Category: Growing Plants

Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

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Why Gardening Is Your Destiny

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Life seems to make sense when I’m gardening!”? Of course you have. Denying it is a case in futility. Every time your fingers fondle the soil your endorphins somersault like a flea on the carcass of your pet canine and the smile zipping across the creases of your lips […]

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Eremophila nivea – Outback Silver Foliage

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Eremophila nivea - Outback Silver Foliage

A few years ago I wrote a post on 16 Silver Foliage Plants To Experiment With. It was an attempt to identify many of the great plants with silver foliage characteristics that lend themselves beautifully to landscape gardening. However, when I wrote that post I hadn’t become acquainted with Eremophila nivea (Silky Eremophila) – an […]

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

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Foolproof Shade Plants For Dimly Lit Areas

What’s not to like about shade plants? Those dimly lit areas of our gardens, that rarely see daylight, can often be the hardest to landscape. But you needn’t throw up your garden gloves in frustration – well not yet, anyway. While moulds, fungi and lichens grow rampantly in these much maligned garden zones there are […]

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How Many Plants Have You KILLED This Year?

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How Many Plants Have You KILLED This Year?

As a self-confessed novice gardener, Michelle Sander claims she has “The Art of Killing Plants” down pat. But, like most gardeners, killing plants isn’t the supreme domain of ludites. If we were truly honest, even the most experienced and knowledgeable gardeners have probably killed a few plants of their own. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take the […]

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Growing Lemongrass | Tips to Grow This Amazing Herb

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Growing Lemongrass | Tips to Grow This Amazing Herb

Growing lemongrass is not difficult, but it needs moist soil, light and warmth to grow outdoors. Some growers plant it in light shade or dappled sunlight, and some in full sun. The leaves are thicker in full sun and long and thin in shade. It’s a matter of preference. Growing Lemongrass From a Stalk Buy […]

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