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    Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Treating Yourself

    89 Petals - Treat Yourself
    I get it… I totally get it… Like you, I haven’t bought anything frivolous in years. Why should I? I have either been pregnant or carrying babies for the last 7 years. The new beautiful jumper I crazily bought a few months after James (my first baby who today is 7 years old!) was born to congratulate myself on losing the baby weight? It lasted a few weeks before it got spat on, and puked on so often that I had to throw it away. 

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    Valentine's Day flowers

    Valentine's Day flowers

    There’s no denying that flowers are a wonderful way to say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’. But what if you could find a floral gift that lasted far beyond the 14th February?

    What if the blooms kept on coming month, after month, after month, so your special someone knew they were still loved, whatever the date?

    Thanks to floral subscription gifts from 89 Petals you can now give her just that.

    Gift your loved one 3, 6 or 12 bouquets, which will arrive at their door every fortnight. Plus, new arrangements are designed every two weeks, so they’ll never receive the same flowers twice.

    And speaking about flowers, red roses might be classic but are cliché, not to mention over priced at this time of year.

    Instead, try something totally unique and quirky. Our bouquets are created by our in-house floral designer and throw the traditional rule book out the window. Unusual stems and loose designs make for eye-catching arrangements that you won't find anywhere else.

    So surprise her this Valentine’s season with a gift that goes far beyond a shop-bought bunch of roses. Make her feel truly loved and special with a multitude of surprise seasonal bouquets, that arrive at her door every fortnight for as long as you wish.

    (Oh, and if you’re the lady reading this, longing your partner to buy some blooms from 89 Petals, don’t be subtle. Forward this on to him and we can help him the rest of the way.)

    View our limited edition single bouquet especially created for Valentine's Day. Buy this bouquet now. 

    Or choose this one as her first of many, before receiving surprise bouquets, such as the ones we've created previously... Buy her a floral subscription gift here. 

     

    DON'T HAVE A SPECIAL SOMEONE TO BUY YOU PETALS? DON'T WORRY. SIMPLY TREAT YOURSELF WITH OUR BOUQUETS, FOR YOU FROM YOU, SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT!

    Flower focus: Ranunculus

    Flower focus: Ranunculus

    Discover the bloom with its own hashtag and learn why it's taking the flower world by storm...

    The ranunculus is a perfect flower to see you from winter through to spring. It looks a little bit like a small rose, but is in fact from the buttercup family.

    It boasts many small petals which open out beautifully, and is available in an array of varieties and most colours, except blue.

    Interestingly Megan reveals, “Blue is actually quite an uncommon colour. There aren’t really that many blue flowers compared to other hues.”

    Ranunculus are mainly grown in Europe, rather than being flown in from further overseas. This keeps transport costs down and so they can often be quite inexpensive, not to mention much fresher too.

    This flower is seeing huge popularity at present, partly due to its very soft natural shape which is proving popular at weddings. It’s so popular that it actually has its own hashtag; #ranunculove.

    Due to its rise to fame so to speak, there are a host of new varieties coming out. The Butterfly Ranunculus is far more delicate with less petals, while the large-headed luxury ones called Clooney are such a beautiful statement.

    When featuring this stem at home, they look fabulous as one big mass of ranunculi, or look as equally as beautiful teamed with other seasonal spring flowers such as roses, tulips, peonies and anemones.

    New Year treat for you

    New Year treat for you

    Congratulations! You did it! You survived the festive silly season, not to mention the school holidays.

    Give yourself a pat on the back, sit down in peace and put your feet up. The craziness is over. It’s now time to start focusing on the new year ahead. 

    And this year we should all be taking more care of ourselves; making ourselves one of our priorities so we can perform at our best. 

    And people across the nation are finding a new way to treat themselves… a floral subscription. It’s the perfect antidote to today’s modern take on self-care.

    It’s no different to getting your nails done regularly or treating yourself to some lovely new skincare.

    Flowers are scientifically proven to make you feel happy and improve your mood and wellbeing.

    Plus, with 89 Petals’ bouquets, we create new designs every two weeks. So while you might know your flowers are on their way, you will receive a beautiful surprise of seasonal blooms every time they arrive.

    A floral surprise for you, from you, just because. 

    To celebrate the New Year, the first 10 people to treat themselves to our floral subscription, will get a FREE bouquet to gift to someone special. 

