say more? Sunflowers evoke sunshine, happiness, pure love, and the joy of living. These larger-than-life flowers are a wonderful floral present for family members on their special day. They also last long are enough to brighten anyone’s day, making them a wonderful birthday decorative present. Send a bouquet as a thoughtful and meaningful birthday gift.

Flowers for Romance, Marriage Proposals, and Anniversaries

Flowers express romance, desire, and love so completely and instantly; it has become customary to give them as gifts on such occasions.

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a just-because gift to your partner, or a full-on marriage proposal, flowers give that impression of sophistication and class that’s hard to replicate. Your special someone will undoubtedly feel appreciated with a bouquet.  

Some of our top choices for romantic occasions to cement the bond between you two include: 

Red Roses 

red roses
red roses

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While roses come in a myriad of colours, a monochrome bouquet of red roses has long symbolized everlasting love. It is the perfect gift to communicate pure love on Valentine’s Day or for a marriage proposal.

Pastel Carnations

white and beige flowers in a white pitcher
white and beige flowers in a white pitcher

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Carnations are the perfect gift for a couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary. They symbolize innocence and admiration, as well as devotion. They’re a beautiful way to celebrate the second year of marriage. 


selective focus photography of pink-petaled flower
selective focus photography of pink-petaled flower

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This flower is perfect for older married couples who are celebrating many years of marriage. The flower is native to China and Japan and symbolizes faithfulness, devotion, and longevity.

Funeral Flowers 

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most challenging experiences. Flowers play a crucial role in helping to express condolences and in making the affected person or family feel loved at this challenging time. Flowers can speak where words can’t and are the perfect expression of sympathy.

Many times, however, it can be hard to know which flowers to give on such a sad occasion. Fear not, we’ve listed the best flowers to present at such sad times to empathize, and bond with the family left behind.


blooming red petaled flowers
blooming red petaled flowers

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Historically, chrysanthemums are only used as funeral flowers as they symbolize death. They also represent truth and are the perfect way to honour a departed soul who lived a full life.


brown coffin with red roses
brown coffin with red roses

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Roses are ever-popular, but as they come in different colours, they are also appropriate to give at funerals. White roses may express innocence, and reverence, while crimson roses say grief and sorrow. You could also present the family with yellow roses to cement your friendship at this difficult time or pink roses to signify grace and gentility.


red petaled flowers
red petaled flowers

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Gladioli are another funeral flower that denotes sincerity and strength. They are majestic and tall and offer a lovely testament to the character of the departed one.

Flowers for Everyday Living

What would life be without flowers to bring joy? There’s nothing better than picking a bouquet or arrangement of flowers on your way home after a lazy Saturday morning brunch. However, it can get boring if you don’t switch it up a little every week to ensure that your home remains trendy. Here are some of our top suggestions for everyday flowers to enhance your living space:


shallow focus photography of white and pink petaled flowers
shallow focus photography of white and pink petaled flowers

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If they were good enough for the Dutch Tulip Mania, then they’re good enough for us! 

Tulips express love in an uncomplicated style and let the birthday boy or girl know that your relationship is pure. They are some of the best birthday flowers to cement friendship. 


blooming white and yellow flowers
blooming white and yellow flowers

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Orchids are ancient flowers that have been a top choice for florists for millennia. They often come as living plants, but some florists stock them as cut flowers. They thrive indoors and are famously challenging to care for, so are the perfect gift for someone with a green thumb. 

Australian Natives

blue flowers during day
blue flowers during day

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Natives can utterly transform your living space and make a bold statement. 

They offer value for money and are an excellent choice for everyday living.  Natives also last quite a while and require little to no maintenance. Waratahs, Native Irises, and Banksias are some of the flower choices we’d recommend.

Some Final Words

So, there you have it! We’ve looked at some of the best flowers to get for your loved ones whatever the occasion. With this guide, you’ll be sure to communicate your feelings appropriately without making any faux pas.

Feel free to check out our fantastic range of fresh flowers and other gifts at any of our stores or online that will leave an impression on your loved ones. Whether you’re an individual client or an organization, our representatives or florists can guide you on the best choices and give you an affordable price on unique floral arrangements. We carry out deliveries daily, weekly, or whenever you choose, and our arrangements are guaranteed to last and impress. Pop in during business hours for a free quotation.