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Flowers by Melissa Jane

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published January 24th 2023
There is beauty in being dried
This small shop in Main Street, Croydon is an Aladdin's Cave of floral beauty.

florist shop.
The shop front.

Melissa Jane at work.
Melissa Jane in her office.

My first impression was, "where are the flowers?", as dried flower arrangements seemed to be the dominant product with many examples of Melissa Jane's talents on display.

Dried flower arrangements.
Beautiful arrangements.

Melissa Jane calls them everlasting flowers. She can make the dried flowers into bouquets and box and vase arrangements.

tables of dried flowers.
Beautifully displayed.

It doesn't take long to see the range of freshly cut flowers. She can make them into bouquets and box and vase arrangements as well.

Fresh flowers.
Freshly cut flowers.

I was pleased to see some old favourites, snapdragons, carnations, hydrangeas, gerberas and sunflowers. Her fresh flowers are sourced from the flower market at Epping.

Fresh flowers.
More flowers.

A large two-dimensional wall mural of flowers nicely blends with the three-dimensional displays of dried arrangements.

Floral mural.
A perfect background.

Around the shop, mostly at floor level, are numerous indoor plants ready to take home and talk to.

Indoor plants.
Your own personal conversation pieces.

At the other end of the height spectrum, looking up reveals many dried arrangements hanging from the ceiling. All this gives a feeling of being surrounded by floral beauty.

Hanging dried flowers.
Hanging dried flowers.

A large proportion of Melissa Jane's business is delivering her products straight to your door. You are always welcome to call into the shop anytime during their restricted opening hours.

opening hours.
Opening hours.

An item I have noticed in many florists lately is the use of cotton bolls in floral arrangements.

Cotton bolls.
Cotton bolls and some very dried flowers.

A range of accessories to enhance your flowers is available. The cards are unique and would complement any floral gift.

Unique cards.

I find visits to florists an act of peace and beauty as you are surrounded by colourful flowers. The dried arrangements may not be colourful, but they do give a feeling of being in a nice space.

Florist interior.
What an ideal work place.

To appreciate Melissa Jane's floral art, drop in, you will be impressed.
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Phone: 0411 774 787
Where: 4/50 Main Street, Croydon.
Your Comment
The everlasting sentiment is terrific so the beauty of the flowers can be enjoyed for many days to come. great gift idea
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|6413) 58 days ago
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