Instagram Plant Spy: are dried flowers making their comeback?

Dried flowers were popular in the 80’s! I have so many memories of wicker baskets full of their faded blooms. Let’s be honest, they became a bit passé though, and any that are still present will no doubt be covered in dust. But, thanks to the horti-revival, there are many new hands creating wonderful dried flower…

Why botanical illustration is a science all of its own

Why do plants fascinate so many of us? What is it that drives us to this persistent desire for the natural world. Obsessed with plants of all kinds, whether that be the exquisite elegance of an exotic species, a simple succulent, or a humble lichen creeping across a rock. They never disappoint, and always deliver…

Snowdrops that flower in the autumn: you won’t believe your eyes!

Most gardeners associate Snowdrops with February, however, the season for most Galanthophiles (those who avidly collect Snowdrops) actually starts in September! Tweeting Galanthophiles Cornovium Snowdrops write here for the Mr Plant Geek website, and tells us more about the snowdrops that confuse garden visitors with their seemingly untimely entrance..  “Galanthus reginae-olgae, a native of the…

Instagram Plant Spy: the creative world of flower flat-lay

Have you heard of flat-lay? It’s all over Instagram right now, and it’s actually super simple to do. It’s just the action of laying out some materials neatly, and then taking the photo from above. The result is usually totally lovely, and attracts lots of likes! You do have to be a little creative though,…

Instagram Plant Spy: The most incredible art made with flowers!

Rather than traditional floristry, many Instagram users are taking their blooms and making something entirely different. I am gobsmacked at the skill used to make these compositions! Enjoy! I’m not sure I could ever be that creative, but maybe you could be. Have a go, and send me some pictures of how it went!  …