Dahlia Doll to open flowers and indoor plants shop at Windsor

HAWKESBURY houseplant enthusiasts will know that there aren't many boutiques dedicated to the frondy friends around our neck of the woods.

But with Dahlia Doll, a dried flower arrangements and indoor plants business run by Windsor's Jade Heath opening in Windsor this Friday (August 14), plant people will have somewhere to call home-away-from-home on the weekends.

Frondy friends: Dahlia Doll owner Jade Heath at her Windsor shop, which will specialise in dried flower arrangements and Kokedamas. Picture: Geoff Jones

Frondy friends: Dahlia Doll owner Jade Heath at her Windsor shop, which will specialise in dried flower arrangements and Kokedamas. Picture: Geoff Jones

"I am really focused on dried flower arrangements and plants, mainly Kokedamas, and I'm going to be doing a lot more fresh flowers and plants in my shop," said Ms Heath, who started Dahlia Doll as an online business from her parents' kitchen two years ago.

"I do events like weddings and parties, and having a shop is the next step."

At home, Ms Heath has a personal collection of succulents in Kokedamas.

"I have my really favourite happy plant which my bunny Dolly tries to chew - so I have to keep her away from it - and my peace lily which has been a real journey," she said.

Ms Heath, who works in aged care when she's not making flower arrangements, said her plant journey began at work when she wanted to spruce up the aged care spaces she spent time in.

"They were a little bit drab and I wanted to put some colour and life into the facilities, so I decided to study floristry and really dive in and wrap my head around it. I just fell in love with it," she said.

Dahlia Doll will be open on Fridays, Saturday and some Sundays initially, and Ms Heath hopes to drum-up enough business to make the shop a full time endeavour.

"Indoor plants and succulents are so in demand at the moment, so I'll be specialising in them, and they'll be potted-up and ready to go," she said.

Jade Heath's Dahlia Doll began as an online business and is now opening its first shopfront in the Old Post Office Arcade, Windsor. Picture: Geoff Jones

Jade Heath's Dahlia Doll began as an online business and is now opening its first shopfront in the Old Post Office Arcade, Windsor. Picture: Geoff Jones

"I think with many more people living in apartments I'll attract a lot of people who don't have backyards and are turning to indoor plants and flower arrangements.

"With our dried flower arrangements we get a lot of people looking for a piece for their homes, and people having events - I'm in contact with a lot of brides-to-be and people holding 21st birthdays."

Ms Heath will continue offering the online component of her business, too. She delivers around the Hawkesbury and out to Blacktown.

Find Dahlia Doll in the Old Post Office Arcade in Windsor, or search Dahlia Doll Flower Arrangements on Facebook.

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