You may have noticed daffodils springing up in front gardens, bright camellias next door, budding magnolia trees down the street and a sudden wattle explosion across the city. For two bloom-obsessed gals like ourselves, we’ve been feeling giddy as these winter varieties strut their stuff!

Over the weekend, we went a little bouquet crazy with some less-structured winter flowers, like this tangled ‘crazy wattle’ – the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of our first bouquet.

Crazy wattle for bouquet

We included rust-coloured calla lilies and ‘safari sunset’ leucadendron.

Calla lily and leucadendron for bouquet

Before delivering the bouquet to our client, we stopped in Footscray for a coffee at Guerilla Espresso. Love those flower-power pants!

Native flowers, wattle, calla lilies wedding bouquet

For our second bouquet, we featured this stunning Australian native ‘blushing bride’ – now one of our favourites! We accented its pale pink tones with stock (which has an oh-so-delicious cinnamon scent) and peppercorn foliage.

Blushing bride and peppercorn for bouquet

Puzzled at how to handle this untamed foliage, our supplier urged us to ‘just get in there and handle it rough’ … um, OK!

Peppercorn foliage

We couldn’t resist posing in front of this graffiti. Not a bad bootee at the end of this rainbow!

Blushing bride bouquet

Afterwards, we dropped back into Guerilla Espresso with the leftovers. Very excited about the early opening hours of this new cafe in the inner west!

Wattle blushing bride flower arrangement


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