In Case of Emergency: Radical Solutions to Save Your Houseplant
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by Emily Marshall
6d ago
If you've put in diligent effort and care to nurture your beloved houseplant, but despite your best attempts and common troubleshooting practices, it continues to show signs of distress, such as turning black, wilting stems, and dropping leaves, it might be time to explore unconventional plant survival strategies typically reserved for emergencies. Radical gardening methods involve extreme approaches to tackle specific issues affecting houseplants and would not ordinarily be recommended. These methods should be viewed as last-resort measures, as they carry the risk of further stressing your pl ..read more
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Our Top 4 Tips for Styling Your Outdoor Oasis
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by Belinda Mullineaux
6d ago
Incorporating greenery into your balcony or terrace can make all the difference when creating a tranquil and inviting outdoor space. The benefits of adding plants to your outdoor living space are undeniable, from enhancing aesthetics to promoting well-being. Discover our top four tips to transform your outdoor space into a lush and relaxing oasis.  The Balcony Garden: Loob pots in White. 1. Choosing the Right Plants Selecting the right plants is the cornerstone of creating a visually appealing and thriving green space. Opt for a combination of potted plants, hanging planters ..read more
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Add A Touch Of Elegance With A Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum
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by Emily Marshall
1w ago
 Japanese Maples have been lovingly cultivated in Japan for many centuries, so much so, that they even have a specific name for the autumn leaf colour change from greens to red tones known as Momiji. Due to their striking appearance and iconic finger-shaped leaves, Japanese Maples have since become beloved ornamental trees, adding a touch of elegance to public and domestic gardens and landscapes all around the world. Japanese Maples were introduced to Australia, along with other parts of the world, through international plant trade and horticultural exploration i ..read more
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Discover The Bad Names Range
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by Belinda Mullineaux
2w ago
What's in a name? We think quite a lot. But what about those names favoured by B-grade celebrities and teenage parents? This collection of hand-thrown Thai finish pots & planters is our tribute to the bad names of this world. Like their namesakes, each pot is raw, earthy and uniquely individual. The Bad Names Range of planters is handmade with clay using techniques that are centuries old and fired in rustic brick kilns. As such, the appearance and shape can vary greatly; this is what makes each of them unique. Variation is seen in the level of gloss/matte, the amount of white, the cons ..read more
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Garden Tour | Platylobium Landscape Design
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by Belinda Mullineaux
2w ago
Platylobium Landscape Design is a Melbourne design firm that specialises in contemporary, sustainable native landscapes. The company is the brainchild of Nadia Cole, a Landscape Designer with a horticulture and conservation ecology background. Their designs often incorporate garden pots in hardscaped areas that require softening and greenery. This Blairgowrie project transformed a boring lawn area into a modern garden with a crisp blue pool, a large deck area, and textural foliage-focused planting. Bluestone steppers draw you across the lush green lawn to the pool area, which has become the hu ..read more
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The Science and Myth of Moon Gardening: Separating Fact from Fiction
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by Emily Marshall
3w ago
The influence of the moon's phases on plant behaviour is a topic of interest in gardening and agriculture, and it has been a subject of folklore and traditional wisdom for centuries. This belief is often referred to as "lunar gardening" or "moon planting," and it suggests that the moon's phases can affect the growth and development of plants.  Despite the name, lunar gardening doesn’t require you to garden only at nighttime. It is more about aligning your gardening activities with the phases of the moon, not the time of day or night. Having said this, some avid lunar gardeners do choose ..read more
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Plant Profile: Anthuriums
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by Emily Marshall
1M ago
There are many reasons for the popularity of Anthuriums, primarily being their stunning appearance. The glossy, heart-shaped leaves and vibrant, long-lasting blooms add a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor space. Another major draw card is their general low-maintenance growing requirements, making them ideal for both experienced and novice plant enthusiasts alike. Lastly, Anthuriums are known for their significant air-purifying qualities. They can filter out toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and xylene, contributing to improved indoor air quality. Anthuriums belong to the Arac ..read more
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Embracing Palm Springs Vibes: A Stunning Renovation at Higlett House
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by Belinda Mullineaux
1M ago
In the world of home renovations, where every detail counts, landscaping takes centre stage, breathing life and personality into a property. Loni Parker, the Editor of Adore Home Magazine, embarked on a remarkable journey to transform her 1960s home, Higlett House, into a Palm Springs-inspired masterpiece. At the heart of this renovation is a captivating garden adorned with unique features, where our statement garden pots played a pivotal role. Built in 1960, Higlett House possessed a distinct charm with its long, lean structure, winged details, and clerestory windows—a true embodiment of mid ..read more
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Bring the Tropics to Your Home with the Sweet Fragrance of Frangipanis
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by Emily Marshall
1M ago
Australia's diverse climate offers a unique opportunity for garden enthusiasts to cultivate a wide variety of plants. One such exotic and beautiful addition to your garden is the Frangipani tree. Known for its stunning, fragrant flowers and vibrant foliage, the Frangipani tree can thrive even in pots, bringing a touch of the tropics to your outdoor space. Choosing the Right Variety Originally found all around the tropics and subtropical regions like Central America, the Caribbean Islands, South East Asia, and the Pacific Islands, Frangipani, also known as Plumeria, is known for its sweet and ..read more
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Plant Profile: Magnolia Trees
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by Emily Marshall
1M ago
Magnolia trees are renowned for their elegant, fragrant blossoms and lush foliage, and are one of the most popular statement pieces in high-end landscape design and urban gardens alike. Having said this, their magnificence canopy and expansive root system are not always suitable for every space. If you have limited growing room or simply want to enjoy the beauty of Magnolia trees on a smaller scale, opt for growing the compact or dwarf Magnolia varieties. These are no less impressive and are far more manageable.   The growing season for Magnolia trees in Australia can vary depending on t ..read more
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