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  • Fruits from Your Designer Garden

    Trees are a beautiful part of your garden. When they produce fruit for your table or for just snacking on while you work in your garden, you have the best of all worlds. Just imagine…

  • A Closer Look at the Dracaena Draco

    Do an online search for “dragon tree” and you’ll be greeted by page after page of results referring to the Dracaena marginata, a popular houseplant. However, while it may not be quite as well-known, its…

  • The Sustainable Way to Enjoy Avocados

    Love avocados? You’re not alone – avocado consumption has been on the rise, more than doubling in the decade between 2010 and 2020, and this figure is set to increase even further. Unfortunately, while nutrient-dense…

  • 5 Reasons to Plant a Yucca Tree

    If you’ve been thinking about adding a new tree to your garden, a yucca is worth considering. Not only are there almost 50 varieties that you can choose from, with each one growing in its…

  • Notable Trees of Australia

    A tree is just a tree until it is a landmark or a tree around which memorable events are centered. Around here, we think that trees are pretty important for a lot of reasons, ranging…

  • Trees in the News

    Trees do not often make it into the news. They do not have feet or paws. They tend to stay in one place and grow slowly. Even so, trees are important to our world. They…

  • Gadi: Another Name for Xanthorrhoea or Grass Trees

    Gadi is the First People name for Xanthorrhoea or grass trees. Gadigal or Caddiegal are the original people who lived in the area that includes Sydney and several other coastal Australian cities. According to the…

  • Buying a New Tree? Here’s How to Pick the Healthiest Specimen

    The healthier a tree is, the better its chances are of surviving and thriving once it has been planted out in your garden. But when you’re shopping at a nursery and you’re faced with a…

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Queensland Bottle Tree

    Whether you’re considering purchasing a Queensland Bottle Tree or you already have one growing happily in your garden, it’s always worth learning a little more about the trees that feature in your life. When it…

  • Large Succulents: Feature Plants for Your Landscape

    If you are a gardener, you have often heard the term, “succulent”. You might have asked yourself what exactly is it that makes a succulent? You know that cacti, aloes, agave, and tree yuccas are…

  • Spikey, Fibrous, Fantastic Yucca plants

    What is spikey, fibrous, and fantastic? Yucca plants! Originating in Mexico, yuccas have a long tradition as useful, attractive plants. Today, they are primarily grown as ornamental plants. They can be low-growing foliage plants, such…

  • This Fast-Growing Succulent Tree Could Transform Your Garden

    Looking for a garden tree that’ll grow quickly, not demand too much attention, and give your garden a year-round “wow” factor? The Tree Aloe could be exactly what you need.   What is a Tree…

  • Can Planting Garden Trees Really Help with Climate Change?

    The world is still debating whether or not mass tree plantings can really help with climate change. There’s no denying that huge expanses of trees will act as carbon sinks, but the counter argument is…