@floramax_flowers sometimes no words are needed. A huge thank you to Tony, Olwyn and especially Chipper Dave (unfortunately unavailable for this photo) for being such delightful characters on the hills flower circuit and for supplying some kunzea and wax for my display at @flowering_now last weekend. As you can see, these guys are fully armed and flower order ready. They also like cake and biscuits.
LAST DAY to catch @flowering_now at @sos.senseofself 30 -32 Easey st Collingwood. Tickets on the door. What a beautiful morning for flowers....
Pic @thedesignfiles at @flowering_now. You still have Sunday to see this excellent flower show by some fantastic Melbourne florists. Get down to @sos.senseofself 30 - 32 Easey st Collingwood.
DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT. My display for @flowering_now features all Australian native flowers: waratah, wax flower, boronia, lachnostachys, kunzea. The waratah are all seconds - no good for commercial sale because they are damaged/ imperfect or wonky and hard to handle. But just like people, they are the most fun to work with: CHARACTER. Huge thanks to @ausflorapacific for supplying the waratah for this display.. Hope to see you there this weekend. Tickets in bio⬆
Check out this bunch @thetulipgarden. A HUGE thank you to these guys for sponsoring me and supplying some exceptional Australian flowering wax and lachnostachys for my installation at @flowering_now. My folks were buying flowers from Jim and Jenny nearly 50 years ago and today Steve, Paul and Pete (not in photo!) Bras boys play a huge role in keeping the local growing industry turning over by being the exchange point for so many local farmers. Also Lucky Vin and Mr Roses Paul who many people know through the market and Monbulk shed. Thanks dudes xxx
Flower lovers keen to come along to the Flowering Now exhibition of some of Melbourne's most creative florists, get cracking with those tickets before they sell out! Limited tickets available. I'll be there 2 - 4pm Saturday afternoon so please come and say hello. So thrilled to be included in such an incredible line-up of super-talented (young! 😆) florists. Probably one of my favourite weeks of the year for local flowers. Link in bio for tickets⬆ . @azalea_florist @bloom.boy @candy_mt_ @ceciliafox @feldflowers @Flos.botanical.studio @flowering_now @georgieboy_melbourne @glasshausdesign @goodgraceandhumour @harrythehirer @Ivy_and_eve_flowers @katiemarxflowers @mcpersonwines @mineralspringsco @pompandsplendour @poppyculture_hq @ravenandtherose @remedydrinks @samplebrew @sos.senseofself
The winter wedding of Rebecca and Alexander @zonzoestate . Such good shots @poetweddings . So much ceiling bling. Thank you 💣 #nofloralfoam no way !
Australian flora spring electric for the Royal Botanic Gardens @rbgmelbourne
It is a great time of year to be weaning a hand-raised baby cockatiel. It is so important to make food attractive for toddlers.
The best of early September: prunus blossom, cymbidium orchids, camellia and a baby cockatiel who gets particularly hungry during wedding set-ups. #nofloralfoam
Beautiful locally grown cymbidium orchids for Nat and Mat in the chapel at Stones.
So delighted to be part of the next @flowering_now with a top-shelf bunch of fantastic flower folk. Was disappointed to miss out on the last one due to prior commitments. There is so much incredible design happening out there. If only people knew how tricky it is to work with perishables... each variety with its own unique lifespan. Hope you can make it 🍂
Best of Winter in Local Flowers ... pieris, viburnum, magnolia, blossom and ivy... and kale doing the job of roses. In the capella @zonzoestate #nofloralfoam #sustainablefloristry #seasonalflowers
Late autumn ceremony #nofloralfoam #sustainablefloristry #grownnotflown
Such a beautiful winter ceiling for Rebecca and Alex @zonzoestate . Special thank you to Jo for the mag and pieris. Was our lucky week xx . #nofloralfoam 😎
Panda anemone and the sweetest local phalaenopsis for Rebecca
Now that's how you have a wedding. 📷 @mottaweddings 💛🍂🌿 . . on @polkadotbride today🍁
Pokers, cotton, tetragona for Rachel 💛 . photo by dr lovepic @warrenphotographyx
Professional photos! Night time with silver birch sparkles @zonzoestate . Thank you mr sparkles @warrenphotographyx
Was such an honour and a pleasure to flower the wedding of these two. We've worked together as a team on so many weddings over the past decade @stonesoftheyarravalley. These guys are total professionals and are truly delightful human beings. Wishing you all the happiness in the world ❤😘😘 @michaela_davison_ @hugh_davison_ . Photographic genius @warrenphotographyx #nofloralfoam of course
My favourite variety of autumn-toned rose but I don't know what it is. Prickly, but so special. . This bouquet is called Hey Micky . photo recently delivered by the Moment Maker @warrenphotographyx thank you good sir.
The best of local February goodness for this happy couple: Apples, Figs and hydrangea. Photos by @duuetweddings . Thank you for sending the images H 💚 . #nofloralfoam #sustainablefloristry
Winter bouquet made with extra love and camellias. All local flowers.
Sparkling photos by @lostinlove_photography of Ellen and Sean's beautiful November wedding. Love the contrasting spring foliage colours. Thank you guys x just reminds me of how much I love arranging flowers. #nofloralfoam
Repost @nofloralfoam @sustainablefloristry 👏👏👏
More Australia Garden for @royalbotanicgardensvic #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 🍏