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Fools Rush In: with Lisianthus and Bulrush

Fools Rush In - Rustic Flower Arrangement with Lisianthus, Bulrush, Copper Glow and South Australian Daisies Lately we've been pining after a little rustic romance. Summer is generally a whirl of heat and juicy colour, pool inflatables and fluro cozzies. But now and then you crave the feel of cool [...]

Love Love Love: Siam Tulip arrangement

Love Love Love - Romantic Pink Arrangement with Siam Tulips, Alstroemeria, Leather Fern and Celosia Valentine's Day! Sweet, saccharine and in your face everywhere you turn at this time of the year. It's too easy to roll your eyes at the foil balloons, synthetic messages and plane loads of imported red roses. BUT... [...]


DARK ROMANCE Hello beauty! Sometimes, a little decadence goes a long, long way. We've been seduced by the deepest, reddest, lushest roses this week. They make us think of forbidden romance, love spells, and dark castles with lonely beasts. Garden roses are one of our all time faves. Morticia Addams would be [...]

Holy Smokes!

HOLY SMOKES! Hey little firecracker! We love love love getting rustic, especially in that classy, crisp way that you can with fresh white feature flowers.. With peonies in season, we're basically going nuts and putting them in every box that we can until they're gone and one of our favourite things about them [...]

LET IT GO: Alstromeria, Rose and Foliage arrangement

Aloha, friend. Ever feel like you're doing TWENTYTWOTHOUSANDTHINGS at once? And yet somehow, not quite kicking goals on all those thing you've got on the boil? Yes? We think multitasking is WAY overrated - in fact research shows that those that multitask are around 40% less productive that people who [...]

Flower Bomb – Gladioli, Anemone and Snapdragon arrangement

Cold weather getting you down? We hear ya. The last couple of months have seen us spending way too much time hibernating and pondering the fashion virtues of thermal underwear and/or double pairs of stockings. How we miss those hot summer nights and actually looking forward to being outside! But [...]

New Holland – DIY Double Tulip and Protea Arrangement

Hey there flower lover! One of our long term goals here at Bloombox Co is to source all our flowers and botanicals from local growers, The wonderful thing about living in Australia is that our varied climate, from warm tropics to chilly mountains means that we have access to a huge variety of botanicals all year round. This week we're celebrating Aussie grown botanical diversity! We've got your traditional natives sorted with a stunning protea and fragrant eucalyptus, and we've got the MOST AMAZING bunch of chubby pink double tulips grown in Victoria. We love these babies all in one vase together - it's a super interesting and eclectic mix that just works, which means that it will look great in any home. Just WAIT til those tulips open up - they'll keep you smiling all week long. And who wouldn't want a smile trigger in their home? Styling [...]

Find Your Wild: With Billy Buttons, Pincushions and Snapdragons

Hey Wildling! OK, so you might not have a field of wildflowers outside your window. But a few DIY details like a loosely arranged vase of flowers, bursting with interesting stems can still bring wildflower magic to your home! This week's box features a quirky delicious mix of blooms: Pincushions [...]