We love surrounding ourselves with anything floral; and flowers, which some describe as the purest form of natural beauty, bring a particularly pleasing and nurturing character into our home and work environments~ something we just love.
Sharing the flower love with us today is online florist Flowers Across Melbourne, with their round up of the most popular flowers of 2018 as well as the trends we can look for moving into the New Year.
Sunflowers, natives and lilies topped the most bought flower bouquet list this year, and although Instagram is all about the pretty pinks and ridiculously large and extravagant bouquets, when it comes to actual purchases it was the simple favourites that both men and women bought for themselves or gifted this year.
2018 Top Ten list:
2. Wildflower Posy Box
3. Lily Bunch
4. Making Magic
5. Lilies & Roses
6. Sweet Sangria
7. Picture Perfect
9. Rainbow Roses
10. Roses Bouquet
Rob Lambert, CEO at Flowers Across Melbourne said there have been some surprising shifts this year.
“Last year roses and peonies, the two classics, were at the top of the list. This year we were all about the vibrant sunflower and natural and understated wild flowers."
“The vibrant yellow of the sunflower makes it an ideal gift to cheer a friend or family member up. For $34 a bunch it’s a no-brainer to gift to those who may have had bad news, are having a spell in hospital or just because you want them to know you’re thinking of them.
Native flowers give the ‘wow factor’, are environmentally conscious - as they’re easier to grow in our climates - and are therefore most cost-effective. From large-headed proteas which can often last over a month to eucalyptus, which has a great aroma, natives have really shot up the list this year in popularity".
And their top picks for 2019, you ask? Nadina Hughes, Chief Flower Officer at Flowers Across Melbourne says,
“We’ll be seeing a lot of blooms that evoke that feeling of being in a lush spring meadow, which some are calling the ‘meadow-esque’ trend.”
“Flowers in soft hues will be surrounded by a lot of lush greenery, and tiny daisies are a great accompaniment. Abundance is the key to success, capturing the feeling of a meadow, with an emphasis on roses, snapdragons, lilies, stock, hydrangea, hypericum and alstroemeria.”
As the name suggests, Flowers Across Melbourne provides a quick, convenient flower delivery service throughout the VIC metro area; they also have two sister companies, Plants Across Melbourne and Hampers Across Melbourne, as well as a branch in Sydney called Flowers Across Sydney.