Saturday, December 22, 2007

Orchid care tips 養蘭花的要訣



1.蝴蝶蘭要少許的光線,但不要直接日照。可以考慮放在窗廉後。
2.不要澆水到葉子上。如果有水仍留在葉片之間,可以用紙巾吸走。 
3.澆水的時間最好要在早上的時份,這樣多餘的濕氣可以在日間蒸發掉,夜間澆水,效果則相反,太多水份會損害根部。澆水的次數視乎天氣,一般而言,在冬季一星期一次,在夏季天氣暖和乾旱時,則一星期需要澆水兩次。
4.不要留有水份於花盆及底座內。蘭花的根部不能長時間浸濕在水內,應倒去多餘的水份。
5.當最後蘭花凋謝,可以將一半的花徑剪走。經悉心打理的蘭花是會再次出芽發開花的。

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

「草月流花道 - 日本插花藝術」

http://www.hk.emb-japan.go.jp/chi/cultural.html

由草月流指導者連盟香港支部主辦之年度展覽,展出由各會員導師創作的作品。欣賞這些作品可體會到草月流派的家元(掌門人)勒使河原茜女士所言:「花道並不止於用來裝飾。創作者可以借用植物的生態去表達自我感受或思維。取用植物煥發出來的生命元素來表達花道,能超越世間上的各種屏障,直接地進入人們的心靈中。」


主辦 :

草月流指導者連盟香港支部,康樂及文化事務署贊助
日期 : 11月30日 (星期五) 至 12月2日 (星期日)
時間 :

11月30日 (星期五) 2:00pm ~ 8:00pm

12月1日 (星期六) 10:00am ~ 8:00pm

12月2日 (星期日) 10:00am ~ 6:00pm
地點 : 灣仔港灣道2號香港藝術中心包氏畫廊
票價 : 免費
査詢 : 2810-6565

Monday, October 29, 2007

Wedding flower style guide 結婚花球小貼士

Select your shape of your wedding bouquet. And then select your favorite color, for example the red color, red and orange color, etc.
Use the wedding magazine for your style guide. For example,

選擇你喜愛的花球形狀。然後選擇你喜愛的顏色, 例如紅色,橙紅色,等等。你可以利用一些結婚網站的照片選擇你的喜好。以下是其中一個我常到的網站。

http://www.brides.com/weddingstyle/decorations/gallery/landing


Shape of your wedding bouquet 花球的形狀

1) Hand-tied 手綁露腳
- a bouquet of 20 stems
- wrapped with ribbon or decorate with leaves
- perfect for causal / country style wedding :)

注意:別要只照顧花的多少,太多花和花腳都有一定的重量,手會很累。況且中國人的身材個子比西方人小,迷你版會比較與新娘子合比例。

2) tear-drop shape 水滴形
- in flower foam holder
- petite size , light weight , easy to carry
- for brides who likes cute little petite size

3) classical waterfall shape 長拖尾
- in a flower foam holder
- significantly long showers of leaves
- for long dress
- for tall and elegant feel


Yet, you have to select your budget too! Here is some reference of your bouquet budget.
你還要看看你的預算,花的價錢平貴有別。

Budget of $800
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option 1) 10 calla lily 馬啼蘭
option 2) 2-3 Amaryllis 朱項蘭
option 3) 5 big peony 牡丹花

Budget of $700
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option 1) 1-2 stems Hydrangea 繡球花
option 2) 5 stems Muscari 風信子


Budget of $600 or below
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option 1) 20 roses 玫瑰花
option 2) cymbidium ordhid 大蕙蘭
option 3) lily 百合花

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Our Hand-tied bouquets in a vase 花香港的花束




The size of our standard 12 roses bouquet will be 50-60cm long in stems, and around 40cm in diameter.
我們的花藝師會以手綁花束的方法,做大約以直徑為四十厘米,高大約五十至六十厘米的十二枝玫瑰花束。

Monday, October 15, 2007

Kumming Flower Market 昆明花市場



Flowers in Hong Kong are mostly come from China, Kumming. As you can see in the picture, a huge production and wholesales of flowers are taken place everyday. Flowers from China is comparable cheaper. They are being transported by truck to Hong Kong everyday and the airfreight cost has been saved. The quality of flowers has been improved due to foreign investment there. Not only roses are growing from Kumming and many other flower varieties are also due to a popular demand.

