Beautiful things and big ideas

The Flower Press is changing a little…

Five years on, and over 100 articles later… we are on an exciting new path. One that ‘stems’ from the original model but you could say we are ‘branching out’ a little…

Ode to the poppy

By Zoe Taylor While there are 70 recorded species of poppy within the genus papaver, the most popular for cut flowers is the Iceland poppy. Hairy buds peel off the delicate spaghetti-like stems to reveal scrunched up papery colour bursts. They are such an exquisite flower. Don’t be blindsided by their beautifully vibrant colors, poppies…

Book review: A New Leaf

A New Leaf invites us to turn over a new leaf with a spotlight on 20 houses around the world with an emphasis on plant life.

Book review: The Plant Clinic

“We have strayed far from the rhythms of nature.” Erin Lovell Verinder.

This is an important book to guide us back to using plants for healing and well-being.

Book review: The City Gardener

The City Gardener explores 20 private gardens created by Richard Unsworth and demonstrates how inspired design can optimise the space we have.

Chateau life…

I don’t think you could ever tire of rolling down a French country lane through ivy-covered woods, with glimpses of a stunning french chateau in the distance. In fact, it’s not hard to see how you could fall in love, dream of buying it and live half the year in France.  Well Australian couple Suzie…

Garden reading…

Two excellent garden books out by Thames and Hudson.

A look inside the private gardens of Victoria and a stunning collection of gardens of Adelaide Hills, Australia.