Kim Richardson

  1. Refresh your workspace with gorgeous office greenery

    Refresh your workspace with gorgeous office greenery
    Workspace in need of an upgrade? If you want something pretty that also helps aid office productivity, you can't go past a touch of living greenery. Much like indoor plants help beautify the home, they also make the office a much more pleasant place to be - transforming it from sterile to inspirational. There are known benefits to office plants...
  2. Growing tropical fruit in Sydney: our 5 top tips

    Growing tropical fruit in Sydney: our 5 top tips
    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 five top tips.   Influence...
  3. Christmas entertaining: your four-week plan

    Christmas entertaining: your four-week plan
    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 hours before Christmas lunch you...
  4. Family: the beating heart of Flower Power

    Family: the beating heart of Flower Power
    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 have ‘best fit’ practices from...
  5. Our must-grow Elite Herbs for home chefs

    Our must-grow Elite Herbs for home chefs
    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 simplest way to start is...
  6. Container gardening: our top picks

    Container gardening: our top picks
    With space at a premium, sometimes it simply isn't practical to plant out a garden bed in your garden - or perhaps you want to grow some greenery where there's no soil to plant them to thrive in. Enter container gardening. It's perfect for those with small courtyards or balconies, and fabulous for those who rent. Why container gardening? There are...
  7. Indoor plants: our top picks (with pots to match!)

    Indoor plants: our top picks (with pots to match!)
    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 know that gardening is now...
  8. A palm for every home

    A palm for every home
    Ahh, the palm. Is there any other plant that inspires such a feeling of relaxation? One glimpse and your mind is half a world away, lazing in a hammock and sipping on a cocktail. And bringing that relaxed holiday feel to your suburban Sydney home needn’t be difficult. No matter the size of your yard or the state of your...
  9. Are you making these common gardening mistakes?

    Are you making these common gardening mistakes?
    Have you ever looked at your garden and felt that it wasn’t growing to its true potential? Perhaps your flowers are dying and you think you’ve either invested in dud plants or inherited the dreaded black thumb. Chances are it’s not that at all. Everyone has the ability to create a beautiful garden and take great care of their plants...

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