The service received has been inconsistent but it has been good overall. The first time I received flowers they were absolutely beautiful and the lilies flowered and lasted over two weeks. The second bunch I ordered as a gift for my mum's birthday, they came with roses browning at the edges, and three lilies which had had their pollen stems cut off! I did get in touch with customer services and they assured me that the bouquets go through 5 quality checks (which I found very surprising, especially considering no-one noticed the cut stems on all three lilies in the bunch) but they were very understanding as we had a family emergency which meant my mum wasn't around to 'enjoy' the bunch anyway, so they kindly rearranged delivery. This bunch arrived on time and with lots of lilies, some unopened which was lovely but there was a lot of greenery and not much by way of flowers and some fresia looked old and again some roses were browning, so the bunch did not last longer than a week, sadly.
First time using Serenata to send to Canada from UK, flowers arrived next day as I had requested, recipient said 'perfect timing' so obviously hadn't arrived very early or very late, she found it unusual to arrive in a box but said they were displayed beautifully within the box so great when first opening, when displaying needed two vases as there were so many flowers so she was very pleased. She mentioned there were lilies which was not in my choice so will be interesting to see the photos being sent by recipient. Overall though as usual very pleased with the service. Would have liked a notification that she received them and when but perhaps as this was Canada not possible.
I could not fault the quality of the service or the goods provided. I have had frustrating experiences with other companies then my daughter recommended Serenata. I won't be using anyone else from now on! The flowers were to congratulate a friend on her recent marriage. She rang to say how delighted she was with the bouquet. I had upgraded to a medium size and she said the blooms filled two large vases. She also said that they lasted a really long time and that the lilies perfumed the whole house. I was also pleased that there was no delivery charge!
I had received some flowers from serenata for my birthday a few weeks before and they were beautiful and lasted ages. So I thought I would order some as a surprise for my sisters 80th birthday. They were absolutely gorgeous and great value at Â£30. When I went to see her, you could smell the freesia's as soon as you went in the house. Although the roses and freesia have died off, she still has the lilies which smell so sweet. Thank you.
Very good that Serenata were able to deliver within hours on Christmas Eve. The bunch looked attractive when delivered, but some of the flowers did not last well. I was surprised that some of the chrysanthemums were dead at the end of a week, when this flower normally lasts well. The lilies were good after ten days.
excellent service, fast delivery good price of flowers
also flowers were brilliant just what i had wanted for the two mothers who are no longer with us but both liked their own different flower, lilies and roses these were perfect for our home and still going strong after all these weeks still in full bloom
The flowers were lovely, the lilies only opened once the other flowers had started dying off, but they were beautiful! The delivery was on time, and the emails were useful and funny too! I would definitely use serenata flowers again and recommend them to friends.
White lilies, Lilium candidum, are known for their beautiful fragrance and as some of the most popular flowers used both in funerals and wedding. Their dramatic appearance and understated elegance make them a beautiful addition to any bouquet and a wonderful flower to present to anyone on a special day. Lily bouquet would perfectly compliment any type of event, gathering or given as a token of appreciation. The expert florists at SerenataFlowers.com offer a variety of white lily bouquet, all with free next day delivery with a selection of bouquets also available for same day delivery. Choose white lilies to congratulate on engagements, send new mum as an expression of new beginning and bring with you as a small gift if you're invited to a dinner party. White lilies make always a good impression, if bought from a reputable florist who guarantees good quality and long lasting blooms.
Mythology around - according to Greek mythology, lily flowers was the flower of Greek Goddess Hera. Lily was created when a drop of Hera's breast milk fell on Earth. Lilies were considered sacred in the Minoan civilization. The earliest evidence of lilies dates back to 1580 B.C. when a painting featuring lilies was found in Crete.
Types of Lilies - currently, there are around 100 species of lilies (Liliaceae) in the world, some of the lily varieties include Lilium Auratum, Lilium Bulbiferum, Lilium Canadense, Lilium Candidum, Lilium Japonicum, Lilium Lancifolium, Lilium Martagon, Lilium Pardalinum, Lilium Regale and many others.
Lilies and Cats- word of caution - all parts of lilies are poisonous to cats, so make sure you keep them somewhere where your cat doesn't have access.
As with other flowers, various lily colours also have their meaning. White lilies symbolise chastity and virtue. Lilies are also commonly given for 30th wedding anniversary, and they are thought to signify the innocence of Virgin Mary and her role as the queen of the angels. Lilies in this colour are one of the most fragrant ones and make a perfect addition
You don't need to run to your nearest flower market to get these fragrant blooms for your home or to give someone as a gift. Thanks to online florists like SerenataFlowers.com you can have fresh white lilies delivered straight to the door, without any delivery charges.Do you need to know more? Here are some common questions:
How do you send white lilies?
All of our lilies are sent in bud form, to protect them during their journey to the recipient and also because the new owner can enjoy them longer. As all of our other fresh flowers, lilies are packed in a sturdy cardboard box and secured with a wooden stick in the middle, which prevents the bouquet from moving around during transport. Our white lilies come with enough supply of food and water to keep them happy and well fed until they reach their final destination.
At SerenataFlowers.com you can choose from mixed bouquets featuring lilies or pick a bouquet composed only of white lilies, like our Seraphin arrangement. Many customers prefer mixed bouquets with lilies because in that case they can enjoy the blooming roses and other flowers white they wait for the lily buds to open up.
How do you take care of white lilies?
As with other flowers, lilies need plenty of light, water and flower food. When they arrive at their new home, make sure you cut about 3cm of their stems at a 45-degree angle and place them in a clean vase with fresh water. Keep them away from drafty or too hot locations in the house.
Are white lilies suitable for funeral or as sympathy flowers?
White lilies together with white roses are commonly used for funeral and sympathy flowers. They are elegant, timeless and of impressive size despite their reasonable prices. White is most often used for both sympathy and funeral flowers, but you don't need to adhere to the etiquette too closely. Bereaved family will certainly appreciate also a bright coloured bouquet that will remind them of the happy times they had with the deceased.