THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun23

99 Flowers Project

We do like a project here at Modern Mint, and 99 Flowers is our new one. The 99 Flowers Project is being run by Stefano of Modern Mint, and over the next 99 days Stefano will be creating 99 portraits of flowers, bringing a touch of the art and illustration world to the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Will you be able to identify each flower? Each new flower will be uploaded on to our Pinterest Page daily and Stefano’s illustrations can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy seeing a new flower each day! The first few …

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Apr16

Gilding the Lily – Amy Stewart (Part Four)

This is the fourth part in our series about the fabulous book Amy Stewart wrote on the cut flower industry, ‘Gilding the Lily’. You can read previous blogs here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 It is a fascinating book that tries to describe what life is like for cut flower growers (and sellers) around the world. Do you buy this ‘luxury’ item from a country where people depend on growing flowers for an income, or does it not really help them in the long run? These are tough decisions to make, as any action you take affects a long …

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Nov21

What Is It Like To Be A Flower Grower In Winter?

Want to know more about flower growing? This is a guest post from the wonderful Carole Patilla of Tuckshop Flowers explaining what she does as a British flower grower during the off season (what off season?) Carole is a member of Flowers from the Farm. You can follow her here on Twitter. To see more of her work and what she can do for you here is her website Tuckshop Flowers. We are incredibly happy to be able to share this with you, so please do enjoy this insightful post about what a British flower grower does during winter! What is …

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