Plant Life Balance

Up your gardening game in 2021

Make 2021 your lushest year yet with these four plant care hacks from the Plant Runner’s green experts-at-large, Dom and Dunc.

We’re keen beans on this sweet succulent

Easier to care for than other 'string of...' succulents but just as pretty, the string of beans is the perfect plant to add a touch of visual interest to a sunny room.

Safe indoor and outdoor plants for kids

Got little ones running around the house? Try these eight kid-friendly indoor plants for the ultimate style-meets-safety home jungle.

Six easy-grow herbs to heal your body and mind

Get on the front foot before winter hits by planting yourself a patch of these health-boosting herbs.

FIVE PLANT TRENDS TO EMBRACE IN 2021

AUSTRALIA’S OBSESSION WITH GREENING THE HOME IS STRONGER THAN EVER. FIND OUT WHICH LEAFY INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TRENDS TO EMBRACE WITH THE 2021 PLANT TREND REPORT. There’s no denying COVID-19 has changed our lives...

11 Aussie botanical artists you need to follow

Creative people who have plants down to a fine art.

The classic botanical illustration style is over 300 years old and it continues to inspire artists. There’s something about it that communicates the inherent beauty, fragility and life of nature. And we think Australia showcases some of the best talent around. Definitely worth a follow.

Edith Rewa

Edith really knows how to bring out the colour of our native botanicals, especially set against a dark background.

Nicola Woodcock

With a focus on Australian native cut flowers, Nicola’s command of light in her work is impressive.

Angela Mckay

Angela champions colour in all its settings brilliantly – plants, women, beaches and summer.

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“Andromeda Gardens” up in the web shop ?

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John Pastoriza Pinol

When he’s not painting black leather outfits, John’s close-ups of fruit and flowers are bright and vibrant.

Candice Heart

It’s what Candice leaves out that makes her minimalist depictions so full of life.

Chris Chun

Now based in Chiang Mai, Chris’ orchid paintings communicate both the vibrancy and delicateness of these elegant flowers.

Kimmy Horgan

Big, bold and beautiful, Kimmy’s work gets up close and personal with nature.

Hollie Kelley

With an illustrative style that focuses on the little things (sometimes literally), Hollie’s work is endearing while tipping its hat to classic botanical illustration.

Elizabeth Barnett 

If Elizabeth is painting scenes from her home, we want to move in. Lots of colour and books and cut flowers everywhere.

Carmen Hui

Delicate lines and incredible detail set Carmen’s work apart – we love the nostalgic Australiana thread that’s also woven through her work.

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Working on something new. ??

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Chloe Joyce 

No stranger to the Plant Life Balance fam, Chloe was a guest illustrator at our first ever Plant Tales event, so of course, one of our faves!

More plants, more of the time, we say. Check our nursery finder to find your closest Plant Life Balance-accredited nursery.

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