Category: <span>Gardening</span>

10 of the Easiest Cut Flowers to Grow

10 of the Easiest Cut Flowers to Grow

Love is best expressed with flowers. But this symbol of love shouldn’t be used to justify the unsustainable billion dollar global floriculture market. The beautiful and delicate blooms in the cut flower trade usually undergo importing and re-exporting, travelling from continent to continent through the cold-chain management system at top speed to preserve freshness. Fast...

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...

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...

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

Labels can be confusing. The terms permaculture, organic farming, and regenerative agriculture are a shift to natural methods of tending the land and you may have even used them interchangeably, but the fact is that each one represents a different approach to sustainable gardening and farming. If you’re still confused as to which refers to...