The magic of a flower crown?

Although a fresh flower crown is not an accessory that lasts very long, 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 hardly be called a…

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…

For the love of dahlias

There’s something magical about a field full of flowers, especially one with almost every colour on the colour wheel! For one of the most spectacular sites a dahlia lover could dream of, you have to get yourself to Winchelsea, Victoria in February. Forty one years ago, Jenny Parish was given a box of dahlia tubers…

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…