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  1. People power

    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 garden centre. Back then, the...
  2. How to create a native cottage garden

    How to create a native cottage garden
    Cottage gardens have charmed for centuries. If you'd like a timeless garden of your own, that's easy to maintain, consider going native. Taking inspiration from the classic English cottage garden model, you can create a beautiful informal tapestry of colour using purely Australian natives - mixing flowering shrubs, groundcover, grasses, bulbs, annuals and climbing plants. Australian native plants are drought-hardy...
  3. How to grow a herb garden on your windowsill

    How to grow a herb garden on your windowsill
    A sunny windowsill that enjoys at least four hours of sunlight daily is all you need to have freshly-cut herbs at your fingertips.   Seeds vs seedlings Seeds will give you more bang for your buck, as long as you don’t mind waiting a few months for your herbs to be ready for harvesting. On the other hand, planting seedlings...
  4. Shade plants for small gardens

    Shade plants for small gardens
    From foliage to flowering, groundcover to climbing, discover the best plants for creating a shade garden in your small space.   Foliage plants for small shade gardens By their very nature, foliage plants with big leaves are happiest in the shade because they’ve developed bigger leaves to help them catch more light for photosynthesis - and shade-loving foliage doesn’t get...
  5. What is well-draining soil?

    What is well-draining soil?
    If you’re a gardener, chances are you’ve come across the term ‘well-draining’ soil once or twice. Most plants, including perennials, annuals, herbs, vegies and fruit trees, love well-drained soil. But what does well-draining soil mean? Well-draining soil is soil that drains water at a steady rate. Like the character Goldilocks in the fairytale The Story of the Three Bears, most...
  6. Indigo cool

    Indigo cool
    Just a hint of this moody hue is all that’s needed to make a big impact. Transform your home into an inviting oasis of calming blue with just a hint of this cool, sophisticated shade. The beauty of this moody hue is you can use it to make a dramatic style statement with just a scattering of our hand-printed Ashtanga...
  7. Botanical luxe

    Botanical luxe
    Natural beauty combined with bursts of rich earthy shades are the hallmarks of the botanical luxe look. Embrace Mother Nature with the cosy, comforting texture of natural, organic fibres like those found in handwoven baskets and luxurious linen cushions. The key to creating a sense of authenticity to the botanical luxe look is artisanal craftsmanship, courtesy of handmade ceramic vases...
  8. Tribal charm

    Tribal charm
    Capture the spirit of an ancient continent with tribal charm. This style takes us to a place where time stands still and nature exists in a raw and beautiful state. The secret to achieving this well-travelled look is to incorporate time-honoured handicrafts, like weaving, and the rich texture of our Delmar cushion and Bryson wall hanging doesn’t disappoint. When it...
  9. Coast to coast

    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. Recreate that clean, breezy beach vibe in your home with a combination of whitewashed textures, plenty of light neutral shades, splashes of super soft blues and just a hint of azure. To complete...
  10. We are family

    We are family
    While most kids in the 70s spent their free time zipping around on bikes and eyes glued to Young Talent Time, Flower Power’s CEO John Sammut and brothers Mark, Group Operations Director and Collin, headed off to work with their dad, Flower Power founder Nick Sammut. Without fail after school and every weekend, the brothers rolled up their sleeves to...

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