香港的鮮花市場是由昆明入口的。昆明的花市場處理很多鮮花,供應香港及國內,以及出口到歐洲及日本。昆明的鮮花相對地較為便宜,可以由陸路運輸省下空運費。亦因為外資投資到昆明市場,所以品質得以提升。不單只有一般人常見的玫瑰是由昆明出產的,其它的品種植亦因外地市場的需要而種植。

See more interesting photos from Flickr

http://flickr.com/photos/dnk/sets/72157600707560171/

Fashionable chrysanthemums! 潮流菊花





http://www.justchrys.com
Chrysanthemums are not old fashion things. They are now "hip and dynamic". They can create colorful and modern arrangement that widely adopt in some floral masterpieces. See this website for your inspiration.
菊花有豐富的顏色,可以做到不同的花藝擺設。 給予人感覺成傳統的菊花,經過設計師的改造下,是時尚而色彩的配搭。

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Table Flower 餐桌花擺設






These are some simple table arrangement in flower foams and dishes. The dishes will be concealed under the flowers. The arrangement is in oval shape, long spreading on the table surface. You can match with some decorations such as ribbons or candles to enhance the mood and theme color.

這是簡單的餐桌花擺設。運用花泥及小至的碟子,將花材水平面的走到餐桌上。或是運用其它裝飾例如絲帶,洋燭等等,形造突出主題。

Monday, October 1, 2007

Free Candies for your sweetheart!




Promotional Free gifts from Fleur.hk!
For any order of bouquets and flower basket (except the orchid plants), we will deliver a box of "ISABELLE" white chocolates with almonds together to your recipient. While stock last.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Gift Message Cards 心意卡



花香港新出的心意卡。現在共有4款心意卡可供選用。見以下連結:
New Fleur Hong Kong Message Cards. We have provide 4 different styles for you to choose.

Related post:
http://b.fleur.hk/search/label/cards

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Color and meaning of flowers 花語

White roses: 白玫瑰
It means for true love & purity of spirit. Also, it is meaning of "trust me".
白色代表純真的愛情,亦可以表明 「請相信我」的意思。

Yellow roses: 黃玫瑰
It is an expression of friendship. As lightly open yellow roses asks the questions "Do you still love me?" and when fully opened, yellow roses can also mean a lament " please come back to me!"
含蓄婉委地表達你對她的友誼,亦可借喻作為朋友的開始認識對方。微開的黃玫瑰是在暗示「是否還在喜歡我?」。盛開的黃玫瑰是對戀人期待復合的意思:「請你回來我身邊吧!」。

Pink roses: 粉紅玫瑰
It means prefect happiness, pleasure , but also secret love. It says "my heart belongs to you". In full flower, a pink rose can also mean "believe what I say and do". A deep pink rose is a symbol of gratitude.
粉紅色玫瑰代表擁有完美的愛情,幸福盡在不言中,但是含蓄低調,是隱秘的愛情。這是告訴對方「我的心是屬於您的」,「請相信我真心說話,我是認真的。」深粉紅色的玫瑰是代表敬重和感激不盡。

White & Red roses: 紅白色組合
A combination of white and red roses means togetherness for all time.
紅白色玫瑰的組合,代表永遠在一起的意思。

(source: floraholland)

Hand corsage 結婚手花

Made from real flowers!
Spray rose, Wax flowers, Hyacinths 小玫瑰,立梅,風信子



Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hand-tied bouquet- No plastics! 手綁花束



A new breed of hand-tied spiral bouquets -- originating in Europe -- has unfurled as a unique form of floral arrangement for the home. Hand-tied bouquet is different from your buying at the street florist in many ways. You can see the difference in followings:

原自歐洲的手綁花束,鬆開的花型優雅自然,是室內及家居最好的點綴。不同於市場上有些價廉的傳統花束,即使你以為花的外型和份量是一樣, 解開包裝後卻是兩回事。

1. No plastics cellulose tape is used.
We used the natural ropes and spiral method to tie the flowers together.
沒有膠紙。傳統的花束,以膠紙作為綑紮的工具。歐洲的手綁花束都是用草或麻繩,以螺旋形的手法束綁花材。

2. No plastics holder in each of the flower stems and on its flower buds.
Traditional florists use cellulose tape as binding and make their bouquets flat on the table. Therefore they used the plastics holder on the stems to make the flowers pop out. Instead, modern florists use a spiral binding technique with strings. And they use leaves and flowers material make a bunch of flowers voluminous.

