Oceanic documentaries, exploring rockpools, slipping into glassy waters to reveal the world of magic and colour beneath. Just a few of our favourite things!

There is something literally otherworldly about the landscape beneath the surface. Where coral blooms and frills in secret colours, vivid fish dart and dive, and everything sways to the beat of the waves.

This week we’re bringing you a slice of your own coral garden to enjoy in your home, minus the slight inconvenience of jetskis, sharks and having to get wet. Win win!

Deep purple celosia and two toned, double petalled tulips are the star of this week’s delivery, filled in with delicate fronds of acacia – so like a branch of fan coral.

Get creative this week and arrange your blooms into your own personal coral garden.


Styling Instructions – DIY Coral Reef inspired arrangement

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Celosia

  • Double tulips

  • Acacia (wattle)

  • Flower shears or secateurs

  • A sturdy vase and fresh water

Celosia coral reef themed arrangement how to

1. Prepare your stems

Start by filling your vase with fresh water – it’s easier to do this first!

Trim away any leaves that will sit below the water line.

Celosia coral reef themed arrangement how to

2. Measure your tallest stem

As a rough guide, measure your tallest stem against your vase. It’s easiest doing this at the edge of your bench or table.

Celosia coral reef themed arrangement how to

3. Posy time!

Create a simple posy in your hand or on your table, by laying your foliage first and then layering in your celosia and tulips. Adjusting until you’re happy with how it looks!

Don’t forget, staggered heights help you create a more soft and natural arrangement, rather than everything at the same height.

Celosia coral reef themed arrangement how to

4. Tie ’em up

Using a little twine or string (or simply a rubber band), wrap and secure your posy quite high.

Don’t tie too tightly as you don’t want to damage the stems – plus a little wriggle room for adjusting later is useful.

5. Measure up

Measure your posy against your vase so the lowest blooms sit just above the rim.

Snip stem ends to the same length and pop straight into your vase.

Celosia coral reef themed arrangement how to

6. Twist and tweak

If desired, wriggle a few blooms a little further out, so your arrangement looks right to you! Any leftover greenery can be tucked into the edges.

Et voila! Your own little piece of paradise!

P.S. You seem like the kind of gal that knows how to really embrace every day and make every moment beautiful, so we wanted to let you know that you can get flowers just like these delivered to your door every week! We (Phil and Mel) find the freshest, most amazing in-season flowers and send them right to you, so you can make your space and life simply beautiful. Click on your location below to find out more.


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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