Floral styling at home – handy tip

For home stylists, here’s a little photo story for putting together a table centrepiece, and a very handy tip…. The sticky tape grid! Keep everything where you want it to be with a simple hashtag of sticky tape…. Thanks to the talented hands of Little Twig Flowers and for capturing it all Litte Star Creative…

Florist profile: Wild at heart

Chris Campbell from Wild at Heart Flowers in Brisbane is a true floral artist with a huge respect for her craft, nature and her role. Her words are an absolute treat, as are the images of her work. Grab a cuppa, enjoy Was it always flowers… I truly wish I could say I was lured into…

Have snips will travel – wedding flowers in Tuscany

Travelling to Italy to do wedding flowers sounds somewhat romantic and rather exciting. It was…. SUCH. A. THRILL!  ….but…!  It wouldn’t be an adventure without a flat tyre, getting lost on foot in the narrow one-way lands of the Florence hills and watching in nervous delight as all our flowers bobbed up and down in a little…

Hygge with flowers

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell As I write this, we’ve just clocked up 50 days of Winter (Melbourne, Australia). Just over halfway. It’s easy to dislike Winter, to wish it away or escape it. We tend to…

Top 10 floral Instagram accounts

God bless Instagram for bringing us the creations of floral artists from all over the world. At any given moment, we can be transported to flower fields in Cornwall, Washington State, or the west of Ireland. Or we can be in the workshops and studios of the best florists around, from Belgium to Australia, and…

Prunella – botanical styling from another time

Considered by Belle Magazine to be amongst the most innovative floral designers in Australia, Prunella’s work is utterly spellbinding. I’ll never forget the day I saw Prunella’s work. It was just on their website, I couldn’t even smell the flowers, but that was enough. My jaw hit the floor, I was mesmerised. Their botanical arrangements…

PARIS AND FLOWERS- another gorgeous coffee table book

Those two words can bring some people to their knees and now there is a beautiful new book to combine the them. Paris in Bloom delivers on every level of what you have hoped for…. Naturally it comes with a travel warning, of the best kind: This book may result in impulsive travel behaviour. With…

Profile – Margaret Ransfield, Clover Flowers

Margie, owner and head stylist at Clover Flowers in Melbourne has an unwavering passion for flowers. She’s been at it since she was 14 in both Australia and New Zealand, but launched her first Clover store for Mothers Day a couple of years ago in the heart of Melbourne’s Inner West. It was love at…

Why is the flower crown so popular?

Although a fresh flower crown is not an accessory that lasts more than a couple of days, its appeal has lasted centuries across the worlds of fashion, art and special occasions generally. It saw a revival a few years ago and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. Although something with such deep roots can…

How to kokedama

Looking like something that just rolled out of a beautiful mossy garden, the kokedama, (translation: moss ball), is a superb alternative to a potted plant. Considered the poor mans bonsai in Japan, the kokedama is a nod to the Japanese aesthetic wabi sabi – another very cool name – which is all about the imperfections…

Book: In Full Flower

Another floral design book has hit the shelves, and it’s a beauty. Dripping with the most stunning images by husband and wife duo, Gemma Ingalls and Andrew Ingalls, IN FULL FLOWER: INSPIRED DESIGNS BY FLORAL’S NEW CREATIVES celebrates some of the most influential floral designers working today—Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua, Kristen Caissic of Moon Canyon, Sarah Winward of…

Workshop it; the best flower workshops and masterclasses

A few new additions to the list of masterclasses and workshops below, including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the school holidays.  For all the details, keep scrolling past all those stunning images from last year’s Masterclass by The Flower Dispensary  at The Estate Trentham captured by Katie Grant Photography. There’s loads of options to drench…