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Yearly Archive: 2011

December 17 2011

Market Report Christmas 2011

Christmas is with us again.  Like every year we have raced to Deceber in what seems even quicker time this year. At the farm we have been absolutley flat out.  Green trick or “christmas” trick as where calling it has been flowing in fast and furious.  Our carnations have been producing well and the quality…

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October 20 2011

Market Report Thursday 20th October

  As we race into the Spring Racing Carnival this week the market was full of exciting new lines. We are very proud to have bought home the first load of Peony roses in pink and white. These stunning flowers have a six to eight week flowering season making them a very popular flower. We…

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September 24 2011

Market Specials Saturday 24th September 2011

It’s a true spring paradise this week at Stems. We have a full range of seasonal favourites such as Rannucs, Poppies, Fresias, Hyacinths and Daffs. An arm full of these bunches makes it feel like your in the flower markets of France. The Warratah season is starting to hot up and there has been some nice…

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September 11 2011

Market Specials 10th September 2011

We have sprung into spring with some big specials this week at Stems. From our flower farm we have one of our favourites Alstroemeria at only $5 per bunch. We have Calgary and Whistler which are our white varieties, Emotion is our pink and we have some Burgundy available as well. Alstro is a cut…

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July 28 2011

Market Report Thursday 28th July

Today’s market provided a super selection of flowers. Coccinea Banksia. Tall 80cm stems have just started out of Western Australia. They will continue from there for the next month or so until our local supply from Hazel in Stawell commences. Hazel picks her coccineas in the morning and brings them straight to Stems that day….

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June 30 2011

Market Report Thursday 29th June

It’s been a while between market updates but there has been plenty happening and the team at Stems have been working extra hard to source and provide the best quality flowers available. With the extra cold we have been having flower numbers have been on the limited side resulting in slightly higher prices on some lines…

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May 20 2011

Market Report Friday 20th May 2011

Post Mother’s Day we have been hit with a very cold snap of weather. Last Tuesday the temepreture in Ballarat made it to a measly 5.7 deg with a much cooler wind-chill factor. These wintery conditions have continued until now which has resulted in a drastic reduction in quantity and variety of fresh LOCALLY grown flowers….

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April 29 2011

Market Report Friday 29 April

It is beginning to feel a lot like Mother’s Day. Easter is now behind us, and we are all systems go on the old Mother’s Day favourites, such as the chrysanthemum and carnations. We have been very busy at the farm over the past 12 weeks, getting the chrysanthemum to the perfect point. We are delighted this year in…

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March 13 2011

Market Report Sunday 13th March

It’s Ballarat’s Begonia Festival weekend at the moment. Ballarat is full with the antique fair and the events at the lake filling the city with visitors. Begonias from one of Ballarats begonia founders, Evan Hines, is what we stock at stems. Evan is in his senior years and we are now very lucky to be…

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February 24 2011

Market Report Thursday 24th Feb

Valentine’s Day is now firmly behind us. At our Ballarat florist shop we had a fantastic day and we hope that we provided lots of people with some memorable gifts of affection. Over 350 deliveries were completed with the first at 6.30am and the last at 8pm that night. Now ten days later life at…

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