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  1. Best flowering plants for balconies

    Best flowering plants for balconies
    Balcony gardens may be bijou, but make no mistake - they can also be a challenge. Getting plant choices correct on a balcony is much like furnishing a small space to make it seem larger than it is. Everything needs to be selected carefully. In the case of a balcony garden, the chosen plants not only need to look good...
  2. Gardening 101: Tips for the neglectful gardener

    Gardening 101: Tips for the neglectful gardener
    Do you want a beautiful garden, but find yourself short on time to give it the attention it deserves? Perhaps you've tried gardening in the past and, through being busy or distracted, you've lost your plants. Or maybe you have a holiday house that is only inhabited periodically. With clever plant selection, even the most forgetful, absent, neglectful gardener can...
  3. Wind-tolerant plants and plantings

    Wind-tolerant plants and plantings
    Have you ever noticed how plants growing near the coast or on windy hillsides are often small and gnarled? They look as if they’re hanging on with all their roots, trying to keep their branches low and out of the wind. The very same plant growing in a sheltered spot usually stands tall and upright. If your garden, or even...
  4. 9 perfectly petite fairy garden plants

    9 perfectly petite fairy garden plants
    Creating a fairy garden is a fun and creative gardening activity for kids (that’s sure to bring out your inner child too). Here are nine of our favourite fairy garden plants for a magical miniature world no fairy will be able to resist.   Where to locate your fairy garden Fairy gardens can be created in the garden or in any...
  5. Perfect Mother’s Day gifts for every mum

    Perfect Mother’s Day gifts for every mum
    Does your mum have a style that’s all her own? Is she a super-busy supermum? Or is she forever getting stuck into the garden?  This Mother’s Day, let us help you find the perfect Mother's Day gift, with a little giftspiration from three Flower Power mums.   Juanita Barrie, Flower Power training manager and green thumb mum of two What...
  6. Water-smart gardening

    Water-smart gardening
    When it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement and bitumen is melting in the street, most garden plants are suffering. They are hanging out for a long wet drink. Most, but not all. There is a group of plants that thrive when it’s hot and dry. These are known as xerophytes and form the basis for a...
  7. Xeriscaping

    Xeriscaping
    If you're a keen gardener but lack time, want to save money (or you’re just plain forgetful) you'll love xeriscaping. We're so confident you'll love it, we've even created a beautiful xeriscaping garden plan to inspire you.   What is xeriscaping? The term xeriscaping was coined by Denver Water, Colorado’s water utility, in 1981. Combining the words "landscape" and "xeros" (Greek for dry...
  8. Why grevilleas might surprise you

    Why grevilleas might surprise you
    Grevilleas are among the most versatile plants you can grow. Use them as a hedge plant, feature shrub or tree, as a ground cover or a weeping standard. Put them in a garden bed or in a container. There are varieties for all soils and climates and they bring in the birds. Grevilleas are also charming as cut flowers. If...
  9. A little about Brenda

    A little about Brenda
    A peek into Brenda's experience At Flower Power we are very lucky to work with some amazing people with heart of green. Brenda Cook assists us create our hand-crafted Living Trends pieces you'll find in-store. Brenda has over 30 years experience in Horticulture and, prior to working with us, sat on the board at the University of California Riverside's Botanic Gardens for...
  10. Choosing plants for pots

    Choosing plants for pots
    Growing plants in pots not only creates growing space when there’s no soil available, it also means your plants are portable. You can take them with you when you move home or move them from one part of the garden to another. Restricting plants to a life in a container can also keep them garden friendly. Invasive plants such as...

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