Edible Native Food Garden for Lake Park Kindergarten

Edible Native Food Garden for Lake Park Kindergarten

Recently I was asked to work collaboratively with the enthusiastic Carolyn Luder from Little Sprouts, another sustainable Moreland business. Lake Park Kindergarten in North Coburg was looking to integrate Bush Food plants and signage into their beautiful site...
Ponytail Palm at Melton Botanic Garden

Ponytail Palm at Melton Botanic Garden

I recently donated a huge and much loved ponytail palm from my garden to the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden (FMBG).  Ponytail palms Beaucarnea recurvata are not actually palms, rather they grow in a palm like shape, and are native to the deserts...
Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa Autumn Harvest

Feijoa is a classic backyard fruit beloved by New Zealanders.  There are few named varieties and it is a difficult fruit to find at the shops.  But why go shopping when this plant is so versatile and easy to grow at home? Feijoa sellowianaMammoth fruit...
Carob Harvest at Gunyah

Carob Harvest at Gunyah

The carob pods have taken almost a year to develop from flowers to pods and then ripen.  I can’t wait to pick and taste this years crop. The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) has been pruned to complement the garden design and provides valuable afternoon shade in...
Red Strawberry Grape

Red Strawberry Grape

Today we are picking bunches of the delicious red variety of the Strawberry Grape (Vitis Fragola).  The fragrant round fruit has a more complex flavor than the strawberries it is named after. It is not a bland taste like some disappointing shop bought...