About Philomena Kwok

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.

Merci Bouquet – Tulips and Lisianthus Arrangement

Merci Bouquet These flowers bear a striking resemblance to our Mums, no? Hear us out. We’ve got Dusty Miller - she might be grey, but her cheeks are soft enough to stroke! Lacey, silvery leaves, furry to the touch. Comforting. Just like her best hugs. Then we have Lisianthus, once [...]

A Heady Romance – Paperwhites and Gymea leaf Arrangement

A Heady Romance - Fragrant Paperwhite Arrangement with Gymea leaves, Dusty Miller and Virburnum The name of this week’s box is inspired by the paper white flower and its origins! A Mediterranean native, it belongs to the Narcissus family (ah Narc, remember him? Totally in love with himself!) and has [...]

Autumnal Homage – Autumn inspired sunflower arrangement

Autumnal Homage - Autumn Inspired Sunflower Arrangement with Nandina, Magnolia and Tulips It’s getting a little bit nippy! In Melbourne, perhaps more than a little, where temperatures when we were up this morning picking and packing were ooooh, about 8 degrees! Seems fitting that this week's arrestingly autumnal homage coincides [...]

Stay Golden – Rustic Sunflower arrangement

Escape to the Country - Rustic Sunflower Arrangement with Sedge Grass, Grevillea and Queen Anne's Lace Craving a little country getaway? Well we’re bringing some rustling rustic beauty to your doorstep this week. Vibrant sunflowers bring a ray of sunshine into your home all on their own, but teamed up [...]

DIY Australian Easter Flower Arrangement

There's so much to love about Easter - friends, family, chocolate, a proliferation of bunny themed things, and of course, a much needed long weekend! It's the perfect time to crack out those crafty talents and dive into some egg decorating (or lets be honest, some chocolate egg eating!)     [...]

Carnivàle – Mardi Gras Inspired Flower Arrangement

Carnivàle - Pineapple Lily Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers, Fern and Billy Balls How’s this for a bit of fun mid-mardi gras season? While the Sydney parade is done and dusted, other Aussie states including Melbourne postponed theirs (ew, Covid) until April - May, meaning we really just get to celebrate [...]

What you need to know about International Women’s Day

Every woman is a riot! What you need to know about International Women's Day. So Monday the 8th of March is literally the most important day of the year. It’s International Women’s Day - and as a female run business, with a predominantly female customer base, this is a big deal. While inequality should be [...]

Year of the Ox Inspired Flower Arrangement

Lunar New Year Inspired Flower Arrangement with Gladioli, Carnations and Leather Fern This Friday (the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month) is Lantern Festival, a 2000 year old celebration which has its roots in ancient Buddhism. Lantern festival is also held on the first full-moon night in the [...]

Lisianthus and Snapdragon Arrangement

Tale as old as time Leucadendron and Snapdragon arrangement “True as it can be… Barely even friends, then somebody bends… unexpectedly…” Sorry, got a ‘lil carried away there! It’s romance week, and this box is just the perfect floral representation of Beauty and the Beast, isn’t it? Without the roses [...]

Lisianthus and Snapdragon Arrangement

An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease... Lisianthus and Snapdragon arrangement Steamy days, the barrage of mostly rotten happenings in the world plus, for most of us, the return to work... No wonder we're craving a breath of fresh air! This week's box is just that - a cooling [...]