Floral Demonstration IMC Mumbai

Floral Demonstration at IMC Mumbai by Nalini Kapadia, Founder May Flower

A floral demonstration was held at Indian Merchant Chambers Ladies Wing on 12th August 2013 held by Mrs. Vimla Patil and guest speaker was our founder Mrs. Nalini Kapadia. The main topic of discussion was how May Flower came into existence and the evolution from a hobby into a profession spread over a period of 33 years to which May Flower today stands. A demonstration of making simple basic arrangements with flowers and accessories for Indian festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, New Year etc.

In admist of the festive season, flower arrangements play an important role in commemorating life’s most significant moments and in making homes and workplaces more pleasant.

Mrs. Nalini Kapadia, owner of May Flower, business that specializes in floral arrangements and decorations told her life story – including the difficulties a woman can come across whilst building a business to this height. She explained how to know your talent and use it for making yourself financially self-reliant.

Mrs. Kapadia, after 30 years in the flower buiness, has combined her love for flowers and her buisness acument to achieve enviable success. Starting as a student of Ikebana, she graduated slowly to being one of the top experts in floral decorations and arrangements in Mumbai within a few years of starting her business on a small scale. Her talk included a live demonstration of floral arrangements to go with the festive season which will start from August onward alongwith two ready-made arrangements to the audience.

We at May Flower would like to thank the Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Ms. Madhavi Vora (Chairperson), Ms. Vimla Patil, Ms. Mailti Jain(Co-Chairpersons) and Members of IMC Ladies wing for allowing us to demonstrate and discuss the story of May Flower.

Images of some festive creations in Floral Demonstration at IMC Mumbai

Send Flowers to India as Birthday Gifts

Send Flowers to India as Special Birthday Gifts

It has always been a magnificent emotion in bringing smile on the faces of your valued ones, particularly, when the event of their birthday. Birthdays have great importance and carry some of the most valuable moments in everyone’s life. Birthdays are always unforgettable and remarkable for everyone’ life whether this event related to kid or any elder. Particularly children impatiently wait for this unique and unusual day and so at last when the day of this beautiful event appears, they always in wait for some special gift from their parents, relatives and friends because children are always the point of attention for everyone. And their delight and happiness knows no bound, when they are given lots of gifts with bouquets of beautiful flowers. So send flowers to India on your sweetest child’s birth day with other beautiful gifts to bring sign of happiness on their faces as a surprise being living there in India.

Sometimes it happens that you do not participate in these memorable events due to some reasons, but you want to make realize your dearest ones, your presence on that special event, and you want to send something special to your dearest and nearest ones to bring happiness on the face of your dearest one. You can send flowers to India as special gift for your nearest ones on these special events like birthdays.

May Flower is a top ranking online florist that manages for the people from all over the world to send varieties of flowers to their respected ones in India. We are also specified to send flowers to India as a special birthday gift with vast varieties and different ranges and styles which will definitely boost up the occasion of your near and dear ones.
Flowers are the symbol and have important meaning to every celebration. They stand for pleasure and happiness of life. The exclusive and their distinctive meanings of flowers reckon gifting flowers a striking motion on birthdays. You can send flowers to India as some of the most popular items and as a special gift to your loved ones on his/her birthdays. Different types of beautiful flowers like Roses, Gerberas and Orchids all formulate that special day of your dearest ones, their birthday, even more special. May Flower facilitate the people from all around the world in online ordering and send flowers to India. Only cake is not sufficient to fill colours in the birthday but flowers are also needed to make your event colourful, a memorable one. The best part about flowers is that when you send flowers to India as birthday flowers to your loved ones, you going to make his birthday special day for him/her. And your nearest one will come closer to your heart.

Flowers are such beautiful and innocent creatures of God that is like by kids, younger, men and women. The wise also think flowers are very interesting and causing somebody to engage in careful thought on the part of the person who gifted them. In fact, when you want to send flowers to India along with cakes for the events of birthdays, you hold an ideal birthday gift in your hand. Our broad range of Birthday flowers will surely win the heart of your dearest one, when they take delivery of sensational gifts. Due to the force of globalization, many people are leaving India for serving and utilizing their abilities for foreign countries. And as a result, they miss that opportunity for being a part of those important family occasions like birthdays.

We at May Flower help such people to send flowers to India to their loved ones. it is an our foremost obligation in making your loved ones happy, despite being so far away from you and to bring a special feeling for you and your dearest ones.

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Eight Basic Flower Arranging Designs

Eight Basic Flower Arranging Designs

If you are used to working with fresh flowers, it will take some time to get used to all the possibilities and limitations when using silks. Though so similar in use, artificial flowers are an entirely different art form. The line, focal, filler technique is an excellent way to design artificial and dried flower arrangements.

Horizontal Arrangements

1. Using a relatively shallow container, anchor foam with a lot of glue or use anchor pins, and position sprays of line flowers to establish the shape of the design.

