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Alexandra Brooke Designs: Custom Sustainable Engagement Rings That Don’t Cost the Earth

Alexandra Brooke Designs: Custom Sustainable Engagement Rings That Don’t Cost the Earth

This post was sponsored by Alexandra Brooke Designs. Learn more. Personalisation of products is a drawcard for many shoppers and when it comes to engagement rings, the degree of personalisation is dialled up to the highest level as customers seek to design a custom ring that conveys their deep love and commitment. Custom fine jewelry design firm...

Where to Buy Dahlia Tubers in Australia

Where to Buy Dahlia Tubers in Australia

When growing a cut flower garden (organically of course) it’s almost a rites of passage to become smitten with the dahlia’s gorgeous blooms and in particular, the perennial wedding favourite ‘Cafe au Lait’. And if you’re seeking out the best places to buy dahlia tubers in Australia, look no further; in this post we curate...

Top 10 Perennial Flowers for Your Cut Flower Garden

Top 10 Perennial Flowers for Your Cut Flower Garden

Starting a cut flower garden and have little time to devote to the growing and maintenance of flowers? Planting perennial flowers could be the option for you. Perennial flowers are generally low maintenance once established in the garden and unlike annual flowers, don’t need to be removed or replaced – unless of course, you’re redesigning...

Where to Buy Heirloom, Non-GMO and Organic Seeds in Australia

Where to Buy Heirloom, Non-GMO and Organic Seeds in Australia

With more than half of Australia’s population under lockdown amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the contagious delta variant, more Aussies are turning to gardening than ever before. Whether to increase self-reliance, pass the time or indulge in some ecotherapy, container gardening and growing organic food and flowers are fast becoming...

The Best Flower Growing Books for Beginner Slow Flower Farmers

The Best Flower Growing Books for Beginner Slow Flower Farmers

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. As we develop our slow flower farm at HQ (check out our journey on Instagram @flowerfarmstead), I’ve devoured books, articles and watched YouTube video after YouTube video (currently obsessed with Ian and Serina of You Can’t Eat the Grass) to...

A 7-Day Plastic Pledge to ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’

A 7-Day Plastic Pledge to ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’

Keep Australia Beautiful week is now upon us. Launched in 1968, it is the first anti-litter campaign advocating for a litter-free and sustainable Australia. This year the campaign is putting a spotlight on eliminating single-use plastic waste to help protect the country’s biodiversity from the material’s harmful effects. According to a 2020 report by Boston...

What Exactly is the Slow Flower Movement?

What Exactly is the Slow Flower Movement?

Flowers are powerful symbols and make noticeable appearances during significant life events such as births, weddings and funerals. Blooms also feature in many cultural festivals and celebrations. Balinese daily flower offerings called “canang sari” feature a plethora of flower petals. At Indian festivals and places of worship, marigolds are the flower of choice, traditionally offered...

A Flower Farmer’s Advice for Beginner Flower Growers

A Flower Farmer’s Advice for Beginner Flower Growers

A self-described “botanical activist”, Filipino-American flower farmer David Devery always held a deep affection for horticulture – so when he entered his 40s, he decided to follow his passion for flower farming. “My grandfather came from the Philippines in the 1930s and became a successful farmer,” explains Devery. “I had always been interested and loved...

Eco Product Review: 2°EAST Eco-Friendly Watches

Eco Product Review: 2°EAST Eco-Friendly Watches

This is a paid review. All opinions expressed are the author’s own. Learn more about our policies. As smartphones monopolise our attention by inundating our lives with emails, messages, buzzes and notifications, it’s understandable that the last thing anyone would want to wear on their wrist is more of the same. Modern society’s overexposure to the...

5 Budget-Friendly, No Cost Alternatives to Cling Wrap

5 Budget-Friendly, No Cost Alternatives to Cling Wrap

A common complaint within the green community is that sustainable living is expensive and when you scroll through Instagram, it’s easy to see why this belief continues to persist. Well-meaning sustainable lifestyle influencers and zero wasters – in their quest to earn money to pay their rent/mortgage, expenses and bills – will push eco consumer...

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

As more people turn to online shopping during COVID-19, plastic packaging such as bubble wrap, air pillows and loose packing peanuts become a significant problem. Considering that only nine percent of all plastic produced has been recycled and 79% ends up in landfills or in the natural environment, it’s little wonder that curbing plastic consumption is high on...