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Blooms and Brushstrokes

Blooms and Brushstrokes

In their floral history of Australian art, mother and daughter team Peneloep and Tansy Curtin uncover the stories behind some of our favourite floral artworks.


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Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

There is no blue quite like the cobalt of Blue Ginger. And the good news? It's a cinch to grow and loves the company of frangipani, hibiscus and angels trumpets. Hello holiday at home.

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Boab Tree

Boab Tree

A mature boab tree is a majestic sight. Though it doesn't grow exceptionally tall, just up to 15 metres, the trees appear huge because of their swollen trunks. These can reach 20 metres in diameter.

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Boongala

Boongala

An inspiring native garden rings bells for Linda Ross and to the sound of birdsong she changes her tune about the best plants to create pretty gardens.

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Bootlace Oak

Bootlace Oak

The common name of this hakea describes its long, thin leaves, which grow up to 70cm long. We think it must have been named when not in flower as the stunning 12cm long, pendulous blooms in shades of yellow, orange, white or green would surely have distracted its discoverer from the lovely, lace-like foliage.

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Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush

You can use bottlebrush as a feature tree to attract birds and bees; in a regularly spaced row to screen neighbourly views; as a groundcover over an embankment; or as a low hedge at hip-height.

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Brachyscome multifida

Brachyscome multifida

The pretty hybrids of this groundcover daisy are the result of years of development in native plant breeding.

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Bromeliads

Bromeliads

Graham has discovered the brilliance of bromeliads. Now he's keen to make up for lost time and introduce you to the all-year-round splendour of these easy care show-stopping sensations.

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Brown Boronia

Brown Boronia

All boronias have fragrant foliage and flowers, but not all share the sweet scent of the brown boronia.

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Bulb Time

Bulb Time

Plant these time bombs in autumn for an explosion of colour in late winter and spring. Linda says they are bulbalicious!

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Bulbs: Buried Treasure

Bulbs: Buried Treasure

There are few gems in the garden as reliably dazzling as bulbs. Buy now, plant soon and in spring your reward, for barely any effort at all, is a garden bejewelled with colour. 

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Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

Cabbage palms are a stunning native palm indigenous to Sydney. Captain Cook noted them on his first excursion onto land at Botany Bay. Livistona grow in moist, sheltered gullies along the coast. They were common around Sydney Harbour and can still be seen in remnant bushland along the coastal fringe.

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Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica

The Camellia japonica is the queen of winter, unrivalled for glamour, yet she is down to earth, easy to manage and long-lived. Graham Ross has the details.

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Camellia reticulata

Camellia reticulata

If Camellia japonicas are the stately queens of winter then Camellia reticulata are the cheer girls that dance us into spring. They are hard to find, but by no means shy, with gorgeous flowers like big ruffled skirts. Linda Ross takes a peep.

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Camellia reticulata favourites

Camellia reticulata favourites

Our favourite Camellia reticulata 

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Camellia sasanqua

Camellia sasanqua

An evergreen shrub from Japan with subtly fragrant autumn flowers.

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Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

This small, deciduous shrub or tree has bright pink, pea-shaped flowers that open on bare stems. The flowers are followed by interesting, flattened, purple pods like long beans. And the leaves? Well they speak for themselves!

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

It’s no wonder the Japanese dedicate a whole month of ‘Hanami’ celebrations to the beautiful blossoms of the cherry. You know spring’s arrived when their pink-hued blooms blanket these perfectly shaped trees.

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Chinese Lanterns, Abutilon

Chinese Lanterns, Abutilon

These versatile shrubs with their charming bell-like flowers are commonly called Chinese lanterns, even though all 1000 species are native to South America!

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Climbing ‘Pierre de Ronsard’

Climbing ‘Pierre de Ronsard’

The Meilland family in the south of France created this beloved climbing rose in 1987. They named it after the 16th century French poet, whose sensuous, romantic and musical poems were highly regarded during his life.

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Climbing Frangipani

Climbing Frangipani

The yellow-centred, white pinwheel flowers of the climbing frangipani vine really do look exactly like the frangipani tree!

 

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Climbing Roses

Climbing Roses

Climbing roses give height, floral interest and elegance to a garden. They can tumble over fences, cascade from pergolas or screen water tanks and dunnies. Here are some of my favourite ways with climbing roses.

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Clivia

Clivia

The trumpet flowers of this indestructible plant put them top of the list for dry areas, dry pots and under trees. Let’s take a closer look.

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Companion Planting 1

Companion Planting 1

Companion planting is about wisely using plants to reduce the work of the gardener. These are our favourite garden workers.

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Correa 'Canberra Bells'

Correa 'Canberra Bells'

Two-tone red and cream flowers brighten the garden through autumn and winter, and make the local birds happy too.

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Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle

We think the Indian Summer crepe myrtles are simply the world’s best summer-flowering trees. Intense flower colour. Tick. Long flowering season. Tick. Good autumn colour. Tick. Handsome bark and attractive spring foliage. Tick.

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Cool as a cucumber is the taste of summer.

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Cool as a cucumber is the taste of summer.

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Cuttings from the Garden World

Cuttings from the Garden World

Welcome to spring. Here's Graham's cuttings from the garden world.

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Cuttings from the Garden World

Cuttings from the Garden World

Here's what's happening  in the garden world this winter.

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Cymbidium orchids

Cymbidium orchids

Cymbidium orchids, with their gorgeous flower spikes over a metre tall, look impressive, and are easy to grow in temperate regions, especially in large pots, which can be sheltered during cold winters.

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Echium, Pride of Madeira

Echium, Pride of Madeira

In full spring bloom, a large Echium will stop passers-by in their tracks. It’s a perennial which produces tall flowering spikes tightly packed with tiny blue-mauve flowers. 

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Eryldene: The Professor and the Camellia

Eryldene: The Professor and the Camellia

Jane Garling explains why E.G. Waterhouse had such a massive influence on Australian gardens.


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Euphorbia 'Black Bird'

Euphorbia 'Black Bird'

This euphorbia has brilliant burgundy foliage and is extremely tolerant of hot, dry conditions. It’s versatile and looks great in a mixed border, potted garden, or mass planting.

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'Eureka' Seedless Lemon

'Eureka' Seedless Lemon

Renowned for its juicy, sharp-tasting fruit, Eureka lemon has been popular with home gardeners for many years. A new variety has all the attributes of the old – except for seeds! The bright yellow fruit mainly appears in winter and spring.

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'Fairy Floss' Flowering Gum

'Fairy Floss' Flowering Gum

This is one of the prettiest of the flowering gums, with big bunches of pale pink flowers with prominent stamens.

 

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Five of the best: rose gardens

Five of the best: rose gardens

Discover five of the best gardens to admire the beauty of roses.

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Five of the best: wisteria gardens

Five of the best: wisteria gardens

Here’s our pick of the best places in the world to be thrilled by the fragrance, form and sheer delight of wisteria.

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Flanders Poppy

Flanders Poppy

Poppies are instantly recognisable for their beautiful, papery blooms held above often-hairy stems. The Flanders Poppy is best known as the poppy worn on Remembrance Day and sown on Anzac Day.

 

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Flower farm: Autumn jobs

Flower farm: Autumn jobs

Advice and plans for Autumn; planting liliums, gladioli, admiring the buddleia and ordering spring flowering bulbs.

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