'Flowers have no rules'

Manuela Lipsham from Flowers Manuela, Wellington, at work on her design at
the 2018 event. Photo by Tom Hollow
A 2018 design by Alanah Connor from A Twisted Bunch, Christchurch; Photo by Tom Hollow; Model from Unique Model Management.
Rebecca Jones (left) chatting to Rachel Benton from The Green Room Flower Company, Wanaka, at last year’s event.

Did you know there’s a special week dedicated to flowers in this country? New Zealand Flowers Week next month showcases the nation’s flower industry and our talented, innovative floral designers.

The theme of New Zealand Flowers Week from November 11-17 is ‘The Power of Flowers’, a concept that organisers say grew from the notion that flowers transcend all languages, religions and cultures.

“Flowers have no rules, no barriers . . . they simply just are. Flowers express deep and complex emotions — they are shared in times of sorrow as a reminder of comfort to whoever needs it most and also in times of great joy, to celebrate new life, marriage, success.”

Rebecca Jones of New Zealand Flowers Week says few realise how talented Kiwis are when it comes to florals.

“We’re thrilled to once again be championing the amazing people at the heart of our industry, which employs around 10,000 people. Between 50,000 and 100,000 stems of flowers are sold per week, depending on the season. That’s a lot of flowers . . . and a lot of power,” says Rebecca.

“And flowers are much more than good looks and pretty additions to your home,” she says.

“A Harvard Medical School study has found that people feel more compassionate towards others, experience less worry and anxiety and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in a home.”

  • New Zealand Flowers Week 2019 features several nationwide activations and leading florists who will create installations.
  • Visit www.nzflowersweek.co.nz for more information.
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Did you know there’s a special week dedicated to flowers in this country? New Zealand Flowers Week next month showcases the nation’s flower industry and our talented, innovative floral designers.

The theme of New Zealand Flowers Week from November 11-17 is ‘The Power of Flowers’, a concept that organisers say grew from the notion that flowers transcend all languages, religions and cultures.

“Flowers have no rules, no barriers . . . they simply just are. Flowers express deep and complex emotions — they are shared in times of sorrow as a reminder of comfort to whoever needs it most and also in times of great joy, to celebrate new life, marriage, success.”

Rebecca Jones of New Zealand Flowers Week says few realise how talented Kiwis are when it comes to florals.

“We’re thrilled to once again be championing the amazing people at the heart of our industry, which employs around 10,000 people. Between 50,000 and 100,000 stems of flowers are sold per week, depending on the season. That’s a lot of flowers . . . and a lot of power,” says Rebecca.

“And flowers are much more than good looks and pretty additions to your home,” she says.

“A Harvard Medical School study has found that people feel more compassionate towards others, experience less worry and anxiety and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in a home.”

  • New Zealand Flowers Week 2019 features several nationwide activations and leading florists who will create installations.
  • Visit www.nzflowersweek.co.nz for more information.
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