Summer can be a tough time in gardens but it’s a lot more comfortable if your garden offers a shady oasis from the heat. With a bit of leafy shade the garden becomes somewhere to spend time playing, relaxing and eating. Planting trees around a home does more than provide shade. Trees lower the temperature indoors and out. Summer is...
The hazy purple blue, flower-laden branches of jacarandas are so much part of November that many people think the trees must be native. They’re not, but they have been growing in Australia for more than 150 years. Jacarandas (Jacaranda mimosifolia) are native to parts of Central and South America including Brazil and thrive across southern Australia where they are grown...
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