Yes to Love – Winter Snapdragon Arrangement

with Calendula and Daffodils

Snapdragon isn’t just a cute and quirky name guys! It’s a reference to its appearance, which is resemblant of a dragon’s mouth opening and closing when the sides of the blooms are gently squeezed… go on, try it!

There is a practical reason behind this party trick, though. The shape of the flower is perfectly designed to attract the right type of pollinator… the weight of a bumblebee, for example, is juuuust right to get the bloom to open up so they can collect the pollen on their fur. Were a honey bee to land on it though, it would remain tightly snapped shut! This design feature would really come in handy when dating, hey!

And because precisely NO ONE is jetting off to Europe this year, have some stems of Erlicheer on us! Is there anything more wholesome and reminiscent of sunny spring fields than fragrant double daffodils piled into a quaint old jar or jug?

Winter Snapdragon Arrangement

A winter warming palette of snapdragons, nandina and calendula

Melbourne snapdragon arrangement

Melbourne edition of this week’s snapdragon box!



Winter Snapdragon Arrangement - what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 bunch each of snapdragons

  • a mix of daffodils and calendula

  • 2 stems of nandina

  • clean glass vase

  • 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.