I can’t seem to go past a lovely bouquet without posting it, this blog was supposed to be about dressmaking…

This bouquet has caught my eye because it uses a local native flower. I am always pleased to see Australian native flowers used in floristry, especially unusual species. This one is really special because it is a local species I remember picking for in wildflower bouquets as a child and still see flowering on the side of the road now. The trailing purple vine is an Australian species Hardenburgia violacea. 

The fantastic floral designer who used these is based in San Fransisco (her blog here). It seems an that the American floral industry is growing species that we should be embracing and using more. American brides also seem to use wattle and eucalyptus more than Australian brides.

by Kathleen Brewster

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