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September 2014 Newsletter

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September - Spring into Spring!

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, it must be spring!

We've endured a long cold winter and spring is finally here!  The birds are singing and the blossoms are out, it's a magical time of year!  Spring is always a busy time in Canberra and flowers take centre stage, thanks to the opening of Floriade and the start of wedding season.  At Jamison Flowers, spring means long days and a flower stand full of beautiful blooms.  We'll be busy with weddings and functions as well as making beautiful bunches and arrangements for our customers.  Before we know it, it'll be time to decorate the shop for Christmas, time flies when you're having fun!

Spring starts with Wattle Day.  Wattle was officially gazetted as Australia's national floral emblem in 1988.  It's hard to find a garden without wattle in Canberra.  Its golden flowers grace every suburb and park, brightening the landscape and making some people sneeze!  We love using wattle in the shop, not for the flowers, but for its beautiful foliage.  Depending on the variety the foliage ranges from green to a lovely blue, grey colour.  It adds great colour and texture to our arrangements.

We've started spring with some very exciting news, Jamison Flowers is a finalist in the Sydney Markets' 2014 Florist of the Year competition!  The competition is based on the ratings given by mystery shoppers who visit florists in New South Wales and the ACT many times during the year.  Those special customers rate our environment and appearance, our customer service, our products, our product knowledge and our merchandising, and give us scores out of 100.  We have built on our performance throughout the year and have now been recognised for all our hard work!  We regard customer service as one of the most important parts of our business, it is just as important as supplying the best and freshest flowers.  It is wonderful to receive this recognition and I'm very proud of my staff and all their hard work. 

Commonwealth Park is starting to blossom with Floriade officially opening on Saturday 13 September.  The theme this year is 'Embrace Passion'.  As always tens of thousands of bulbs will burst from the ground, thrilling visitors young and old.  There will be some very special guests in Canberra this year including Bindi Irwin.  Make sure you tiptoe through the tulips and enjoy all the Floriade delights on offer!

Be sure you tiptoe in to see us in Jamison as well this September!  The spring flowers are not to be missed, come in and let us create something for you to mark this very special season!  

Love Rosie