Workshop in Australia – Day 2

The 2 weeks  in Australia have been quite the whirlwind, and Holly and I  have been back home for a week already.  Now it is time to catch up on some posts to document this wonderful trip!

The day after we arrived in Sydney we went bright and early to the fabulous flower market. It was very busy there! Florists were waiting at the door to get in.   Even though the winter was around the corner, the selection was fantastic and it was such a feast to see endless varieties of native plants, such as grevilleas and proteas and so many varieties of eucalyptus pods.

After buying lots of flowers for the workshop we headed to the flower  farm Jonima where owner Ingrid gave us a wonderful tour. In the greenhouse she and her husband grow thousands of gerbera daisies – their bread and butter as she calls it. And in the fields it is an explosion of native shrubs, perennials and annuals.

We also walked through the forested area and I found lots of fabulous bark for the woodland class.

Thank you Michelle for the great pictures!

at the Sydney flower market 3, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

at the Sydney flower market 2, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

at the Sydney flower market 1, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

at the Sydney flower market 5, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

Craig, whose farm we visited the previous day – he grows a wealth of grevilleas, proteas, kangoroo paws and much more

at the Sydney flower market 4, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

at the Sydney flower market, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

Ingrid at Jonima farms, in the greenhouse with thousands of gerbera daisies

visiting  Jonima Farm, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

She grows lots of icelandic poppies

visiting  Jonima Farm, icelandic poppies, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

and interesting natives

visiting  Jonima Farm, hakea flowers, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

canna lily – I loved the seedpods!

visiting  Jonima Farm , canna lily seedpods, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

loved this orange vine

visiting  Jonima Farm, harvesting a gorgeous orange vine, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

and she also grows lots of succulents

visiting  Jonima Farm, succulents 1, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

visiting  Jonima Farm, succulents 2, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

visiting  Jonima Farm, succulents 3, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

visiting  Jonima Farm, succulents, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

visiting  Jonima Farm, succulents 4, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

they used macadamia nut shells for the fuel – interesting concept!

visiting  Jonima Farm, macadamia nutshells are used for fuel, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

treasures found during our walk in the woods

visiting  Jonima Farm, gathering hakea and bark , workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

visiting  Jonima Farm, gathering bark for the woodland class, workshop with Holly Chapple in Australia, Francoise Weeks

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