Bon Voyage – Staycation inspired arrangement

with Iris and Anthurium

Mid year brings with it the perfect storm of decidedly subpar weather, shorter, darker days and holidays now long gone. A little touch of the seasonal blues is the reason many of us may be feeling less than enthused, and combined with the fact that 2020 has been a particularly rough ride – no one could blame you for feeling fatigued, uninspired and a tad sluggish.

We could all do with a lil break right now, but with airport and border closures still in place, and some states in their second stint of lockdown, it’s not looking likely any time soon. So, enter this week’s box!

It’s fun, tropical, colourful, lively… It’s a vacay in a vase! Cut yourself some slack and holiday at home this weekend – because a staycation is better than nocation, right? Crank up the heating, lay a beach towel out on the couch and stick a teeny tiny umbrella in a rather stiff drink. Ah, this is the life… (for now)

Colourful tropical arrangement



Colourful tropical arrangement

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • a selection of chrysanthemums, gladioli and iris

  • 1 strelizia or gymea leaf

  • 2 anthurium stems

  • 2 brightly coloured vases

  • 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.