Lilac and the Cat - flowers and organics - melbournes leading eco friendly florist

December 16th, 2014

Janelouise has re blossomed again in Melbourne, this time bigger than ever!

Lilac and the Cat is a new online boutique store specialising in locally sourced flowers and select organic products. With a focus on quality, eco-friendly products and the sustainable use of flowers and materials, this is not your average flower shop.

After 20 years experience in the floristry business, founder Jane Louise is a self-confessed ‘conscious cat’ who tired of the conventional mainstream flower industry and set about to combine her passions for quality, elegant and unusual arrangements, with reliably produced organics in one business. All flowers and products are individually sourced to ensure an ethical and sustainable supply-chain and fair trading terms for imported items.  To Lilac & the Cat, the integrity of its products is paramount.

The flower side of Lilac & the Cat, the heart of the business, considers the impact that flowers can have on an atmosphere and space. All arrangements are created based on an intuitive sense of their collective presence, the impact of their scent on a mood, and most of all a unique visual aesthetic that ensures the contours and individual living beauty of the flowers is respected and celebrated. Arrangements include the use of twigs and brambles to bring about elegantly bohemian and rustic nuances, through to classical bouquets and ornamental collections.

Lilac & the Cat has most lovingly created a series of different flowers and organic parcel packs that bring the warmth and grace of floral arrangements, with the nurture and care of nourishing organic products. Packs include combinations such as Loving Grace, Be Well Soon, and Celebrating you, that bring together the emotions of love, well wishes and joy.

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Delivering flowers throughout Melbourne. Free flower delivery in Richmond and Cremorne.

flowers online - Melbourne

flowers online - Melbourne

eco friendly flowers

eco friendly flowers

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weddings, parties, everything!

January 6th, 2013

some recent work..


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I have moved to Cremorne…

September 3rd, 2012

Hi all,

Its been awhile, i know. My adventures have been long and wild. I have recently landed in Cremorne, Richmond.  Its a huge ware house space and I’m planing to have some exhibitions here soon. Flowers involved. Id like to welcome you all to join me for the opening of Upper Canon. Stay tuned for details. If you’d like to get in touch, send me a reply…


upper canon

upper canon

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lj and toms wedding

May 23rd, 2012

a beautiful country wedding out at lavendula.

lj and toms wedding

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a bit of news…what do you think?

October 4th, 2010

Remove artwork, shopkeeper warned


28 Sep, 2010 12:00 AM

A FLEMINGTON businesswoman has been left dumbfounded after Moonee Valley Council issued an enforcement order for the removal of a mural from her shop because it is not heritage-appropriate.

But Janelouise says the mural on her Pin Oak Crescent florist’s shop was created with paint given to her by the council to deal with a graffiti problem.

She has been told she has until October 6 to remove the artwork.

Ms louise said the front of her shop had been a regular target for taggers and a previous attempt to put a more traditional painting on the front had also been promptly defaced.

She said that when she received paint from the council to fix the problem she set about painting a modern graffiti-style artwork at the front of her shop, which soon became a community project.

“A bunch of locals joined in to help paint it. We had children here, some elderly residents, some disabled residents, lots of people who came past, took it on and worked on it day and night.

“There’s no way I’m going to just paint over it - I’m going to take it further.”

The enforcement order received by Ms Louise states that the artwork contravenes the Planning and Environment Act 1987 as it’s not in heritage colours.

If the order is not acted on, Ms Louise could be issued an on-the-spot fine or the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal could be used to enforce the order.

“The alternative, painting over it with one colour, would make a blank canvas for tagging and graffiti,” Ms louise said.

“What the council is saying is ridiculous.”

Myrnong ward councillor Rose Iser has moved successfully for a report from the council’s chief executive to explore the policy options to allow artwork in heritage areas.

“Before the artwork was created, the wall was covered in graffiti tags. And while the artwork is modern, challenging and edgy, it is a vast improvement on what was there before,” Cr Iser said. The council will investigate the matter.


the mural! The council has taken a ridiculous position on the Pinoak Crescent mural. I pass the shop at least twice a day and much prefer the interesting modern mural to the unsightly graffiti that abounds in the area. Get real Council! A blank canvas only invites more graffiti. LEAVE IT ALONE,

Posted by judik, 28/09/2010 8:06:27 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

remove artwork shopkeeper warned.. what a the shopkeeper stand your ground…12months ago a business next flemington cycles.painted over the old newmarkettavern sign on the side wall where child care center is now. on racecourse rd the old pub site…that sign was there for past 60years plus…a flemington icon it was..but a sign buisiness which only lasted 6months just painted over it with 1coat of yuk green..where is the heritage for that? did anyone notice? ive lived in flem for 20years..keep that display shopkeeper, dont be bullied by council.. ithink it got charactor..just like flemington…shopkeeper im on your side..frank from flemington.

