More Australia Garden for @rbgmelbourne #nofloralfoam
Nature Inspiring Art: The Royal Botanic Gardens Suppporters event @rbgmelbourne yesterday. Inspired by the landscape and indigenous biodiversity at the Australian Gardens Cranbourne: ochre sand, broad skies and our unique native flora. All species used in the 15 different arrangements are represented at this magnificent sanctuary. Thank you RBG, that was an honour. #nofloralfoam
Today's office. The Australian Garden, Cranbourne. Spectacular.
Finally found clients who said yes to a ceiling of silver birch in electric autumn yellow against the black at @zonzoestate. Looked even better at night when the fairy lights were on. Hopefully @warrenphotographyx got images.. my card is corrupted😣. Thank you and congratulations Rachel and Steven 💛
Thanks to @encouragingwomeninhorticulture @ausflorapacific and the attendees at today's #sustainablefloristry afternoon. What magnificent weather to demonstrate how jazz hands after every flower placement makes for a more sustainable arrangement. So many beautiful products to work with, kindly supplied by @ausflorapacific @australianfic and @floramax_flowers 😘😘😘 #nofloralfoam chicken wire all the way and @thehandsomebloom I pinched your pic 😉😘
More excellent pics. This time from @hellojessnicholls for Robyn and James. Was so nice to be there when your breath was taken Robyn. This is a classic example of competitive floristry where @clarejamesartist dives like a starving giraffe for the tallest bits of cotoneaster, forcing me to muscle in on the big branchy bits of hydrangea. We get there in the end. Last few cafe au lait dahlia handpicked at @flowerslakeside thanks brocky..
Beautiful shots arrived last week by @lostinlove_photography. Thanks Katie and Nick for sending them much appreciated
Autumn from all angles. Hard to show how big these things are from the ground... 2.5 m tall and just as wide and up in less than an hour. Flowerpower with @georgia_ko_floral_design @clarejamesartist and @wildling.flowers #nofloralfoam
Friday's party autumn ceiling @zonzoestate for Vimbai and Daniel. Thanks to the best team in the whole 🌏😘 #nofloralfoam #nofilter
The Landlord's Cafe au Lait dahlias featured for Katie and Nick @stonesoftheyarravalley yesterday. Nice growing @flowerslakeside. Also some ever-dependable Amy-Lou roses there from @nood_blooms. Seasonal and local and so beautiful ✅ #nofloralfoam
Sideways rain and driveway-lifting willy willies today ... but we sorted things out with this Zimbabwean Australian fusion arbour @zonzoestate. And the ceiling....
Autumn at its finest for my sweet friends 🍑 . #nofloralfoam #sustainablefloristry #grownnotflown #localflowers
Valencia roses and autumn for the ❤🐦🐦 @montdusoleil #nofloralfoam
This couple. This florist spied them doing sparkle eyes across the room to each other several years ago. Such a pleasure to be part of your wedding and celebrate in all that love. Wishing you all the happiness in the world - you have brought so much to other people😘 😘
Welcome apple season. Crunchiest time of the year 🍏
No such thing as too much green, Jen & Ash 💚 . Thanks to Clare and Shawn for putting the tea into team 😘 . . #stonesoftheyarravalley #nofloralfoam #foliage #barnwedding
Heaven just sitting there quietly on a shelf...
For Parissa and Michel back in November. Thank you both for the excellent snaps by @johntsialosphotography. With flower power @georgia_ko_floral_design on branch position assessment duty. #stonesoftheyarravalley #nofloralfoam #dogwood
Down the Peninsula on a perfect autumn day with @dammfinefoodgroup
Bit late to the IWD party... but... yesterday at the top of a ladder, with partner in foliage crime @clarejamesartist in charge of ladder support, I was thinking. So many incredible women have been involved in this business over the last 13 years, each with their own special skills, knowledge and unique mark of creativity and artistry. One thing they all have in common is a huge heart, an excellent sense of humour and an understanding that women working together are capable of some amazing things. Except huntsman removal. Nobody seems to be very good with huntsman ❤
Autumned today @zonzoestate with many dahlias. Beautiful weather!
Ceremony backdrop from super hot yesterday. Looking forward to cooler times. Way too hot for white hydrangea and florists. Oh and #nofloralfoam
10 years ago (almost to the day) @zonzoestate when the ceiling was white. Still a favourite job and the first of many more at this Yarra Valley landmark. These arrangments were in floral foam. I remember the crumbling mess at the end and trying to separate the compostable waste from the crumbling plastic. Impossible. Fortunately we havent had this problem for many years now. ps. the fried artichokes are the best thing ever. #nofloralfoam 💚
Ceiling salad @theindependentgembrook for Chezza and Kazza 😘😘🌿 Gembrook you will always have my heart #nofloralfoam
CORAL & CITRUS up and away for Valentines Day @stonesoftheyarravalley with clever pals @lilyinfusionweddings @georgia_ko_floral_design @clarejamesartist @valley_maker 🍊🍑🍊🍑and definitely #nofloralfoam ✌
Very lucky to have a 70 year old in charge of table arrangements. This mum knows her way around chicken wire.
Feb going field wild
FIGS + APPLES = BACK TO WORK 💚 #nofloralfoam . . . Thanks to the mirror @thestablesatstones for doubling our fig haul and to the girls for just being excellent.
Happy new year! Back to the flowers 1st Feb, back on the emails on the 21st Jan.
Raindrops and barn doors @zonzoestate. Unbelievable shot @jessica_mason_photo. It is about to be raining enquiries in your inbox 😍 strategic leaf placement by us.
@nood_blooms is back in the game. Giant, perfect blooms every time. Incredible work Michael 👏👏👏 . . . . Superb modelling from Miss Healesville 2018, @clarejamesartist 👑
Morning delivery downstairs @flowerslakeside 💥
Aretha Franklin 👂🎤💓 #nofloralfoam
Roadside honesty box goodness #hippeastrum
Was thrilled to be interviewed by the UK @sundaytimeshomes for a story on the Insta page @nofloralfoam and foam free floristry - published yesterday. Special thanks to all my fantastic clients over the many years who have given me the opportunity to develop my skills and designs in new directions without foam. It is often more labour intensive than using floral foam and the tight bump ins with event work have made it challenging at times, but generally the only non-compostable waste we produce now is from the plastic sleeves surrounding the bunched flowers. The wedding and event industry can produce so much terrible landfill for one night, but it doesn't need to. Excellent work by @freyalatona for her brilliant story earlier this year on @theplanthunter and kicking this off 👊
Jasmine trails with mock orange and fair bianca 👃👌
Dog bless you all. . Thanks Ellen and Sean for getting married and liking dogwood and @shawn.mitchell and @valley_maker for helping to get this up so smoothly and quickly and just generally being awesome human beans. #nofloralfoam #dogwood #weddingarch #stonesoftheyarravalley
The best of spring for Vanessa and Jackson: homegrown snowball and dogwood and definitely #nofloralfoam . Thank you @warrenphotographyx you are the bomb.
Spring garden tables at @coombeyarravalley yesterday. Love the history of the venue and the gallery and that pool with wisteria!