Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Jolly and bright, this week’s bunch brings some seriously festive flowers to your Friday! Making up the arrangement are Deep red Celosia, with their velvet folds, Hypericum Berries, dark green Ruscus foliage and pretty white Spray Roses. The colours of Christmas and a certain Mr Claus, we think it’s a match made in Christmas Heaven.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you again for supporting the Wild Bunch, we hope to be back soon!

  1. Start with your Celosia, trimming them to the right height for your vase and criss crossing the stems.
  2. Add in the Hypericum Berries on either side of the vase.
  3. Trim down the Spray Roses, so they are a little shorter than the other stems, and add to the vase, dispersing the colour evenly and bringing shorter stems to the front of the vase.
  4. Finally trim and add the Ruscus around the edge of the vase, popping one into the centre for a touch of height and to finish off the arrangement!

The Snow Queen

This weeks bunch is as close as we’ll get to snow and a white Christmas! Featuring delicate white Lisianthus with their paper thin petals, the cutest white Ping Pong Disbuds, pale green/grey Eucalyptus, and Sea Holly, for a Perth style nod towards the festivities. Cool and calm, it’ll hopefully help you forget the 40 degree weather outside!

  1. Start with the Sea Holly, removing any leaves/foliage that will fall below the waterline and arranging in a three point star.
  2. Keep the Lisianthus tall and tuck in around the Sea Holly, bringing any shorter stems to the front of the arrangement.
  3. Trim the Ping Pong Disbud to be different heights and add in to any gaps.
  4. Finally weave the Eucalyptus around the other flowers in the arrangement, allowing it to fall naturally over the edge of the vase in places.
  5. Don't forget to keep their water topped up and leave them in a cool spot out of direct sunlight to maximise their life.

The Mad Hatter

Bringing a little wonderland to your weekend, this delightful arrangement is inspired by a visit to the WA Ballet to see their wonderful production of Alice in Wonderland! Join Alice and escape reality, entering a world filled with beautiful pink Lilies, peach and fuchsia Carnations and delicate pale white and pink striped Alstroemeria. We can just imagine Alice getting lost amongst the purple Misty Field and flowing Eucalyptus stems… Enjoy your weekend, wherever it takes you!

  1. Start with the Lily, measuring them against your vase and trimming them, before criss crossing the stems and arranging them in a three point star.
  2. Trim the Alstroemeria so they are slightly shorter than the Lilies and add these into the gaps.
  3. Fill in the bunch with the stems of Misty Field.
  4. Trim your Carnations to varying heights and add these in around the other flowers.
  5. Finally add in your Eucalyptus, teasing the leaves around the flowers to create some natural flow to the bunch.
  6. Don’t forget to keep your flowers in a cool part of your home and change the water regularly with this hot weather!

In Perfect Harmony

This week’s bunch will calm and delight and is a perfect combination of tonal greens and fresh colour. Taking centre stage are white Disbud Peony with their layered petals and large flower heads. The rest of the arrangement is made up of lilac Statice, bright green Viburnum leaves and height and texture in the form of Amaranthus.

  1. Start with the Viburnum, criss crossing the stems and allowing them to fall naturally around the edge of the vase.
  2. Measure the Statice and trim so that they are slightly shorter than the Viburnum. Add in, spreading the colour evenly.
  3. Trim the Disbud Peony, so they are slightly different heights and add as a cluster in the centre of the vase.
  4. Finally take your Amaranthus and weave into the arrangement, keeping the stems tall and creating some height to the finished bunch.

Sunsets in the West

We may be biased but we think sunsets in the west definitely are the best, and boy have we had some good ones recently! Recreating the colours of sunset in flower form, this week’s bunch is a colourful one and will add a splash of colour to every day. Delightful Dahlia are my pick of the bunch with their deep red tones and bright yellow centres. This week also features tactile, yellow Kangaroo Paw, Alstroemeria, which will be long lasting even with the heat, and scented, delicate Chamomile. Keep cool and enjoy your blooms!

  1. Start with Alstroemeria, criss crossing the stems and arranging them in a three point star.
  2. Take your Chamomile and add the larger stems around the Alstroemeria, saving the shorter off-cuts and dainty stems for finishing off the arrangement.
  3. Add the Kangaroo Paw on either of the vase.
  4. Using the grid created by the other stems for support, tuck in the Dahlia, featuring the main flower heads towards the front of the arrangement.
  5. Finally weave in the remaining Chamomile stems around the edge of the vase, teasing their delicate flowers around the rest of the bunch.
  6. With the hot weather, don’t forget to change your water regularly and keep your blooms in a cool place, so they last as long as possible!

Pretty in Pink

It may only be November and despite not wanting to wish time away, we just couldn’t resist this gorgeous Christmas Bush and it’s tiny pink flowers, which has just come into season. (Although we promise we won’t mention Christmas again until December!) Making up the rest of the bunch are these gorgeous blush Carnations which contrast perfectly with the fuchsia pink Tulips and darker Leucadendron nuts. The result is pretty as a picture!

  1. Start with the Christmas Bush, taking the taller stems and adding them to one side of the vase.
  2. Add in the Leucadendron, criss crossing the stems and filling the space on the other side of the vase.
  3. Trim your Carnations, to slightly varying heights and weave these into the arrangement.
  4. Again trim the Tulips, keeping some taller than others and add these to the centre of the vase to add a concentration of colour.
  5. Finally take your shorter Christmas Bush stems, and off-cuts, and weave these around the edge of the vase.