    We all deserve a little something for ourselves, so put yourself back on your priority list for 2018 and allow some floral happiness into your world this year.

    Plus, some blooms are proven to detox the air in our homes. So if you’re trying to give your house a post-festive New Year cleanse, flowers can do some of the work for you!

    TREAT YOURSELF TO A FLORAL SUBSCRIPTION NOW AND RECEIVE A SURPRISE SEASONAL BOUQUET EVERY FORTNIGHT, MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FROM £29, PLUS A FREE BOUQUET FREE FOR A FRIEND.

    View some of our previous seasonal petals below... 

     

    TREAT YOURSELF TO A FLORAL SUBSCRIPTION NOW AND RECEIVE A SURPRISE SEASONAL BOUQUET EVERY FORTNIGHT, MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FROM £29, PLUS A FREE BOUQUET FREE FOR A FRIEND.

    Detox the air in your home

    Detox the air in your home

    While the nation is on healthy eating plans and detox diets, we discover how to clean the air in your home with flowers for a fresh start to 2018

    Sometimes illnesses and allergies can stem from somewhere very close to home; our homes. Toxins from paints, glues, detergents, smoke, insulation and (ironically) cleaners and beauty products, accumulate around the home. We then breathe them in, on a daily basis.

    However, NASA studies show that plants can help improve the quality of our indoor air, absorbing excess carbon dioxide and pollutants through their leaves, and releasing fresh oxygen. They are like living air purifiers.

    While it’s still a bit too chilly to open the windows for a burst of spring clean, we suggest adorning your home with these flowers and plants…

    Peace Lily

    Although small, Peace Lillies pack a punch when it comes to air cleaning. They are easy to care for and require minimal watering, and will flower throughout most of the summer. NASA’s analysis of indoor houseplants revealed that the Peace Lily was the most efficient at removing airborne Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. Don’t place in direct sunlight, but instead find a shady spot, give it a little water from time-to-time and you have yourself a beautiful-looking air cleaner. Be warned however, that this plant ironically is toxic to humans and pets if ingested.

    Chrysanthemum

    These plants are popular and inexpensive and enjoy being in direct sunlight. The colourful blooms not only hep freshen the air, but also brighten up the room. According to the NASA survey, Chrysanthemums are champions when it comes to removing our air of ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde. and xylene. These are however poisonous to animals, so if you have pets either place them out of reach or choose another from our list below. 

    Orchids

    These beautiful and now widely-available plants are an excellent choice when wanting to freshen up the air inside our homes. They remove xylene and realease oxygen at night, making them a great one to keep in your bedroom especially. And they really aren’t as high maintenance as everyone thinks. In fact, they are quite hardy, and are beautiful too so will be a gorgeous addition to any room.

    Gerberas

    These bright flowers native to Eastern Africa are more commonly found outside. However, they are actually great to keep in your kitchen, bedroom or laundry room, because they’re very effective at removing trichloroethylene (a chemical found in dry cleaning solutions), as well as benzene and formaldehyde, according to NASA. These plants thrive on lots of light and moist soil, and are hardy enough to survive a range of temperatures.

    Anthuriums

    If you aren’t green fingered, then this might not be the plant for you, however it is exceptionally effective at helping remove airborne formaldehyde, ammonia, toluene and xylene. The evergreen plant with gorgeous flowers requires plenty of direct light and moist soil and enjoys high humidity, so you might want an air humidifier in your home to prevent it falling below 50% and your Anthurium potentially dying. Again, this plant like others mentioned, can be poisonous to both people and pets if ingested.

    Aloe Vera

    This plant is famed for its healing properties for skin complaints, along with its health benefits when ingested. However, it also has the potential to help remove formaldehyde to give you fresher, cleaner air to fill your lungs.

    Spider plant

    These plants are excellent for removing toxins such as xylene and formaldehyde from the air, making them a great one for your kitchen or near your fireplace/log burner to help remove the carbon monoxide which can accumulate in these areas. Spider plants are easy to keep; they like bright, indirect sunlight and you will be rewarded with shoots with pretty flowers, which will grow into baby spider plants.

    Snake plant

    According to NASA’s research, this houseplant absorbs airborne toxins, including formaldehyde, nitrogen oxide, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene. These require little maintenance, minimal watering and can endure periods of low light, but do prefer bright light. These too can be toxic to pets if ingested.