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…

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…..

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.

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…

On a mission: sustainable floral design

With a background and training in industrial design, sustainability and environmental management, Aga offers the full package of gorgeous and sustainable floral design. “Flowers are an organic, biodegradable organism that should be respected and once their beauty has been enjoyed, composted back into the ground where their journey began.” With the help of a George…

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…

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…

Dream job – styling the iconic Ballymaloe House, Ireland

Imagine if you could fill your day doing the flowers for a beautiful Irish country house where you source everything from the expansive gardens – both walled and wild. Well this is what Iona … gets to do for the iconic Ballymaloe House in south west Ireland. This is sustainable floristry at its best. The…

Style your house for $30

This post is to flip the idea of one bunch, one vase (then throw them out after two days..) With a bit of a re-think, several smaller vases and some floristry hacks, here’s how you can style your house with flowers for just $30, across 4-5 rooms! Flowers on a budget  1. Buying and sourcing…