foraged flora via perfectly imperfect living

forager about town

I fear that I am doing too good a job upholding my reputation as forager-about-town. A little botanical snip here, and a wee cutting there while out walking, and quicker...

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florabundance via perfectly imperfect living


I cannot imagine a day without flowers in it, or of not having flowers in my home. Monsieur Monet obviously agrees with me. What is it that he said? Something...

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green styling via perfectly imperfect living

no floral florals

This time of year is challenging for a flower lover like myself. In jest, on Instagram, I’ve been referring to my garden as the garden of nothingness. All jokes aside,...

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figs weeds and faffing via perfectly imperfect living

faffing, foraging and frippery

Faffing, foraging and frippery. Try rolling that sentence off the tongue several times! I’ve decided that these are three of my favourite words, despite the fact that they all have connotations...

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floating camellias via perfectly imperfect living

flowers on the low down

Flowers on the low down – those little flower arrangements that you see literally, when you look down, as opposed to the low down on flowers, which this is not....

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marigold filled saris via perfectly imperfectly living

the jaipur flower market

If you follow me on Instagram then you may know that my family and I have recently been travelling in India. And, as I’m sure you also know, at any...

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vintage florals via perfectly imperfect living

a hallway vignette

I was looking at my little hallway vignette of vintage bottles and flowers the other day, and wondering if it needs a little change. After all, I am always advocating...

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dahlias via perfectly imperfect living

a floral alphabet ~ dahlias

I was given the most wonderful gift a few weeks ago. Mindy, the very clever talent behind Twig & Arrow, a floral and event stylist here in Wellington, messaged me...

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Hydrangeas via perfectly imperfect living

a floral alphabet ~ hydrangeas

I’m a relatively fresh face at the Hydrangea Appreciation Society. I’m not sure why I’ve overlooked these beautiful mop headed flowers until the last few years. But I have. And...

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wild flower foraging via perfectly imperfect living

weed gathering

This morning Bruno and I took our seccateurs for a little walk. We are currently staying out at the beach, and the country road sides are full of flowering grasses and...

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hellebore winter rose

a floral alphabet ~ hellebores

When it is bitterly cold outside, as it has been this week, the gift of a hellebore, or winter rose, which blooms seemingly against all the odds, is all the...

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flowers and vintage bottles

winter flower arranging

June and July. Are these the hardest months of the southern hemisphere year for us flower lovers? My garden is a wilderness of very slim pickings. The camellias are just...

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