Lifestyle

  1. Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre

    Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre
    Inspired by world-class international facilities, Flower Power's brand new Milperra store is an Australian garden centre industry first. Purpose-built from the ground up on the site of one of our former growing nurseries, we've filled 7.5 acres with a premium offering of indoor and outdoor plants, pots, homewares, furniture and landscaping supplies. Best of all, it's entirely weatherproof with a...
  2. Storage baskets and indoor plants: a match made in heaven!

    Storage baskets and indoor plants: a match made in heaven!
    Everywhere you turn this season, you're likely to spot a storage basket. But far from the utilitarian plastic tubs of the past, hidden in cupboards and laundries, the new breed are stylish accents you'd be proud to have out on display in your living area - turning function into fashion. Hand-woven from a range of natural materials including seagrass, rattail...
  3. 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...
  4. Foliage Plants for Shady Gardens

    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 aspect. There are many plants...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. A Guide to Edible Australian Natives

    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 available for gardens. Some like...
  8. Privacy Plants for Balconies

    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. Plants act as green screens...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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