Notes from a Sunburnt Country – Native Winter Arrangement

Leucadendrons, Banksia, Thryptomene with Spinning Gum and Billy Buttons

Rugged yet adorable. Not usually two things you’d usually put together, unless it’s Jake Gyllenhaal! Though this week’s Aussie native bunch ticks those boxes.

In your box is a classic mix of springy gum, thryptomene, leucadendrons and banksias, interspersed with the fat bumblebees of the flower world – craspedia! Craspedia, or Billy Buttons as they’re commonly known, add a sweet buzz of happines to this very long lasting bunch.

Australian native botanicals are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else, and winter is when they shine. Woody, delicate, sculptural and dramatic all at once, they lend themselves beautifully to our quintessential stripped back Aussie style.

This week’s video showcases a different technique to usual – don’t forget to check it out! And if you’re digging the current dried flower craze, hang on to this week’s beauties, they’ll dry beautifully.



Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 banksia

  • 3 leucadendron

  • 5 billy buttons

  • 2 stems of thryptomene or statice

  • clean vase and fresh water

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


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