Thursday, September 17, 2009

FREE Heirloom Seeds to Celebrate

In celebration of Conservation Week & Spring we are doing our bit with a Heirloom seed giveaway. The first 100 orders placed from the 17th of Sept will receive some complimentary tomato heirloom seeds.

The seeds are a mixture of NZ heirloom tomato varieties that are easy to grow in Auckland.

Heirloom seeds have been saved by families, generation after generation. These seeds have many qualities and are desirable for their high quality and taste. They have all been planted and harvested by hand.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

July's Flower - Daffodils

July's flower is the daffodil. While usually considered a spring time flower, the daffodil blooms very early in New Zealand, producing particular varieties as early as June.

They are a great way of bringing some colour into our lives in these cold winter months, and look fantastic simply in a vase on their own, or combined with freesias and tulips in a posie.
Daffodils are a fantastic cut flower, but can result in premature death for the other species if placed in a vase together. They produce a milky white sap that is poisonous to most other flowers.

When combining daffodils with other flowers in a vase, first place the daffodils in their own vase for 24 hours. After that time, most of the sap will drip out and they’ll be ready to combine in a beautiful bouquet with fresh water!

There are over 25,000 varieties in shades of yellow, white, orange and peachy pink.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Supporting Local Business

If you are a business within the Victoria Park, Auckland CBD area and you would like to network with other local businesses, come along to our networking evening at The Drake on the 8th of July at 5.30pm.

On the agenda is a discussion about ways that all the local businesses can keep in touch, increase referrals, combine collective marketing strength and build community spirit in the area.

RSVP numbers to or visit to find out more.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Sign up to receive our e-newsletter before the end of July 2009 & go in the draw to win one of our ten VPF Goodie box giveaways!

Plus you can also opt in to receive our quarterly wedding newsletter, letting you know about all the latest trends.

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June's Flower - Iris

The name Iris is Greek and means 'rainbow', for it's many colours. Most cut iris's are shades of blue or purple, but in the garden you can also find white, yellow and brown.

The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. In flower language the Iris means faith, hope, wisdom and valour.