Floral Gift Tray Decorations

Online Flower Gift Delivery in India

Gifting has always been a very tedious process especially when it is something personal that you have to give but don’t know what and how to present the gift. From searching from the ideal gift to the presentation of the gift to the receiver is quite an uphill task.

We at May Flower have received many such requests from our clients to enhance the presentation of their gifts in manner that looks alluring, artistic and leaves a lasting impression in the mind of the receiver.
Being top florists in Mumbai, it is apparent that the use of flowers will be used to enhance the beauty of the gifts that are to be presented. At May Flower we decorate the gifts in a tray usually made out of wood or wicker and add to that a touch of floral bliss! Be it wine bottles, champagne bottles, chocolates, garments, cutlery etc. we have done it all with flowers. By just adding a touch of floral décor to the overall gift, one can enhance the impact that is sure to delight the receiver upon delivery as after all, presentation is most vital. There have been times where we have even taken fresh fruits to give it vivid colors and textures to add more finesse to the overall appeal of the presentation. Decorated with ribbons, candles, handmake paper and other decorations, the final outcome is sure to enhance the gift by leaps and bounds.
Our florists usually pick a color that matches to the overall theme of the gift or chose a color of fresh florals that blend with the overall presentation of the gift bouquet so as to enhance but not give-away the display of the main gift itself. In these kinds of deliveries, we generally use dainty flowers such as lilies, or orchids with a touch of chrysanthemums. Large flowers do not go very well in these kinds of gift decorations. We also have to ensure that during delivery of flower gift, none of the water or other elements of the florals spoil the gift.
These are carefully arranged and delivered by our team carefully to the recipient. Most of these orders are usually sent out during announcement of weddings, or birth of a new child, to any informal occasion as well. Presentation is the key aspect in these kinds of orders that we undertake at May Flower.
Once these gifts are delivered by our team, it is very easy for the receiver to open their gift from the decorated basket or tray but one has to make sure that once the gift is detached from the basket, it should not look incomplete or empty. After all the flowers can look attractive by itself in the tray and can be considered a dual gift as a basket bouquet of flowers after the gift has been removed.
Such bouquets are decorated exclusively for Mumbai and delivered by our team on request. You may not find any such flower bouquets on our site but we are happy to create these custom made gift trays for any kind of gifts and deliver the gifts to you anywhere across Mumbai.

Flowers that fight Cancer

Flowers that help in fighting cancer

Periwinkle

This pretty plant from Madagascar gives us two very important cancer-fighting medicines: vinblastine and vincristine. Vinblastine has helped increase the chance of surviving childhood leukaemia from 10% to 95%, while vincristine is used to treat Hodgkins’ Disease.

Traditional Madagascan healers used the rosy periwinkle for treating diabetes. This led to its study by western scientists who then discovered its anti-cancer properties.
These medicines have proved very profitable for global drug companies. Worldwide sales are worth over £75 million a year, but virtually none of this money finds its way back to Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world.
Some pharmaceutical companies are trying to redress this imbalance by working closely with ethno-botanists and indigenous healers, and sharing profits more equitably.
There are also recent international agreements which have tried to ensure that more profits from the commercial development of animal and plant species return to the countries of origin.
One such agreement is the Convention on Biological Diversity which seeks the ‘fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources’, together with the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components
Essences are liquid solutions of the energetic imprint of flowers, plants, trees, crystals, or other natural sources. Essence therapists believe that they can help to increase mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. This may help people to feel better. The aim of using essences is not to prevent, control, or cure cancer or any other physical condition.
The most common and well known essences are the Bach Flower Remedies. In the 1920s and 30s a British doctor and bacteriologist called Edward Bach developed a set of 38 flower remedies. The flower remedies are highly diluted extracts from the flowers of wild plants. Bach believed that illness occurs when the mind and body aren’t in tune with each other. In other words, that our emotions strongly influence our health. He defined 38 emotional states that he felt made up the human condition. Each of the remedies was designed to help a person balance a specific mood or emotion. A combination of essences, called a rescue remedy, was created to use during emotionally difficult times.
Over the years, Bach’s theories have given rise to the creation of hundreds of new essences by producers all over the world. Essences are now produced from non flowering plants, crystals, gems and many other natural elements of nature.
Using essences
Essences are usually liquids in small dropper bottles and you drip them on to your tongue. You can also mix them with water and drink them.
Some types are also available as
Pills
Bath salts
Skin creams
Sprays
Why people with cancer use essences
Some people with cancer find that using essences can help them to feel better mentally, emotionally or spiritually. As a result, this may help some people to also feel better physically.
The aim of using essences is not to prevent, control, or cure cancer or any other physical condition.
Some people claim that flower remedies can help to boost your immune system. There is no scientific evidence to prove this. But many people report that flower remedies are helpful for reducing emotions such as fear, anxiety or depression.
Research into essences
There is very little research into how well essences work in helping people feel better but research seems to show that they are safe to use. Essences are never used to treat medical conditions.
A small number of foreign producers of essences have started to make claims that their products may have physical effects. But British laws don’t allow essence therapists to prescribe a treatment for or give advice on cancer. Therapists are also not allowed to use terms that may make the essences seem medicinal, such as ‘boosts the immune system’ or ‘helps you relax’.
Early studies into essences are not seen as reliable because they tended to look at using essences for medical conditions for which they are never used. Studies since 2007 seem to show that essences can help people to feel better and improve their quality of life. They also seem to show that the effect of the essences is not just due to the placebo effect. The placebo effect is a beneficial effect that can occur due to people’s expectation that a product will help them.
What using essences involves
You can buy and use essences yourself without help from a qualified therapist. The remedies come mixed with a very small amount of alcohol. You can dilute them with water, in line with the instructions on the bottles. Or you can drop the liquid directly under your tongue without diluting them. The time taken for people to notice a benefit can vary and everyone’s response is unique. Some people may feel quick results while others may find that it takes some time.
Many people are familiar with Rescue Remedy, which is a combination of 5 flower essences. The best known brand is Nelsons. There are several other brands and names, including Five Flower Remedy by Healing Herbs and Emergency Essence by Sun Essence. People may use these to try to keep calm in stressful situations, for example, taking an exam or coping with a phobia.
An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid. “Hydrophobic” just means what you already know from the old saying: Oil and water don’t mix.
Rose oil is extracted from rose petals, and the petals used come from a variety of different roses. The two types of roses most often used for rose oil production are the damask rose and the cabbage rose.
Most essential oils are created through the process of distillation, usually by steam. You’ll find them in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, and sometimes in flavoring for foods or scents for cleaning products and incense.
If you’re wondering about the distillation process, it involves a great deal of work. That’s why rose oil doesn’t come cheap. In most cases, the flowers are harvested by hand early in the morning, before sunrise. The petals are distilled later the same day. Several pounds of rose petals are required to distill just one ounce of essential oil.
The distillation process itself usually involves large, copper stills filled with roses and water and heated between one and two hours. Anything that vaporizes is collected in a condensing apparatus and transferred to a flask. From there, different types of extracts are divided up from the total mixture.
Essential oil is not the only product of this process. By-products called rose absolutes are acquired using a process called supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (this is the type of rose oil most commonly found in perfumes).
There’s also an element of rose oil called hydrosol, which is the part of the distillate known as rosewater. It’s a cheaper by-product of the distillation process and is most commonly used in skin care and some food flavoring.

