Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pretty in Purple

purple bouquet 1

Violet, mauve, cerise, lilac, and red shades are blended to create purple perfection. A bold colour choice for a bride who wanted to avoid the obvious whites and pastels.

purple bouquet 2

purple bouquet 3


Dahlias, orchids, calla lilies, roses, chrysanthemum and hypericum berries in a rich, harmonious blend.

Hydrangea ER

hydrangea emergency


Has this ever happened to you?

Hydrangeas are thirsty and temperamental flowers and they will sometimes soften and wilt after a short time, seemingly  for  no reason. They’re usually dehydrated and there is something you can do……… As soon as you notice any softening or wilting of the petals, fill a sink bath or large bucket with fresh cold water…..



hydrangea care 2


Next, turn the hydrangeas upside down and plunge the heads into the water, immersing them completely , if  you’re using a bath immerse the stems as well…………



hydrangea care 3



hydrangea care


You will need to leave the heads submerged for at least an hour … longer if you can.




hydrangea care 4


After an hour or two or three,  pull the flowers out of the bucket and gently shake off the water……. Next, trim the stems, you should take off at least 4cm,  more if you can, and then they should be ready to go back into a vase filled with cold  fresh water.




hydrangea care


This luscious bunch is the same sad specimen from the first image……..A truly Lazarus like transformation.

Jam Jar Jamboree

jars pastel 2


So far this is turning out to be the Summer of Jars!

jars white 2jars pastel


Many  brides are turning away from traditional vessels for their table decorations in favour of mix and match jars of seasonal flowers………….



jars 3jars white 2


The different sizes of jars and multiple varieties of flowers give a more contempory and less formal appeal to traditional whites and greens………..

more jars


And the soft gelato pastels work beautifully in their casual clusters.





Gyp, roses, clethra, lisianthus, chrysanthums, dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace, herbs, seed pods, anything goes. These weddings were at Trunk Restaurant in Melbourne  and The Boulevard Restaurant in Kew.

Groom Style

buttonhole string


Who say’s the Bride has to have the prettiest flowers at a wedding? Our Groom from last weekend’s wedding sported a whimsical cluster of seasonal flowers bound in jute twine. All buttonholes should  look this good!


Married in Melbourne

town hall

This weekend we had the pleasure to arrange flowers for a wedding ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall, a spectacular and iconic setting in the heart of the city.


troses, figs


melbourne wedding


The couple said their vows on the balcony of the Portico Room overlooking bustling Swanston St, up above the canopy of plane trees with marvellous Melbourne as their backdrop.


water lily

Flowery New Year!

summer bright


We’re back baby!




bouvardiasummer flowers


After our relaxing break, we’re all set for a flowery new year with a shop full of summer goodies.





Roses in every colour, velvety Celosia, Hydrangea, Bouvardia and soft and pretty Queen Anne’s lace.

queen anne's lace


Colour , texture and sweet summer fragrance….how could you resist?

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