Recently, a friend of mine called me up for a late afternoon coffee. Over coffee and a killer lemon cake we discussed our mutual love for Rex Begonias, then he asked me where I find my floral inspiration. While my number one source of inspiration are my local flower pals and their blooms, I do often have a number of botanical websites on rotation, I thought that I would share some of my favourites with y’all.
While it is now just a wonderful reminder that locally grown, seasonal blooms are best, The Seasonal Bouquet was a collaboration between the super sweet Jennie Love from Love ‘n’ Fresh Flowers and the amazing Erin Benzakein from Floret. While both have great blogs of their own, I love the challenge they had given each other and its was a joy to see what both created for the season with materials sourced from their own farms. If you want to find out more about The Seasonal Bouquet, click here.
The Planthunter is everything I ever wanted in a nerdy botanical friend. Knowledgable, passionate and the right amount of sass. With great weekly botanical stories, how-to guides and profiles, what more could you ever ask for! Each month there is a new theme and great new contributors. If you want to find out more about The Planthunter, click here.
One of my all time favourite sources of inspiration would have to be the work of McKenzie Powell. If florists could have groupies i’m numero uno on McKenzie’s list! (Note: florists can totally can have groupies!) I just love everything about her work, the designs, her material choice, her use of colour and texture…I could go on all day. If you want to find out more about McKenzie Powell, click here.
I am a very visual person, I always have been. John Manglia’s creation, A Blooming Lovely, instantly caught my attention. John lovingly profiles the floral studios of Sydney, by both interviewing and taking gorgeous photos. John’s pictures paint lovely floral stories and it’s so wonderful to see where people have come from and how that translates into their studio and their work. If you want to find out more about A Blooming Lovely, click here.
Henry Hudson is a place where floral folk can head for inspiration, to find out about innovations in floral world, and connect with new friends all over the globe to exchange floral ideas and stories. We love flowers so much, we thought there must be others out there who love them just as much (and want to talk about them lots!)
We are interested in everything floral from pretty wedding bouquets to grand scale botanical installations. We are constantly searching for the exceptional, the cool, the fun and innovative botanical and floral designers, creations and inspiration from around the globe to share them with you!
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