If you’ve ever snapped up a bunch of roses at the Bondi Farmers’ Markets, chances are you’ve met May, whose farm, Mayfarm Flowers, in Freemans Reach, New South Wales, served as the backdrop for the “Miles From Home” shoot, on page 114.“When Karla [Clarke, BAZAAR’S senior fashion editor] visited, we were growing ranunculus, sweet pea, anemone, freesias, poppies, sweet william and dahlias.we were also planting dahlias and sunflowers, and our roses were just starting to bloom,” says May, who has been farming the property for 10 years and commutes from Bondi every day. I became a flower farmer because … “I am a romantic”. The most unusual flower I grow is … “a beautiful David Austin rose called Graham Thomas. It’s not unique, but it’s my wife’s favourite.” I live in Bondi and commute to the farm because … “that way I can get sunrises at the beach and sunsets at the farm. I’m in the ocean at 5am most days.” The thing I love most about spring is … “I start to see my hard work blooming and people embracing the day”.