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How to Grow Cooler Climate Tibouchina

Tibouchina are no longer restricted to the more tropical states of Australia, with the release of the Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’.  Not only do they perform well in cooler climates, they are hardy, beautiful in full flower and being compact are ideal for pots.   General Care Tips Tibouchina ‘Cool Baby’ and Tibouchina ‘Groovy Baby’ perform best ... Read More »

How to Grow African Violets (Saintpaulias)

They may have a touch of ‘granny’, but African Violets make for marvellous flowering indoor plants and are the ideal choice for terrarium displays.  Location African Violets require moderate to bright indirect light all year round to encourage flowering. A well lit kitchen bench or coffee table is perfect. They also prefer humidity in the atmosphere (thus why they are ... Read More »

How to Grow Crotons

How to grow crotons for low maintenance colour #tropical #plant #garden aboutthegarden.com.au

The large, glossy and vividly coloured leaves of the croton (Codiaeum variegatum) bring year-round colour and a tropical look to warm climate gardens. They are easy to grow and require almost no maintenance once established. How to position crotons Give crotons a warm, sunny position for best leaf colour. They also grow well in shade but with less sunlight they ... Read More »

How to Grow Ginger in Pots

Fresh ginger brings a touch of authenticity to any Asian stir-fry and makes a cool, soothing cordial on a summer afternoon. Growing ginger in your home kitchen garden can be easy. Ginger can be grown from the fresh ginger available at your grocery store, which is actually the underground runner, or rhizome, of the plant. For best results, use pieces ... Read More »

How to Care for Bromeliads

How to care for bromeliads the tropical wonder

Bromeliads can bring an instant touch of the tropics to the coldest and driest climate gardens. Their lush, tropical foliage brings year-round colour and the colourful bracts they bear periodically can make them show-stoppers. This, combined with their easy- care nature makes them quite irresistible! A little history Bromeliads come from the tropical Americas where they grow as forest under ... Read More »

Summer Colour with Native Daisies

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Native daisies are equally at home in cottage-style gardens as they are in native gardens. They can be more in harmony with the natural environment than other plants and of course, they’re also adorable! Here’s how to grow native daisies for summer colour… Bracteantha (Bracteantha bracteata) Also called everlasting daisies, bracteanthas are famous for their dry, crackly petals that do ... Read More »

Part 2: Growing Asian Herbs

Asian cuisine encompasses the refreshing and often pungent flavours of Burmese, Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian, Indonesian and Thai cooking. Dishes are mostly an amalgamation of four contrasting flavours — hot, sour, sweet and salty and herbs and spices play an important role in this fusion. Here are some commonly used herbs of South-East Asia.   Chilli Chillies are really just tiny ... Read More »

How to Grow Avocado

Avocados are easy to grow in warm-temperate to tropical gardens and are a nutritious power house of vitamins, minerals, beneficial fats and antioxidants. Low in sugar and containing no starch or salt, planting an avocado tree can be the best way to grow your way to good health and nutrition.   Planting position Give trees full sun and shelter from ... Read More »

How to Grow Sweet Corn

how to grow sweet corn

A much loved vegetable of children and adults alike, sweet corn is sweet and juicy making it perfect for BBQ gatherings, served steamed with butter or given a light fry on the BBQ plate…..yum. Best of all it’s not a difficult vegetable to grow. How to plant Sweet corn can be planted from late spring until early autumn throughout Australia ... Read More »

Spring Rose Care Tips

Tips for Spring Rose Care

If your desiring a rose display that will rival Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup, then follow these sound spring rose care tips. Pruning Roses Generally, roses should be pruned back by two-thirds in winter but if you haven’t done this by early spring, a gentle pruning to remove dead branches and excess straggly growth should suffice. Feeding Roses When new ... Read More »