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    1. The Basics of Frangipanis Growing

      The Basics of Frangipanis Growing

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Wyza blog site. It’s titled A Quick Guide to Growing Frangipanis.

      It offers some awesome tips on growing the beautiful plant. Here’s a short excerpt:

      In Australia, frangipanis are sold by colour and variety, and the further north you go, the wider the choice.  

      Breeding has resulted in more than 350 varieties in different colour forms, including shades of pink, red, yellow, orange and purple, as well as bicolours.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this article from the linke below...

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    2. This Common Garden Plant Has Some Serious Cancer-Killing Properties

      This Common Garden Plant Has Some Serious Cancer-Killing Properties

      Caught wind of a cancer-fighting plant in this awesome article from Your Life Choices and immediately thought we'd share it with you. It's called Common Plant Kills Cancer Cells.

      It gives us some fascinating discoveries. This one, we thought, would pique your interest:

      University of Birmingham researchers were investigating the effects of ‘parthenolide’, a substance with anti-cancer properties that is found in Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew). Feverfew is a short-lived perennial plant, so, once it was discovered that the plant produced optimum levels of the compound, scientists had to come up with a way to produce enough for a ...

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    3. Why We're Probably Wasting the Carbon in Our Soils

      Why We're Probably Wasting the Carbon in Our Soils

      The carbon stored in our soils might be going to waste. So, we thought we’d share this fascinating article from The Fifth Estate. It’s called What We Need to Know About Soils, Including Growing Things at Home.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Increasing soil carbon is a form of emissions mitigation that comes with a raft of benefits, including tasty food and healthy landscapes, but Kiely says challenges remain, such as how farmers can connect with global carbon markets.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of ...

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    4. Beautiful Garden Benches that You Can DIY

      Beautiful Garden Benches that You Can DIY

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from Inbound Marketing Summit. It's called 50+ DIY Garden Bench Ideas - Free Plans for Outdoor Benches.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      On the off chance that you need to appreciate the peacefulness of your nursery, you’ll need an agreeable spot to sit.

      It shares some pictures of a variety of designs and some even come with instructional guides. There are a few others that even have YouTube video links to help you create the perfect outdoor seating for you and your precious garden.

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    5. What Plants to Avoid If You Have Cats--And What to Get Instead

      What Plants to Avoid If You Have Cats--And What to Get Instead

      Pet owners need to put a little more thought into what they plant in their gardens and in pots indoors. There are plants that can cause adverse reactions in animals particularly if they ingest it.

      If you're a cat owner, you'd best read this article by Rover.com. It lists 5 plants that are toxic to your feline friends and 5 plants you can grow instead. But why would cats eat plants anyway?

      “There could be a nutritional deficiency in a cat’s a diet that promotes him to snack on plant material,” Dr. Mahaney explains. Cats could ...

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    6. Making Flowers Last a Little Longer

      Making Flowers Last a Little Longer

      Flowers have an ephemeral quality to their beauty. It is wonderful to see them grow from bud to bloom, but afterwards, the memory of their loveliness is retained only in memory. But there are ways to make them last a bit longer even after they're cut from the stem.

      Alyssa Jung of Readers Digest shares the most common ways to preserve flowers. Here's something I definitely want to try:

      Dry flowers in minutes instead of weeks by using a microwave. “Pressing flowers in a microwave is a perfectly safe option for those seeking to save time and resources ...

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    7. 9 Mistakes Every Gardener Makes and How to Avoid Them

      9 Mistakes Every Gardener Makes and How to Avoid Them

      Gardening sounds fun--nurturing the earth and witnessing the unfolding of life is a rewarding experience to say the least. And while we think that it's easy to let nature do its work, not everyone is born with a green thumb. If you aren't, then here are 9 things you might be doing wrong--and what you should do instead. 

      Lisa Walden of House Beautiful lists down the most common gardening mistakes and how to correct them. Here's one I was guilty of:

      Check your soil type before you buy a bag to ensure it reacts well with your ...

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    8. Which Wattle Variety is Best for Your Garden

      Which Wattle Variety is Best for Your Garden

      Here's a fascinating article from the The West Australian. It's called Five of the Best Wattles for WA Gardens.

      It shares some fascinating suggestions on which wattles to get for your own garden. Here's a short excerpt:

      The wattle has remained a sentimental icon of Australia for over 200 years, and usually heralds spring is not too far away.

      Over the past decade we have seen a big increase in the different varieties and species of wattles available to the home gardener.

      Although wattles have a reputation for being short-lived, they are a valuable plant to have ...

