Saturday, 13 June 2015

Flower of the Week - Tulips

Fancy name - Tulipa! Pretty easy to remember. Tulips have been around for thousands of years. They're most well known for the crazy 1630's when Tulipomania hit and tulip bulbs were worth more than Sydney real estate! Crazy times! Things settled down and the Dutch fell in love with them - thank goodness because they are stunning! There are so many varieties now including double petals, parrot, feathered and even ice cream (I kid you not! The white one below is one). 

I'm a tulip purest and love them best on their own. They're a cheeky flower that continues to grow and go crazy, usually following the light. 

As always keep them out of direct sunlight and away from the direct breeze of the heater. Use a clean case and eep the water clean, snipping the stems with every water change.

This photo is from our friend Melissa of

Monday, 8 June 2015

Flower Crown Workshop

CAMDEN ~ 10am Sunday 28 June 2015
BOWRAL ~ 10am Sunday 5 July 2015
Come along for a fun morning of flowercrown making with your friends. We will keep you warm with a a throw rug, a hot chocolate bar and delicious treats all locally sourced.
We will be holding the Camden event on our shop verandah and the Bowral event in our studio. After you’ve completed your gorgeous flower crown of seasonal blooms we will have a lovely morning tea together and have a small Photo Booth set up.
All materials, yummy treats and warm blankets will be supplied, all you have to do is bring a smile!
Styling, Photo Booth and catering provided by @sarahjayandco 
Cost: $120
RSVP by: 
CAMDEN: 21 June 2015
BOWRAL: 28 June 2015

Confirmation of your place is only secured once the full amount of $120 is paid. This can be paid to Merci Bouquet either in store or over the phone 02 4655 3841.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

Flower of the Week ~ Daffodils, Jonquils, Paperwhites & Erlicheer

One of my all time favourites! How can you not smile when you see Daffodils, Jonquils, Paperwhites or Erlicheer?? And yes, that's technically 4 flowers, but they're all in the same family.

The fancy name is Narcissus. Of course the well known tale is they're named after Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection in a the water so much that the Gods turned him into a Daffodil so he wouldn't starve and he could then stay there forever looking at how gorgeous he was. Silly little rabbit!

My favourite is the Erlicheer, there's something very vintage about them and when they're in season I'll sprinkle them in everything! I love the fragrance, but it's a love/hate thing. You either love it or hate it. I love it because it reminds me of my Great Grandmothers garden when I was very small. It's amazing how flowers can instantly take you back in time. If you don't like the smell, don't worry, Daffofils have no fragrance, only jonquils.

Did you know you can get them in a few different colours? Cream, orange, pink, white and yellow. There's a frilly trumpeted Daffodil that is in the softest orange trumpet with cream petals - now that's a beautiful Daffodil.

There's a few meanings for Narcissus including egotism & vanity (obviously!), regard, forgiveness, chivalry, unrequited love, a return to spring & rebirth (that's in the Northern Hemisphere). 

When it comes to care.... The need some quarantine time unless you plan I keeping them on their own. The sap that comes out of the stem is toxic to other flowers. When you get them, cut at least 2cm off then keep them cool and away from the sun. Leave them on their own for a day if you plan on mixing them with other flowers. (Yes your qualified, experienced florists do this behind the scenes).

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Flower of the Week ~ Stock

Yay! for the cooler months because Stock (fancy name Matthiola Incana) is in season. It comes in the most gorgeous colours ~ lemon, peach, soft pink, mauve, vibrant purple, magenta, bright pink and of course the all time classic, white. It smells like spice ~ perfect for the cooler weather and its flowers are very soft on the nose (yes I get that close).

It's an English garden classic that has been around since the Roman Empire ~ that's pretty cool! It's flower meaning is even cooler... It symbolises lasting beauty and a happy life. 

To keep them fresh, change the water as often as you can, at least every second day and give them a quick snip at an angle every time. Take off any yellowing or damaged leaves as well and you should get at least a week from them. Unmaintained Stock is well known for making the water smell like cabbage.... and you don't want that!

Monday, 18 May 2015

A Touch of Gold

Danicas beautiful glittery Sydney wedding at Dede's on the Wharf was such a pleasure to be a part of. Angus Porter beautifully photographed the wedding and our flowers. Her centrepieces and bridal table were a stunning combination of gold and burgundy. As for her bouquet... It was stunning!! We added gold painted dried lotus pods and when I delivered them, she kept saying 'Awesome!' Over and over. Such a beautiful wedding and perfect day.

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Mothers Day Gifts and Flowers for Camden

If you're after a gorgeous gift for your mother or grandmother this Mother's Day, then Merci Bouquet has you covered! Not only do we have flowers, but we have candles, chocolates, cards, soap, hand cream and pretty much every other treat you can imagine. 

Come and visit us at Camden Village Court, call 02 4655 3841 or email at 

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!