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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...
Winter Indoor Projects
Sometimes you need to be creative to gardening indoors, so we’ve come up with some fun projects to try in your own home.   # Bonsai Whilst most bonsai plants are strictly outdoors, you can train some indoor plants into...
Biophilic Design
What’s that, you might ask?  It is a HUGE trend in architecture and the landscape design at the moment.  It’s about creating good habitat for people’s wellbeing within the built environment.  Key to understanding it is focusing on what impact...
Reading Palms
Ever wondered what your indoor plants might say about you?  There are some hidden truths and symbolism is ‘plant language’ that perhaps you never knew.  Is it possible that your plants are whispering behind your back? Arum lilies represent faith...
Moth Orchids on Mother’s Day
Do you 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 as...
Cyclamen
Cyclamen are 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 is...
Mother’s Day Mix and Match
Types of Mum The model mum is the one everyone is jealous of and secretly wants to be.  In the plant world that has to be the Moth Orchid… sophisticated and dramatic, it looks great everywhere and always gets a...
Mother’s Day “Mums”
Chrysanthemums or “mums” as they are popularly known, are traditionally given to mums on Mother’s Day in Australia.  In Asia, they symbolize birth and rebirth, and given as gifts for both baby showers and funerals, though the colour influences its...
Container gardening
Gardening in pots offers the unique opportunity to really highlight plants habit, structure, texture and colour in a way that the garden bed does not allow.  The marriage between container and contents should brings more worth than their individual value.Function...
Vertical Gardening
Are you climbing the walls at home?  Why not utilise these vertical assets to advantage by incorporating them into your view and green space?  There are many easy ways to transform fences, walls and other vertical surface from bland to...
First time plant parents
First time plant parent, find your perfect plant match – how to choose the right indoor plant + plant care & nurture.   So many plants and so many places to put them…but what makes the RIGHT plant for your...
Plants for Every living space
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...