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    9. Landscape Design Philosophy from Seed Landscape Design's Paul Stein

      Landscape Design Philosophy from Seed Landscape Design's Paul Stein

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the blog pages of Seed Landscapes. It’s titled Small Space, Big Design.

      It offers some interesting landscape design perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      My solution to marrying the concept of a social hub within limited space along the front of the property was paving with vegetative gaps. The green spaces broke the monotony and expanse of hard material, needed for hard-stand zones for social functionality, while softened the edges.

       To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    10. Garden Tours Plant-Lovers are Definitely Going to Want to Go With

      Garden Tours Plant-Lovers are Definitely Going to Want to Go With

      Came across this fascinating article from the blog pages of Ross Garden Tours that thoroughly piqued our interest. It's titled simply as Garden Marlborough.

      Michael McCoy gives us some wonderful pictures and descriptions of the tours planned for the year. This one is particularly exciting:

      Within the ‘burbs’ of Blenheim, Moritake plays with Japanese themes rendered with mostly New Zealand natives. It can take an inordinately long time to get down the drive, as Australian visitors are invariably spellbound by the pristine stands of Marlborough daisy. And beyond lies a real gem of lovely, subtle landscape construction combined with ...

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    11. Grow Succulent on Driftwood

      Grow Succulent on Driftwood

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from the blog pages of the Garden Lover's Club. It's called Learn How to Plant Succulents on Driftwood.

      It gives us this fascinating idea. Here's an important excerpt that we thought we ought to share:

      Keep in mind the succulents will start to want to root in a few weeks to a few months as they outgrow the driftwood, so this is not a long term project. When this occurs, you will need to gently remove them and plant them in soil as they continue to flourish.

       Give the rest of this ...

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    12. 10 Blooming Succulents for Your Home

      10 Blooming Succulents for Your Home

      Succulents are all the rage because they're relatively low-maintenance and give the home a tropical look. But did you know that succulents can have more colors aside from shades of green? The Garden Lover's Club website gives us this list of ten beautiful flowering succulents!

      Here's one that I'm definitely thinking of adding to my house:

      This [Crassula (Jade Plant)] is another tropical succulent that is going to produce beautiful pink, purple, and white blooms. It will grow best in zones nine through 11, and with the right care, it can grow to be four to ...

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    13. Hydrangea Propagation Techniques

      Hydrangea Propagation Techniques

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Ugly Duckling House. It's called How to Propagate Hydrangeas.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      Some gardeners swear by rooting them in winter, where they’ll grow more resilient roots versus summer (which also makes sense). So, as of now, I have no recommendation as to what time of year is best. I’m simply taking what I cut off from pruning my hydrangeas in spring and summer and using those cutoffs for propagation.

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    14. Why We Should Protect Our Bees

      Why We Should Protect Our Bees

      Thought we'd share this interesting article from Aussie Bees. It's called Pollination of Flowers.

      It offers some details on how bees help in pollination. Here's a short excerpt:

      Bees are particularly good pollinators because they need pollen to feed their young in their nests. During the day, bees visit hundreds of flowers to collect this pollen. Each time that they fly off to another flower, they leave some pollen on the female part of the flower. This pollinates the flower and helps the plant to produce seeds. It is a Win - Win situation for both the plant ...

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    15. A Prefabricated Housing Module in the Middle of Nature for Relaxing

      A Prefabricated Housing Module in the Middle of Nature for Relaxing

      The interior design of LUMIPOD is made as a 4 hotel room with a curved entry door. The wardrobe is located on the right side of the bed while the bed itself is integrated into a shallow niche. The bathroom has a toilet, a shower, a sink, and a toilet that closed by a glass wall. For the finishing, the designer uses rough and simple materials such as woods for the bedroom floors and plywood for the ceiling and plywood.

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      Mentions: Design
    16. Making Your Garden More Family Friendly

      Making Your Garden More Family Friendly

      Came across this interesting article from Turfmate. It's called 5 Tips for a Family Friendly Garden and we thought it's worth the share.

      It offers some suggestions to make your garden a bit more family friendly. Here's one tip that really captured our attention:

      Glorious flowerbeds and a maintained lawn will only get you so far in holding their attention. It’s inevitable they are going to need some garden activities to keep them entertained. It might be a good idea to ask the children what they’d prefer to have, a sandpit, climbing frame or a ...

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      Mentions: Garden flowers
    17. Working on Your Front Facade Can Drastically Raise Your Property Value

      Working on Your Front Facade Can Drastically Raise Your Property Value

      Here's a fascinating article from Your Investment Property Magazine Online. It's simply titled Front Facade and we thought has some interesting home improvement tips you'd love.