沒有玻璃紙。傳統的花束,會在每支花柄上加上玻璃紙,以作為花與花之間的分隔空隙,亦令到花束看上來比較大一點。有些更在花蕾上再加上很明顯的膠網裝飾。花束都是平放於桌上,只有使用膠紙綑紮,不是立體的螺旋形,所以"膠紙"十分多看起來會"豐滿"一點。現代的花束都很環保, 亦講求美感,不要太多不自然的完素。

3. No plastics net wrapping material.
We used paper, raffia ribbon and sometimes fabric woven ribbon instead. A simplistic and modern style - environmental friendly as well.
沒有人造網。傳統的花束都喜愛以"膠網"作為包裝材料。現代的花束注重簡約,過量的包裝令人誤以為花材的分量多,是不實際的想法。自然的素材例如拉菲草及布絲帶,都是既環保,又簡單的包裝材料。

4. Value for money.
Your flowers is handle by our skillful florists beautifully. They spend more time than the traditional florist who make the wrap and you go. Plus, more flowers & greenery you will be receiving instead of a bunch of plastics wrap that you will not able to put it back to the vase.
物有所值。現代的花束都是由專業的花店從業員花心思和時間做好手綁花束,不同於傳統的花束快包裝。花束都以大量綠葉及襯花相伴,不是以“膠紙“做支撐花型,是物有所值的一件藝術品。

5. Use tasteful color scheme.
It is a professional florist's duty to make use of the beautiful color to create a piece of art that attractive to your eyes. We do not suggest to "mix-and-match" yourself. It ends up something very distasteful and their color looks strange.
使用經過組合的顔色系列。花店從業員只會使用悅目的顔色,以自然的表現花的美態,不會胡亂配搭。傳統的花束都只是隨手拿來數總花材綁起來, 沒有視覺上的美感可言。


6. No "baby breath" things.
We seldom use things such as "baby breath" and "solidago" as filler flowers. We use natural green leaves and Eustoma flowers instead. Modern florist make use of different trendy flowers to create new style.
不要滿天星及小黃鶯。滿天星及小黃鶯是很久以前常用的花材,現代的花束都很避免"老套"的外表而用綠葉及洋桔梗花作為填充花材了。現代的花材總類繁多,不是一定用相同常見的花材。

7. Hand-tied flowers are ready for decoration.
Traditional flowers make a big problem here. With the plastic stuffing inside the bouquet, you may not find it easy to put it beautifully into your vase. And also, sometimes the weight is not balance and will turn over the vase. Hand tied bouquet has a spiral structure that can standing on the table. It is so natural that you can put on vase but not seeing any plastic cellulose tape stick on the flowers.
手綁花束可立即放入花瓶內做擺設。傳統的花束都是用大量的膠紙作為花材的支架,不是可以做到把重量平均分佈。如果放入花瓶內會很容易翻倒,而且膠紙也不好看。現代的手綁花束都以螺旋形的手法,重量平衡,可以把花材站立起來。手綁的繩子是可以放入注滿水的花瓶內,即可成為點綴家居的藝術品。

Reference:
Do it yourself!手綁花束的做法:Better Homes

Monday, August 27, 2007

Flower ! Flower !




Flowers! Flowers! Available all the seasons! We arrange another new design for 12 roses bouquet. They are all mixed with other 4 kinds of greenery and matching with different color of flowers. Simple yet elegant design with our hand-tied creations and special flower wrapping.

花香港剛剛更新今年的花束設計,以十二支玫瑰為主題色系,伴以四種花材葉材的組合。這都是春夏秋冬都會供應的花材,手綁的花束及以簡單線條的包裝。

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

10 個建立網上商店的秘訣

10 Tips to build your successful e-commerce businesss

1. Don't use E﹣commerce default layout

A customized layout and design will help to build up your branding. It helps customers to recognize your website is special and unique.

