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Right plant, right place: Mark Paul's Mosman garden

I feel extraordinarily lucky to live in the beautiful Sydney suburb of Mosman. We have, by my admittedly not very scientific calculations, around 15 kilometres of harbour frontage, six idyllic sandy beaches, 29 parks and reserves as well as incredible views of the heads, opera house and harbour bridge. 1,090 more words

Garden Reviews

Crop rotation made easy

This article will be the first in a series that will look at practices that we can use in our garden to use scarce resources in the most efficient way to benefit both the soil and the environment and give us a bounty of fresh produce. 298 more words


An Aspirational Moss Book

This is another book I have reviewed lately. It’s author, Annie Martin, is otherwise known as “Mossin’ Annie.” She lives in North Carolina but that shouldn’t stop anyone (except maybe those in drought prone parts of the country who can’t even think about these verdant landscapes right now) from acquiring this book. 232 more words

Sustainable Living


Do roses need companion plants? Absolutely. More and more gardeners are utilizing companion plants with roses. It is proven that monoculture of roses invites more harmful insects into a rose garden. 681 more words

Rose Gardening

Little Grower of the Month October 2015

Our first Little Grower of the month is Theophilus!  

This Little Grower is very dear to our hearts.  Not only is he our very first featured Little Grower, but he was also part of the first generation of Little Growers of 2014 at Mentone Elementary School.   185 more words


Fall Myths About Leaves

I was reading another blog the other day (I won’t post a link to it because my purpose it not to embarrass other people) and I came upon this piece of gardening “advice” about fall leaves: it went something like “don’t leave “thick” layers of leaves in the garden because you’ll kill things.” 248 more words

Sustainable Living

the Adventure Garden, summer 2015

It has been such a busy summer that this garden has really had to take care of itself all season.  Fortunately, I designed it to do just that!   198 more words

Plant Calendar