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  • hundreds-of-was-famous-red-wreath-flowers-line-the-road-near-mullewa Where can you find red wreath flowers in WA?
    by GardenDrum

    hundreds-of-was-famous-red-wreath-flowers-line-the-road-near-mullewaIf you want to see red wreath wildflowers in Western Australia, then you’d better go right now! Garden tour guide Helen Young reports that 2016 is shaping up as the best display many can remember.

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  • Made Wijaya Sudden death of Made Wijaya
    by GardenDrum

    Made WijayaMade Wijaya, whose name is synonymous with Balinese and tropical garden design, died suddenly on 29 August during a visit to Sydney.

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  • Your Garden cover Your Garden magazine closes after 60 years
    by Catherine Stewart

    Your Garden coverSuch sad news – Your Garden magazine, one of Australia’s best and longest-running garden magazines will disappear after the current Spring 2016 issue.

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  • Dr Lucy Sutherland New Director for Adelaide Botanic Gardens
    by GardenDrum
    Dr Lucy Sutherland

    Dr Lucy Sutherland

    Dr Lucy Sutherland is the new Director of Adelaide Botanic Gardens, bringing with her a wealth of experience in plant conservation, educational and botanical gardens.

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  • Simpson Desert , western Queensland wildflowers poached egg daisy Birdsville in bloom welcomes 2016 race goers
    by GardenDrum
    Simpson Desert , western Queensland wildflowers poached egg daisy

    Yellowtop and poached egg daisy, Simpson Desert

    The desert around Birdsville, that iconic western Queensland outback town that’s home to the Birdsville Races, is in full bloom after heavy May-June winter rainfall. Locals say it’s the best Simpson Desert flowering season in 20 years.

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  • The Emerald Ash Borer targets the ash tree, a common variety in Midwestern US cities, where the tree can survive cramped sidewalks, harsh winters and road salts. Pic phys.org Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-tiny-asian-beetle-wreaking-havoc.html#jCp Emerald Ash Borer devastation continues in North America
    by GardenDrum
    The Emerald Ash Borer targets the ash tree, a common variety in Midwestern US cities, where the tree can survive cramped sidewalks, harsh winters and road salts. Pic phys.org Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-08-tiny-asian-beetle-wreaking-havoc.html#jCp

    Ash trees are a common variety in Midwestern US cities, where they can survive cramped sidewalks, harsh winters and road salts. Pic phys.org

    Emerald Ash Borer devastation continues in North America. The Emerald Ash Borer targets ash trees and once a tree is affected it is doomed, usually dying within 5 years. 

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  • sunflower helianthus Helianthus heliotropism explained
    by GardenDrum

    sunflower helianthusHelianthus’ heliotropism explained. A new study has discovered what causes sunflowers to turn their heads so they all face the same direction. Known as heliotropism, sunflowers aren’t the only plants that track the sun but until now, how sunflowers do it has been a mystery.

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  • Fantasy Gardens, Minister Wong at Stefano Passerotti's design. Photo courtesy of Singapore Garden Festival Best of Show Awards at the Singapore Garden Festival
    by GardenDrum
    Fantasy Gardens, Minister Wong at Stefano Passerotti's design. Photo courtesy of Singapore Garden Festival

    Fantasy Gardens, Minister Wong at Stefano Passerotti’s design. Photo courtesy of Singapore Garden Festival

    Best of Show Awards at the Singapore Garden Festival.

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  • The Chateau at Chaumont-sur-Loire. Photo by ERIC SANDER POUR LE DOMAINE DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE Chaumont-sur-Loire: the International Garden Festival 2017 call for entries
    by GardenDrum
    The Chateau at Chaumont-sur-Loire. Photo by ERIC SANDER POUR LE DOMAINE DE CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE

    View of the Chateau at Chaumont-sur-Loire, site of the International Garden Festival. Photo by Eric Sander for Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

    Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival 2017. CALL FOR ENTRIES.

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  • Worst front landscaping ever? Worst front landscaping ever?
    by Catherine Stewart

    Worst front landscaping ever?I suppose there will be some who’ll say they’ve seen far worse. But this new front ‘garden‘ (to use the term very loosely) really is the pits.

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  • Aleppo's Last Gardener Aleppo’s Last Gardener
    by GardenDrum

    Aleppo's Last GardenerIn Aleppo, Syria, bombed almost daily by various armies, a man and his young son grew plants and flowers against impossible odds. But it couldn’t last.

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  • Blooming-Tasmania-Logo Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Show
    by Jennifer Stackhouse

    Blooming-Tasmania-LogoThe first Blooming Tasmania 2016 Flower & Garden Show is coming together in Launceston ahead of opening on September 24.

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  • The Watch House, Kent UK The Watch House open garden
    by GardenDrum

    The Watch House, Kent UKThe Watch House, a tiny but exquisite garden in Broadstairs (coastal Kent, UK) was open last weekend. Oh my goodness, I wish I could have been there and when you see the video, you’ll know why!

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  • Herbarium Anboinense, 1740 Herbals: Myth, Magic, Medicine
    by Catherine Stewart
    Herbarium Anboinense, 1740

    Herbarium Anboinense, 1740

    Exquisite rare antiquarian books plus the intriguing and fantastical stories behind many of our medicinal plants makes a fabulous Sydney exhibition. ‘HERBALS: Myths Magic, Medicine‘ at the Red Box Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. And don’t miss the zombie fungus!

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  • Lost Plant Citizen Wolf_400x533 Lost plant poster
    by GardenDrum

    Lost Plant Citizen Wolf_400x533Lost Plant. You’ve seen the ‘lost pet’ posters, now it’s ‘lost plants’ on the inner-city streets – although unless this is a walking palm (Socratea exorrhizawe) it didn’t wander off by itself.

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  • Ginkgo leaf forms by Grant Vaughan Treecycle: Artistic pieces from fallen timbers of the Royal Botanic Gardens
    by GardenDrum
    Ginkgo leaf forms by Grant Vaughan

    Ginkgo leaf forms by Grant Vaughan

    Treecycle: Artistic pieces from fallen timbers. Wood from trees that have graced Sydney’s three botanic gardens for years are turned into works of art by skilled artisans. Treecycle 2016 is a unique exhibition of these artworks, taking place for the first time as part of the Royal Botanic Garden’s 200th birthday celebrations.

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  • BirdLife EagleCAM live
    by GardenDrum

    LIVE BirdLife EagleCAM. Watch the nesting Sea-Eagles with their two newly hatched eaglets. EagleCAM is a live remote feed from tree-mounted cameras, operating out of the BirdLife Discovery Centre in the Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.

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  • Magnolia grandiflora by Jenny Phillips. Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden exhibition
    by GardenDrum
    Magnolia grandiflora by Jenny Phillips.

    Magnolia grandiflora by Jenny Phillips.

    Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden exhibition. Sydney Living Museums celebrates 200 years of the Royal Botanic Garden.

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