• Can a Tree Get Too Much Sun?

    Sunlight is essential for tree growth and survival. It triggers the photosynthesis process, enabling the tree to produce the vital sugars it needs to grow. However, as with anything in life, too much of a…

  • Potscaping 101: 5 Ways to Use Pots in Your Garden

    If you’ve never heard of potscaping before, prepare to be inspired. This gardening trend makes use of traditional landscaping elements, with the difference being that all plants are grown in pots instead of in the…

  • Gifts from Trees: Managing and Preserving our Large Flora

    There is a children’s book written by Shel Silverstein in which a tree gives all its parts until it has nothing left. There are many trees in Australia, including brachychiton rupestris, the Queensland Bottle tree,…

  • A Field Guide to Australian Trees: A book review

    No matter how much you know about trees, there is always something more to learn. This book was a fortuitous used book find. Originally published in 1968, by Ivan Holiday and Ron Hill, it is…

  • When and How to Harvest Mangoes

    Not only do mango trees work well as an ornamental feature tree, but they also produce the most delicious fruits. Granted, it’ll take about five years before fruit production really gets going, but, after this,…

  • Would a Queensland Bottle Tree Do Well in Your Garden?

    Tempted to add a Queensland Bottle Tree to your garden? You’re not alone – this one-of-a-kind tree tends to capture the heart of anyone that sees it. While it’s true that this is a highly…

  • 4 Fruit Trees That Do Well in Pots

    With more and more people now feeling inclined to step it up when it comes to growing their own food, fruit trees have come into the spotlight. Plant them once and they’ll produce bigger and…

  • Enjoying Your Garden and Trees: Self-care while Gardening

    This seems to be the year to focus on “self-care”. There is no place where it is more applicable than when gardening. Trees, such as the magnificent Queensland Bottle Tree, Mango tree, or even an…

  • 3 Feature Trees That Won’t Make a Mess of Your Garden

    Let’s be honest, some trees can be really messy. Fallen leaves aside, you also often have to deal with dropped flowers, fruits, and seeds, making some trees completely unsuitable for a low-maintenance garden. If you’re…

  • How to Make Your Garden Trees Grow Faster

    Just like any other living thing, trees need time to mature. Do some research into the tree species that are currently in your garden and you’ll easily learn their expected growth rate. However, with some…

  • The Correct Way to Water Your Garden Trees

    Water is essential for a tree’s survival, but, unfortunately, rainfall often doesn’t provide enough. This makes manual watering a must. However, do this in the wrong way and they’ll still end up suffering, making it…

  • 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…