Aussie Aussie Aussie! – Australia Day Flower Arrangement

with Banksias, Kangaroo Paw and Solidaster

Happy Australia Day Weekend! Despite the contentious date, there really is no better season to celebrate the old green ‘n gold. With these sizzling hot summer days and the holiday buzz of the nights, it’s the best time to appreciate all things Aussie.

That goes for our amaaazing flora too. All silvery tones and rugged dramatic shapes. This week’s box is a veritable tasting platter of botanicals from our sunburnt country, with a splash of solid gold from the solidaster.

It’s a combo that’s as fresh as your first bite into a frosty splice.

Style it your way this week, piling stems short and low near the mouth of your vase for a more classic arrangement, or style stems at full height in individual vases for a modern sculptural take on Aussie natives. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful long lasting blooms that are also perfect for drying out.

Australia Day Inspired Flower Arrangement With Native Flowers - Tutorial



Australia Day Inspired Flower Arrangement With Native Flowers - What You'll Need

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • showstopping Australian native flower like a banksia

  • filler flowers like solidaster or strawflowers

  • 2 stems of kangaroo paw

  • eucalyptus foliage

  • 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.