Do you feel like you’re being watched…

❀  ❀   Arabs Eyes (Ornithogalum arabicum) are in store this week too and another magical flower….

With their little “black eyes” suddenly appearing as flowers begin to open, you can feel like you’re being watched… hihihihi…. very cute and make gorgeous display in vases lasting a long time….

Something a little different and another example of the amazing varieties of cut flowers available at Bamboo and Lotus Florist…


Look what we have …

Gorgeous black Callas in store this week… and I’m in love….

(we also have beautiful dusty pink variety…. also Heavenly)…

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The meaning of the Calla Lily

It’s no surprise that the name Calla Lily comes from a Greek word for beauty. There’s more to their significance, though, than just a stunning appearance.

During the Victorian period in the 19th century, there was a flower language boom that meant certain flowers were associated with expressing particular feelings. That means that sending someone a bouquet delivered a very specific message based on the flowers’ meaning. There was no need for words – the recipient could decipher the intended message merely by the blossoms chosen and the way they were arranged. The calla lily plays a role in the Christian Easter service as a symbol of Jesus’ resurrection. In many paintings and other works of art throughout history, the Calla Llily has been depicted with the Virgin Mary or Angel of Annunciation. For this reason, it has been associated with holiness, faith and purity. Additionally, as the cone-line flowers blossom in spring, they have become symbols of youth and rebirth.

Calla lily colors

Calla lilies are commonly white, but they also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and black. The colored varieties are called mini calla lilies, and each carries a different meaning. While white naturally says purity and innocence, pink has a connotation of admiration and appreciation. Purple, which is often associated with royalty, denotes passion. Yellow ones can carry a multitude of meanings, but are typically associated with gratitude. Black calla lilies, which have a striking and dramatic appearance, carry a certain elegance and mystery. Though they are more of a dark purple or maroon than black, they are still highly sought after by gardeners and flower enthusiasts.






Lots happening at Bamboo and Lotus this week….

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I love Springtime…. the days are just superb and the evenings still a little cool…  and love is in the air…

We had our first wedding for this Spring today and it goes off to the Gold Coast for a sunset wedding ….   photos to come soon…

Our Japanese parasols and cards are being well received and I just adore them….

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Our gorgeous new Japanese gift cards….



JAEHYO LEE – His works willfully play with the oft-contested boundaries between modern art and design

Korean, born 1965

Working with wood and metal, Jaehyo Lee produces immaculately formed, intricate sculptures that reveal a mastery of his materials and a winking, sophisticated wit. Lee eschews traditional distinctions between the fine and applied arts and makes both functional and functionless works, presenting benches, stools, and tables alongside abstract, biomorphic forms. Burnt-black wood often serves as the sculptural ground into which Lee embeds discs of fresh wood or bent steel bolts and nails. His wood-on-wood combinations read as playful meditations on the multifaceted nature of wood itself, while the nails that often cover his wooden surfaces seem transformed into worms or spermatozoa—recalling a slithering, energetic galaxy of organisms.




A very good ART & DESIGN URL I would like to recommend:


Wonderful Lotus … ❀⊱╮

I was just thinking about my love of the Lotus flower  ~ and yes, I’m crazy about Bamboo too  (✿◠‿◠)  and I wanted to share a little about the magnificent Lotus ….

One of the reasons I chose the Lotus as part of my business name is because The Lotus is a very important symbol in many cultures and religions ~ it is seen to represent, beauty, creation and rebirth.

It emerges through muddy ponds to bloom beautifully in the sun ~ standing proud and tall….  So it’s kind of a beautiful symbol of new beginnings and strength…  I like that very much…

It’s edible, and the flowers brewed and used in tea.  Lotus has wonderful curative properties and used in many Asian cultures to treat a huge range of health ailments…

Although the Lotus is rooted in mud, it sits majestically on the surface of the water and the water just rolls off it’s leaves ~ just as I believe we should flow in life…   Grow, blossom and let nothing taint you…

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