From the entertaining to the educational, here is a list of our top 10 favourite flower-related videos and shows that you can’t miss out on. From flower challenges to animated films, join us as we sit back, relax, and have a fun-filled flower marathon. Let’s jump right in shall we?
1. Try Guys Make $1,000 Flower Bouquets (ft. Kat McNamara)
Watch The Try Guys (ft. Kat McNamara) attempt to make their very own flower arrangements for the first time, with the help of Maurice Harris from Los Angeles based florist, Bloom & Plume. Trust us when we say you’re in for a funny ride as they attempt to create their own vase arrangements and struggle along the way!
2. BTS Tries Floral Arrangement
If you enjoy watching others attempt flower arrangement challenges, here’s another video you’ll love. Sit back, treat yourself to a BTS Meal from McDonald’s (yum!), and enjoy this fun episode from Run BTS! Whether you’re part of the ARMY or not, you’ll enjoy this episode where members of BTS talk about the meaning of their own birth flowers, and attempt creating various floral arrangement pieces—from boutonnieres, wreaths, to flower bouquets, and more.
3. The Big Flower Fight
If you’re a flower-lover, you’ve probably heard of The Big Flower Fight! Season 1 is now out on Netflix, and ready for you to binge on all week long. Watch ten pairs of florists, sculptors, and garden designers (of different experiences and skill levels) compete to create big, bold, and beautiful floral sculptures.
This is a refreshing series to follow as the contestants often push the boundaries and create amazing work outside of their own comfort zones—leaving us in awe with stunning flower sculptures and interesting arrangement methods. Beyond flowers, you can catch the contestants using interesting foliage and potted plants as well.
4. Kiki’s Delivery Service
If you’re a fan of animation, especially Studio Ghibli films, this recommendation will be right up your alley! Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) is a story about a young 13-year-old witch called Kiki, who moves to a seaside town with her talking cat, Jiji, to attend witch training. In the film, Kiki goes on a journey and quest of self-discovery, as she faces her own doubts and fears along the way while honing her craft.
Besides showing a beautiful coming-of-age story, Kiki’s Delivery Service incorporates charming animated scenes of flowers and landscape scenery throughout the film as well. A must-watch if you love flowers, and animated films!
5. Watch Flowers Bloom Before Your Eyes
If you’ve ever been curious as to how the flower blooming process looks like, join the club! This viral video from National Geographic shows a time-lapse view of the blooming stages of some of our favourite flowers, like Lily, Nigella, Peony, and more. Witness how these gorgeous blooms unfurl and gain its shape over time. It’ll keep you mesmerised and intrigued for the full 3:24 mins!
Fun fact: This stunning time-lapse video was created by filmmaker David de los Santos Gil over a period of nine months. He used 5,000 out of 50,000 shots of his floral subjects for this final video.
6. Behind The Hype of Takashi Murakami’s Flowers
From fashion apparel to contemporary art pieces, you’ve probably seen these multi-coloured flowers by Takashi Murakami around. Deepdive into the hype behind Murakami’s flowers with HYPEBEAST, as they explore the journey behind these iconic flowers, and why they have been everywhere—from Kanye West album covers, Kid Cudi’s chains, Drake’s hoodies, to art pieces with Pharrell.
7. Animated Short Film: Flower Story
The list wouldn’t be complete without an “Awwww” moment. This animated short film has made its rounds around YouTube, for portraying a warm, light-hearted story about the endearing friendship between a Rose and a White Mimosa Flower—how sweet!
8. Prepping and Cooking with Fresh Roses
If you’re an avid YouTube viewer, you’ve probably seen a few of Liziqi’s videos around in your suggested videos. She is known for creating viral videos where she prepares food recipes and handicrafts in her rural hometown, with soothing and relaxing sounds and visuals.
In this video, she gathers beautifully bloomed roses to create dishes like rose petal jam, rose smoked chicken, rose wine, and more. Watch her video for an eye-opening experience, and for some soothing ASMR.
9. Enter the Deadliest Garden in the World
It’s not all rosy when it comes to flowers. Locked behind closed doors in Northumberland, England, is The Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle that grows around 100 flowers. However, the flowers found in this garden are not the typical blooms you’ll see in your public gardens, instead they are ultra poisonous and lethal to humans!
Watch this video to get a tour around the garden grounds with its Head Gardener, Trevor Jones, and learn more about some of the world’s deadliest flowers nature has to offer.
10. All about the Corpse Flower
If you’re talking about rare and unique flowers, this one takes the cake. The Corpse Flower only blooms every 7-10 years, making it super rare to spot an open Corpse Flower.
‘Why is it named the Corpse Flower?’ you may ask—the answer lies in the title of our recommended video: This Giant Plant Looks Like Raw Meat and Smells Like Dead Rat. Yup, they aren’t kidding, the Corpse Flower (or Amorphophallus Titanum) releases an odour that resembles a rotting corpse to attract insects like dung beetles and flesh flies to pollinate them, ensuring the continuation of the species.
The Corpse Flower has been making headlines recently, as it is blooming all over the world—even in Singapore! Dr Lim Wee Kiak, an MP for Sembawang GRC recently posted photographs on Facebook of the Corpse Flower blooming in Sembawang, which drew many people to visit the magnificent flower and to take a selfie. However, the Corpse Flower in Sembawang was later found to be cut down anonymously, which is a pity as we may no longer be able to witness its beauty in-person in sunny Singapore.
What’s your favourite flower video?
And there you have it, our top 10 list of must-watch flower videos and shows for all flower-lovers out there! We hope you enjoyed our list, and learned a thing or two about flowers. Do you have a favourite flower-related video that’s not included here? Share them with us, we’d love to see it!