My most common request this season has been for pastels, and for this bouquet I couldn’t help adding a summery pop of colour. I typically use non-commercial foliage sourced from my garden, and a few favourite foraging spots. Here I’ve used olive, and one of my favourites – lacebark – which is a New Zealand native and in summer is covered in delicate, sweet, honey-scented flowers. I’ve also used some twisted willow for a bit of movement.
Yellow makes people smile! I think it reminds them of sunshine and happiness, but strangely it’s a colour I never usually consider when selecting my flowers… For whatever reason, this week I threw out my misgivings towards the yellow and created this lovely big golden handful of sunshine.
My favourite time of year for hydrangeas is when summer’s ending and the season begins its change to autumn. Gone are the bright hues of blue, white and pink, to be replaced by various shades – lilac, dusky pink, cerulean and boysenberry.
The clever folk at Crane Brothers have partnered with Muck Floral this Valentines day allowing Auckland’s most dapper gentlemen to peruse the latest in refined menswear whilst also taking care of their Valentines day requirements. So why not send your boyfriend, fiance or husband off to buy a new ensemble this Valentines weekend. It might just bring out his romantic side. More on this wonderful collaboration below…