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  • How to Repot a Garden Tree

    Growing trees in pots is a great option for small or temporary gardens, but repotting is something that you will need to do on a regular basis. Why? When? How? Here’s everything you need to…

  • 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…

  • How to Take Care of a Grass Tree

    To ensure that your new grass tree truly thrives, here’s what you need to do.

  • Unique Architectural Tree: Aloe Barberae

    Aloe barberae,  sometimes also known as bainsii or Giant Tree Aloe, is one of the largest of the branching tree aloes. 

  • A Superb Architectural Tree

    Architectural trees are a foundational part of any landscaping scheme. There could not possibly be a better choice for a large shade tree than the distinctive Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris).

  • Golden Barrel Cactus: Planting, Propagating and Caring

    Once established, golden barrel cactus require very little maintenance. Since they originate from an area where the rainy season is short and intense, followed by long dry spells, they require very little watering. The plants…

  • Golden Barrel Cactus: Echinocactus grusonii

    While not a cushion most of us would care to sit upon, these chubby cacti make a lovely addition to xeriscape or rock gardens. They are slow growing, and have a clustering habit when growing…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Glauca Grass Tree: A Truly Australian Plant

    The Glauca Grass Tree is a truly Australian plant. It is an attractive monocot, although it usually has only one stem, that grows a grass like top that has a fluffy appearance. Don’t be fooled…

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