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A Complete Guide To Australian Native Flowers

There’s no better way to welcome friends visiting Oz for the first time than with a quintessential meal of meat pie and Pavlova and a bunch of native Australian flowers. Heck, I’m an Aussie myself and this never gets old. Call it the strong and lovable flavour of...

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The Best Places To Buy Plants On The Sunshine Coast

The Best Places To Buy Plants On The Sunshine Coast

With stunning homes and golden beaches all around, the Sunshine Coast blends nature with cosmopolitan living seamlessly. Make your indoor and outdoor space look like it came straight out of a magazine with prized native plants, herbs, fruit trees, and potted plants —...

The Best Places To Buy Plants On The Gold Coast

The Best Places To Buy Plants On The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has its glistening sun and shore, but there’s also plenty of green to be found. From succulents to bamboo to roses, there’s something for every plant lover to spruce up your home.  Leafy friends are great for many reasons. They benefit your mental and...

Philodendron Brasil Care Guide

Philodendron Brasil Care Guide

In the Philodendron world, there are a lot of characters — you have the White Princess and Pink Princess, the White Knight, and the White Wizard. Not all Philodendrons are larger-than-life, however. Some varieties — like the Philodendron Brasil — look grand but are...

Waratah Flower Facts And Care Guide

Waratah Flower Facts And Care Guide

As one of the most iconic Australian flowers, you could probably recognise the waratah on sight. There are actually five species of waratah, but the most common and well-known is the Telopea speciosissima – the New South Wales waratah, the floral emblem of NSW. It's...

The Plant Lover’s Guide To The Best Nurseries in Sydney

The Plant Lover’s Guide To The Best Nurseries in Sydney

Even if you’ve turned your home into an urban jungle, there’s still no such thing as too many plants and plant accessories. There’s always a new succulent and fiddle leaf fig to obsess over. When your plant collection is on-trend and ever-changing, ordinary plant...

Heart Leaf Philodendron Care Guide

Heart Leaf Philodendron Care Guide

If you’re having black thumb problems with your current houseplant, it’s time to switch to the Heart Leaf Philodendron. Creating your own urban jungle is a cinch when you have these Philodendrons around. The Heart Leaf is one of the easiest plants to maintain and is...

Philodendron Gloriosum Care Guide

Philodendron Gloriosum Care Guide

Do you need to give your workspace or bedroom a quick facelift? Houseplants are the easiest way to spruce up your indoor space — they give you that relaxing pop of green and purify the air at the same time. Place a Philodendron Gloriosum or two in your home and see...

Lilly Pilly Varieties

Lilly Pilly Varieties

What is a Lilly Pilly? Lilly Pilly is an evergreen plant that can be grown as a tree or hedge. The standard height of a Lilly Pilly tree is 30m — quite large for a yard in the suburbs! For smaller home gardens, dwarf varieties are more advisable when planting a Lilly...

A Guide To Australian Native Trees

A Guide To Australian Native Trees

Some of the best trees to grow in your yard are Australian native trees. Not only can you support your local community by sourcing them from nearby nurseries, but they're also a perfect fit for our climate down under. And your tree won't only make a statement! It'll...

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Philodendron Brasil Care Guide

In the Philodendron world, there are a lot of characters — you have the White Princess and Pink Princess, the White Knight, and the White Wizard. Not all Philodendrons are larger-than-life, however. Some varieties — like the Philodendron Brasil — look grand but are...

Waratah Flower Facts And Care Guide

As one of the most iconic Australian flowers, you could probably recognise the waratah on sight. There are actually five species of waratah, but the most common and well-known is the Telopea speciosissima – the New South Wales waratah, the floral emblem of NSW. It's...

Heart Leaf Philodendron Care Guide

If you’re having black thumb problems with your current houseplant, it’s time to switch to the Heart Leaf Philodendron. Creating your own urban jungle is a cinch when you have these Philodendrons around. The Heart Leaf is one of the easiest plants to maintain and is...

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Floral Flush: When Does Lavender Flower In Australia?

Lavender is a fantastic plant to have in your garden —its flowers and sprigs have many uses, and the smell is divine. It’s also a very easy plant to care for, since it’s drought tolerant and low maintenance. But one thing that we gardeners anticipate most when growing...

Pick Your Purple: Different Types of Lavender

The lavender plant is an excellent choice for any garden. Lavender blooms add a gorgeous touch of colour, while their scent is absolutely heavenly. But if you've decided to grow lavender plants in your garden, you'll need to decide on which types of lavender — and...

Dry-It-Yourself: How To Dry Lavender

There are endless uses for lavender at home — in food, as display, for essential oils. But one of the easiest uses is drying lavender. It looks pretty, and smells heavenly too. Dried lavender is soothing and calming, and really makes a room feel homely. As for how to...

Lawn Mowing

How To Maintain A Manicured Lawn With Raised Garden Beds 

A well-manicured lawn adds a touch of class to any home. It’s there for you to show off, and for passers-by to admire. A manicured lawn is tricky to maintain, but well worth the effort. The only issue is that you can’t have more than ornamental plants on your lawn —...

How a Professional Mows Their Lawn: The Best Way to Mow a Lawn

Is your messy-looking lawn stopping you from enjoying it? Do you wish you could mow your lawn, but maybe you don’t know how? I can’t blame you if you’d probably just say no to mowing your lawn altogether. Going through all the how-to’s can be tedious, such as how tall...

When Should You Get Turf?

When Should You Get Turf? Rolling out some turf can transform a forgotten patch of scrub grass into a delightful and functional outside space in just a couple of hours. The almost instant results can make it an ideal solution for a rapid garden fix-up. It can also...

Yard Tips

Top Dressing A Lawn: How, When, And Why

If you’re not yet top dressing your lawn, you’re missing out on a lot. Homes all over Australia are going green over eco-friendly lawn care, and you should, too. Before rushing to your nearest lawn supply store, there are a few things you need to know so you can top...

How To Deter Possums From Your Garden

Possums aren't the cutest creatures around, but they're usually a harmless sort when they’re in their natural habitat. They're marsupials just like our beloved kangaroos and koalas, even if they bear a stronger resemblance to rats and other rodents.  Possums love to...

How To Repair Your Lawn To Fix Bare Patches

A thick, gorgeous lawn doesn’t happen by itself.  When you have foot traffic from people and pets, wear and tear can take its toll on your grass and make your lawn look patchy. The next thing you know, weeds will start growing on these patches. What you’ll be left...