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  • 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…

  • 6 Common Questions About Growing Pomegranate Trees

    Whether you’re considering buying a pomegranate tree or you already have one growing in your garden, chances are that you’ve still got plenty to learn when it comes to this ancient fruit tree.

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Olive Trees

    Think you’re in-the-know when it comes to olive trees? Think again – here are five fascinating facts about olive trees that are likely to surprise you…   The Oldest Olive Trees in the World are…

  • Grass Trees and Their Many Uses

    While most tend to view the grass tree purely as a native ornamental, grass trees are surprisingly useful in a number of ways.

  • Grass Tree Resin

    Australian Aboriginal people had many traditional uses for the Xanthorrhoea (Grass tree) . But they knew the resin was particularly useful.

  • Different Grass Tree Species

    There are about 30 species of Australian Grass trees that belong to the genus Xanthorrhoea. It is a slow growing group of plants that can have a lifespan of up to 600 years.

  • Agave Victoriae Reginae

    Agave Victoriae Reginae is a compact, spineless agave. Its sculptured leaves have a distinctive white pinstriping that acts as an accent.

  • Best Feature Trees

    Whether your garden consists of a lush, sprawling paradise or a small patio brimming with potted plants, adding in a feature tree will always have such a transformational effect. While some feature trees are purely…

  • Agave “Blue Glow”

    Agave Blue Glow is a hybrid created by crossing agave ocahui  and agave attenuata. The work was done by hybridizer Kelly Griffin and first introduced by Rancho Soledad Nurseries, in Santa Fe, California in 2005.

  • King Ferdinand Century Plant — Agave Ferdinandi-Regis

    The King Ferdinand Century Plant, Agave Ferdinandi-Regis, is an incredibly beautiful plant.

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