Posts Tagged ‘Gum’

Diamonds In The Rough

Friday, February 1st, 2008

MarcusThere’s a rugged natural beauty associated with plants in the Australian dry country. They’re gnarly, weathered, fire scarred, insect damaged and often hold their dead limbs. Essentially they are full of character but not exactly the look most people are going for when creating a garden to frame their beautiful new home. However, these bush plants are really just diamonds in the rough.

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Eucalypts, a gum tree for every situation

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

This article is extracted from Yuruga Newsletter
Vol 11 No 2 (May 2003)

The focus of this article is for gardeners in tropical Australia.
However, the basic principles apply for throughout Australia
with minor modifications for local conditions.

The gum trees (eucalypts) are such a dominant aspect of the Australian landscape that it’s easy to think that most of the approximately 1000 species all look the same.

Take a closer look, though, and you’ll see an amazing array of shapes, sizes, leaves and flower colour. With over 30 different species of Eucalypt stocked here at Yuruga, there’s a gum tree of every shape and size, for every situation from home garden to timber plot.

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Deciduous delights

Friday, November 1st, 2002

This article is extracted from Yuruga Newsletter
Vol 10 No 4 (November 2002)

There is something particularly beautiful about deciduous plants.

When they drop all their leaves and expose their bare skeletons to the world, they present an architectural grandeur that adds quite another dimension to the landscape.

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