Second blooming

Introducing Perpetual Blooms – where flowers from weddings and events have a second life, bringing joy to people in the community who need it most. “I started Perpetual Blooms because it really upset me to come to the end of an event and have to throw the flowers so beautifully arranged in the bin.”  Anita…

Seasonal spotlight on Mothers Day…

Of course with the whole season and hemisphere thing, Mothers Day means different things all over the globe in terms of seasonally grown flowers. While they harvest in the Spring up north, we’re planting bulbs and tucking up for Winter down south. I was recently asked to give an overview of Mothers Day activities in…

Accidentally surrounded by flowers

Rose and Abraham Flower Co Elisabeth of Rose and Abraham Flower Co near Castlemaine, Victoria, grows the most exquisite flowers. The colours and varieties are of such rare beauty they literally stop you in your tracks – her Instagram feed is utterly distracting. Much like her method of farming, it was an organic journey that…

Keep it wild, flower child

For a family gathering a good few years back, pre floral obsession days, Mum brought a branch into the house and hung it on the wall with some twigs. I couldn’t get over how it changed the space, it was so simple, instant joy! Floristry had never crossed my mind as something I would be…

A Tree in the House

A Tree in the House is a stunning ode – in words as well as pictures – to flower arranging. Part guide for the aspiring home florists, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature, it celebrates the joy that flowers bring to our every day lives.  Author Annabelle Hickson believes playing and…

Flower fairies plant the seed…

Whether it was the imaginary flower fairies dancing across her pillow as a child and filling her with possibility, or her Poppy’s love of Dahlias, Trish Carter fell under the floral spell as a kid and now grows what she needs for her floral design business in the Blue Mountains. Name and location of farm…..

The Circle Perspective

For a simple shape, the circle is full of meaning and design aesthetic. It’s synonomous with weddings (wedding rings) – for symbolising infinite love, love with no end, union – but also harmony and protection. Then there’s the cycle symbolism – the cycle of life, of seasons and of the use of materials. In ancient…

Cecilia Fox

Melanie Stapleton started something special 12 years ago with Cecilia Fox which is now one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded florists. Their work is pure class. It’s cutting-edge, inspiring, relevant and sustainability is always part of the story. Enjoy this five minute chat with Melanie. Was it always flowers for you? Yeah, it’s always been…

The Farmers Daughter

Bonnie King balances life in the city as a florist with flower farming in the country. After studying Visual Arts she finally found flowers to be the perfect expression for her creativity.

Ten things you need to know about Hydrangeas

You’d be a mophead of sorts if you thought the spectacular hydrangea was only for grandmas. For it would seem they’ve been around just a little longer than your grandmother or mine – in fact, we’re talking millions of years. 10 things to know about hydrangeas Article by Camille Heagney Image credits: Annie Spratt, Urban…

Growing flowers for art sake

Based in Somerset, in the UK, Fiona Haser Bizony is an artist who has fully embraced flowers as her medium, flowers she grows herself at Electric Daisy Flower Farm.

Delivering on sustainable blooms

A simple yet brilliant business model. Daily Blooms’ one-bunch-per-day concept is a winner for the customer, the business and the flowers. “We only ever carry enough flowers for the day and when we sell out, well that’s it.”    Courtney, Daily Blooms How did the idea for Daily Blooms begin? My husband and I came…