Merci Bouquet

These flowers bear a striking resemblance to our Mums, no?

Hear us out.

We’ve got Dusty Miller – she might be grey, but her cheeks are soft enough to stroke! Lacey, silvery leaves, furry to the touch. Comforting. Just like her best hugs.

Then we have Lisianthus, once a wild prairie flower that gentlemen referred to as the ‘Texas Bluebell’. She’s less wild these days, she’s cultivated, domesticated! But as beautifully elegant as she’s always been, a superior rose, we think you’ll agree.

Thryptomene – a tough and vigorous shrub, able to withstand harsh elements such as supermarket tantrums and teenage nose piercings. Can be spiky and hard sometimes, but that’s because she needs to be, yet she she has a soft, nurturing side – just look at these masses of tiny pink flowers.

Tulips – You can cut them from their fields and shove them in a vase, yet they continue to grow, gracefully arching and bending, ever seeking out the sun. So yeah. You put her through hell, but despite it all, she loves the sh*t out of you and will always see your light.

Inspired by Mums everywhere. Happy Mothers Day to all this Sunday!

Merci Bouquet Mother's Day Arrangement



Merci Bouquet Mother's Day What You'll Need

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 2 lisianthus stems

  • 3 tulips

  • 2 stems of dusty miller foliage

  • 2 stems of thryptomene

  • clean vase and fresh water

  • 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.

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