I know, I know... it has been a while haha! I took a trip back in the end of March to a place that had no reception and it was something I didn't realise I needed. It can be overwhelming being the face of a business and doing all the things like emails, creating, Instagram and so on that I needed to drop something and social media was it. I thought I'd have no work as I do get a lot of work via Instagram, but I still had orders and it meant that I had time to dedicate to other areas of my job and my life. So a huge THANK YOU to everyone who allowed me that time away but still made an order. It is my livelihood and so it means so much!
I will get back to social media but I will try to focus my attention here and YouTube. Social Media is another rat race that I just don't have the personality for haha.There are definite perks and things I enjoy about using it but from a business perspective, it's a lot. I'm not the only one who feels this way... in fact I'm not sure I know anyone who doesn't, but I've got to do what's best. So I hope you can enjoy the YouTube videos, my blog—which I will use more—and emails for now :).
I shared my first video in a long time, last week, via YouTube about picking the right vase shape for your flowers. It can be quite the disappointment when you plonk your flowers in and it doesn't look right. Some flowers are better suited to different vases and so I try to help give ideas and suggestions. You can watch that here:
This week for #APRflowerEd I'm sharing five gorgeous flowers that are in season at the moment and I share a little bit about each flower type. I love doing these segments because I don't know or remember everything and so it's a great refresher for me as well.
Five flowers available:
Kale is said to have originated from the eastern Mediterranean and is apparently edible. Unless you grew it or know how grew them I wouldn't haha and I would definitely not eat from flower market sourced flowers! They can be stinky after a few days seeing as they are a member of the cabbage family—a drop of bleach in the water should do the trick. A beautiful focal flower that are especially pretty in bridal bouquets but also hand-tied arrangements also.
Another Mediterranean flower and one of my absolute favourites! This is especially as they are ever so sweetly scented.They come in an array of colours from richer to more pastel. If looked after well, they can have a good vase life of up to 10 days but normally from market to home it's about five days. They are great in any kind of design just be mindful of how stock are used in designs as their stems are straight.
These Chinese beauties with the yellow centre are so bright and cheery. Whilst late Summer to Autumn is their jam, they can be available almost year round due to greenhouse grown—limited colours however. They come in lots of colours and apparently blue too! I've never seen this myself but I've looked it up and it seems to be more of that is it purple? is it blue? vibe. But definitely pinks, yellow, red, purple and a fave is the apricot/peachy colour.
A Southern African beauty I've decided I need to use more! Plenty of colours to choose from White, red-orange, pink, crimson and lasts a good two weeks. It's an interesting flower in that the flower head is made up of 6 to 12 florets coming from one stem and look like a claw of some sort to me when all open at once. Each floret looks like a mini Lily. It's quite beautiful. They're good in almost every floristry design including in hand-tied bunches, wedding bouquets and so on.
Aka: Limonium, this is a fave of mine because it can be dried. Hang it upside down and you should be good to go, but keep an eye out for mould! A beautiful filler flower that I love in bridal bouquets although it'll do it's job just as nicely in any small and large arrangements. Because it can be dried it is good value for money and also being a filler flower. Filler flowers, well, fill haha. And that adds interest and texture to arrangements when next to more round, focal flowers.
I hope you learnt something about these stunning flowers, I know I have. Have a fabulous rest of the week and even more enjoyable weekend! I'm hoping this weekend to share a short post about my trip to Mt Kosciuszko. It was beautiful and made me feel proud to call Australia home. I hope to share more not-so-flowers-related posts every now and then... maybe a garden update post soon!