Tulip Garden Srinagar

Popular Flowers Festival of India

Festivals of flowers are very popular among the people of India. There are a number of festivals held in various parts of the country. Tulip festival is one of the most popular flower festivals in India. The festival is a great way to capture the flowering tulips of Kashmir as Srinagar has Asia’s largest tulip garden.

The Tulip Festival displays a large variety of tulips. Large number of tourists comes to the venue to catch the sight of these beautiful tulips. The festivals also feature a number of cultural programs, sale of local handicrafts, Kashmiri folk songs and other forms of arts. On visiting this festival, you will also be able to taste traditional cultural Kashmiri cuisine.
The Tulip Festival is held in Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir. Located in the foothills of Zabarwan range, it overlooks the Dal Lake and offers a breathtaking sight.
One of the best garden to visit in Month of April in Srinagar, Tulip Garden is located in Siraj Bagh area, covering the banks of Dal lake with a colorful carpet of flowers. With an area of around 12 hectares, it is also known as the largest tulip garden in the whole of Asia. The famous Tulip Garden in Srinagar was created in the year 2006-07 by the chief minister of the state, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad. This was done in order to boost tourism in the Kashmir valley. Flaunting hundreds of varieties of Tulips, the enchanting garden sprawls over the foothills of Zabarwan mountain ranges, overlooking the picturesque Dal Lake.
Owing to such a huge spectrum of tulips, the garden acts as a tourist magnet, especially during the blooming months of the flowers. In order to watch the largest collection of freshly germinated colorful tulips, one must schedule his visit between the months of March and May. To the delight of florists, the concerned department of the state also organizes a Tulip festival during March-end every year. Thronging a large number of tourists, the Tulip festival in Srinagar is considered to be amongst the biggest of the events.
Tulip festival in India is south Asia’s largest Tulip festival that has been named after the Indian prime minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi. Tulip festival takes place during the months of March and April and is the prettiest festival that takes place in Kashmir at the Siraj Bagh Chesmahsahi in the capital city of Srinagar. It is known as Indira Gandhi memorial garden. This blooming festival is a real treat to the eyes as the garden is spread over 5 hectares of land at the foothills of Zabarmwan near the Dal Lake.
The garden boasts of 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. It resembles a beautiful carpet that has hundreds of colors and provides a heavenly view to the thousands of visitors, national and international. Around 2 million tulip bulbs bloom here and proudly display their beauty to the tourists. The view is simply magnificent and has countless delicate beauties lined in rows to dance with the wind in front of the tourists.
Celebration
The festival was started in 2007 to promote tourism and has been quite successful in attracting people from all over the world. With the onset of spring, people throng to the place to get a view of this magnificent place. Officials here organize various other events along with the tulip festival and provide business for handicrafts for the local craftsmen, offer a wide variety of folk dances and songs that the visitors love to watch. One can also enjoy the different Kashmiri cuisine that is prepared locally and is a favorite among the tourists.
Kashmir is famous for its natural beauty and with the tulips the beauty is enhanced manifolds. Today, tourists are demanding to open the garden ahead of the fixed time and enjoy the view for a longer time. New varieties and new things keep on adding each year. The Tulip festival in Kashmir has been well accepted by the tourists and has become quite an attraction for tourists who love to visit the scenic place of Srinagar.