Jenna Beck

  1. Carnivorous Plants

    Carnivorous Plants
    Carnivorous plants are bold, beautiful and edgy - the perfect addition to the contemporary home or garden. The bonus? They're largely self-sufficient in a lot of ways. Having originated in boggy, swampy areas, they have adapted to their native low-nutrient soils in an innovative way - by trapping and digesting insects to gain all the nutrients they need! Ready to...
  2. Is that plant really dead?

    Is that plant really dead?
    It’s hard to know when it’s time to let go of a plant. After all, looks can be deceiving, and without vital signs like a heartbeat to check for, it seems almost impossible to tell if it’s time to say goodbye or if there’s a chance of bringing your plant back from the brink. What to Look For First things...
  3. Living from the inside out

    Living from the inside out
    There is no denying that us Aussies are a nation of barbecuing entertainers and that our beautiful climate ensures our addiction to the outdoor lifestyle. If you are not sure how to make the most of your backyard, veranda, porch, courtyard, balcony, open-roof or even your front lawn, don’t just stay inside! We have put together a few tips to...
  4. How to start a vegetable garden: tips and tricks on creating a veggie patch

    How to start a vegetable garden: tips and tricks on creating a veggie patch
    There is nothing like the taste of freshly picked food.
  5. Pig Face (Mesembryanthemum)

    Pig Face (Mesembryanthemum)
    Pig Face is a fun, versatile plant with an unfortunate nick name.
  6. Summer flowering plants

    Summer flowering plants
    Looking to fill your garden with colourful summer blooms? You've come to the right place. We've put together a list of our favourite summer flowering plants for every type of garden.   Agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox) Many Australian councils have taken to planting agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox in particular) in public areas, and they’ll be in full bloom over summer. The Agapanthus...
  7. How to: Planting

    How to: Planting
    Sometimes when you're new to something, it's the most basic things that can be hard to find information on. That's why we've created our planting how to guide - in six easy steps! If you've been wondering why your new plants never seem as happy as they did they day you took them home, make sure you follow the steps...
  8. The surprisingly obvious lessons learned from labels

    The surprisingly obvious lessons learned from labels
    After a few years of gardening, I’ve started correcting one of my biggest early mistakes – being flippant with the information on the label.
  9. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)

    Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
    Their common name comes from their striking flowers – bright, plumed blooms perched on long stems that look like the crests of tropical birds peeking through the leaves.
  10. Bronze Orange Bugs

    Bronze Orange Bugs
    When I bought my first home, I had no real understanding of ‘garden’ as a verb. For a long time the garden managed without me, and an Orange tree in particular flourished.

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