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.

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 [...]

Agapanthus and Eucalyptus Arrangement

Ka-BLOOM! It’s 2021! Agapanthus, Eucalyptus and Rudbekia arrangement Hellooooo 2021! We have high hopes for you. With fireworks cancelled, holiday plans abandoned and restrictions slammed in place yet again, it may have felt like you started with more of a fizzle than anything else. So to get things back on [...]

’tis the Season! Christmas flowers two ways

Merry Everything! Christmas flowers two ways with mixed Australian Natives Time to kick back with some food, wine, friends and family. Whether you’re hosting your family gathering this year, having a rowdy one with friends or simply taking the opportunity to oscillate between the beach and the couch! We love [...]

Australian Native Wreath Tutorial

Australian Native Christmas Wreath It’s the best time of the year to indulge your creative side - and to welcome friends and family into your home (at long last). There’s no better way to do that than by hanging a fresh festive wreath on your door! Chock-a-block full of symbolism, [...]

Mamma Mia! Easy Peony Arrangement

Mamma Mia! - Easy Peony Arrangement with Olive and Emile Dreaming of an escape to a Greek island? A warm tickling breeze on your skin while you drink wine and watch the sunset over the olive groves? Cue collective sigh. With reality looking more like staycations for the foreseeable future [...]

Dreamtime – Waratah Flower Arrangement

Dreamtime - Waratah Flower Arrangement with Alstroemeria, Boronia and Emu grass The star of this week’s box is a true Aussie icon. ‘Waratah’ is an Aboriginal word from the Eora people, meaning ‘beautiful’ and it’s botanical name, Telopea comes from the Greek word ‘telepos’ which translates to ‘seen from a [...]

Unexpected pairings – Leucadendron and Anthurium Arrangement

Expect the unexpected - Leucadendron Flower Arrangement with Anthurium, Statice (or Emile) and Eucalyptus How great it is when an unexpected combination surprises you, and just works? Like sea salt in chocolate. Or rough ceramics edged in gold. This week’s box is a taste of exactly that. It’s the Aussie [...]

REAL QUEENS STRAIGHTEN EACH OTHER’S CROWNS

This week's box is an actual treasure chest of richly hued spring jewels. Plummy gladiolus, tall and stately snapdragons, royal blue iris, ruffled maroon stocks and chrysanthemums. It is a floral tribute fit for a Queen, and yes m’lady, that’s you! Now time for a little lockdown fun don’t you [...]