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Jennifer Stackhouse

Horticulturist, garden writer, blogger & editor.

  1. Pet-safe outdoor plants: Creating a pet-friendly garden

    Pet-safe outdoor plants: Creating a pet-friendly garden
    It’s not only human members of the family that enjoy our gardens. For four-legged family members, the garden is their outdoor territory and their window on the world. For everyone’s ease of mind, the garden needs to meet the needs of our pets and be their safe haven. The good news is, it's not at all difficult to make it...
  2. Planting Kale 101: How to grow kale

    Planting Kale 101: How to grow kale
    If you want a handsome vegetable to grow and share on social media, kale is it. Once found lurking in the culinary shadows, it has become trendy with a reputation as a ‘superfood’. The reputation is well-deserved, as this leafy veggie is packed with vitamins (including vitamin C, carotene and folate) and is rich in calcium and iron. It is...
  3. Possum-proof your garden: How to keep possums away from eating your plants

    Possum-proof your garden: How to keep possums away from eating your plants
    According to our records, “how to possum-proof a garden” is a really popular internet search. You’ve probably landed here because you’re having possum issues and have turned to Google for help. Possum populations have exploded in the past decade or so, as these furry marsupials find themselves well-suited to suburban life. With their agility and adaptability, they are able to...
  4. Top 6 veggies to plant in May

    Top 6 veggies to plant in May
    Don’t lose your planting momentum. There are plenty of veggies to sow and plant in late autumn to harvest in winter and spring. Here are our top six veggies to plant in May and why we love them! Remember to liquid feed regularly every 7-10 days (we recommend Harvest) to keep veggies growing through the cold weather.   Broccoli and...
  5. Caring for pilea

    Caring for pilea
    Pilea peperomioides is one of the most popular of all indoor plants - not just in Australia, but around the world. With its round, saucer-like leaves on long stalks, this cute little plant looks as if it landed in the living room from outer space. Those round, lilypad-like leaves also give it a common name of Chinese money plant. Here...
  6. Top indoor plants for bookshelves

    Top indoor plants for bookshelves
    Images of interiors tastefully decorated with lush greenery are driving the craze for indoor plants. One area that’s caught my eye is the use of trailing potted plants for bookshelves. Shelving lends itself to the display of plants that cascade out of their pots and makes the most of interesting containers. If you’ve tried and failed or don’t know which...
  7. Top 10 low-maintenance plants that are easy to look after all year long

    Top 10 low-maintenance plants that are easy to look after all year long
    Many people love the look of a plant-filled garden, but not all of us enjoy the upkeep. The good news? For those of us who like to plant and almost forget, there are a host of plants for you to choose from! This top 10 selection is made up of low-maintenance, non-fussy options that look good in a garden or...
  8. Gardening 101: growing veggies from seed

    Gardening 101: growing veggies from seed
    Growing your own fresh produce from seed is all the rage at the moment - and with the huge range of edible seeds available at Flower Power, it's not hard to see why people everywhere are turning their hand to seed raising. It can be both an economical and rewarding process, but it is not without its challenges. Here are...
  9. Variegated indoor plants: our top picks

    Variegated indoor plants: our top picks
    Variegated indoor plants add an extra layer of interest to an indoor plant display and brighten your home. Variegated plants are those whose normally-green leaves are patterned with white, yellow or even pink or red colours. With most indoor plants being green and leafy for most of the time, variegated forms add colour among the green. Variegations are usually the...
  10. Hardy plants for outdoor pots

    Hardy plants for outdoor pots
    Gardens and plants in outdoor containers have taken a battering from the elements over the summer, but now is not the time to throw in the trowel. The extreme conditions have actually revealed many plants that thrive with little fuss, even when it is hot and dry. Here are a few basic care tips and our top choices for tough...

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