Our fresh protea baskets are handmade and consist of our leucadendron proteas as well as baby blue eucalyptus. These dryable arrangements can be expected to last on average about 2-4 years, however, they have been kept upwards of 8 years by many of our long-term customers. They last as long as they do for several reasons, one reason is the VARIETALS of the flowers that we use, and the second reason is the tint that we give the leucadendrons. Leucadendron proteas are exceptional dried flowers, meaning that in the absence of maintenance and water, they naturally dry and maintain both their coloration and structure for weeks to come. In an effort to combat the inevitable color loss that comes after several weeks of being a dried flower, we seal in the coloration and vibrance of the fresh protea baskets by tinting the stems of the leucadendron protea with a non-toxic floral spray, this also helps us to give the arrangement the color schemes you have seen. The eucalyptus naturally dries and maintains its coloration very well and does not brown, thus why we leave it in its natural state.


Made with fresh protea and eucalyptus.

Container Information:

  • Material: Wood (Available in natural wood, whitewashed wood, and black wood)
  • Dimensions: 9.25″ sq x 3.75″ tall

Flowers Make My Day has spent more than 20 years working to decorate your house with the beauty and energy of nature. We are showcasing protea and eucalyptus baskets made by the family-run, local florist, that are intended to dry and last for years. Their whole selection of seasonal wreaths, fresh protea baskets, and flower bouquets are grown on their organic family farm in Valley Center, California, and hand-selected for freshness. They make long-lasting arrangements that you will be proud to display in your house or give as a present to a loved one using their cutting-edge, all-natural drying and tinting methods.


Protea and eucalyptus flowers are known for their durability and long-lasting quality. The history of protea and eucalyptus flowers dates back to ancient Egypt when it was believed that, when cut and dried correctly, they were symbols of purity and love. They were also used in floral arrangements as a symbol of rebirth since protea flowers grow from seeds that have been buried in the ground for a long time. Both flowers are typically grown in South Africa, where they are native, but the climate and landscape of Southern California provide the right environment for these flower species to thrive.

Eucalyptus is known for its scent, which makes it perfect for creating an olfactory experience that will make your recipient feel happy or relaxed. Protea and eucalyptus flowers are among the most beautiful flowers in the world. If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind present, a centerpiece for a wedding or other special occasion, or something to liven up your house, Flowers Make My Day has what you need! Let us how we can help you.

Additional information

Blue Tint Mix

Bright Blue, French Blue, Olive Bright (Green), Yellow

Pink Tint Mix

Fuchsia, Burgundy, Purple, Yellow

Multicolor Tint Mix

Carnation Red, Tangerine, Purple, Yellow