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Inside look at the flower market : October 2022

by Jane Lampe |

Just when I thought the beautiful spring flowers couldn't get any more beautiful, they do!! October is looking extra special at the moment. Here are a few of our favourite things at the moment.

1. Lilac

Meaning - White lilacs represent purity and innocence, while purple lilacs symbolize spirituality

The lilacs are finally here, and will be for a few special weeks!! In various shades of lilac (excuse the pun :)) and white, they are a beautiful flower with a gorgeous, heady scent.

2. Guelder rose

The guelder rose emerged at the markets a couple of weeks ago in it's signature lime green, but it's now looking a bit more white! It's always a good pre-cursor to hydrangea.

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3. Statice

Meaning - Memory and Rememberance

Oh my gosh, the statice is just amazing at the moment!! Our favourite colours are the "sunset shades" that we recently dried out and installed in all of the rooms at the Kimpton Margot Hotel. But the soft mauves, and hot pinks, are also beautiful! It dries out so beautifully, and is great for an everlasting flower.

4. Paper daisies

Paper daisies are coming in so many different varieties at the moment!! But my favourites are always these ones from Luff Farm.

5. Flannel Flowers

Another pretty Australian native spring flower - flannel flowers are a definite crowd pleaser all year, but especially in Spring.

6. Lily of the Valley

Meaning - absolute purity, youth, sincerity, and discretion. But most importantly, it symbolises happiness. 

There is a reason why lily of the valley is also LOV - because I LOV it!!!

It has to have the most beautiful scent of all flowers - EVER. Only around for a short time, which makes it all the more special.


7. Cornflowers

Meaning - tenderness, of fidelity, and of reliability

Traditionally known as blue, my favourites are the pink ones.


8. Banksia Praemorsa

A beautiful meaty banksia, coming in a lovely yellow, or a rusty colour

There are also some beautiful flowers we talked about last month that are still around. 

9. Delphinium

Meaning - Delphiniums symbolize cheerfulness and goodwill, as well as a protective plant.

Delphiniums come in beautiful shades of blue, mauve, and white. The most commonly know delphinium is actually a hybrid! Pictured below.

10. Carnations

Meaning - Fascination, disctinction, or love

With so many beautiful colours available, carnations, otherwise known as sims, have well and truly made a comeback. 

I would never have dreamed a few years ago that I would be using carnations in our bouquets, but now, because of their colours, texture, and longevity, they are becoming a staple during the winter months!

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Here are a few of the bouquets we've been making lately!

Browse the bouquets in our online shop or contact us if you'd like to place an order.