• Can Planting Garden Trees Really Help with Climate Change?

    The world is still debating whether or not mass tree plantings can really help with climate change. There’s no denying that huge expanses of trees will act as carbon sinks, but the counter argument is…

  • 5 Salt-Tolerant Trees for Coastal Gardens

    Living by the coast definitely has its perks. However, many gardeners struggle with coastal gardens – the combination of salty sprays and salt in the soil provides less-than-ideal conditions for many plants. Don’t worry, this…

  • How to Tell if a Tree is Healthy by Looking at its Leaves

    When you invest time, energy, money, and love into your garden trees, then it goes without saying that you want them to be as healthy as possible. In-depth health checks are important, but, let’s face…

  • 4 Must-Have Trees for a Tropical-Inspired Garden

    There’s nothing quite like the relaxation that takes over your body when surrounded by a lush, tropical paradise. Fortunately, that feeling isn’t limited to those who live near the equator. No matter where about in…

  • Tall Architectural Trees

    A favorite Australian architectural tree is brachychiton rupestres otherwise known as the Queensland Bottle tree. It should not be confused with the baobab, Adansonia Gregorii, even though baobabs are also known as bottle trees. Both…

  • Gardening Indoors with Designer Trees

    People who love plants and gardening do not always have the space, weather, or time to garden outside. An excellent solution to this is to grow plants in pots. Sunrooms, patios, even living rooms or…

  • Why It’s Time to Stop Using Plastic Plant Pots

    Whether you’ve ordered a houseplant online or have treated yourself to a new tree from your local nursery, chances are that your purchase will be growing in a plastic plant pot. After all, plastic pots…

  • How to Use Trees to Give Your Garden More Privacy

    Whether your garden backs onto a busy street or your neighbour’s house is positioned in a way that gives them a bird’s eye view, trees are a great way to give your garden some extra…

  • How to Plant a Pot-Grown Tree

    If you’ve just purchased a new container-grown tree for your garden, then you’re probably wondering how to go about planting it. Here’s a step-by-step guide for you to follow:   Choose the Right Time Unlike…

  • 3 Trees That Will Improve the Air Quality Around Your Home

    Just about every tree is beneficial in terms of improving air quality, but some are truly exceptional at filtering away toxins and purifying the air. If you’ve been looking for a way to improve the…

  • 3 Indigenous Australian Trees for a Native Garden

    While native plants may be particularly trendy at the moment, they also happen to be extremely beneficial for both your garden and the environment in general. Native plants tend to be super-resilient, low-maintenance, and a…

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Tree Care

    If you’re new to planting and growing trees and feel intimidated by the process – don’t be. While trees may look as though they require hours of care and maintenance, they’re actually much easier to…

  • Autumn Harvests and Chores

    Autumn is a busy time no matter where you garden, but if you have fruit trees you can count on being extra busy. Here are just a few of the trees (all available from Designer…