• How Cold is Too Cold for an Olive Tree?

    With olive trees hailing from the Mediterranean, it goes without saying that they really thrive in the warmth of the sun. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t cope with colder temperatures. In fact, many…

  • Grass Trees: Armored and prepared for disaster

    Grass Tree Australia is an amazing place. There are more than 25,000 different plants that grow there, many of which do not grow naturally anywhere else in the world. One of the plants that is…

  • Bottle Tree: Drink, Food and Shade

    What looks like a bottle, stores up liquid and has an edible inner bark? The bottle tree. Shaped like a sturdy wine bottle, these trees are often left standing when undergrowth is cleared away for…

  • Yucca Fillifera: versatile low-water, low maintenance plant

    Yucca Filifera: St. Peter’s Palm or St. Peter’s Yucca, sometimes also known as palma china, is native to Mexico and grows wild in North America as far north as the Carolinas. Or, to put it…

  • Glamorous Yucca Rostrata

    Yucca Rostrata or the Beaked Yucca is an exceptionally beautiful tree yucca. It develops a perfectly spherical pom-pom at the top of a slender stem. In summer, it puts up a single tall bloom stalk….

  • How to Give Your Garden Trees a Health Check

    Many people don’t realise that their trees aren’t healthy until it’s too late. By this point, that tree will be so deeply impacted by whatever may be causing its demise that bringing it back to…

  • The Best Companion Plants for Garden Trees

    People often wonder if they can grow other plants under and around their garden trees. Usually, the answer is yes, so long as you pick the right plants. What is Companion Planting? To put it…

  • Late Summer and Early Autumn Feature Tree Maintenance Activities

    Even without access to a calendar, an experienced gardener can pinpoint the moment when summer begins to wind down into early autumn. Different feature trees will respond in their own unique ways. The texture of…

  • How to Make Your Garden Look More Rustic

    The rustic look is a popular one in gardens. It provides a quaint and charming ambience that makes a garden instantly feel more comfortable and homely. No matter what style your garden may be, it’s…

  • How to Choose the Perfect Planting Spot for a New Garden Tree

    Purchased a new tree for your garden? Here’s how to pick the best planting spot to ensure that your new tree thrives.   How Big is Your New Tree Going to Get? The very first…

  • 5 Things You Need to Know Before Pruning a Fruit Tree

    Pruning a fruit tree not only keeps it looking neat, but it can also make that tree much more productive. Of course, get things wrong and that pruning session could spell disaster for your fruit…

  • Olives: in Literature, Gardening, Cooking and More

    Olive…Oil, and so much more.  Olive Oyl was Popeye the Sailor Man’s girlfriend. She looked after Sweet Pea, was pursued by Brutus, and frequently provided the impetus for a variety of plotlines, all culminating with…

  • Tahitian Lime Tree: Feature Tree, Fruit Tree, and Lovely Ornamental

    Tahitian limes are a special sort of lime tree because they are the result of cross pollination between limes and lemons. They were specifically cross pollinated, and therefore do not occur naturally in the wild….