2. Insert focal flowers in the middle so they gently droop over the lip of the container on both sides, reach towards the line material and extend on either side of the middle. Leave room for filler flowers.

3. Fill in and around focal area with filler flowers and foliage.

Vertical Arrangements

1. Wedge or secure foam in a vase with hot glue. Cut the stems of the tallest flowers or leaves to reach three or four times the height of the vase.

2. Place the focal flowers vertically within the diameter of the vase.

3. Fill in the areas as needed with filler flowers.

Triangular Arrangements

1. Secure floral foam. Determine the vertical height and horizontal width with the smallest line flowers and/or leaves. Make the height higher than the width.

2. Position the largest focal flowers in the heart of the arrangement and slightly lower to give weight and balance.

3. Fill in with the filler flowers and foliage keeping within the triangular shape.

Crescent Arrangements

1. Secure foam in container. Determine length of crescent and insert curved line flowers or leaves to follow the crescent form. Angle the shape to balance in the container.

 2. Insert the focal flowers fairly low in the bowl to achieve balance, stability and depth.

3. Fill in around the focal flowers with smaller flowers and foliage. Place wisps of filler flowers that gracefully taper off the ends.

Oval arrangements

1. Secure the floral foam. Determine the height with line flowers, then frame in the outer edges of the oval shape with light colored flowers and foliage.

2. Place the largest, strongest or brightest flowers in the focal area.

3. Fill in around the larger flowers and leaves with the filler flowers.

Minimal Arrangements

1. Adhere foam to container. Insert vertical line flowers to determine the height, and secure the horizontal line flowers to give the basic outline of the arrangement.

2. Place the focal flowers.

3. Fill in with filler flowers as needed.

The lazy “S” or “Hogarth’s Curve”

1. Anchor the foam securely. Bend the stems gently into graceful curves and insert them in place so they balance.

2. Add the focal flowers following the lines of the upper and lower curves.

3. Cluster filler blossoms and foliage around the central flowers maintaining the rhythm of the ‘S’.

Free Standing Arrangements

 1. Fill a shallow container with foam that extends one inch over the top. Secure the foam with hot glue, floral clay or floral tape. Define the shape of the design with the line flowers and leaves.

2. Place the focal flowers and leaves, turning the vase as you go so all the sides are even.

3. Add filler flowers to integrate the design.


A combination of these techniques have been applied from various floral basics books, magazines, web articles and clippings.

To buy such styles of floral arrangements visit May Flower

Flower Pricing on May Flower

Some information regarding our flower pricing

Flowers are a commodity that have fluctuations in prices throughout the year. During wedding seasons or certain festivals the prices sky rocket whereas during off season the prices of flowers go down due to demand and supply variations. We follow a pricing strategy that during off season when certain flower prices are low(most commonly roses being higher on occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mothers day etc), we offer discounts in the form of coupons or put certain bouquets in the sale section. Unlike most other florists, we will give you exactly the same specification of bouquet (flower count and style) for a reduced cost as the cost of procuring the flowers has become less. Discounts and coupons maybe less during peak season but due to bulk purchasing from farms we at May Flower provide affordable flower pricing throughout the year in addition to discount coupons and sale items.

Discount coupons as of now are valid on your full order, which include even the price of the gifts add on. This works out to a double discount as you get the flowers at a reduced cost as well as the gift. All in all a tempting deal that can save you quite a few bucks.

Being in this field of floral delivery since 1980 May Flower strives to provide 100% customer satisfaction and the outcome of these efforts are loyal customers for life!

Do keep in mind that sale items are refreshed frequently and promo coupons are sent out to our customers who are members or subscribed to our newsletters.

To see some items on sale at this very moment or order flowers online do visit us at May Flower

Flower of the Month – August

The August Birth Flower is the Gladiolus

The History and traditions surrounding the August Birth Flower, the Gladiolus is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Gladiolus, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Peridot, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the August Birth Flower.

The Language of Flowers

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Gladiolus. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.
The meaning of the August Birth Flower, the Gladiolus is sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Gladiolus, so favored during the Victorian era was “Love at first sight”.
The colors of the August Birth Flower, the Gladiolus, include the following:

Pink,Red,White,Yellow,Orange and some which can be induced with artificial colors
Birth Month Flowers – Gifts for Special Occasions

All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Gladiolus, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give August Birth Flower, including the Gladiolus, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the August Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers.

The special events where it would be appropriate to give the August Birth Flower, the Gladiolus are as follows:
Month of August Flowers, the Gladiolus or Poppy, to celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August , Sisters Day on Aug 5 and Senior Citizen’s Day on August 8

Definition of the Gladiolus: Any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
The August Birth Flower, the Gladiolus is also called gladiola or sword lily

To buy gladiolus or send birthday flowers online visit May Flower