I love spring. After the winter months of rugging up, hibernating and trying to keep warm, those first few rays of spring sunshine are such a delight. And of course, spring is the peak season for fresh flowers.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, remerging and refreshing ourselves after the winter. As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom I think we all feel inspired and reenergised.
In this article I have cover ways you can bring spring into your home, which flowers are in season, tips for caring for cut flowers and a list of AMAZING events you can go to over the next few months to make the most of spring.
Spring has sprung!
There are so many great ways to bring spring into our homes to help us enjoy this season. Here are some of my favourites:
- Having big bunches of bright flowers in my living spaces, obviously!
- Bringing the garden inside with indoor plants and fun plant pots
- Refreshing my living spaces with new décor and accessories – vases, cushions, art, candles…the choices are endless!
- Using fresh and light essential oils like citrus, tea tree and lavender – I use them in diffusers and make my own air sprays
- Add splashes of colour, patterns and florals to my outfits. Even just a floral clutch or cute flower earrings can instantly make me feel more energised!
What flowers are in season in spring?
Spring is THE season for fresh flowers. So many flowers! Here are some of my favourites blooms for spring:
- Sweet Peas
- Waratahs, and
- Lilacs – of course, we are the Lilac city!
If you want to know more about which flowers are in season when in Australia, check out this blog article.
Tips for caring for your cut flowers
Nothing says spring better than a beautiful, big, bright bunch of flowers. They immediately lift your mood and bring joy. Whether a gift from a loved one or picked from your own garden, there are things you can do to care for your cut flowers and extend their life.
- If you are placing them in a vase, strip the stem and cut the ends diagonally before placing in clean water
- If they are in florists foam in a box, top up with clean water daily and take care not to over water
- Change their water every three days
- Keep them away from direct heat/light as much as possible. Avoid placing them near windows that let in strong light or other sources of heat like TVs and microwaves.
- Removed withered blooms to keep the whole arrangement looking fresh
- Add a drop of tea tree essential oil to the water.
Check out my recipe for homemade flower food that will help lengthen your flower’s lifespan.
Flower inspired events for Spring
Australia’s biggest celebration of spring! The theme for Floriade this year is Sounds of Spring, so in addition to the stunning flower displays (featuring over 1 million blooms!) there is a huge calendar of events happening with something to suit everyone – from circus performers to yoga to photography classes. Great for a school holiday adventure or girls day out.
When: Saturday 17 September – Sunday 16 October
Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra
WORKSHOP: Spring Flower Arranging
To celebrate the beginning of spring I am collaborating with Cheryl from Splinters Home and Giftware to run a spring flower arranging workshop. Using a Lynsey Johnstone hand painted vase as the vessel, you can create a stunning spring flower arrangement for your home. All flowers, vase and materials included.
When: 10am, Saturday 17 September
Where: Splinters Home & Giftware, 172 Auburn St Goulburn
Goulburn Lilac Festival
Australia’s longest continuously-run community festival is back fro the 71st year. The shop front display competition and garden competition will see Goulburn bathed in purple. See the Lilac Queen crowned and enjoy the Battle of Bands, quilt show, live music and a 1970s disco. And don’t forget the street parade on Sunday and Pet Parade on the Monday public holiday.
Last year I won Best Business Garden with ‘Lilac Lane’ and it was such a rewarding experience. Learn more about our lovely lilacs here.
When: Saturday 1- Monday 3 October
Where: Various venues throughout Goulburn
WORKSHOP: Aromatherapy Flower Arrangement
Keep the beauty of flowers in your house long after spring ends with an everlasting arrangement infused with essential oils. Also perfect for people who spend all spring suffering from hay fever – these everlasting blooms won’t irritate your allergies. Your arrangement will last for min 12 months, and are super low maintenance – no watering or feeding required!
Flowers, essential oils, materials, nibbles and drinks provided 😊
When: 3-5pm, Saturday 22 October
Where: Beks Bloomz Studio, 15 Bladwell Place Run-O-Waters
Goulburn Cup Race Day
The blue-ribbon racing event for our region, featuring high class racing action. Throw in some live music and fashions on the field and you’ve got the makings of a great day out. Bek’s Bloomz will be sponsoring Fashions on the Fields, and you can bet I will be looking for some fancy floral headpieces 😊
Need a flower crown to finish off your race day outfit? Grab a floral crown virtual workshop pack and create your own headpiece. Each kit includes a tutorial and all the flowers/materials you need. Why not get your girlfriends together for a crown making night in?
When: 10am-5pm, Sunday 30 October
Where: Goulburn Race Club
Girls Day Out Race Day
Love a girls day out at the Races! The biggest event on our Spring racing calendar is back! Get your girlfriends or work colleagues together for a great day out, and a great excuse to get dressed up.
Don’t forget you can grab a DIY floral crown kit to create your own floral masterpiece for the big day!
When: 10am-5pm, Saturday 5 November
Where: Goulburn Race Club
The race that stops a nation, right? Whether you are heading off to a Melbourne Cup luncheon or holding a sweepstakes at work, don’t miss this opportunity to frock up and give that headpiece another whirl!
When: Tuesday 1 November
I love bringing joy during spring, one flower delivery or workshop or headpiece at a time! You can find all my upcoming workshops here, or browse flower and gift ideas in my online store. Order is easy either online or get in contact to discuss your specific needs – I would love to make your spring dreams blossom into reality!