Lifestyle


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 […]

Indoor plants are brilliant, beautiful things...until of course they start to flop or lose their leaves, and you end up feeling like a terrible plant parent. The truth is, most indoor plants are killed with kindness, rather than neglect. So here are three very simple ways to turn things around and get your indoor plants back to beautiful.

Gardens in elevated and inland regions, such as west and north-west Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands, enjoy cold winters with lots of frosty mornings. These chilly gardens don’t suit the lush, subtropical plants that are favoured in coastal gardens. However, they are perfect for a wide range of cold climate plants, many of which are bare and dormant over winter.

Indigo cool

Just a hint of this moody hue is all that’s needed to make a big impact. Find out how to transform your home into an inviting oasis of calming blue.

Botanical luxe

Natural beauty combined with bursts of earthy shades are the hallmarks of botanical luxe. Embrace the look with handwoven baskets and luxurious linen.

Tribal charm

Capture the spirit of an ancient continent. This style takes us to a place where time stands still and nature exists in a raw and beautiful state.

Coast to coast

Whether you're lucky enough to live by the coast, or just love to escape there in your daydreams, it’s easy to make the interior decorating sea change.

We are family

While most kids in the 70s spent their free time zipping around on bikes, Flower Power’s CEO John Sammut and his brothers headed off to work.

Founding father

17-year-old Nick Sammut arrived in Australia with 20 pounds. Within two decades, he had grown a humble nursery into Australia’s largest garden centre group.