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Artist’s paradise

Artist Kay Craig’s studio, like her botanical paintings, is a feast for the eyes. Kay’s stunning illustrations line the walls; vases of flowers and pots of orchids sit as only an artist can place them; even the pencils are beautifully lined up in pretty jars; all while classical music plays in the background. A bank of windows […]

My Blue Heaven

Words and Pictures by Jill Fraser  Bluestead grew as a vision held by all who contributed to its conception and evolution – family, friends, gardeners and professional landscapers. The chief architect has been my brother, Don Fraser who dreamed the dream, laid the current foundation and devised the framework upon which others have built. ‘Bluestead’ […]

Spring Wildflowers

The sun is warming as the spring equinox approaches and Australians feel the renewal of their spirits as we watch regrowth and flowering in gardens and forest, road sides and bush. I was lucky: my botanist mother showed me many wildflowers when I was a young child and I believe it’s why I now have […]

Garden Inspiring Art

In April 1939, Jean Galbraith wrote; The garden “is always changing and always growing… It is never finished: there is always a dream of something more to do, and we would not have it otherwise. In spite of failures and mistakes and imperfections its airs are sweet, its flowers love to bloom and we are happy […]