Produce in Pots

Plants in pots... it’s hardly a new or revolutionary concept... I mean, we are all well acquainted with the potted Maidenhair fern in the bathroom, a…

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Rental Properties and Small Spaces as Productive Oases

As population and cities grow, houses on traditional quarter acre blocks are becoming more expensive and you may only have the option of renting or…

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Sustainable Garden Furniture

Even if we live in an apartment, most of us have some sort of garden furniture – even if it is just one chair. Traditionally made out of wood, tables…

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Sustainable Garden Edging

Photo by Ferelise and Alan Bonollo Why bother with garden edging? Why not just let plants grow up to the edges of lawn (if you have it) or of paths?…

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We Need to Talk about Concrete

Did you know that the environmental impacts of concrete are out of control and that the carbon dioxide produced from the production of concrete are…

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Sustainability of Horizontal Garden Surfaces

In order to walk around your garden, or to have open spaces for table and chairs, you might be seeking to install a surface that is firm, attractive…

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How Sustainable is your Garden?

We talk a lot about sustainability, but what does it actually mean in relation to gardening? How can we contribute to a more 'sustainable' world by…

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Dedication to Productivity and Recycling

The first in SGA's series of Sustainable Open Gardens and Tours, Zofia's garden in Mt. Waverley, is an examplar of productivity and aesthetics with…

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Growing Edibles all Year Round

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X0hjbrHMSo Through careful fruit and vegetable selection, it's possible to have edibles in your garden all year…

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Growing in the shade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaCiNizT_BM Can you produce many fruit and vegetables in a small garden?  Of course you can, even when the fruit…

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