Helping with the native flower collection.

This farm grows native flowers for the market and it is almost the end of the season, but we were lucky enough to help with their last collection of Banksia, Kangaroo Paws and Protea.

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 Deidre cuts the flowers and Seldon, the dog, supervises.

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With great concentration Jack helps with the cutting too.

Kim collects the bunches and brings them to the packing shed.

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Seldon and Matilda come rushing over to make sure I do every thing right.

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The flowers have to be put together in bundles of 5 and be matching in size, then put into a bucket of water. Then they will be delivered to an agent who will take them to the Monday morning flower markets.

It is a very satisfying job.

Because it is the end of the season this is not one of the jobs we will have to do again, but it was interesting to help with the collection.

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17 thoughts on “Helping with the native flower collection.

  1. Quite a bit of work, but fun to do, once, I would imagine!

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  2. Thanks for this glimpse into someone else’s life. I love the native flowers but never think of how they get to the market. Beautiful flowers and story captured so nicely in your photos.

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  3. poppytump

    What huge blooms they are Pauline . They’d make a striking display in arrangements in hotels and restaurants … I fear I’ve no vase large enough … or house room 😉
    Great fun to be part of the team albeit for a short time !

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  4. What a beautiful and relaxing job, Pauline. My sister-in-law is a florist and I love doing the occasional stint in her shop 😀

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  5. Those flowers could end up here, amazing!

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  6. What interesting plants. Beautiful. I am so happy that you shared this post. This was a house sitting task!! I’ll have to catch up with your other post. Don’t ya love it :)))

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    • The flower picking was just a one off experience as it was the last pick of the season for them as they were going away. Certainly do love it!!!

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  7. Wow! Love the texture on the plant! Does it have a scent?
    So enjoy your photos, Pauline! 😊🌈

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  8. Interesting to see that sometimes there’s more to house sitting than meets the eye, especially when the house happens to be on a farm. 🙂

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