As good as a holiday...
The Bluebell Society has changed its name. We are now called The Tenth Meadow, and the new name reflects some exciting changes for the business, including expanding to a city flower studio. Follow our continuing flower adventures on our new blog: www.tenthmeadow.blogspot.com Our beautiful country barn will still be used for workshops and other special events, but otherwise you will find us in...
Often, the starting point for a bridal bouquet, or any arrangement really, is an amazing flower stem, or interesting piece of foliage. It could be something about the shape, the bend of a stem, an incredible colour, or the patterning on the underside of a leaf. Nature as muse. The transience of nature means that no two stems will ever be alike; the changing seasons introduce colour changes in...
Two New Year’s Eve brides. Two beautiful, gentle, creative, romantic couples. Roses and Australian natives together? Yep, absolutely. So many gardens here in Adelaide are a melding of Australian gumtrees and roses spreading beneath. It just makes sense for that to jump the garden fence into vases and bouquets. It’s a soft Australian style without being too Skippy the Bush Kangaroo...
Clare Valley Dream
The most elegant country wedding in the Clare Valley. Thankyou so much M & J. 500 peonies flown in from Victoria, sweet peas from Ashton (this was early December), South Australian roses, armfuls of beautiful vintage crystal ware. Early summer storms definitely added drama to the morning, but by golly there’s something satisfying about creating order and beauty against the...
Peaches N Cream
Lucy and Jo languishing prettily in my loungeroom. A living, breathing Waterhouse painting.
Spent a solid day in the garden yesterday, here at the farm. We had so much rain this past Spring that everything shot up the most amazing amount of growth, but the plants just can’t sustain it in the heat unless I pour gallons of water onto it all (and I just can’t do that). Anyway, the plus side is armfuls and barrowloads of beautiful stems and seedpods; this urn arrangement is a...
In the studio
So much. So much on, so many emails, so many early mornings, phonecalls, long drives, people, messages, so much to do, so much. Rush rush rush rush. And then there is the solace of the flower studio. Its dark grey walls, cool concrete floor and the hum of the fridges. There is a blackbird nesting in the vine growing on the outside wall, it cheers me up. And so do the flowers. The flowers. ...
Wild and Free
If I made a bouquet for my own wedding it would look a little like this; a little wind in it’s hair if you know what I mean. Wild and free.