The weird and the wonderful- crazy amazing plants

Nature is amazing and luckily for me, I am a person who enjoys the beauty of nature and find that it keeps me interested and inspired in my chosen career. I take pleasure in cooking with fresh ingredients and showing the kids how to plant seeds, watering them daily and harvesting our produce from the garden. And whilst I do appreciate a lot of little things,  sometimes I think I am a bit complacent when it comes to appreciating the beauty and majesty of Australian Native plants in particular. Whenever I work with a new florist, or an international florist, I am always amazed (and proud) at how enamoured they are with our native plants. They don’t get the variety of species to work with overseas or they are particularly costly, and they are so unique in terms of their shape, colour and texture, it provides a real challenge.

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Eucalptus Macrocarpa

For me, working in Australia,  I find the variety of orchid plants available internationally particularly fascinating, probably because some species appear to be pure science fiction. Tropical blooms and carnivorous plants are also particularly intriguing. These aren’t the kind of flowers we get to work with often, if at all, but it is still a subject that I like to explore when traveling to far away exotic nations, or reading.

Today I have a feast for your eyes! A pictorial blog, comprising of some of the most wonderful, and weird flowers and plants I have stumbled upon in real life as well as online.

If you want to create something extraordinary for home, or to send to a loved one, our designers can certainly recommend unique species of fresh flowers that we have available in store for collection or delivery within Sydney. We always try to stock some show stoppers, beautiful and unusual seasonal flowers that take an ordinary arrangement to a new level!

In the meanwhile, enjoy!

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Carnivorous Plants:

Pitcher Plants
Credit: Photo by Rob Lilieholm


Native to Borneo Nepenthes villosa
Toilet Bowl Plant (Nepenthes Jamban)

Orchid Plants:

Angry Orchid
Angry Orchid
Monkey Orchid (Orchis Simia)
Ballerina Orchid
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)


Snap Dragon seed pod (post flower)
Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
Honeycomb Ginger
Fairy Slippers (Calypso Bulbosa)
Darth Vader, rare Skull Flower (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
This bromeliad plant seems extra terrestrial in appearance.


Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)

Banana Inflorescence
Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)


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