Wow! What a massive year it’s been for the Austraflora Team!
In 2016 we saw our Facebook page reach to being over 37,000 followers. We’re so thrilled that so many of you are interested in what we have to say, and we really appreciate your enthusiasm and involvement!
Our fifth annual Photography Competition launched a little earlier this year with a terrific result. 2000 of you entered your photos of Australian flora and landscapes. It was tough, but with the help of Canon we managed to choose 12 that were featured in the Austraflora Calendar for 2017. Well done to our finalists, and a special congratulations to our winner Chris Tate. We’ll see you at MIFGS next year! It was an absolute pleasure meeting up with our 2015 winner Bec Lundberg at MIFGS this year.
Our new website was launched in March with an amazing new design! Simple navigation allows for easy browsing of information and articles relating to everything native and Australian gardening. Our plants are easier to find and research now. One of our favourite features of the new Austraflora website is our articles page – “Dishing The Dirt”. There’s almost 100 there already, and each week more are added.
You may have noticed that our labels had a makeover this year. Lots of new varieties were developed and added to the range, and in 2017 this will continue with some exciting new lines.
A massive thank you to our friends at Fiskars, Searles, Debco and Northcote Pottery for your very generous prize donations this year. We absolutely love hosting competitions, and are looking forward to bringing many more in 2017.
And finally on a personal note, each of the three members of the Austraflora Team welcomed a new baby into their families. Definitely an exciting year of new growth 🙂
Happy New Year!
The Austraflora Team