Grand Magnolia

Grand Magnolia
The stunning leaves of the magnolia make for a bold statement with hydrangea and lotus pods to soften.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

O Lily!

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.  - William Blake

Of all the flowers I adore, the Lily is one that never fails to impress me.  So much so, that my daughter's middle name possesses the name that brings sunshine to our home on a weekly basis.  Whether alone in a tall vase, or as the focal flower of a large arrangement of magnolia leaves and lotus pods...Lily's possess the most inevitable presence of peace and purity.  There are many colours to choose from of course, but if you are after elegant simplicity, then the pure white O Lily is for you.


Holland Park West QLD said...

I adore lillies. On occasion, Coles has bunches of them for $8 each and our home is filled with the scene of them! Elegant, pure and simple. Beware the pollen - it even stains polished hardwood floors! We got our stains out with undiluted vinegar! Jules - your flower arrangements are astonishing. Do you do weddings? We'd love to talk to you!

Julia said...

Hi Holland Park West!! I'm glad you like my photos, and of course, overjoyed that you like my floral design! I am based in Sydney, but have been known to fly interstate for weddings, at a small extra cost to the bride and groom! If you REALLY want to meet with me to discuss your day, why don't we SKYPE? It's a great way to do the long distance consultation, and I can assist you with inspiration for the day, mood boards (a must), and anything else you need to discuss for the day. Let me know if you would like to do this. I can also be found at, my contact details are here!

Kind regards, and many thanks!

Julia Hails