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Capalaba Carnations

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Published April 7th 2018
A flower a day keeps the divorce away
Do you have a wedding or other family celebration that requires flowers in bulk? Do you have a friend who needs cheering up with a bunch of fresh flowers? Or do you like a fresh vase of blooms in your home, just because you can?

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Just because I can.....

Twenty plus years living in the Redlands, South East of Brisbane and bordering Moreton Bay and I've only just come across Capalaba Carnations. A wholesale florist open to the public with a flower farm down Redland Bay Way, Capalaba Carnations operates out of a large tin shed at 2 St Anthony's Drive, Alexandra Hills.

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Entrance to the shed

Granted, it's not an attractive tin shed, though the flowers within are just beautiful. When I visited, I was clueless as to what I was after except that a friend had just had a nasty operation. I was invited into the cool room where the range of bouquets was dazzling. And no, not just carnations. Arrangements included roses, lilies, and my favourite, native blooms.

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Native bouquet

Capalaba Carnations is open seven days a week, which is handy. The hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday - 8am to 5:30pm
Saturday - 8am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 8am to 1:00pm

Parking is plentiful, though they do not do deliveries.

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The colours are just gorgeous

Prices seem quite reasonable, slightly less than the supermarkets, but how can you put a price on the pleasure that a bunch of colour and fragrance can provide?

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My selection

American Botanist, Luther Burbank, once said, "Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul". How very true.

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Why? Because we deserve a little beauty each and every day
When: M to F : 8 till 5:30. Sat : 8 till 5. Sun : 8 till 1
Phone: 07 38243711
Where: 2 St Anthony’s Drive, Alexandra Hills
Cost: Varies
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