Home Blooms

As you might have gathered I am a little bit obsessed with beautiful blooms, especially in my home! I especially love to have seasonal flowers, not only do they reflect the seasons of the year and bring a little bit of that indoors, but they are also at their best when in season and great value too!

I love how flowers can transform your home interior with their magnificent blooms and intoxicating perfume. When I was at design school I would gather blooms on my walks and made a promise to myself that when I had a “real job” I would always have fresh flowers in my home.


Over the past few years I have been more and more drawn to growing lasting displays for my home. These can be potted plants from my garden that I bring indoors for their flowering season or bulbs that I grow especially for their seasonal display.

My favourites depend on the seasons; here are a few of my favourite potted flowering plants;


Hydrangeas, Phalaenopsis Orchids & White Geraniums


Cymbidium Orchids, Pink Geraniums & Purple Calla Lilies


Red Geraniums, African Violets & Cymbidium Orchids


Hyacinths, Phalaenopsis Orchids & Paper whites

Today I wanted to share my potted Hyacinths that have been flowering for almost two months and still have plenty of live left in them! Hyacinths are very easy to grow and they are definitely my favourite for the winter/spring season.

If you are wondering how to create your own simple at home hyacinth display it really is so easy and will add to your home interior for months! All you need is a bowl, some good bulb potting mix and your hyacinth bulbs. Four my bowl I have used some of my salad bowls in blue and white. These are perfect because you can move them around your home as well as take them outside to water.

Fill your bowl half full with potting mix, then add your bulbs, then overfill with more potting mix and give it a good water, it is really that simple! Your bulbs will begin to show life after 4 to 6 weeks. I keep mine in my dining room that gets good light. You don’t need to water them until you see lots of new growth and only when the soil is dry or the bulbs will rot.

After about 6-8 weeks you will really start to see growth and flowers starting to form. After your first bloom they will just keep coming! I water mine once every 1 – 2 weeks depending on how dry the soil is, you want the soil to be damp, but not saturated. I usually buy a bulk mixed selection of bulbs and they will all flower at different times so your home will be filled with blooms for months and months!

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Gabriel Jacka is a Melbourne based Interior Designer and Interior Stylist, working on Interior Design projects all over Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. With a personal approach to Interior Design & Interior Styling that is not based on current interior design trends or fashions but based on enduring and authentic interior design that will last the test of time and not until the end of the next interior design trend!

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