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  • Lovely, Luscious Limes

    Limes are delicious, nutritious, and even good for cleaning things. There are several types of lime, but the one that is the most hardy and easy to grow is the Tahitian lime. It is sometimes…

  • Autumn Gardening: Putting your Garden to Bed for the Winter

    February is the beginning of autumn for the “land down-under.” That is, no doubt, common knowledge to the people who live in Australia. It can be somewhat mind-bending for people who live in the northern…

  • Landscape Planning: Visual Vistas in Your Garden

    Too often, landscapes just happen without much planning. “Just Because” landscapes often wind up with not only visual problems, such as large plants hiding or overwhelming smaller ones, but serious challenges such as large plants…

  • Olive Tree: Tough Tree, Tasty Fruit

    Olives are an ancient type of tree. There is fossil evidence of olive trees as long ago as 20,000 or even 40,000 years ago, during the Oligocene Era, a transition time between the Eocene and…

  • Queensland Bottle Tree: Tough and Beautiful

    Australia has many strange and wonderful plants, but if you had to pick one tree that says “Australia” that might be the bottle tree. Bottle trees are survivors. They store up water in their uniquely…

  • Dragon Tree: For Cleaner Indoor Air

    Dragon trees are amazing. Like many plants, they can help clean the air through the simple process of taking in carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen. Since this is a characteristic of most plants, it…

  • Tahitian Limes: The All-Purpose Fruit

    Tahitian limes are a hybrid of the Mexican lime and lemons. That is somewhat of an over-simplification…

  • Avocado: The Tree for Holiday Treats

    Avocados, sometimes called alligator pears because of their bumpy skins, are a favorite snack time fruit. Many school children, apartment dwellers and others know the trick of sticking three toothpicks into an avocado seed and…

  • WATCH: More grass trees in the wild

    Here we have it, Xanthorrhoea Glauca in their natural environment. Those tress, you can see that the bushfires haven’t ever hit these trees.

  • WATCH: Hedging a Glauca grass tree

    I just want to show you quickly how we harvest these trees, and how we trim them right back. This goes with anyone that’s bought a Xanthorrhoea from us, and this is how we would…

  • WATCH: Glauca grass trees in the wild

    Here we have it, the Xanthorrhoea Glauca in their natural environment

  • WATCH: Full hedging of a Glauca Grass tree

    I’m just going to show you what happens here when you’ve got secondary stage of a dragon tree’s lifespan.

  • WATCH: Dragon tree regrowth

    I’m just going to show you what happens here when you’ve got secondary stage of a dragon tree’s lifespan.

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