Florist Mikarla Bauer reveals everything you’ve ever wanted to know about displaying fresh-cut flowers and keeping them alive for longer
MIKARLA BAUER IS A SELF-CONFESSED
flower freak. “I was surrounded by flowers from an early age. My grandmother was a florist and as a child I followed her around her magical flower room,” she says. After studying interior design, she took a floristry course and started a business with her husband called Wilderness Flowers. Based in Bangalow, NSW, Mikarla’s big old double-garage workshop overflows with flowers and foliage for events and weddings. “I love every aspect of my job,” she says. “My favourite thing is the flowers, the smell, shape, imperfections, magnificence.” Want to get more beauty and life from your next bunch of flowers? Read on for Mikarla’s top tips.
A fresh approach “I love putting together new colour combinations and textures, foraging around the garden and experimenting with what I can find,” Mikarla says.