Posts Tagged ‘foliage’

Banksias you can bank on…

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

If you were asked to name the top three quintessential Australian plants that define the Australian flora, what would you say? It’s a safe bet that eucalypts, acacias and banksias would top everyone’s list, for sure. They are just so… Australian.

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Creating a Tropical Courtyard

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Courtyards are the focal point of outdoor living in the tropics, blending privacy and intimacy with relaxation and socialising.

So, how to plant up that special courtyard?

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Her Garden, His Garden and Their Garden

Monday, September 1st, 2008

MarcusYou probably already know what I’m talking about when I say, “her garden, his garden, and their garden”, but have you ever taken the time to contemplate it?

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The Native Garden Diet

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

MarcusBeing told you should plant natives sounds a lot like you’re being told to give up junk food and switch to brussels sprouts and bran. It makes you feel like you’ll be going on a garden diet. Lush green foliage and the pretty flowers will be a thing of the past. There will be no more planting of self indulgent cordylines, hibiscus, gardenias or gingers. You’re now restricted to a gardening diet of gumtrees, paperbarks, grasstrees, and if you’re good, a grevillea or two. And you’ll have to tear up your lush green lawn so you can replace it with a nice deep layer of bush mulch with a couple of clumps of prickly Spinifex and a mandatory frog pond.

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Fragrant Gardening For Blokes

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

MarcusSmelling the sweet scent of a delicate flower is usually associated more with youthful innocence, femininity and romance than it is with masculinity.

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