請別使用預先設計的式樣。網上商店的設計式樣大行其道,千遍一律的沒有格調的,請願你把商品在ebay買去,反正不是要吸引長期顧客的光臨。

2. Use Thumbnails

You can display your catalog using thumbnails picture and allow users to get a better image by clicking on your images.

使用商品的縮圖陳列你不同的貨,亦要有放大的圖片清楚顯示你的物品。


3. Optimize your image in Photoshop

The pictures don't work if they are not pretty enough.
用photoshop改善不完美的相片。

4. Smooth your check out process

Make no more than 4 simple steps:
# Choose delivery address
# Choose delivery options
# Enter payment details
# Review and submit the order

Once a user has placed their order, a confirmation e-mail should be sent out straightaway.

一個簡易的購物過程,不過是四個連結可以辦到。額外無關痛癢的問題可免則免。
一個簡單的Auto-reply,客人會確定你的網站在運作中。這樣可省時間與客戶重覆的應對。

5. Your target Market

Find out who is our customers is the key of business.
鎖定你的互聯網客,怎在芸芸眾網頁中使客人得知你網上商店的存在,是十分重要的。


6. Add SSL Certificate

Use SSL Certificate to secure the data transmission, especially your credit card and personal information.

使用SSL Certificate 傳送網上資料

你可以不理會網上黑客的入侵,把客人的資料傳送在這個不安全的互聯網上,甚至是信用卡資料。
只要數百元可以買到的保障不理,發覺資料被黑客盜取,為是太晚!網站只可關門了!

傳送你的個人資料時,留意網頁是否有使用https:// 並且要有"鎖"顯示。如下圖:



7. Add Terms of Use, Privacy, or Conditions of Sale Statements

Tell your customers of your responsibility to protect their privacy and condition of sales. No spamming!

寫下你網頁的使用條款,私隱條款,和商品交易條款。不要濫發垃圾電郵啊!


8. Add your Product Descriptions

Do the best to describe your product in details. Don't just show your picture without mentioning your pretty items.

說明你的商品有助客戶對你的了解產品,例如尺寸及品種等等。


9. Flash

Too much Flash will affect the accessibility to your store. Customers do not understand your layout and cannot not easily control of those fancy Flash effect. They will simply walk away from the website.

太多Flash的版面會使人混淆購物網站的流程,客人會因為不懂操作網頁而離開畫面。


10. Post your Address and numbers

Don't forget to post your address and telephone number! You have to follow up every cases of complaint and allow customers to get in touch with you immediately when there is urgent situation.

不要忘記告訴你的地址及電話號碼。

告訴你的客戶如何與你聯繫吧!那怕是投訴或是不滿!只要客人可得到你滿意的解釋,相信客人仍然會再次到你的網站購物的!客戶最怕的是不肯與溝通和跟進的網站,不能守住誠信。

如果你是相信互聯網的世界上客人是無止境的,不再在乎那一小撮的客戶,那就請不要怪網站的知名度愈來愈少啊!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Painting by Wong Wing Yuk @ timesquare

Monstera leaf



Flowers painting

Friday, May 18, 2007

Monday, May 7, 2007

新設計的心意卡



這是我們最新出的花香港的心意卡。除此以外,我們還有貓貓卡和雪人心意卡。

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Summer Basket






Flower design
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Champagne roses
Green Carnations
Green and pink mums
Sweet William
Sadal

Friday, April 27, 2007

婚禮花球 ﹣Q&A (1)

Q:傳統的拖尾花球好?還是現代的手束花比教好?
拖尾或稱瀑布式的花球,是經典的選擇,最好是傳統的教堂,長拖尾婚紗的配答。傳統的拖尾是以鐵線技巧綁扎,十分考功夫,現在只要有花泥手柄代替,花藝師可以很上手把花材安放。花球要有不同的層次透氣的感覺,否則會活像盾牌一樣,好重和好硬的感覺。花球的拖尾不是愈長愈誇張愈好,要配合新娘子的高度,不要把新娘子蓋過呀!那樣正好說出如果你是嬌小玲瓏的話,就不要選太巨型的花球,手束花會比較適合。花藝師要有手束花的綁扎手藝,使可以十分堅固的放在枱上。不用上手的時候亦可以在花瓶內,立即成為你的枱花!而且用的花材亦會比花球泥多一倍,花材基本上是不受限制的,千變萬化!

