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Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers is well and truly open for business. I’ve had so much fun on all the jobs I’ve done since I got back from Europe. To all my wonderful brides (and their grooms) and my lovely clients thank you so much for letting me flower for you. I’m also rather enjoying getting better acquainted with the other florists in our little flower gang. How fun and supportive you all are 🙂

I’ve just updated the website so feel free check it out, and please enjoy some of the new work I’ve posted below. For more information or any enquiries please email


Bloom Series is a collaboration between between floral stylist Jardine Hansen and photographers Lisa and Pete. Together they host events where Jardine shares her flower knowledge with enthusiastic students, and all the beautiful floral creations are documented by Lisa and Pete. Check out some pics from previous events below. They’re hosting a posy making class on 19 January in Redfern, Sydney. For more details and to reserve a spot check out the website here.

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All photographs by And a Day Photography.

These beautiful images are the result of a collaboration between photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer Riley Messina. You can buy prints here.

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My sister and I just got back from a few days in London visiting friends. We stayed with very good mate Sam near Broadway Market and spent a lot of time in his jungle of a garden. Here are some pics of us arranging flowers and planting roses bought at the Columbia Road Flower Market, while eating raspberries and playing with little Iola and Jobie.

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French floral artist Claire Basler’s home and studio in Les Ormes, and hour an a half from Paris, is filled the nature. There is a constant flow of fresh floral displays which inspire her paintings, drawings and textile designs, all of which also blanket the property.

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Floret Flower Farm is a family owned and run organic flower farm and floral design studio in Washington, USA. The team is led by mum Erin Benzakein who is a self taught farmer and floral designer. Their farm produces dahlias, garden roses, sweet peas, zinnias, peonies, and much more all with an emphasis on sustainable, thoughtful practices.

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Check out Floret Flower Farm on Instagram and their blog for regular updates about life on a flower farm.

Next month one of my closest friends is getting married and I am helping with the flowers. Last weekend we went to the markets to get an idea of what will be available and make some decisions about the style she wants for the bouquet and arrangements (and flower crowns for us bridesmaids!). Any excuse to get to the markets really.

The bright pink peonies were in full bloom. Too late to buy them but the perfect time to enjoy their splendour. I bought some younger dusty pink ones instead.

Photographs by Sophia Kaplan.

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