The Green Hip Blog

  • MELISSA KING IN THE GARDEN

    Imagine being eight years old and being given your own patch of land to curate your own garden? Growing up on a block in Warrandyte, Melissa’s parents recognised her passion for gardening and dedicated some of their land for her to create her own masterpiece.  Every weekend she visited the local nursey and after school would plant and create.  From her own rose garden, herb garden, to a wishing well made from bluestones. Fast forward many years and now Melissa is presenting for Better Homes & Gardens and has years worth of experience in Horticulture Media. 

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  • Meet Kirsty & Jesse :: The Block 2021

    Kirsty Lee Akers is an award winning recording artist and was a contestant with Jesse Anderson on The Block 2021. Kirsty is one of Australia’s most unique and authentic recording artists. A rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, she is a woman of the Wonnarua Nation (Hunter Valley – Australia). Akers describes herself as a fusion of country and Americana, with pop stylings. 
     
    Kirsty and Jesse created a beautiful Hamptons style house on The Block 2021 and are in the initial stages of renovating their new Lake house build in Lake Macquarie NSW and will be filming the new build.
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  • Celebrating Women Everyday

    Here at Green Hip we love to celebrate women everyday! Since 2010 we have recognised that clothing is the visual validation of a person’s identity, the outward expression of a person's sense of worth and provides design and style which complements a woman's self expression. Over the next week we are celebrating women with a giveaway that will be announced via email on International Women’s Day Tuesday 8th March. Simply purchase any items from our online store for $150 or more and you will go in the running to win 1 of 3 $150 gift vouchers. Let the fun begin!

    We chose some of our faves and asked them to share some stories about their inspirational women in their lives. Here’s to all the amazing women in our lives! 

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  • Meet Glenice Buck from Glenice Buck Designs

    Located in Young, NSW, Glenice Buck is an extremely talented Landscape Designer and since she was 6, Glenice knew exactly what she wanted to do when she 'grew up'. She loved the outdoors and was drawn to gardening at a very young age. 

    Glenice has a thriving business in Landscape Design and Garden Maintenance and has multiple qualifications under her belt including a Diploma in Aboriculture and Associate Diploma in Landscape Design. She loved the hands on course that Ryde Horticulture TAFE offered and has never looked back.

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  • Meet Janae Paquin-Bowden from Fleurs De Lyonville

    Janae Paquin-Bowden lives in a beautiful part of the country called Lyonville, located only 15 minutes west of Daylesford, Victoria, amongst the rolling hills and Australian bush. Janae grew up in Bendigo surrounded by horticulture; her Mum and Dad own a landscaping business and they are both native plant gurus, and they are developing a native plant nursery. To say horticulture was in Janae’s veins would be an understatement. When she graduated high school, Janae decided to study the Arts, majoring in ceramics, followed by a diploma of education. Little did she know she would one day own her own micro flower farm.

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  • Meet Cherie Barber from Reno For Profit & Space Invaders

    Women CAN do anything!!! Cherie Barber, what a powerhouse! Is there nothing this woman can't do?!!! ⁠ ⁠Cherie is one of the superstars on Space Invaders and the owner and creator of @renoforprofit and boy does she move mountains!!! So many projects on the go (does she sleep?!) and her company which teaches students how to renovate for profit is awe inspiring. With a huge contingent of women as her students, Cherie is an inspirational role model in entrepreneurialism, construction and design.

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  • Meet Kristy from Charlie & Jack

    Hello Gorgeous Green Hip Tribe, I’m Kristy!

    I live in the lovely seaside town of Victor Harbor, SA with my beautiful family.  It’s also where I run my little business CHARLIE & JACK (an Indoor plant & gift store).

    I was born in Melbourne and moved to Gellibrand in the Otway Ranges when I was 14, right near my beautiful Cous Liv!

    In hindsight, I can see what a positive life change that was for me, being surrounded by wildlife, nature and family....

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