Q:絲花花球比鮮花球,那樣比較好?
絲花球價錢十分廉宜,但又不及真正的鮮花富色彩感。不妨多花心思揀選你最喜好的鮮花,問問花藝師的配搭,鮮花球能使你留個美好回憶。

Q:姊妹們需要甚麼花?
A:姊妹們可以考慮一個和新娘子一樣,但比較細小的花球,多是手束花,襯托姊妹們的禮服。 亦可以有手花縛手腕上,襟花在衣服或披肩上等。 男仕比較簡單的襟花就可以。主人家的父母親可以用較大的襟花,例如兩株玫瑰,特顯地位。

Q:我的禮堂佈置的主題是粉紅色, 甚麼花的顏色最特出我的花球?
A:你可以考慮有比背景深一倍的顏色,例如鮮紅色,來突出主題。如果不想太多紅色,亦可以考慮其它比實色(Saturated)的顏色, 比如鮮黃或鮮橙。粉紫色的色系和粉紅色系跟背景十分相似,那樣就好像攝不入鏡頭一樣。現代的花的用色千變萬化,不愁找不到你想要的顏色表(color scheme)。相反,場地為實色以粉色相襯會更柔和。如果是在室外,可以多用一些的青綠的花材,例如小繡球,增加natural的效果。

Q:怎樣處理我收到的花球?
A:如果是手束花球,可以坐回水中養一整晚。如果是花泥球,可以用一個玻璃杯把手柄放好,亦是一樣把水注到浸到花泥,好讓花泥不會乾涸。玫瑰或繡球花可以用小小的濆水壼濆上花瓣上,不用的時候可以放回水中吸水,那麼花球就可以保持一天不會變殘。

∼預告:顏色,形狀,花

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mother's Day Flowers



美國的母親節起源於1908。安娜賈維思女士為記念去世的母親,提倡每年五月的第二個星期日為記念母親的活動。她選用了白色的康乃馨表達母愛的特徵。以白色代表純潔,康乃馨持續不易枯朽的個性,以及花的清香和美好,表達對母親的懷念之情。

母親節的意義是要提倡我們要不忘母親付出的愛,珍惜眼前人。

然而,母親的愛是每一天都在付出的。

一年只有一次的母親節,不妨借機會向母親表達尊敬和關心。現在都流行送上粉紅色的花或康乃馨,表示我們對母愛的偉大詺記於心。


Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day in 1908 and encouraged people to send white carnations.

In a telegram to the congregation, Miss Jarvis stated that:

"The white carnation is preferred because it may be thought to typify some of the virtues of motherhood; ... whiteness stands for purity; its lasting qualities, faithfulness; its fragrance, love; its wide field of growth, charity; its form, beauty..."

Miss Jarvis sent a telegram, read by Mr. L. L. Loar, which defined the purpose of the day:

"...To revive the dormant filial love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth. To be a home tie for the absent. To obliterate family estrangement. To create a bond of brotherhood through the wearing of a floral badge. To make us better children by getting us closer to the hearts of our good mothers. To brighten the lives of good mothers. To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought..."

Mothers Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late.

This day is intended that we may make new resolutions for a more active thought to our dear mothers. By words, gifts, acts of affection, and in every way possible, give her pleasure, and make her heart glad every day, and constantly keep in memory Mothers Day; when you made this resolution, lest you forget and neglect your dear mother, if absent from home write her often, tell her of a few of her noble good qualities and how you love her.

"A mother's love is new every day."

God bless our faithful good mothers.

In tradition a pink carnation is to honor a living mother and a white carnation is memory of a mother who passed away. Nowadays, sons and daughter to honor their mothers by sending her favorite flowers, whatever it might be.

Americans actually buy more flowers on Mother's Day than they do on Valentine's Day, because they tend to chooses mixed bouquets and buy flowers for more than just one person. In fact, only half of Mothers day gifts go to mothers. The rest go to wives, friends, or other family members.

