Carnivàle – Pineapple Lily Flower Arrangement
with Sunflowers, Fern and Billy Balls
How’s this for a bit of fun mid-mardi gras season? While the Sydney parade is done and dusted, other Aussie states including Melbourne postponed theirs (ew, Covid) until April – May, meaning we really just get to celebrate loud, proud rainbow love for longer. Yay!
These babies wouldn’t look out of place on a float, would they? I mean – how fabulous! The sunnies are the radiant star of the show, while the Pineapples lilies give serious Carmen Miranda vibes. Sweet William brings the colour, then celosia, emu grass and billy buttons make up her velvet jacket, feather boa and bauble earrings… ta da! If your imagination’s wild enough, you just got yourself a vase of Carnivàle Queen.
Party on lovers, and remember – what happens on the float stays on the float…
Here’s what you’ll need.
A mix of vibrant feature flowers (pineapple lilies, dahlias, sunflowers etc) in bright colours
Filler flowers like sweet william or tulips
Greenery – fern or grass (or both!)
a clean glass vase
sharp scissors or flower shears