Into the Jungle

With the sun having gone MIA for the past couple of days, we’ve got the perfect bunch to brighten your week and bring a splash of colour to your home! This week’s star of the show are gorgeous orange Spray Roses (apt so close to Halloween!) plus white Alstroemeria, which will take a couple of days to fully open up, the delicate scent of dainty Matricaria and Leather Fern, adding a little jungle vibe to the whole arrangement.

  1. Start with Alstroemeria, criss crossing the stems and creating a square base in your vase.
  2. Trim down the Matricaria and fill in the gaps, bringing shorter stems towards the front of the vase.
  3. Take your Fern and slot these in around the edge of the vase, creating a little nest for the blooms inside.
  4. Finally trim and add your Spray Roses, remembering to bring shorter stems towards the front and spreading pops of colour throughout the arrangement.

Oriental Enchantment

This week’s bunch is an all Australian grown special and we think it’s utterly enchanting. Give the Lily a few days to open up and you’ll love it even more. Texture is added in the form of Solidago and we have pretty little white Chrysanthemum to contrast the large Lily flowers. Last but by no means least, large, waxy leaves of Viburnum round out the bunch.

  1. Start with your Solidago, taking three of the stems and arranging them in a three point star.
  2. Keep the Lilies a similar height to the Solidago and add one on either side of the vase.
  3. Trim the Chrysanthemum to be between 5cm-10cm shorter than the Lilies and slot these into the arrangement.
  4. Take the Viburnum and weave these around the edge of the vase.
  5. Finally take your two remaining Solidago stems and trim these down a little more, and fill out the space between the Viburnum around the edge of the vase.

The English Garden

Wild and natural, this arrangement looks just like an English Garden in full bloom! We love its natural beauty and with the addition of Eucalyptus and Lavender, it smells incredible too. Sunflowers add a pop of golden colour and gorgeous local Ranunculus, remind us Spring is most definitely here.

  1. Start with the Eucalyptus, criss crossing the stems and allowing them to fall naturally around the edge of the vase.
  2. Measure your Sunflowers against your vase and trim down to the required height. Add them to the vase, placing one centrally and the other two either side. Don’t worry if they don’t sit quite where you’d like them, as we add in the rest of the stems, you’ll be able to tweak their placement a little.
  3. Thread in the majority of the Lavender, criss crossing the stems and keeping them at different heights. Bring shorter stems to the front of the arrangement.
  4. Weave in the beautiful Ranunculus, using the structure created by the other stems for support.
  5. Finally add in any remaining lavender and do any last minute tweaks, so you’re blooms are displayed just so.

Boldly Beautiful

This week’s bunch will bring an injection of colour to any room! Magenta and lilac hued Stocks, white and fuchsia tipped Alstroemeria, plus delicate feathery Zefora and tiny Wax Bud. It’s bold and it’s beautiful and we hope you love it as much as we do.

  1. Start with your Stocks, alternating the colours and placing them in the vase in a five point star arrangement.
  2. Trim the Alstroemeria to be about 5cm shorter than the Stocks and spread these evenly. These beauties will take a couple of days to open up, but will definitely be worth the wait.
  3. Trim down the Zefora and Wax Bud, removing some of the lower branches and flowers. Weave and tuck the main stems around the other flowers in the arrangement, to fill out the vase and complete the arrangement.
  4. Don’t let those off-cuts go to waste! We think they look just lovely in a small jam jar or milk bottle and can add a touch of colour to another room in your home.

Wild & White

This week we’ve gone wild and are encouraging you to to use a coloured vase, or a less traditional flower vessel! We love the pop of turquoise against the pure, white flowers in this week’s arrangement. Tall by nature, white Gladioli will take a couple of days to open up, but will most definitely be worth the wait. Into the mix we also have local Freesia which have just come into season, beautiful white Carnations and dark green Ruscus foliage to finish off the bunch.

  1. Use a tall, narrow necked vase where possible for this beautiful bunch.
  2. Start with your Gladioli, keeping the stems tall and arrange in a triangular arrangement.
  3. Trim the Ruscus to be a little shorter than the Gladioli and weave these around the back of the vase.
  4. Add in the Carnations as a central cluster of flowers.
  5. Finally add in the Freesias, teasing the stems and flower heads around the Carnations and towards the front of the vase.

Watercolour Dream

This colourful bunch looks like it would be a dream to paint, hey we may even get the watercolours out ourselves! Transporting you to the feeling of an English garden, we have beautiful pink and green tipped Disbud, delicate, ruffling Statice and Solidago, plus a pop of colour from buttercup yellow Ranunculus. Happy Friday & Happy Flower Arranging!

  1. Start with your solidago, arranging them in a square formation and criss crossing the stems.
  2. Trim down your statice so that is slightly shorter than the solidago and split any stems that are too full, into two. Weave these in and around the solidago.
  3. Trim the disbuds to be about 5cm shorter than the solidago and spread evenly throughout the arrangement.
  4. Finally trim the ranunculus to a similar height as the disbuds and add these into the arrangement for the perfect burst of colour.