Monday, April 23, 2007

牡丹的季節

四月份是牡丹的季節,在花墟很容易購買到,價錢很便宜。不妨一試把盛開的牡丹花束起,放入小玻璃器皿,倒如香料樽。
簡單的花束很適合放在辦公室,亦十分清香,為你辛勞的一天打打氣。

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Making of Secret Garden




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Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunshine with Teddy bear



Flower basket

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Flowers design



花藝設計

24枝白色的玫瑰花
紫白色的康乃響
白色的美女櫻

簡單的法式花束!


Flower design

24 White roses
Purple-white Carnations
Sweet Williams
Monstera leaves
Aspidistra leaves

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter !



The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit.

The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter itself was not widely celebrated in America until after that time.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

10 tips to be good to your flowers

To get the most out of your cut flowers, try these techniques:

  • Buy flowers that have been kept under refrigeration. If they’ve been sitting out on the sidewalk or in buckets in the produce department, they’ve lost vase life. That doesn’t mean they have to be behind glass: some retailers have special air conditioners that keep the air right around the flowers cool.
  • Re-hydrate roses and other sturdy flowers by plunging the entire flower and stem under cold water.
  • Before you put flowers in a vase, make sure the vase is clean and fill it with water. Use sharp scissors or a knife to strip off leaves that will be underwater, then re-cut the stems and place immediately in water.
  • Commercial flower food really will extend the vase life of flowers.
  • Keep the flowers in a cool spot out of direct sunlight and away from heater or air conditioning vents, which can dry flowers and cause them to wilt. In dry climates, spritzing the flowers with water may extend their life.
  • In summer months, consider tropical flowers that naturally grow in warmer climates and last longer at higher temperatures. Examples include orchid, bird of paradise, protea, heliconia, or anthurium.
  • Change the water, especially if it gets cloudy, and re-cut the stems every few days.
  • In mixed bouquets, remove flowers when they start to wilt; they may give off ethylene, which could cause other flowers to wilt early, too.
  • Tulips continue to grow in the vase, and it is natural for the stems to bend and curve.
  • Lilies may drop pollen that can stain clothes; carefully remove the pollen-covered stamens and use sticky tape (never water!)

十個使鮮花更長壽的心得

想鮮花的壽命長久一點,我有以下幾樣的提議:
  • 要購買經過雪櫃儲存的鮮花。如果鮮花只是被放置在路旁的桶內而不經過冷卻,鮮花會很花凋謝。不是必定要入雪櫃的,花店亦可有冷氣及保持通風使鮮花持久新鮮。
  • 剛剛購買的玫瑰或者其它的花葉會失去一點水份。這時候,你可以把整枝花倒置在冷水中大約數秒,使回復花的水份。
  • 準備好清潔的花瓶,注入水。要用鋒利的剪刀或花剪,剪大約一吋。水面下的葉子一定要除去,否則會腐爛,影響花的壽命。定時修剪莖桿及除去枯葉,亦可以使花擺設更長久。
  • 使用鮮花保存劑可以大大延長花的壽命。小包的保存劑亦很容易在花店購買得到,價錢亦很便宜。
  • 最好是把花瓶存放在比較涼快的地方,亦要避免日照。不要放置於熱的電器或熱的風口位置,這樣會使花失去水份而枯乾。在天氣乾燥的日子,可以替花兒灑點水份避免缺水。
  • 夏日的天氣下,熱帶的植物例如蘭花,紅掌及天堂鳥等,會繼續溫暖的環境下生長,壽命比較長久。
  • 定時更換花瓶內的水,如果水變得混濁一定要馬上更換。每隔數天把莖部修剪,除去舊的莖幫助花兒重新吸收水份。
  • 要定時把混合花束中枯萎的花拿掉,因為枯萎的花會釋放乙烯(ethylene),使其它的花兒凋謝。
  • 有足夠的養份下,鬱金香會在花瓶內繼續生長,莖部會變彎曲向下。
  • 百合花的花蕊有花粉會染污衣物,一定要除去。可以用膠紙擇下花蕊,花粉的污漬是很難用水除去的。

Thursday, February 8, 2007

花香港的心意咭

Message Cards






花香港印刷了這張小小心意卡, 將你的秘密留言寫下。
情人節收到美麗的花, 漂亮的咭, 你愛的宣言必定成功!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

花香港 --- 奇蹟的一天

花香港的誕生只有短短兩個月, 但是已吸收了很多寶貴的經驗。現看到 Google 的流量統計, 看到真的是很多人到花香港 Fleur.hk 的網站, 我們都十分感動了!

