Workshop in Australia – Day 1

What an incredible adventure this has been so far!

Last Sunday Holly Chapple and I met at the airport in San Francisco and flew out to Sydney where we were so warmly received by Michelle Van Eimeren and her assistant Linda . I met Michelle in March 2013 at the Chapel Designers Conference in New York and we hit it off! The prospect of spending 2 weeks with her and Holly was thrilling!

We arrived in Sydney at 6:30 am on Tuesday, and later that morning we went to Apack, a wholesaler that sells supplies – or sundries as they call it here. The rest of the afternoon we visited with Craigio Scott at East Coast Wildflower Farm and with Barry and Robert Luff at their flower farm in Kulnura. The local flora is incredibly stunning and gorgeous! and even though winter is about to start, there was still so much blooming in the fields.

Thank you Michelle for taking the great pictures!

welcomed by Michelle Van Eimeren upon our arrival in Sydney, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

arriving l in Sydney, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

arrivingl in Sydney, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at Apack 1, shopping for supplies, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at Apack, shopping for supplies, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

East Coast Wildflower Farm:

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm with Gregio Scott, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, kangoroopaw greenhouse, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

kangoroo  paw greenhouse

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,green and red kangoroo paw , Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,black kangoroo paw , Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, pink kangoroo paw , Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

pink kangoroo paws!

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,bromeliad greenhouse, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

bromeliad greenhouse

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,wooly bush, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

wooly bush

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, accacia, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

accacia

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,blueberry ash Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

gorgeous grevillea

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, flannel flower Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

flannel flower- reminds me of edelweiss

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, blueberry ash, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

blueberry ash

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, beauty berry, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

beauty berry

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,massive eucalyptus tree, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

massive eucalyptus tree

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm,bark fromeucalyptus tree, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

Craigio peeled some bark from a eucalyptus tree!

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, gymea liies, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

10′ tall gymea lilies

Barry and Robert Luff Flower Farm in Kulnura

at Barry and Robert Luff Flower Farm in Kalnura , Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeksat Barry and Robert Luff Flower Farm in Kalnura , strawflowers field, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

strawflowers

at Barry and Robert Luff Flower Farm in Kalnura , strawflowers , Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at East Coast Wildflowers Farm, greenhouse, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

at Barry and Robert Luff Flower Farm in Kalnura ,hibiscus, Workshop in Sydney June 2014, Francoise Weeks

hibiscus

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