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SEEING GREEN

This garden design took the challenge of a sloping site and transformed it into a tropical, green oasis

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

Edible plants tend to be thirsty, but it is possible to grow healthy, flavoursome veggies without over-taxing your water supply

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Roots of orange

One of the most popular and health-giving of veggies, carrots are a must for the garden and the plate

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Heart of stone

What’s more beautiful than a material formed over thousands of years by nature?

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GET A ROOM!

Since living, working and entertaining at home is becoming the norm, exploring the creation of outdoor “rooms” in our backyards provides plenty of scope for imagination

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BLOOMING FABULOUS

A combination of formal, fun, and cottage, this delightful garden in Brisbane mixes it up with magnificent results

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Alligator pear

That’s just one of the many names for the large, luxurious berry we know and love as avocado

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TWICE AS NICE

This home boasts dual entertaining spaces that work in accord with the interior living rooms

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WHICH PLANTS, WHERE?

Australians are fortunate to be able to buy some of the best indoor plants in the world, with enthusiastic and clever plant breeders and nurseries making a fantastic and interesting variety of plants available to excited indoor plant lovers

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PLANTER PERFECTION

Designed by Garden Life and builtby Good Wood, this inner-city courtyard required big thinking-design to fit into a small space

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BEAT THE BUGS

Bringing the outside in with indoor plants is all well and good, but how do you avoid an insect invasion in your home?

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

How to grow happy indoor and house plants

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How To Care For Your Indoor Plants

Many an enthusiastic plant lover has brought home a new leafy friend, only to have it swiftly meet an unfortunate end. It doesn’t have to be this way!

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The Plant Sage Behind - The Plant Society

Jason Chongue is a veritable celebrity in the plant world — and taking a walk through his foliage-filled home, you can see why!

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A Powerful Passion For Plants

Surrounding herself with calming houseplants ensures this green-thumbed apartment-dweller is all smiles

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Funky Wooden Features Bring This Space To Life

This Coogee property was given a new life with creative wooden solutions and an injection of tropical-inspired greenery, creating that holiday experience right in the backyard

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Eat, Play, Love

This urban oasis is filled with a diverse blend of productive plants and natives, a unique haven that continues to evolve

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THE MAKERS

In honour of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (25-29 March), event director Marcus Gale shares his top 10 gardens from the event’s 25-year history

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

A challenging climate is no barrier to a beautiful outdoor space

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Spice WORLD

Ever wondered what a genuine herb and spice merchant’s garden looks like? Step on in…

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SNAPSHOT

A look at some inspiring backyards around Australia and the world

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RESTORING A LEGACY

A heritage garden in suburban Melbourne needed plenty of tender loving care in this makeover

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HAVING IT ALL

Be it a place to entertain or a play space for the kids, this Perth property has the lot

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FOCAL POINTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

A Melbourne garden is brought to life with multiple complementary elements

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A PERMACULTURE perma-smile

This edible oasis feeds a family’s bodies and minds, as well as inspiring the local community

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Recipe For Success

The best way to get your outdoor party started is always to fire up the backyard barbie

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Expand Your Horizons

This contemporary, top-floor balcony garden is the perfect venue for entertaining, summer or winter

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Miami dreaming

The possibilities that come with unique design are endless. In this case, a garden was designed around five dogs... with their very own water feature

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SHADES OF GREYWATER

Learning how to use greywater opens up even more water-conserving opportunities

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FINISHING TOUCHES

A contemporary home is the final touch to this verdant, subtropical garden

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