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Save Water at Home | Top 5 Ways via Houzz

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments


Houzz is always a great source of information for any house or garden project.  You can set up your own ideabook and save images and ideas for your dream home. While the basis of this article is an American climate, these water saving tips are quite universal to any home in Australia.  Click through these […]
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5 Things To Consider When Planning Your Garden Pond | Guest Post

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


by Ricky Peterson – Swallow Aquatics As well as adding variety to your yard, ponds also attract an abundance of wildlife that can be beneficial for your garden, making them both practical and pleasing on the eye. If you have children ponds are a great educational tool, too. And, of course, they look stunningly beautiful. […]
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Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant | via Ozbreed

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


With the Genus office located in Melbourne’s south eastern bayside region, we have plenty of opportunity to work on local projects and use local plant species.  While Dianella ‘Tasred’ is a cultivated variety, it comes from the locally indigenous Dianella tasmanica and is therefore a very suitable plant to use for many of our projects. […]
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A Different Kind of Gum Tree | Ozbreed’s VINTAGE RED Eucalyptus

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus are always on the lookout for different plant species and ways to make our client’s gardens stand out.  So it is with great interest that we have been reading about this variety of Eucalyptus from Ozbreed – Eucalyptus ‘Vintage Red’. Darker foliage and especially deep red colours are very popular in […]
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Exotic, Native, Indigenous. What is the difference?

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus gets asked this question often. While most people have an understanding of what is an exotic plant and what is a native plant, it is the definition of what is indigenous that causes confusion.  Much of the work we do is governed by guidelines of local councils and there is a […]
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5 Facts About Bare Rooted Trees AND Why to Buy Them

July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments


It’s the middle of Winter and maybe the last thing you are thinking about is getting out and replanting that tired space in your garden. Did you know that right now is a great time to buy deciduous fruit and ornamental trees?  That’s because they can be bought BARE ROOTED and here are 5 facts […]
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Summer Flowers in Pots and Planters | Feature Post – IOTA Australia

May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Today we bring you another guest post by Nicholas Jones – Managing Director at IOTA Australia.  With the cold weather approaching, Nicholas is looking forward to the warmer months and gives some great tips to let your plan for colour in your garden after Winter! IOTA are a major sponsor of our ‘Autumn Garden Revival’ […]
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Planting Bamboo in Pots and Planters | Feature Post – IOTA Australia

April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Today’s post is brought to you by Nicholas Jones – Managing Director at IOTA Australia.  IOTA are a major sponsor of our ‘Autumn Garden Revival’ and provide top of the range garden pots and planters. Planting Bamboo in Pots and Planters Did you know that you can plant most types of bamboos in pots and planters? […]
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