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How indoor plants help you be more mindful
When you are in the garden it’s easy to slip into ‘the zone’.  A time when the clatter of thoughts still and instead you become tuned to the environment around you.  The whisper of breezes, birdsong somewhere and you are...
Office Buddies
Working in an office has its highs and lows.  The collaboration of an effective team can be a wonderfully inspiring thing, driving people to achieve and adding value to their day.  Conversely, some people are just plain difficult to get...
Best Bathroom Plants
Choosing plants for your bathroom is a multi-pronged problem-solving exercise.  To start with, most bathrooms don’t have big windows, for obvious reasons.  This often leads to a low light situation which makes it tricky for plants to thrive.  The other...
Plants for every living place
Add a soothing calm to your indoor living lifestyle Plants work in a variety of ways to lift an interior. They can be a useful decoration, adding texture, colour and height to a room, by way of flowers or ceramic...
Moth Orchids on Mother’s Day
Do you know orchids in Victorian England referenced a gift for someone you held in great affection? This makes them the perfect Mother’s Day gift.  Of course, the real trick is how to look after your Moth Orchid, also known...
Cyclamen
Cyclamenare popular indoor plants are capable of flowering for many months.  Gardeners love them as they will often be flowering in the dead of winter when nothing else mulch is, but continue throughout spring.      The trick with them...
Herbs for your wellbeing
Herbalists have long spoken about the benefits of plants for health.  Whether it be sipping on a herbal tea, breathing their fresh air, forest bathing or using plants for cosmetic uses, there are lots of easy ways to include plants...
Indoor plants to improve overall health and wellness
Interior landscaping undoubtedly looks great, and styling your home with plants has become one of the top trends for interiors, but did you realise it’s also good for you?  Plants not only look great, but they also have been scientifically...
Kokedama Plant Care
Gro Urban Oasis prides itself on being a leader in plant retailing and always ahead of the game…which is why we’ve had Kokedama balls in store for many years.  For those not familiar with Kokedama, you’ve probably seen them and...
Investing in Plants Now to Enjoy All Year
Everyone loves bringing home some flowering plants to add colour to their courtyard, terrace or interiorspaces but investing in more than just flowers can prove a wise decision post their display.  Think about form, longevity, texture and foliage colour to...
Top 5 Christmas Decorating Tips
1. Christmas Trees Christmas Trees can be anything you want - and we have everything you want! 2. Poinsettias These statements of the season are now instore and bring instant Christmas cheer to any space. 3. Potted Colour Get instant impact to impress...
New Beginnings
Spring is the idea time to propagate many plants, so if you’re after a project with a purpose, think cuttings!  The warm weather creates growing spirts and this new flush of growth can be turned into new plants.  These are...
Beginners Guide to Indoor Plant Care – 5 Keys Ingredients
There are three things plants need to survive: water, air, and light.  Most also need some sort of plant growing medium in which to put down their roots, and for indoor plants, that’s normally potting mix.  Add feeding to the...
Feed Your Garden
The warm weather of a changing season kick starts all sorts of changes in your plants.  They awake from their reverie with renewed vigour and literally “spring” into action.  Powering that growth takes sustenance, which is why feeding is so...
Backyard Ready for Entertaining
Have you thought ahead to a time when having people over and entertaining is again possible?  The warmer weather is coming, and backyards will once again be the focus for our return to normal.  With this in mind, does your...
Wattle Day
Each year on the 1st September we celebrate Wattles.  They are our National Flower and close to the heart of many Australians.  This year there’s even a bunch of cities around the country lighting up local bridges, monuments, fountains and...
Ten Simple Green Ideas to do in a COVID Confinement
Keeping yourself busy with worthwhile projects doesn’t get any better than these. Tinned Herbs – turn you COVID pantry into a mini herb garden that will add flavor to any canned concoction you’re whipping up to save yourself a trip...
Gardening – A way to connect with the family
Gardens yield more than vegetables.  Whilst the benefits of harvesting produce is undisputedly a side benefit, perhaps the greatest gift that gardens give us is a place to untangle our complicated lives, download our problems and relish in the sunshine...
Dad Projects
Every dad loves a project he can get his hands dirty doing. These three are perfect for doing together or giving as a hamper for a DIY weekend. Create a Kitchen GardenSeptember is the perfect time to create a vegetable...
Five Superhero Plants
What’s a superhero? It’s someone who has supernatural powers. Think Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Cat Woman and Plastic Man.  We all need rescuing every now and again, and right now, its plants that you can call upon to make your...
Top 5 Ways You're Killing Your Indoor Plants - and how to avoid them
Top 5 Ways You’re Killing Your Indoor Plants …and how to avoid them. They look great when you bring them home from our place, but how can you be sure to keep your plants looking good when they get home...