How to Preserve you Flowers March 7, 2017 16:15


Using a preservative definitely increases the longevity of cut flowers. To survive, flowers need three ingredients: carbohydrates, biocides, and acidifiers. Carbohydrates are necessary for cell metabolism; biocides combat bacteria and are necessary for maintaining plant health; acidifiers adjust the pH of water to facilitate and increase water uptake.

Homemade Flower Preservative

Home mixes can be as effective as commercial preservatives. This easy-to-make recipe is my favourite.

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon household bleach
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 quart lukewarm water

Under normal circumstances, flowers get what they need from the plant. When severed from the plant, however, flowers are deprived of these essential substances. But they are present in ready-made commercial preservatives, like Floral Life. Such solutions contain sugar for nutrition, bleach to keep the water clear of bacteria, and citric acid to gently acidify the water. When using commercial brands, be sure to follow recommended measurements for different container sizes.

One common suggestion is to place an aspirin in the water to keep flowers fresh. It is likely that aspirin's effectiveness is simply the result of the drug's carbohydrate content. Another well-known suggestion is to drop a penny into the water. Apparently, the copper in the penny works like an acidifier, decreasing the pH of the water. Unfortunately, solid copper pennies are no longer being minted.

Wedding Bouquets February 5, 2017 17:02

Let the talented teams at Heidelberg Online Florist and Lily Lane Flowers make you wedding day magical.

Our expert florists attend to all your wedding flower needs from wedding bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, church arrangements, Chapel flowers, reception flowers, hair flowers and cake flowers.

Visit our website to peruse our work

Yellow Roses February 5, 2017 16:47

The meaning of Yellow Roses.

Yellow roses are given to express joy, gladness, good health and friendship.

Yellow roses are given to new mothers, newly weds and graduates.


Yellow roses are used as a reminder to a loved one to show that you care 😉

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Typically it is a Day of love but love is about Joy, Gladness and Good health and Friendships.

Please visit our site to view more ways to send love with flowers.

Box of Roses August 26, 2016 14:03

What better way to send love for any occasion than with a box of roses. Arranged in a box is space saving and no need to search for a vase. Available in two sizes and assorted colours. Visit our site for more options. 

Red roses and their meaning August 10, 2016 09:56

The meaning of Red Roses.

Red roses are given to those to show Love & Passion.
They are given to people who you have great respect for and those that have shown great courage.

A single Red rose = Shows Love & Passion
2 Red roses tied together = Engagement
12 Red roses = Love & Gratitude
25 Red roses = Congratulations
50 Red roses = Unconditional Love

Shades of Red roses
Bright red = Romantic Love
Burgundy red = love that is yet to be realized.

GERBRAS August 10, 2016 09:55

GERBRAS...... symbolize the simple beauty of a very happy life.
Throughout history, Gerbras symbolize the innocent hearts of children and gratefulness for the life you have been given.
Gerbras are filled with happiness that bubbles, fizzes and pops with joyous surprises.
They are not flowers for regrets but more flowers for Celebration of life !!!

RED Gerbras = Love
ORANGE Gerbras = Sunshine of life
YELLOW Gerbras = Cheerfulness
PINK Gerbras = Admiration or High esteem
WHITE Gerbras = Purity or Innocence

Wedding Bouquets. May 6, 2016 16:15

Heidelberg online florist are proud to announce that the beautiful wedding creations from the Lily Lane Flowers team are available for you to peruse and or order online. Please feel free to look at the collection and create your own quote with ease in your own time. Alternatively you can contact us to taylor your needs.

We look forward to making your wedding day magical ?

Mother's day May 6, 2016 15:07

Mother's day is only 2 days away. Let the team at Heidelberg online florist brighten up your  mums day. We deliver fresh flowers straight from the markets all over Melbourne. Take advantage of our free chocolates with orders from the Mother's Day range... limited stock available so dont miss out ?

October Special October 7, 2015 08:25

Morning at you all !!!!! :)

Back by popular demand is our August special. With any purchase of bouquets or boxed floral arrangements your loved one will receive a free box of chocolates.

We delivery all over Melbourne with a fast same day service. Orders to be delivered before 5pm will need to be placed by 1pm to ensure the delivery time is met.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Rach :)

Mothers Day May 8, 2015 21:25

Mothers Day is only 2 days away.

All Mum's love to be spoilt  with a beautiful bunch, bouquet or arrangement of fresh locally grown flowers.

Seasonal flowers that are typically Mum's favorites are Tulips, Roses, Oriental Lilies and of course the good old ChrysantheMUMS. :)

Get in early to catch the same day delivery service.

Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!

Welcome to Heidelberg Online Florist May 7, 2015 21:22

Welcome to Heidelberg Online Florist!!!!!

For those who know me well this has been a long but but rewarding process setting up this online shop.

After over 25yrs in the florist industry with two very successful retail florist shops in Eltham and Eaglemont, I have now branched out to the world wide web of flowers. 

Heidelberg Online Florist is a partner of Lily Lane Flowers which is our wedding and event service.

I endeavour to continue to deliver the freshest flowers grown locally to you door the same day. We deliver all over Melbourne and Metro areas.

We will keep you up to date with the latest floral trends and care for your flowers over the weeks to come.

Welcome aboard this exciting new adventure :)