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Garden Guides

September Garden Guide 2020

“ By bringing a consciousness to gardening sacred space can be created outdoors” ~ S. Kelley Harrell ~ Feature Plant: Lemonade! Sweet and juicy - best straight off the tree or freshly squeezed on ice! This evergreen citrus tree usually brought as a grafted tree from...

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August Garden Guide 2020

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” ~ Claude Monet ~ Feature Plant: Dianthus! Bright colours and easy to grow flowers, they're a winner in our books! This little green mounding shrub produces sprays of flowers in all shades from pinks, whites & reds with...

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July Garden Guide 2020

““If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden” ~ Robert Breault ~ Feature Plant: Eggplant! Grilled Eggplant? Eggplant Lasagne? Yum! This wonderful fruit is making a comeback in the kitchen. Always thought of as one of...

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June Garden Guide 2020

“In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.” ~ Robert Rodale ~ Feature Plant: Snapdragon! Fierce yet sweetly coloured dragon faces in your flower garden!  Known for small shrubby foliage and their dragon face like flowers that open and...

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May Garden Guide 2020

““It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” . Kate Morton .  Feature Plant: Radish! The Cutest little red in the veggie patch! Commonly grown all over the world as an annual...

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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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