Posted by flemfrank, 28/09/2010 9:21:36 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

When are councils going to leave us alone?

Posted by Get Lost, 29/09/2010 9:49:27 AM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

What a load of rubbish! Council need to get their act together and review this matter ASAP. This must be a mistake. The battle with grafitti as a shop owner is an on-going, never ending and frustrating, uphill journey. I actually really enjoy modern street art, especially murals, although I hate tags and scratchies on my business window. I can understand why the council comissioned this work in the first place, I personally think it suits the shop and it is all removable, WAKE UP COUNCIL.

Posted by local owner, 29/09/2010 11:11:27 AM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

Jane-Louise has spent many hours in the past attempting to defer taggers with artworks on this space. As a local resident I have always enjoyed her work whether traditional or, as described above, “edgy”. This work is by far a preferable option to tagging. If the Council was so concerned about respecting the heritage concerns of the area, they would have a hard time dealing with all the infringements out there, some of which they have condoned and in fact contributed to themselves.

Posted by Local Art Lover, 29/09/2010 11:29:00 AM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

If the painting was on the inside of a shop window and not on the outside there would not be a discussion. I’m sure the dresses etc that are on display further down the street are not heritage colours.

Posted by stella, 29/09/2010 5:06:50 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

It is unbelievable to discover that the council have taken this action against Jane Hearn. When will the council start focussing on real issues in the community and stop wasting time attacking small business owners they should be supporting? Jane’s artwork is terrific.

Posted by Kensington Resident, 30/09/2010 9:34:32 AM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

The council should be ashamed of themselves. This is a flat-out disgrace.

Posted by Kathy, 30/09/2010 11:22:19 AM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

Council - wake up and smell the flowers. Jane-Louise has done a terrific job of making Pin Oak Crescent a funky place to be. Bring in more business owners like her. Why is it okay to approve things like the new sign further down the road which is ghastly to say the least?

Posted by Kerry, 1/10/2010 12:34:29 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

It’s outrageous, that this is even an issue. I regularly travel along Pin Oak Crescent and I am certainly not offended by the artwork, as a matter of fact it enhances the street scape. Maybe the traditional owners of this area the Wurundjerri people should be asked for their opinion, look how this suburb has changed since Batman’s arrival. Hang in there Jane.

Posted by Klaus, 1/10/2010 5:33:37 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

If you don’t like it councillors - DO SOMETHING about the atrocious grafitti which is consistently along Pin Oak Crescent……of course …..when it costs money to fix - it’s the problem of residents and traders though. Talk about double standards.

Posted by resident, 2/10/2010 8:03:26 PM, on Moonee Valley Weekly

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August 10th, 2010


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supporting KOF Gallery

July 6th, 2010

Kof Gallery was formed by a group of melbourne artists that were inspired to create a space for all forms of art to be exhibited on the basis of a no money return. Over the next 12 months this free space will be for hire for struggling talented artists to perform and show there work of passion. From live music to art exhibitions here is a place of love and community, sharing inspiration and kindness.

Please go to

groups KOF Gallery

for more info and stand by for latest updates on movement at KOF Gallery.


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thought for the day.

May 14th, 2010

Come over to our shop and put your thought for the day in our little box so that it can be transformed into a collage then displayed in our window for all to see. Inspiration.



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hello Cat..

April 23rd, 2010

Hi all,

I just wanted to share with you another one of my moving stories,  (that i encounter almost everyday) but this ones extra special as it has to do with another beautiful animal that has moved on to be with my pj who left us 2/1/09.

You delivered your stunning Bird’snest bouquet to my friend today as she was in mourning for her cat of 17 years. Poignantly they were at her door as she carried the ashes of Famous (her kitty, named after one of Audrey Hepburn’s dogs) home and they made her happy, she wishes she could keep the flowers forever. I always think pretty things help in a time of sadness. So thank you for helping cheer up my friend, the card was lovely also (she sent a picture).
I look forward to giving you my custom in the future and hope you deliver to North Melbourne as one day I will treat myself (the peacock feather arrangement sounds divine).

kitty good luck on your journey back to the stars Famous…..


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quote of the day

March 22nd, 2010

“everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”

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