Saturday night honesty box score on the drive home ☇
September not January. Muuuuch cooler.
FELLOW FLORISTS THANK YOU to all those who responded to the post on foam. It is so encouraging to see so many florists committed to doing away with the stuff. A new resource has been established at @nofloralfoam - for sharing tricks, tips and information about foam free floristry 💚
@blumenthalphotography making everything sparkle for Bronte and James in December
Pole decorations from cooler days
I'm guessing we're around the 600 wedding mark in this little much-loved chapel of love. Thanks to all our clients and @stonesoftheyarravalley for hosting such a special place.
Pouring outside, sparkling on the inside @stonesoftheyarravalley with the lighting champs from @prolightandsound
Wishing everyone a very happy new year. May your 2018 relationships be filled with as much love and trust and smooching as our little rescue pony has shown us this year. We are taking a six week break from weddings but will resume meetings towards the end of January ❤
Final packdown for 2017.
Swipe!! THIS YEAR I attempted to find out as much as I could about floral foam. Florists have long been suspicious of foam's health and environmental hazards, but with very little research performed on foam's effect on the environment, it is impossible to say what the long term implications may be. It might be green and crumble like something we might find in nature, but what every florist and person buying flower arrangements needs to know is the following: . * Traditional floral foam is a plastic product containing known cancer causing compounds including phenol and formaldehyde. . * It is not biodegradable and although it breaks down into smaller pieces, those fragments will exist for an unknown period of time. . *Very little is known about it. No studies have been undertaken to examine its ecotoxicity effects and ecological impact. Flower arranging is the only application for this type of water absorbing foam. . *Once broken down into microscopic fragments in an aquatic environment, it is effectively invisible. As it is green in colour and small particles mimic the appearance of the plant fibres its structure copies, it could very easily be consumed by aquatic animals, starting with microscopic filter feeders all the way up the food chain. . *It enters the ocean when waste water containing foam is poured down the sink or down the drain. In this form it would be considered a microplastic pollutant. When put in the bin, it adds to mountains of bulky, non-biodegradable plastic landfill. . *The saddest thing about it is that it is unnecessary, just a convenience and lazy solution that has removed the skill of balance and problem-solving from floral art. There is always another option for hydrating flowers or if not, another style. Much of floristry now is designed around its use, rather than designing around flowers. . *If any florists or consumers care about the environmental consequences of plastic waste, then they cannot use these products. Fortunately a leading manufacturer has recently launched a biodegradable option not yet available in Australia. However, the traditional non-biodegradable product is still overwhelmingly more popular in other countries.
So good to see local scabiosa and lupins back in. Thanks @tesselaarflowersmonbulk ... what a score!!
Production line 🌸
Summer tables @stonesoftheyarravalley
Just before you go to school, do you want to be a bride for a sec?
🌳🌳@stonesoftheyarravalley 📷 by Mr Moment @warrenphotographyx
Had the great pleasure of doing Bree and Leigh's flowers @zonzoestate this week. It is always a bit special when a fellow wedding world worker asks you to help with their big day. Especially when they are so bloody nice AND they rescue kelpies AND their names rhyme. Congratulations and thanks guys - all the love to you X ps sorry about bad photo @warrenphotographyx should fix that 😘
We tackled the high seas of @zonzoestate today for a very special couple
One of twins
When the only thing to dip in a cup of tea is a vita wheat, just think of all the beautiful cakes out there. And put some jam on it.
Looking forward to a special @zonzoestate double feature this week. These folk know hospitality and delicious 🍕🍷😁
Nasturtium and goddess for @bambamitalian which opened today. Massive congratulations to Dougie and Bel. The hills are thrilled. That eggplant pizza!
In the olden days, not very long ago, cecile brunner were the only mini roses available. The smell is delicate, summery and classically rose. As kids there was nothing more exciting than going to the market at 4am and receiving a special bunch wrapped in wet newspaper from David Healy, to be placed in a glass next to bed.
Just realised this business just passed the 11th birthday mark. 11! So many weddings. So many snowballs.
Freewheelin flower stands ready to join the reception party #nofloralfoam
Ridiculous #coralpeonies #coralcharm #peonies #ridiculous
So good looking
Bump outs just got a whole lot fairer. Good move Australia! Crossing live from @thestablesatstones #loveislove #marriageequality #yes
Kate and Dave's winter wedding featured on @ivorytribe today. Photos by @katie_harmsworth . Love winter weddings.... this heat is too much!
Watering the garden with this guy looking over my shoulder
We were at the @artscentremelbourne yesterday flowering for a Christmas do. November Christmas traffic is a breeze.
Leucospermum + obi = ☇🔥
Boughs from the hills to @glasshousemelb
Home grown foxgloves 🐺
Buttercups and forget me nots
Clematis. My sister dropped by wondering 'if we could use it...