Bush meets the Beach

with Gladioli and Protea!

Remember that classic Aussie children’s book Where The Forest Meets The Sea? Glorious collages of art and botanicals, usually ogled and covered in fingerprints at the library. This week’s blooms are inspired by that unexpected everything-in-focus-all-at-once aesthetic that’s so special, and uniquely Australian. It’s an unexpected pairing of velvety protea (or banksia if you’re in Sydney) and tropical hued gladioli, which will add a modern edge to your home this week.

We recommend keeping the foliage long and springy this week, to keep things wild and free! And pop your vase somewhere it’ll catch your eye again, and again.

Gladioli and Protea Arrangement - Bloombox Co Flower Tutorial



How To Gladioli and Protea Arrangement - What You'll Need

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 large native focal flower (a protea or banksia)

  • 4-5 stems of gladioli

  • Mixed foliage (dusty miller, eucalyptus or magnolia)

  • a clean glass vase

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


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.