Sweet Scent by Nicola Slaney


Designer: Nicola Slaney
Dimensions: H 15.00 x W 12.00 x D 12.00 cm
Shape: 104/6
Designer: Nicola Slaney

In the cooler parts of Southern Australia, a plant with sweetly scented flowers can be discovered that captures the imagination of gardeners because of its fragrance. It is the Daphne plant and there are almost 100 different species throughout the world – some are deciduous and others are evergreen. Daphnes are small plants that are at home in dappled shade and their showy rounded heads of the small flowers open from mid-winter to late spring, depending on the species. They can be found in delicate shades of white, cream, yellow or pink and it is a pale cream variety that designer, Nicola Slaney has chosen for her vase. Daphne’s are also noted for their often brightly colored berries, which too feature in Nicola’s design, bringing a welcome splash of warmth and rich colour.