A very busy 48 hours.. Thank you & congratulations to Sarah and Nick. Four varieties of white hydrangea and crepe myrtle in these classic stands. The very best of seasonal February flowers and delightfully unseasonal cool and humid weather 👌.
On @gardeningaustralia this Friday talking @sustainablefloristry and doing an old-school, autumn-themed chicken-wire arrangement in mis-matched gloves. It was so wet the day we filmed! Mud, rain, good dogs and flowers. Loads of fun with an excellent crew. Thanks @gardeningaustralia
#nofloralfoam here @thefarmyarravalley.... and #nofloralfoam at the Chelsea Flower Show or any other Royal Horticultural Society event from 2021. Finally our industry is taking this appalling plastic product seriously. Hooray!
Bunches of gardenias! Thanks @floramax_flowers 😄
Mid-late August weddings are the best... all that blossom and cymbidium. Thank you Nat'n'Mat, such beautiful images by @jimmy_raper
Finally, years of work coming together! So thrilled to launch a new global organisation @sustainablefloristry last week on the back of some @rmituniversity research that shows plastic floral foam is consumed by aquatic animals and leaches toxic compounds into the water. Huge congrats to Charlene Trestrail PhD researcher who picked up the foam issue as part of wider microplastic ecotoxicity studies. We are so lucky to have scientists like Charlene dedicated to pollution issues. Big thanks to all my fellow Ambassadors who are committed to seeing a more sustainable industry and guiding our craft BACK TO NATURE. But most special thanks to Sarah O'Bryan who is making everything make sense... Please check us out and consider supporting our GoFundMe via our website via @sustainablefloristry 💚 ps. still doing events, just not as many. . Images of Daphnia full of floral foam credit Charlene Trestrail RMIT University.
Dogwood, maple and Queen Anne's lace @thefarmyarravalley . It's not often that the mother of the groom helps you pack down... Thanks Denise! And congratulations to the happy couple.
So glad we went matchy Georgia 💛 Thanks for the photo @warrenphotographyx you make me 😅
Aperol up, aperol down at @zonzoestate for the most delightful couple Georgia and Ged. Dream clients & brief.Thank you guys. 😘. . Gum, flannel flower, leucospermum, mock orange, cordyline, leucadendron... and #nofloralfoam of course.
Snug in the capella at @zonzoestate yesterday while November's worst weather carried on outside. The BOM said feels like 2.3 degrees. Yes it did. Had the pleasure of dodging red bits on the radar with these lovely folk: @warrenphotographyx @mattfinchcelebrant @c2films @missladybirdcakes
Today... with rain, hail, shine, wind, stood on sunglasses, more hail and a very big rainbow @zonzoestate
Was so much fun to participate in @flowering_now last weekend, starting with a visit to @ausflorapacific in Gembrook. The idea behind my piece was to showcase the flowers that were no good for sale: too crooked, misshapen, bug eaten etc. That mutant was my favourite. It was so interesting to see how they are using fire to manage an infestation of scale - after all, so many Australian species have evolved with fire. Makes sense. Big thank you to Sarah for your time and flowers. Got one pic with baby Jem and waratah.
@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.
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
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.
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..