We've had a hot start to autumn, that's for sure!! But the flowers are still looking so beautiful. Here are a few that we've been loving using lately in our bouquets and arrangements!
1. Dutch Iris
Meaning - Hope, wisdom, trust and valour
Dutch iris are a new favourite of mine - they are an old fashioned bloom, but I find the structure so beautiful! They are tight when you first get them, and when the open they hold for days!
2. Autumn Hydrangea
Meaning - Gratitude, Grace and Beauty
Our main hydrangea supplier, Sarina, went away for all of January, so she didn't pick any hydrangea for a month! When she got back, all her beautiful hydrangea was aged, and so beautiful, and holds so well! We can't get enough of it at the moment!
Meaning: Peace and tranquility
Sedum has been around for a month or so, and is starting to mature and turn a beautiful shade of rose pink. It's strong, lasts well, and even dries out! Just keep changing the water because the stems can get a bit smelly and slimy.
Meaning - friendship, trust, thoughtfulness and innocence
Freesias are gorgeous, fragrant, and elegant. They come in a mix of gorgeous creamy white, mauve, yellow, and even red that turn gold with age!! They are long lasting too - at least a week!!
Meaning - passion, proud, honor and glory, but can also represent purity and beauty
Otherwise known as "flame lily", gloriosa is a bright, tropical style flower, long lasting, and great for unique style arrangements and bouquets.
Meaning - strength and wellbeing
The amazing growers at the market have developed echanacia that lasts really well with it's petals on, and is lasting so well!! I love these blooms, they remind me of the beautiful echanacia on the NY Highline.
Meaning - gratefulness and charisma
Lisis come in gorgeous white, mauve, soft yellow, peachy pink, and other shades of pink, and even two-tone. They are single, double, and even frill. They are very pretty and frilly and a beautiful in feminine style bouquets.
Meaning gratefullness, they are a fitting flower for a thank you bouquet.
Meaning - Love
Beautiful roses are still looking great right now!!
My favourite varieties are princess, which are a stunning musk pink colour, honey dijon (no description needed?), Evelyn, which is a stunning, soft peach David Austin variety, and little old Cecile brunners, which are cute little button sized pink garden roses. I also love soft buttery yellow roses which add a bit of fun to our bouquets.
But I also love every other colour, so I don't know why I narrow it down :)
Our beautiful locally grown roses have so much character, and the most amazing scent. And every rose has a different scent, so in line with their colour. Nature is amazing isn't it?
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8. Banksia Speciosa
Meaning - Showy
Banksia speciosa is one of our favourite banksias! Masculine and strong, it looks great in our corporate arrangements, but also in our native and eclectic bouquets, and I love it's soft colour and zigzag leaves.
While not defined in the Victorian Language of Flowers, it's latin name means "showy", and it certainly is the star of the show!
Amaranthus comes in a fresh lime green, deep red, or orange. It adds a beautiful texture to arrangements and bouquets.
Browse Floreat's bouquets in our online shop or contact us if you'd like to chat about something in particular! Here are a handful of bouquets we've made over the last few weeks with some of these gorgeous blooms.