Introducing Larry, one of our day-to-day florists.
She was born in North Queensland and lived there for 30 years while she worked in medical administration and management until she moved to Alice Springs - this is where she accidentally "fell in" to floristry, working for her friend's sister in her florist store. Larry worked and did her training in Alice Springs for 5 years, during this time she became a mother to her first-born son, Jude. Then adventured on to Tasmania for 10 months, where she had her second born, a daughter, Charlie. Soon after Larry and her family moved back to the Northern Territory and landed in Darwin, where she became part of the Beija Flor team.
I love tulips, poppies, chincherinchees. I love flowers that keep changing after being cut - a tulip continues to grow longer and taller. Poppies start as furry orbs that explode into colour and chincherinchees keep popping more star-shaped magic even when you think they are done.
Fav Florist Task?
I love making bunches in a retail setting - I enjoy the variety of day to day. I also love doing the "fiddley stuff" like buttonholes for weddings.
Best Advice as a Creative?
Don't overthink it, your first instinct is often correct. Also, never assume you know it all, be collaborative, ask peer options and input. Many creative brains make magic happen!