Hygge with plants and flowers

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell Thanks to the Danish, we have a way and a word to be at one with Winter and embrace all things cosy. Hygge is more a feeling than a meaning. It’s that…

Top 10 floral Instagram accounts

God bless Instagram for bringing us the creations of floral artists from all over the world. At any given moment, we can be transported to flower fields in Cornwall, Washington State, or the west of Ireland. Or we can be in the workshops and studios of the best florists around, from Belgium to Australia, and…

Prunella – botanical styling from another time

Considered by Belle Magazine to be amongst the most innovative floral designers in Australia, Prunella’s work is utterly spellbinding. I’ll never forget the day I saw Prunella’s work. It was just on their website, I couldn’t even smell the flowers, but that was enough. My jaw hit the floor, I was mesmerised. Their botanical arrangements…

How to kokedama

Looking like something that just rolled out of a beautiful mossy garden, the kokedama, (translation: moss ball), is a superb alternative to a potted plant. Considered the poor mans bonsai in Japan, the kokedama is a nod to the Japanese aesthetic wabi sabi – another very cool name – which is all about the imperfections…

For the love of dahlias

There’s something magical about a field full of flowers, especially one with almost every colour on the colour wheel! For one of the most spectacular sites a dahlia lover could dream of, you have to get yourself to Winchelsea, Victoria in the Autumn. It may have to go onto your calendar for next year –…