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Crystallising Flowers
If you thought the uses of flowers were purely aesthetic then you’ve clearly never seen crystallised flowers before. Crystallised flowers, or candied flowers and sugared flowers, are real, edible flowers that have been preserved with sugar.   The recipe is simple but the practise is intricate and requires a great deal of technique and attention to detail, but complete the task and the results are breathtakingly beautiful! Create colourful crystallised flowers and use them to..
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Tulips and Their Meanings
We love all flowers, it must be said. But there are some flowers that hold a special place in our affections – and tulips are one of those special blooms. Part of the reason we love tulips so much is due to their elusiveness – sadly, these gorgeous blooms are only available during certain times of the year. The other reason is obvious; just look at them! Slender, stylish and effortlessly elegant, tulips are simply stunning!   Not only are they beautiful but they also ar..
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Blue Flowers
Blue Flowers - 01/09/2015
Blogs and photo galleries are filled with vibrant blue blooms but there’s always a popular question we are asked – do they exist naturally? The answer is very easy – yes, they do. Well, some of them. There are many flowers that naturally bloom in bright blue. These include cornflowers, hydrangeas, irises and pansies. But there are also flowers that are commonly found in brilliant shades of blue that have been manipulated to appear as they do, such as blue roses and blue orchids..
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Water Plants – Lotus
There are a number of different plants throughout the world that are referred to under the name of lotus (family Nelumbonaceae) but in Australia there are principally two varieties available. They are the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). The sacred lotus could be considered the more spectacular variety, with exquisite flowers ranging in colour from creamy white, pale pink and apricot through to rose pink and deep red. The waxy flowers and foliage repel w..
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Bottlebrush
Bottlebrush - 29/07/2015
Bottlebrushes (Callistemon spp.) are among the hardiest of Australian native plants. They are long lived, require minimal maintenance and are almost impossible to kill. The flowers attract native birds, especially honey eaters, and reward the gardener with extraordinary amounts of colour. The original bottlebrushes available to gardeners were all bold red but flower colours now range from red to pink, mauve, cream and green. Plant details Common name: Bottlebrush. The name der..
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Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder - 29/07/2015
Have you ever tried making a bird feeder using a slinky? Well, this one is a genius idea to add beauty and attract birds to your garden. More than that, you could also get your kids involved in making a cool slinky bird feeder. Sources: Better Homes and Gardens (http://www.wizzed.com/25-cheap-ideas-to-bring-your-backyard-to-life/2/) Photo Credits: http://www.wizzed.com/25-cheap-ideas-to-bring-your-backyard-to-life/2/ ..
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How to attarct butterflies into your garden!
You can’t beat lying on a hammock in the garden and watching a plethora of butterflies flutter in the air around you. Create your own butterfly garden and start attracting these flitting, flapping beauties into your yard. According to Better Homes & Gardens, you want a sunny spot, nectar-rich flowers, a little garden ‘chaos’ and a mud puddle. Yes, a mud puddle. When planting butterfly friendly gardens, do so in a sunny spot that offers protection from the wind. Butterfli..
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Wedding at Currumbin RSL
Dessert table for wedding at Currumbin RSL.  Flower design and creation- Gold Coast Flowers and Hampers Lolly Buffet Styling and Photography - Sensationally Sweet Events. We deliver wedding flowers to most suburbs on the Gold Coast, including: Clear Island Waters, Paradise Waters, Arundel, Coombabah, Parkwood, Ashmore, Labrador, Currumbin, Main Beach, Reedy Creek, Benowa, Currumbin Waters, Mermaid Beach, Robina, Biggera Waters, Elanora, Mermaid Waters, Emerald Lakes, Merr..
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Polo by the Sea!
Polo by the Sea! - 12/07/2015
Polo by the Sea in Sanctuary Cove.   Flower design and creation- Gold Coast Flowers and Hampers Lolly Buffet Styling and Photography - Sensationally Sweet Events. We deliver wedding flowers to most suburbs on the Gold Coast, including: Clear Island Waters, Paradise Waters, Arundel, Coombabah, Parkwood, Ashmore, Labrador, Currumbin, Main Beach, Reedy Creek, Benowa, Currumbin Waters, Mermaid Beach, Robina, Biggera Waters, Elanora, Mermaid Waters, Emerald Lakes, Merrimac, R..
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Luculia - Winter flowers
This rosy pink, slender-tubed flower with a super pretty name not only has a beautiful perfume but makes a great picked flower for the house (make sure to give their woody stems a good crush before putting into a vase so they can drink the water). Growing to three metres it prefers its roots cool and its top warm. Reference: http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/fact-sheets/in-the-garden/flowering-plants-shrubs/pansies/#.VXYxpRHqHug ..
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