Well I'm shocked that it's already Wednesday! I feel that once Wednesday is over I blink and then it's all of a sudden Friday, blink again and the weekend is over and we're ready to start a new week haha. Weekends are never long enough! I also can hardly believe that we're in November! This year has felt like a million in one and yet at the same time one veeeery looong year. It's an interesting week particularly because it's Election week in the US and it'll be very interesting to see what the outcome will be ... I'm of the belief that what happens in other countries does have an effect on us and so I do become curious... let's hope that regardless of who wins there'll be no violence. What a terrible way to end an already horrible-filled year!
This week for #APRflowerEd I'm sharing what's available at the moment. We're starting to see more King Proteas pop up; Leucospermum or Pincushions are still around; Stirlingia or Blueboy; Scabiosa; and delicious Smoke Bush. Stirlingia is native to Australia, WA in fact and you typically see them dyed in various colours but in the pic below, that's its natural colouring once it dries. Leucospermum are not native to Australia but South Africa and believe it or not, King Proteas are also native to South Africa. It can be easy to mix up because you see hardy natives in so-called Australian Native flower arrangements. Being from the Proteaceae Family—including Grevillea, Waratah (Telopea) and Banksia—it's easy to mistake.
Everything in the image below, apart from the Scabiosa, are excellent for drying! Scabiosa pods on the other hand are beautiful when dried. They're round and textured with hollow pockets reminding me of honeycomb in a way. That's the best way I can describe them :). Speaking of drying, I'll be sharing, at some point, my five favourite things to dry. I made the video yesterday but I'll probably wait a few weeks before sharing it so that we can see the results of the flowers dried.
What's in season?:
I know it might be a bit early for Christmas talk but I have my Christmas Wreath Workshop dates up, which you can read more about here. I might end up offering some online classes too depending on how people feel about covid and gathering. It certainly makes planning fun things hard when it's hard to say what's around the corner. But I'd love for as many people as possible to come along <3.
I also have One Design Posies available this week (first week in December will be the next dates these babies will be available), which you can order here. And here is what the PETITE looks like:
Well, that's it from me! I hope you found this helpful/insightful. Each week I do this, I just feel so inspired and delighted by Mother Nature and the joy she brings! have a fab rest of the week!