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…

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.

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.

Growth spurt – Irish flower farmers on the increase

Cut flowers is big business in Ireland but surprisingly local growers only make up a tiny percentage of the industry. When I learnt that Ireland spends upwards of 34 million euros each year in Holland for its cut flowers it completely piqued my curiosity.. I mean it’s clear things grow well in Ireland.. I’ve never…

THE GOOD LIFE – Farming and designing home grown blooms

What do you get when you cross landscape design, farming and floral design on 100 acres adjoining a river….. One of the most beautiful flower farms around, and not one but two floral artists. Helen Leighton is a landscape designer and floral designer using flowers grown sustainably and chemical free at Riverdale Farm – where…

Flower farming in the Blue Mountains

Floral by Nature is a micro flower farm on a 104 acre property in the beautiful Kanimbla Valley, Blue Mountains. Together with their two young children, Celine and her husband Tristan grow a range of annuals – sunflowers, zinnias, celosia, snapdragons, poppies, dahlias and David Austin Roses. “We have set aside approximately two acres for the…

Roses, peonies and sparkling, oh my!

Micro farming from the soil up Yes you read that right, this farm is dedicated to peonies, sparkling wine and old world perfumed roses. How dreamy! Crofters Fold (even the name is dreamy!) is an inspiring spot. Located in the heart of Granite country near Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges, farmers Danielle and Ashley farm holistically…

Flower farm life

In the little hamlet of Lyonville not far from Daylesford in Victoria, is the cutest little farm gate where you can pick up a bunch of flowers fresh from the field. Janae and her husband Chris (and their two children) grow chemical free blooms for the public, for florists, for restaurants. It’s their second season…

Takes my breath away, every day

“Having my breath taken away by a single bloom”. This is just one of the things that drives Sophie, flower farmer at Little Triffids Flowers in North Wagga Wagga, NSW Riverina If you’re curious about growing flowers or you’re already a grower, this series of farmer profiles should give a great insight into life as a…