Every project starts with a sketch, then moves to what she jokingly calls a “branch-off”: Each stem is laid out; after examining their shapes, she decides which of them will “win” a spot. The tallest go first. Other than that, she says, “I let the flowers be my guide.” If a poppy looks best facing left, she’ll create a design that showcases its good side. Next, she “colors in” the empty spaces with shorter stems but avoids any overlap. “I imagine the flowers are growing toward the sun,” she…

Every project starts with a sketch, then moves to what she jokingly calls a “branch-off”: Each stem is laid out; after examining their shapes, she decides which of them will “win” a spot. The tallest go first. Other than that, she says, “I let the flowers be my guide.” If a poppy looks best facing left, she’ll create a design that showcases its good side. Next, she “colors in” the empty spaces with shorter stems but avoids any overlap. “I imagine the flowers are growing toward the sun,” she…

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There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long.  The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.

There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long. The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.

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Anne Ten Donkelaar‘s collages take up less space and are some of the prettiest “flower gardens” I’ve ever seen.

Anne Ten Donkelaar‘s collages take up less space and are some of the prettiest “flower gardens” I’ve ever seen.

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Is your #garden too small for a Log Cabin? Think again! The new Triangle 300 Log Cabin is designed for small spaces and corners.:

Is your #garden too small for a Log Cabin? Think again! The new Triangle 300 Log Cabin is designed for small spaces and corners.:

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From the beautiful DIY white flowers to the pretty hand-stamped wedding   stationery - Lianne and Adam's wedding shows how stunning a wedding can look   even if it is all homemade!

From the beautiful DIY white flowers to the pretty hand-stamped wedding stationery - Lianne and Adam's wedding shows how stunning a wedding can look even if it is all homemade!

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Alliums in the flower border -- they look like little pom-poms or like the flower in the lorax.

Alliums in the flower border -- they look like little pom-poms or like the flower in the lorax.

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