Frequently asked questions

...about the flower truck

Apart from bunches and posy jars of seasonal fresh flowers, I keep a small selection of Australian made giftware on the truck.  Greeting cards and tags plus soy wax candles.

No. It is not possible for me to trade off the back of the truck in wet weather. I will have the farm gate studio open as an alternative to the truck in wet weather. Check my social media posts on wet weather days for updates. Please note the farm gate studio is not open on a regular basis at this stage. So if you would like to pick up something from the farm gate studio please contact me first.

No. My business model is for customers to pick up from the Flower Truck. See truck locations for set times and locations.

See link to other local Florists who will be able to help you here.

Yes. If I am not selling flowers from the truck the canopy is removed from the tray and I pick up compost, mulch and animal manures in the truck to enrich our soil in the flower patch.

For the motor enthusiasts the Flower Truck is a  1985 (01/85) Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 with a 6 cylinder petrol engine.

You can download our free printable PDF colouring in page here.

...about flowers

I sell locally grown, seasonal flowers. So that means whatever I can grow and source is what I sell. (Insert link to Fresh Flowers Page)

Some of our standard varieties are Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Queen Anne Lace, Snapdragon, Gerbera, Celosia, Zinnia, Sunflower and Cosmos.

To find out what products are available for sale on the truck at any particular time, please keep an eye out on our social media.

I grow as many flowers as I can. That is never enough to meet our customers demand, so I source from other local farmers. It depends on the season and what stock availability of the other farmers have. These factors influence what I sell.

Not at this stage. 

My business model is to sell fresh seasonal locally grown flowers.

That means whatever is in season is what you will find on the truck.

It’s a week-by-week surprise!

That’s a tricky one to answer. Flowers are living things and their timer starts when they are cut from the plant. However, I can assure you that my flowers are given excellent post-harvest care, are Australian grown and fresh when I sell them. Typically, the flowers should stay happy for at least a week, depending on the variety and how they have been cared for once they have left the truck.

Here are some tips to help you care for your flowers and make them last longer.

* Keep them out of direct sunlight and heat while in transit.

* Put them in water as soon as possible.

* Please do not leave the flowers in a hot car for extended periods of time.

* Once your flowers have made it to their destination, trim the stems as close to a 45-degree angle as possible. This is done to help provide the stems with a larger surface area, keeping them from resting on the bottom of the vase (and to avoid bacteria build-up) as well as open the calloused ends to help them to consume more water.

* Fill a vase with fresh water, full enough to ensure that the flower tips will be fully submerged even after the water level drops after the flowers have had a good drink.

* Place the vase in a relatively cool position with little to no direct sunlight. Unlike growing flowers attached to the original plant, cut stems don’t fare well with direct sunlight or heat. It’s too harsh for them.

* Change the water in the vase every second day. Trim the stems and remove any rotting stems. This will help avoid bacteria build up.

Yes, if they are treated with care. See the tips on previous question.

Yes, you sure can! I totally encourage DIY. Please contact me to discuss options.

...about shops, workshops & gift vouchers

Yes, I sure do. Please contact me via the ‘Contact’ page of this website to arrange a gift voucher.

Farlows’ Floriculture gift vouchers will expire 6 months after the date of purchase.

Please email us at or call us on 0402 081 048

No. I sell direct to the public either from the Flower Truck (see locations on Flower Truck page) or from our farm gate studio by appointment or in wet weather.

Please note the farm gate studio is not open on a regular basis at this stage. That’s a future plan. 

See our Resources page for a list of other local Florists who will be able to help you.

Yes I do!

I host Flower Growing and Flower Arranging workshops.

My flower workshop page is under construction at the moment.

In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me via the Contact page with any questions you may have.

...about weddings & events

My passion is to focus on growing beautiful fresh blooms for floral design. Therefore I choose not to carry out floral styling for events. 

Please see our Resources page for local florists who can help you in this area.