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Garden Guides

April Garden Guide 2020

“Despite the gardener’s  best intentions, Nature will improvise. ” ~ Michael P Garofalo ~ Feature Plant: Celery! Celery is a crisp & crunchy super green that’s great for you! Best grown from Autumn to Spring, this crunchy delight can be easy to grow in the right...

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March Garden Guide 2020

“A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself” . . May Sarton . . Feature Plant: Garlic! The aromatic smell & delicious taste brings to mind tasty Italian cuisine, yum! Garlic has many different varieties and can be cultivated...

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February Garden Guide 2020

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses”. ~  Hanna Rion  ~   Feature Plant: Coleus! With unsusual colours and velvety texture, Coleus are an old favourite in cottage gardens! Coleus are a short lived perennial plant that are...

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January Garden Guide 2020

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. ” . . Thomas Jefferson . . Feature Plant: Capsicum! Red, Green, Yellow - Crisp & Crunchy deliciousness for your salads! With a history in America...

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December Garden Guide 2019

“I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia” ~ Barbra Streisand ~ Feature Plant: Watermelon! What comes to mind when you hear the word Watermelon? Sweet, Juicy, Delicious on hot summer days!  With a history spanning...

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November Garden Guide 2019

“Everything that slows us downs and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace” ~ May Sarton ~ Feature Plant: Choko! The vine dwelling Choko is delicious when steamed, roasted or...

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October Garden Guide 2019

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." ~ Gertrude Jekyll ~ Feature Plant: Rockmelon! Rolley Polley Juicy Fruit that's oh so delicious! This tasty fruit is best grown from seed in small pots and then transplanted to a warm, full sunny spot in the...

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September Garden Guide 2019

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~ Ruth Stout ~ Feature Plant: Zinnia! A smaller sunflower relation with colours that pack a punch! Known for their long tall stalks of up to 70 centimetres high and their pompom like...

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August Garden Guide 2019

““Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank ~ Feature Plant: Mulberry! Juicy, Sweet & Oh So More-ish!  Mulberries are common in most home gardens, known for their delicious...

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July Garden Guide 2019

"I like gardening, it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself." ~Alice Sebold~ Feature Plant: Pansy! Bright, happy faces in the garden!  An explosion of colourful, cheery faces in your garden this cold season - the common Pansy has come a long way...

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House for Daniel – Building a Safer future for all children

House for Daniel, the home of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation has recently been opened in Palmwoods, Qld. Katek in partnership with Lindsay Rural`s Nambour branch and the Sunshine Coast Garden Club were greatly privileged to be among the many local businesses able to...

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June Garden Guide 2019

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ..Khalil Gibran.. Feature Plant: Bird of Paradise! The beautiful Bird of Paradise is truly one of a kind! Also known as Strelitzia reginae it is an easy low...

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May Garden Guide 2019

“Gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.” ~Joseph Joubert~ Feature Plant: Geranium! Classic colours & Memorable Scent!  Pelargoniums or widely known as Geraniums are one of the easiest flowers to grow with a tolerance for full sun positions...

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Another great weekend at the Gympie Garden Expo!

There was lots to do and plenty to learn at the Gympie Garden Expo over the weekend. Lots of knowledge and friendly advice at the many stalls selling native and exotic plants, garden ornaments, worm farms, bonsai displays and plenty of beautiful orchids. Amongst the...

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April Garden Guide 2019

“Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air." ~ Georges Bernanos ~ Feature Plant: Parsley! Iron rich & a household favourite, Parsley is a versatile herb used...

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March Garden Guide 2019

"The garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness, it teaches industry & thrift; above all it teaches entire trust." ~ Gertrude Jekyll ~ Feature Plant: Gazania! Superbly Bright! Sun loving & easy to grow! Haling from wild flowers in...

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