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Inside look at the Flower Market : July 2021

by Jane Lampe |


Winter has well and truly hit Sydney now, and the beautiful wintery flowers are popping up all over the place! Here are some of our favourites that we are using a lot at the moment in our bouquets.

1. Daphne

Meaning - immortality

Our beautiful Daphne is from our friends Alison and Wayne in Bilpin, in the blue mountains. They know how much I love it, and when it's starting to grow for the winter, Wayne says that Alison can smell it popping up under the camellia trees. Alison has the "nose" for Daphne you see.

It's a pretty unassuming little flower, but the smell is amazing - if you could bottle it I'd wear it as a perfume. So it's great in our bouquets if we are wanting it to be fragrant. It's also really lovely to have a little posy on the coffee table, or on your desk if you're working from home.

Photo source : Elise Hassey for Floreat

2. Sweet peas

Meaning - Thank you for a lovely time


Another lovely fragrant flower, sweet peas are another favourite of our's too. So pretty on their own, or in our mixed bouquets, they come in lots of colours, from white, cream and soft pink, to brighter purples, pinks and reds.

Photo source : Elise Hassey for Floreat

3. Anenomes

Meaning - Forsaken Love


One of our all-time favourites are back!! The beautiful "panda" colour with the blush petals and dark centre is beautiful, and they also come in gorgeous fire-engine red, fascia, purple, Burgundy, and white with a green centre.

Photo source : Elise Hassey for Floreat

4. Hellebore

Meaning - we shall overcome scandal and slander

I don't want to jump the gun, but I was pretty excited to get my first bunch of hellebores for the season at yesterday's market!

Gorgeous soft colours, I love using these flowers for weddings and events. They often don't last as long for house flowers, but are beautiful while they do!

Photo source : Elise Hassey for Floreat

5. Flowering gums

Meaning - Protection

Craig Scott from East Coast Wildflowers is making his annual pilgrimages to his secret locations around NSW to pick the most amazing flowering gums. They are just stunning.

Image Source - @craigioscott

And here are a few flowers also featured last month, but still looking good!

6. Begonia

Meaning - uniqueness, harmony, gratitude, or caution

You might think that begonias are just a pot plant - but their cut flowers are stunning, and can last for WEEKS!!! The amazing Arietta from T and ME Schepel on the central coast, goes around their begonia shed and picks it for special customers like us, and we were very excited to get our first bucket for the season today!

 7. White japonica blossom

Meaning - Preference

The first of the blossoms have arrived at the markets! A slow burn, they. might look like sticks when they first arrive, but their perfect little white florets with yellow centres slowly open, and last for ages.

8. Hyacinths

Meaning - Please forgive me

The only thing hyacinths need forgiveness for is that they aren't around all year!! Tight when they arrive, they open to be full heads of perfumed happiness. I love them.

9. Geraldton Wax

This beautiful native coming in pinks, purples and whites is a firm favourite with a beautiful, fresh scent.

10. Cymbidium orchids

Meaning - morality and virtue

So many more to choose from than last month, we love using these in EVERYTHING!!! These look good in everything, and last so well. They come in beautiful colours, including Burgundy, tans, different shades of pink, white, yellow, orange and green. Yay!!!

Image Credit: Elise Hassey for Floreat

11. Camellia

Meaning - love, affection, and admiration

The camellias are starting to bloom beautifully, we love them for both their flowers and their foliage!

Image Credit: Elise Hassey for Floreat

12.  Tulips

Meaning - Deep Love

We love the double tulips, because when they open up they look almost like a peony or a beautiful rose!

They come in a lovely creamy white, different shades of pink, Burgundy and purple. We also love the parrot tulips, and these come in reds, pinks and white.

Image Source - Pinterest

Image Source - Floreat 

13. Poppies

Meaning - Restful sleep and Recovery

Another favourite, Poppies are popping up now!! They come in such fantastic colours, and I love it that they literally pop open!!

14. Giant candle banksias

Also native to Australia, these stunning banksias have a beautiful rusty colour, and look amazing in our native bouquets, or even our botanic ones. They also dry out really nicely and are perfect if you want something to last a long time and retain it's colour.


Browse Floreat's bouquets in our online shop or contact us if you'd like to chat about something in particular!