Lifestyle

  1. Storage baskets & indoor plants: a match made in heaven

    Storage baskets & 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, cattail...
  2. 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 (or work-from-home!) 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...
  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 it's four hours before Christmas lunch...
  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. Getting it home

    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 with a project in mind...
  6. 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...
  7. People power

    People power
    After more than 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. Mark Chester started in 1979, bagging potting mixes and fertilisers. He now works in logistics. Mark considers Nick Sammut's sons, John, Mark and Collin (who now run Flower Power together with Michael...
  8. We are family

    We are family
    While most kids in the '70s spent their free time zipping around on bikes or glued to Young Talent Time, Flower Power’s CEO John Sammut and brothers Mark 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 help their dad...
  9. Founding father

    Founding father
    Seventeen-year-old Nick Sammut arrived in Australia from Malta with 20 pounds in his pocket, unceasing drive, remarkable foresight and a willingness to work hard. Within two decades, Nick had grown a humble local nursery into Australia’s largest retail garden centre group. To celebrate Flower Power’s 50th anniversary in 2018, the late Nicholas Sammut took a trip down memory lane, to...
  10. 5 outdoor furniture trends we’re loving in 2017

    5 outdoor furniture trends we’re loving in 2017
    Spring and summer in Sydney is all about enjoying every waking moment outdoors and squeezing maximum enjoyment out of our entertaining space, no matter how big or small. For an outdoor setting that’s as welcoming as it is stylish, here are our five favourite outdoor furniture trends this season. Looking for the latest outdoor furniture to suit every space? Click here to...

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