我們 Alexa 的 weekly ranking 由十二月只有 2,500,000。一月十日 ranking 開始去到 1,800,000。今天我們的 weekly ranking 竟然去到 403,493, 我們真是要多謝新假期的記者報導, 和他們漂亮的 model。 重有很多和我們分享經驗的花店店主, 我們真是獲益良多。

重有我們親愛的顧客。 沒有你們的寶貴意見, 我們都不知道 GPS 訂單即時追蹤 對你們是很重要的。

Again, thank you thank you very much!! 花妹妹多謝大家對花香港的支持! 我們會努力的!!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

新假期 有關花香港的報導



多謝新假期有關花香港的小報導.在情人節送花的確很傷腦筋,又要神秘中帶給驚喜! 
很多人留意到我們的網站,特別是送花的路線我們會有GPS追蹤。

可能,要策劃講第一句I love you,有時幾困擾。恰巧借情人節送花一刻,就不怕難為情開口吧!
 

Sunday, January 21, 2007

網上創業小秘笈

1. Marketing Marketing Marketing!

宣傳係好重要既
因為無論你個 Website 做得幾好, 無人去你個 website, 有咩嘢意思?

做 online marketing 你可以試下買 Google Adwords 同埋 Yahoo! Overture

又不妨可以試下做小小 search engine optimization, 同埋設計下的宣傳品同單張派下咁。

2. 善用 Web 2.0 年代的新技術

Webhosting:

做一個好網站,page loading 一定要快。最好就要喺 4 秒之內要完成。所以一間快既 webhost 係好重要。要再改善 page loading 時間,不妨用 Amazon S3 去做分流。例如 HTML 源碼可以放在 webhost,Image 同埋 Flash 檔案放在 Amazon S3。

Blog:

你可以用 Google Blogger 去 host 你個 blog。現在你重可以用自己既 domain 同埋 subdomain 去 用 Blogger。 Fleur.hk 部落格都係用佢地。

流量統計:

Google analytics 可以知道有幾多人入去你既地的網站。以前無 Google Analytics,做流量統計又要行 Analog, 一係用 AWstats。 現在有 Google Analytics, 看 trend report 真簡便!

3. 通訊
如果你想要個 "2" 字頭的電話number, 可以用 NWT 隨身固網電話。 幾蚊就有個 "2 number forward 去任何香港電話 number。 好便宜吓 ! 岩哂我地呢d 中小企最合用。

又可以試下 HKBN 寬頻電話。可以周圍用, 屋企又得,office 又得,honey 屋企又得。做 Fax line 都應該無問題。依家唔使一定用固網電話既! (記住唔係 '2b' 用 USB 嗰種。係有個電話盒嗰種。)

但係,千其唔好用 "e-fax". 佢係黑店之中的黑店!! 唔信就去 sippey.typepad.com 度看看。

4. 電腦軟件
要善用 open source 軟件。呢家唔使樣樣都俾錢做既! 好似用 Linux 去行 server,用下 Django 同埋 Java 去做下 shopping cart。Database 又用下 MySQL 同埋 PostgreSQL。唔洗樣樣都 Microso~1 前 Microso~1 後。

今日講住少少 tips。下星期會有 part 2。

Saturday, January 20, 2007

History today: The Wannsee Conference



January 20th.

65 years ago on this day, a group of Nazi presided over by SS-Lieutenant General Reinhard Heydrich met to settle 'Final Solution of the Jewish Problem'. In this Wannsee Conference, holding a little more than 90 minutes would eventually lead to the Holocaust.

Industrial scale gas chambers were built in sites such as the Auschwitz, where jews were killed thousands at a time.

Horrible killings and genocides in unprecedented scale had happened before, and probably will again. Praying to deities will not stop them happening again. Education will. We recommend you, to watch the Conspiracy, in which the scenes in Wannsee Conference were depicted vividly.

