We have some stunning native flora in Victoria, as well as around the rest of Australia, and many of the most beautiful plants you can imagine are at-risk or endangered. What if we brought some of those plants into cultivation in order to preserve them?… Continue reading
Ben Courtice is back to talk about pollinator preferences for flowers, with a focus on native insect pollinators. He’s an ecologist, botanist and bush regenerator that’s done his honours research on the button wrinklewort, an endemic aster in Victoria, and was trying to figure out why they were declining.… Continue reading
The Irrigation planter is an innovative patent-pending and world-changing technology. Inspiring a new method to planting fruit, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Embrace a new world of gardening with the GrowWell™ FP350 Focus Planter by Focus Planting Australia,
The South Australian-owned and operated company are determined to create environmentally conscious solutions to improving horticultural and agricultural practices.… Continue reading
Hort Journal Editor, Karen Smith is back for a second landscape business episode, and this time she’s brought landscape business coach, John Corban along for the ride. He’s going to take us deeper into the world of landscape business ownership.
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to start a landscape business of your own?
In this episode, Karen Smith helps us understand how we can start a landscape business of our own, including setting up your business, branding and marketing, employing staff, and more.… Continue reading
he Australian 2019-20 bushfire season is still fresh in our memories, but many people aren’t educated on how to plan for fire in their gardens. In this episode, Karen Smith interviews Lesley Corbett, author of the wonderful book Safer Gardens: Planning For Fire & Plant Flammability.… Continue reading
he palm family (Aracaceae) consists of plants that we can easily recognise, with their tall stems and crown of fronds at the tip. But did you know there are branching palms, and some that even climb as a vine?
Listen to this episode to take a closer look at these wonderful plants through a botanic lens.… Continue reading
How is the horticultural industry changing? In this episode, I chat about long-term trends such as workplace diversity, ecological awareness, the move from petrol to lithium-ion and much more with my mentor Karen Smith (who’s also the editor for this episode’s sponsor Hort Journal Australia).… Continue reading
Data may seem boring to the average gardener, but if you’ve been working with plants for long enough, you’ll have learnt the value of recording information (which is also known as data).
Whether you’re a pro working in domestic gardens, an urban forester who’s working with legacy trees, or even a home gardener looking for long-term success, you’ll find value in this episode.… Continue reading