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  • 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…

  • 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….

  • 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…

  • Mango: Beautiful, Delicious, Legendary

    It is hard to imagine a more beautiful tree than a mango tree. They have a proportionally narrow trunk and wide-reaching branches. When they bloom, the trees are covered with a blush of tiny blossoms…

  • Top Garden Trends for 2021

    Some garden trends quickly come and go, while others have more staying power and significantly influence how a garden develops over time. If you’ve been looking to make a few changes in your own garden,…

  • Aloe Barberae: Tree Aloe

    The aloe barberae, or tree aloe is a close cousin of the common aloe vera plant that many cooks love to have in their kitchen. Like the aloe plant, the clear, gel fluid from the…

  • Celebrating Trees and Summer Holidays

    There has always been something special about trees, no matter where you are in the world. We have all sorts of trees, but we specialize in the kinds that will grow well in Australia. One…

  • Growing Fresh Air

    The year 2020 brought changes to many people around the world. Even though cases of Covid-19 seem to be slowing down as of mid-November 2020, it is doubtful that any of us will forget this…

  • 4 Designer Trees That Provide Winter Interest

    With flowers dying off and trees turning bare, gardens can end up looking pretty dull in the winter months. If you can relate, take a look at these four designer trees – not only do…

  • Springtime Tree Chores

    Springtime is one of those pivotal seasons where gardeners are supremely busy. Whether you are an ordinary backyard gardener, have a few beds of ornamental plants, or simply grow your plants in pots, they all…