One of the hardest thing as a designer (especially at our shop) is trying to decide which of the copious flowers to use and where. We get so many beautiful, unusual and varied blooms in any given week it can be a challenge to choose. This time of year it gets even trickier; a lot of spring flowers now coming into season are not available for very long and they tend to be among the prettiest that we get. Despite the challenge, we put our heads together to pick out a few of the more preferred blooms of the season to give you a little taste of Flowers Talk Tivoli staff favourites!

Vanco Tulips

Fresh from PEI every Tuesday, beautiful Vanco tulips are Tammy’s favourites this time of year. Especially with the delicate daisy-like matricaria, she says they remind her of sunshine on these grey January days and they are just always so cheeful!

Yellow tulips

Beautiful PEI tulips ready to be arranged.


Cate’s favourite this week is lilac, saying: “We had a huge hedge of these beside our house growing up, they were one of the first things to bloom and their incredible scent always make me hopeful of spring and warmer weather. I also like how they manage to be floppy but elegant at the same time.”

purple lilac stem

Such pretty cluster blooms!


Soft, white, fluffy; how can a tropical flower be so reminiscent of snow? Hajar loves how these exotic blooms can have such a winter feel (and how they look against her fluffy grey sweater) as well as the unusual, crazy, zig-zag leaves that “look like they were drawn in a comic book”.

banskia blooms

They make her so happy!

Mimosa and Anemones

Well, I asked everyone to pick their one favourite, but Chelsey just couldn’t choose between these two beauties. “I’m torn between the mimosa and anemones! The graceful look and wonderful scent of mimosa pairs so beautifully with the delicate anemone blooms.” She’s not wrong, just look at this gorgeous bouquet she made with the two! The fluffy yellow mimosa makes a great filler with the red-with-black-center anemones, orange mokara orchids, buttery stock and Circus roses.

Hand-tied bouquet

Such a great combo!

Come visit us at 282 Richmond Rd to see which flowers are your spring favourites!

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