Lifestyle


Foliage Plants for Shady Gardens

A shady garden is a cool place to while away hot summer days. Gardens that are filled with lush foliage look cool and feel cool too. Use trees, clumps of palms or a plant-covered pergola to create summer shade in sunny areas or plant shade-loving foliage plants in courtyards or gardens with a shaded southerly […]

There’s nothing better in summer than fresh, juicy tropical fruit – especially if you’ve grown it yourself! No, you don’t have to be a commercial grower on a beautiful Queensland plantation to reap a great harvest. It is definitely possible for you to grow your own tropical fruit, even in less-than-tropical Sydney. Here are our […]

Christmas. It’s completely predictable because it comes at the same time every year; and yet every year, people are caught out. Either you can’t get the year’s hottest toy gift, the supermarket has sold out of prawns on Christmas eve, you haven’t found time between your twelve festive get-togethers to mow the lawn, or four […]

A Guide to Edible Australian Natives

While traditional vegetables are grown in the vegie patch and fruit trees often planted in an orchard, native Australian edible plants can be grown throughout the garden as shrubs, trees and even ground cover plants. With edible plants in every part of Australia from the coldest to the tropics, there are lots of tasty treats […]

Privacy Plants for Balconies

Do you have a balcony you don’t use because it’s overlooked? Perhaps you feel too exposed or uncomfortable to relax on your balcony, and this lack of privacy is why you never venture out! The right plants can transform an under-used and over-exposed balcony, sheltering it from the elements as well as from prying eyes. […]

Following five successful decades of continued entrepreneurship, Flower Power is showing no signs of slowing down. In what has been a milestone year for the company, Family Business Australia has recently chosen to induct Flower Power into its Hall of Fame. The Family Business Australia Hall of Fame recognises and rewards successful family businesses that […]

With the rise and rise of television cooking shows, plus the societal movement toward a greener, more sustainable world, there’s never been a trendier time to ditch the takeaway and become a home chef. But how can you ensure you’re cooking with the freshest produce? The best way is to grow your own, and the […]

Getting it home

Whether you’re buying a few pots and plants, or a heavy load of soil and mulch, we’ve got a Flower Power truck to help you get it home. Large shrubs, compost, sand, top dressing, blocks and pavers…not everything fits in the boot of your car, and we know that when you come into Flower Power […]

As the quarter-acre block becomes less and less of the norm, and small-space living continues to rise, green thumbs are becoming more innovative in finding ways to bring the outdoors in. Living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms are now fair game for creating green oases. One need only watch an episode of The Block to […]

Top 10 edibles to grow on your balcony

Living in an apartment or small home without space for a garden doesn’t mean growing your own food isn’t possible. Most plants, including edibles, can grow happily in a pot on a balcony or in a courtyard. Pots can be placed on hard surfaces or suspended from railings or walls. If there’s a little more space, grow a few vegetables in a raised vegetable bed.

How to grow indoor plants in low light

With outdoor garden space at a premium, more and more homeowners are embracing indoor plants and filling their houses with greenery. The key to successfully growing plants indoors is to match the plant to the indoor location, especially in areas with low light.   Low light tactics Low light indoor areas are those parts of […]

People power

After 50 years, Flower Power credits its success to its loyal staff, some who’ve been with the family owned and run business for almost five decades. Lena Ferraro, personal assistant to Flower Power’s founding father, Nick Sammut was 17 when she came to work as a temporary receptionist in 1976, at Flower Power’s first Moorebank […]