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  • Amazing Dragon Trees

    Dragon trees, Dracaena marginata, Dracaena deremensis (Janet Craig), Lucky Bamboo (nope, not bamboo, it’s a dragon tree), corn plant (used in NASA studies), Gold Dust, Ribbon Tree, Madagascar Dragon Tree, or Song of India (or…

  • Glauca Grass Trees relationship with fungi, fires and humans

    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 unique to…

  • Queensland Bottle Tree: Drink, Food and Shade

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

  • Avocados in Australia

    Avocados are not native to Australia. But they are now grown in nearly every part. These versatile trees can be grown in just about any tropical or semi-tropical region, and in a few other areas…

  • Xanthorrhoea Glauca Grass Tree and Its Surroundings

    Xanthorrhoea Glauca Grass Tree, as noted a few weeks ago, is native to Australia. It grows very well here at Designer Trees, where we are harvest and cultivate it. This is an important point, because…

  • Olives for a Better Life

    Olives and olive oil have been a part of human diet for a very long time. Olives can be eaten green or ripe. They can be pickled, or the oil can be expressed from them…

  • 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…

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