Berry Nice – Pink and Purple Flower Arrangement

with Stock, Emu Grass and Lisianthus

We’re sliding into gorgeous Autumnal weekends and cosy days at home. It really is the BEST time of the year.

We’re warming things up this week with a soft berry palette – a mix of soft purply pinks that’ll warm up a room no matter what your colour scheme is. Navy and neutral? Stark, subtle or soft? Bright and bohemian? Everything looks better with a splash of berry.

The star of this week’s box are gorgeously fragrant stocks, with their sweetly scented double petals. We’ve got them paired with snowy lisianthus, a pop of colour from variegated daisy chrysanthemums, and LOTS of texture from fronds of Aussie native emu grass.

Start by crossing stems of your emu grass to create a bushy greenery base, making sure you cut the stems at different heights for a more interesting look. Then nestle in your stock to the side. Fill in with your daisy chrysanthemums, and a finale of lisianthus. Bright, gorgeous and long lasting. Enjoy!

Berry toned purple flower arrangement

Stocks – This ruffly beauty is a favourite of many! Grown in an array of colours but mostly seen double petalled and in pastel hues, like the blooms in this week’s box. It has a warm honey scent with a hint of spice that’s perfect for adding a subtle fragrance to your home. Change your water regularly and pluck away any dried blooms to encourage buds to bloom.

Lisianthus – Lizzies are effortlessly elegant styled on their own with a sprig of pretty green foliage but are also happy to take a back seat and add a gorgeous softness to more complicated arrangements. It’s easy to see why they were once one of the most commonly requested blooms for weddings. TIP! Make the most of each stem! If you cut them just above where they branch off you can end up with 2 useable stems to arrange with.

Daisy Chrysanthemums – A tiny (and lasting) pop of colour from this week’s daisy chrysanthemums! We love the sweet simplicity of these chrysanthemums, and their branchy stems. They add beautiful volume to an arrangement, or are perfect tucked into a bud vase and sprinkled in spots around your home.

Emu Grass – This native grass with a hint of silver is one of our favourite foliages. Its long spiked leaves adding plenty of cool modern texture to your vase.
It also lasts for AGES – making a great low maintenance foliage-only arrangement for some of your less trafficked areas.



Berry toned purple flower arrangement - what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 3-5 stems of stock and lisianthus

  • 3 stems of daisy chrysanthemums

  • 5 stems of emu grass

  • 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.