Accessibility is one of the most important considerations for the meaningful participation of people with disability in gardening. There is a plethora of great garden design guides available for accessible gardening and many great innovations on the market to help make gardening accessible.… Continue reading
Successful tree growth in urban environments is reliant on more than just species selection. It is about planting the right tree in the right location to achieve successful landscape outcomes.
In an increasingly challenging urban landscape, planning and infrastructure must support the tree taxa selections to ensure they have the adequate resources and suitable growing conditions in order to survive and thrive, and provide the aesthetic and environmental services expected of them (Diamond Head Consulting Ltd.,… Continue reading
By Denis Crawford –
The immense diversity of insects has led to some amazing adaptations and mutual relationships with other organisms.
You might have read in the news recently about an environmental battle to prevent the clearing of 2000 hectares of native vegetation on a Cape York station.… Continue reading
By Janet Hodgkiss –
Gardens that include productive fruiting trees and plants are often thought of as ‘unattractive’ but this need not be so as many of these plants have other valuable characteristics and attributes that are often overlooked
A productive, as well as ornamental, design is very achievable with the many varieties, sizes and shapes of all types of fruiting plants that are on offer.… Continue reading
By Dan Austin –
Achieving the illustrious title of the world’s largest flower, the corpse flower (Rafflesia arnoldii) is the largest species of a charismatic genus not often seen. The plant has earned its common name because of the foul odour of rotting meat the flower emits to attract carrion-feeding pollinators, and with its fleshy red mass growing up to a metre in width, the flower could quite literally be mistaken for a corpse.… Continue reading
By Glenice Buck –
Escaping the city for a tree change sounds easy enough but relocating an established horticultural business requires forward planning and a bit of effort to avoid a catastrophic disruption in your income stream. If you are thinking of making this change yourself, here are a few first-hand tips on how to make the change run smoothly.… Continue reading
By Dr Kate Neale and Michael Casey –
Schools are increasingly recognising that greenspaces provide students with important access to nature, wellbeing, shelter, places of retreat, integrated learning contexts and aesthetic appeal. As such, schools are increasingly engaging with landscape professionals who consult with principals, P&C committees and educators to establish the vision for a space, needs of the cohort and practical design elements.… Continue reading
By Gabrielle Stannus –
Are you a wholesale grower of indoor plants or an interior plantscaper seeking interesting varieties for your designs? Check out some of the new and experimental varieties on display during the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week.… Continue reading
By Michael Casey
Remember the days when your parents and half the neighbourhood had some form of vegetable garden in the backyard, and the many hours spent harvesting the food, sharing the produce and the swapping of seeds amongst neighbours, family and friends?… Continue reading
By John Corban –
2021 is here, and what a relief! 2020 was a tough and challenging year, beginning with the bushfires and then the most severe pandemic affecting everyone.
The pandemic that took off in March 2020, changed the way many businesses operated.… Continue reading