      Here's a short one that we thought was interesting: 

      An overgrown garden makes everything look gloomier, wilder and messier than it really is. A good trimming can therefore uncover a great space to work with.

      To get the most of this helpful article, read the rest of it at the link below...

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      Mentions: Home furniture paint
    18. This Book Aims to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

      This Book Aims to Save the Whole Stinkin' Planet

      Found this article on Catholic Weekly and thought that we'd share it. It's called Saving the Whole Stinkin' Planet.

      It features a fascinating book that aims to save the planet through farming, recycling, and sustainable living. Here's a quick excerpt for more context:

      With a focus on giving children an understanding of what actually happens to rubbish when you throw it away, this book highlights the importance of reducing our household garbage as well as recycling and proper waste management.

      It's a fascinating book that would help kids to grow up into responsible adults. To learn ...

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      Mentions: Locals Home
    19. Millennials Who Choose to be Plant Moms and Dads

      Millennials Who Choose to be Plant Moms and Dads

      Have you read this extremely fascinating article from iDiva? It's called I Am a Plant Mom and Every Day is a Rollercoaster of Emotions and we just couldn't let this one pass without sharing with you.

      It's an insightful article that's full of interesting perspectives. Here's a thought that was particularly attention-grabbing:

      I knew that this generation’s love for plants was truly universal, and an undeniable part of the zeitgeist, when I found that there exists a group of Instagram celebs who are called “plant influencers”. 

      For more of this fascinating piece, check ...

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      Mentions: Home indoor Plants
    20. The Case for Advocating the Slow Flower Movement

      The Case for Advocating the Slow Flower Movement

      Stumbled upon this excellent article from ABC.net. It's called Growers Back Slow Flower Movement.

      In it, Jessica Schremmer shares some important insights from Australian flower designers and growers. Here's a particularly interesting one:

      Many people are aware of food miles, but Ms White wants to reduce flower miles.

      She is an advocate of the 'slow flower movement' and wants to create more consumer awareness to buy local, seasonal and bee-friendly flowers.

      Give the rest of the article a quick read if you want to learn more...

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      Mentions: Locals flowers
    21. What Israel Can Teach the Rest of the World in Agriculture

      What Israel Can Teach the Rest of the World in Agriculture

      Came across this shareworthy piece from AusFood News. It's called The Top 12 Ways Israel is Feeding the World.

      In it, Abigail Klein Leichman shares some interesting points about how such a tiny nation land-wise can provide so much food. Here's a fascinating insight:

      Farms can’t export unless they comply with complex and frequently changing government regulations in target countries regarding details including water, fertilizer, pesticides, plant protection, safety and labor conditions.

      That’s a daunting challenge for small farms especially, which must be part of larger cooperatives if they want to sell abroad.

      Check out the ...

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      Mentions: Locals indoor flowers
    22. How Forest Bathing is Affecting the Duchess of Cambridge

      How Forest Bathing is Affecting the Duchess of Cambridge

      Here's an exciting article from the Daily Mail UK. It's titled Kate's Spot On - Forest Bathing Can Make You Live Longer...

      In it, they share the Duchess of Cambridge's fondness for the new wellness trend of forest bathing. Here's a short quote from it:

      Research from Nippon Medical School in Tokyo suggests that forest bathing could have a direct effect on the immune system, specifically our natural killer, or NK cells, which protect us from viruses and the formation of tumours.

      Patients saw a significant boost to their NK cell activity in the week following ...

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    23. Houseplants in Your Home Office Can Help Boost Your Productivity

      Houseplants in Your Home Office Can Help Boost Your Productivity

      Thought we'd share this cool article from Life Hacker. It's called Make Your Home Office a More Productive Place With More Houseplants.

      It has some great insights on the relationship of houseplants and productivity. Here's one that's really interesting:

      According to the research, offices with plants resulted in increased workplace satisfaction and increased employee engagement.

      Is a potted plant on your desk going to make you speed through that report any faster? I’d say probably not.

      That said, I’ve certainly seen marked differences in my own productivity when I’m working in a pleasant ...

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      Mentions: Home Plants
    24. Beautiful Night-Blooming Flowers

      Beautiful Night-Blooming Flowers

      We found this awesome article on Garden Lover's Club and thought we would share it here. It's called 13 Flowers that Bloom at Night.

      It shares with us some awesome looking flowers. Here's one that caught our attention:

       The Casa Blanca lily thrives in zones 5 to 10 where it produces large white flowers that look stunning in bouquets and flower arrangements. They need to get the sun during the day to produce their blossoms at night, but they prefer their roots to be in a shaded area.

      For more of these night-blooming flowers, photos and all ...

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      Mentions: Garden flowers
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