Tell your families and friends about it. Tell your kids about it. And the world will be a better place.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

The World is Flat



以前沒有互聯網,做生意的都係付近的街坊幫襯。今時今日,生意都可以好國際化。 
正如花香港網站只是剛剛推出了一個月,現在地球每一個角落都有人到訪我們的網站。

我們有不少客人都是身在海外的:


  • 出了國讀書而又想買生日花花送俾係香港的女朋友

  • 出外公幹的香港人

  • 移了民的孝順仔女,等等...



正如 Thomas Friedman 所講, The World is Flat

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

情人節買花小貼士

批發的玫瑰花都是一札札的。它們未經過打理,修剪,浸鮮花液,和包裝整理下。這些工作,都是由專業的花店好小心地去處理。它們會設計不同的配搭,這就是你需要花束的原因啦!通常花店師傅都會有經驗那些花的是優質和新鮮的。

每間花店的花束設計都有不同的特色,你可以細心選擇出你喜愛的一款。收到完美的,具心思設計的花束,經由人手送到她的工作地點,自然會引來很多人的注目啦!

提早訂情人節花
花店可能會給您一些優惠,亦可以有足夠的時間給花店花心思慢慢去設計你最喜愛的款式。

不要貪便宜
買通常店舖陳列的花束都放了一段時間,你會發覺它們的價錢好像便宜一點。但這些花已然開了一段時間,可能很快會淍謝。你是可以要求花店即時設計給你的,保證買的花不是舊貨。

情人節不一定是紅玫瑰花,例如可以選擇鬰金香,蕙蘭,百合花,亦會給她特別的驚喜!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2007 年曆咭



我們印刷了一些月曆咭. 放置在 中環至愉景灣的碼頭內. 我們會不斷推出新的月曆咭. 多謝大家支持.

Ciao!! We have printed some gorgeous calendar cards, and you can pick them up at Discovery Bay Ferry Pier from Central! We will keep designing free cards for you. Again happy belated new year.

Monday, January 15, 2007

花香港 -- Fleur.hk 的名稱

Fleur 喺法文是解"花"的意思。

大部份人都唔想記咁長既 website 名字。我們覺得 .hk 比 .com 較短,好好記。
"fleur.hk" 係唔駛打 "www"。加埋只係有七個字。

這樣就是花店的名稱。我們地有要有branding。那麼,所以我們決定中文名字叫做"花香港"。

Shopping Tips for Valentine's flowers

Today I have some tips for you on shopping Valentine's Day flowers:

1. Order early
Many florists offer incentives or discounts when you book your purchases well ahead of high seasons. This way shops have more time to prepare your orders.

2. Fresh, Fresh and Fresh
Never buy flowers that were on shelves for days. You can spot them very easily, if they may be surprised how much cheaper those flowers may be. But bear in mind that these flowers will wilter soon and cannot be kept more than 7 days.

A wide variety of romantic flowers like tulips, orchids and lilies to delight that very special someone. Classical red roses are not the only choice.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Welcome to Fleur.hk blog

Hello! I'm the flower girl! Ciao!

Welcome to my blog. I will tell you about many interesting stuff at Fleur.hk. Many online florists and business do not talk with their customers. So we would like to change that.

Here, we will talk about many different things, such as:
  • New flower design & flower trends
  • Sharing operation tips of our business, e.g. our web 2.0 technology
  • New cutie gifts, e.g. teddy bear, flower vase,etc.
Again, thank you for coming, and I hope you would find our blog very interesting!

Sincerely,
- Flower girl

歡迎參觀 "花香港部落格" !

您好!歡迎您參觀花香港部落格!

在部落格裡,我會講一些關於花香港的趣事。有很多網上花店和商店很少和客人溝通,我們希望把情況改變,用"部落格"與客人保持溝通。

我希望寫以下這些話題和您們分享。
  • 最新的花藝設計心得及潮流趨勢
  • 花店的運作心得及業務發展。例如,介紹我們最新的 web 2.0 技術
  • 搜羅及介紹最新的得意禮品,例如,teddy bears,accessories 等等。


再次感謝您們的光臨! 希望這個"部落格" 會帶給您源源不絕的驚喜!

- 花妹妹 ^.^