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How to create the perfect garden wedding

How to create the prefect garden wedding #aboutthegardenmagazine

  A garden wedding at your house or family home is becoming a very popular option for couples who want to create a special and intimate day. For many this is a way of cutting down on high costs such as venue hire, but backyard weddings are also perfect for couples who want to create a truly unique and memorable ... Read More »

9 tips to keep cut flowers flowering longer

9 tips for how to keep cut flowers flowering longer in Australia

Try these 9 ways to keep cut flowers flowering longer.  Cut off the stems an inch every two days. This will keep the end of the stem open to draw water upwards. Fill a clean vase with warm water and replace water every two days. Add a 1/2 teaspoon each of bleach, sugar and white vingear into the water to ... Read More »

How to Add Drama on Garden Design

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Mark Brandon loves to wander far and wide in search of get tips and inspirations for home improvement. He is a contributor for Safe and Sound Property Inspections and shares his expertise to other blogs as well. Below, he shares some tips on how to add some drama on Garden Design. Whether you live in the countryside or the cities, ... Read More »

100 Years of Anzac: Garden of Remembrance Creating a Living Memory

100 years of Anzac Garden of rememberance create a living memory in the garden aboutthegarden

In 2015, we honour the Centenary of Gallipoli, 100 years of Anzac and what better way to show commemorate then to create your living memory, a garden of remembrance.  There are many plants that not only symbolise the Anzac spirit, but are living history, brought back by returning veterans 100 years ago from the battle fields. These plants invoke both visual and ... Read More »

Autumn Wedding Bouquet Ideas – Aromatic Bridal Flowers!

Autumn Wedding Bouquet Ideas Aromatic Bridal Flowers with About the Garden

Autumn bridal flowers are always about warm bright colours but if you’re after wedding bouquet ideas that are excite the senses, autumn flowers can leave you short. The prettier flowers are in bloom but what they deliver in colour and shape, they lose in aroma. Luckily, inspiration for all the senses is at hand…. In a place you’d least expect! ... Read More »

Terrarium Plant Care

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Terrariums are a wonderful way to bring a mini garden indoors. Terrariums are low maintenance gardens that provide their own microclimate in a bowl. There are two types – closed and open terrariums. Ideal plants to use are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering. Terrarium plant care • ... Read More »

Easy As! Create a Succulent Terrarium

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Creating your very own stylish terrarium is much easier and cheaper then you might think. So add a little living colour to your home decor or give a handmade gift with a difference! The Ideal plants to use for terrariums are small succulents and indoor foliage plants. Succulents are heartier than most foliage indoor plants & require less watering.   ... Read More »

3 Festive Ways to Use Sage

Three (3) Festive Ways to Use Sage #herb #decorating #christmas www.aboutthegarden.com.au

Sage is a beautiful herb to add to culinary dishes, however due to its strong flavour only a little is usually required for cooking, leaving you to ponder….. what to do with the abundance of lush green aromatic foliage in the garden?! Here’s three (3) festive ways to use sage this holiday season, to fragrance and add living colour to ... Read More »

How to Grow Poinsettia

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There is nothing finer than the sight of a poinsettia blooming naturally. The hot red colour of its bracts never fail to liven and its famous red and green foliage has become an important part of Christmas tradition. But did you know that in Australia the poinsettia is artificially coaxed into its flamboyant floral displays for Christmas, preferring to flower ... Read More »

Top 5 Plant Table Talkers for Christmas

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Decorating your dining table with a fresh, prettily presented flowering plant can add the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas dinner. Best of all they will make a fabulous addition to your garden after. Here’s our top 5 picks & how to care for them:  1. Poinsettia Associated with Christmas throughout the western world, these subtropical beauties need full sun ... Read More »