TEN things you need to know about peonies…

As well as incredible beauty, peonies have depth, history, healing qualities and as a cut flower they’re actually mighty good value. If cared for right, they’ll last a couple of weeks in the vase! 1. The peony is the 12th wedding anniversary flower (or every anniversary in my book!!) 2. The peony is believed to…

Children and nature – it’s a special kind of thing…

We asked four mums who work with flowers, and on farms, in different parts of Australia about what it gives their kids, and what in turn that brings them.
This post is a wonderful insight into life on a flower farm with kids and an urgent reminder of how essential a connection to nature is for our mental health and our survival on this planet.

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…

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…