The last days of summer are coming up fast but we know that you’ll be keeping things hot all year round. This week we’re all about passion living to the fullest.

What are you white hot passionate about? What goal do you feel focused, turned on by, driven toward? We wanted to serve you up some gorgeous, creamy beauties to serve as a reminder to reach for the stars. Pop these around on your home, on your desk, even in a mini vase in the car so your goals are always top of mind. One baby step a day is all it takes.

xo Team BBC

“”If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.””

– Roald Dahl

In the box this week

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White disbuds

These giant chrysanthemums are a favourite of ours. Usually terribly misused in bouquets, these giant spindly blooms are minimal perfection styled just on their own or clustered in a simple arrangement.

Long lasting and hardy, these beauties take little care. Just remove the lower leaves and trim the stems at a sharp angle before popping in fresh water every couple of days

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White carnations

These giant ruffly carnations are not the daggy supermarket blooms you remember! They’re gorgeous clustered together and layered with other blooms. Trim their stems and change water regularly to boost their staying power.

This week’s beauties are a long-lasting snowy white that will remind you of jumping into crisp white sheets.

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Singapore orchids

Juicy colour tinged blossoms burst from long, leggy stems, and with little care they last for weeks.

This week’s orchids are a fresh white with a tinge of green towards the ends.

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Little gem magnolia

We think little gem is the queen of foliage with their deep glossy leaves and coppery gold undersides.

A sprig or two goes a long way in a super luxe minimal arrangement – think all white flowers offset with deep green foliage – bliss!

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Styling instructions

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1. Remove lower leaves

Strip and clean your stems, removing any leaves and knobbly offshoots that would fall below the water line.

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2. Fluff up your disbuds

Gently remove the protective netting from your disbuds and fluff up the petals gently. Sometimes warm breath will also do the trick!

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3. Measure your blooms

Loosely bunch your blooms and measure them up against your vase to get a rough idea of where to cut your stems

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4. Cut your stems

Trim off your stems at the right length, trying to cut as a sharp an angle as possible to improve the stem’s drinking ability.

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5. Arrange your blooms

Pop your blooms into your favourite ceramic vase, one by one. Tweak individual stem lengths so you get perfect layering action but be careful not to bruise your flowers as you pull them in and out of your vase.

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6. Style up an all white storm!

Let your all white arrangement shine and arrange a minimal tablescape complete with lots of glass, white plates and a few metallic touches. Then invite your gal pals over for a night of sophisticated conversation and SATC reruns.

You adult good.

Watch it in action!

About BLOOMBOX CO

BLOOMBOX CO delivers fresh flowers and easy do-it-yourself instructions, so you can create beautiful arrangements in a snap. Here’s how it works. You receive a themed selection of flowers and botanicals, and our step by step instructions which are perfect for beginners or experienced stylists alike.

We’re committed to putting the creative reins in your hands, so you can confidently style your own botanicals and create beautiful spaces. It’s more about the experience and embracing your creativity than the end product, which is why we’ll never sell anything pre-arranged.

BLOOMBOX CO is a weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscription service with no commitment – skip a delivery or cancel at any time (with 5 days notice). We can’t wait to get creative with you.

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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.