Happy Australia Father’s Day: Flowers You Should Give to Dad

Father’s Day, a time to reflect, celebrate and give thanks to all the dads. Even those who’ve lost their loved one can still remember all the good times your dad was there for you. If you are thinking of giving flowers, then the official Father’s Day flowers are White and Red roses. If your dad is more…

Scientists Discover Plants Have “Brains” That Determine When They Grow

Plants have a long and unexpected evolutionary lineage. Did you know that land plants evolved 450 million years ago?    Or that sharks are older than trees? Flowers didn’t appear until the Cretaceous Period (around 66 million years ago) and grass only starting sprouting 40 million years ago! In that time, plants have evolved some…

Understanding What Makes Plants Happy

Like us, plants have their own language. If you saw our post on Geoff Lawton’s Pattern Understanding you will see that nature has its own rules, patterns and ways of connecting. Somehow, over time we humans have become disconnected or perhaps we are disrespecting our plant’s natural botanical body language and behavior that could help…

How To Propagate Lavender Plants From Cuttings

Lavender has so many beneficial properties from freshening up a home to uses in cosmetics.   It also adds a gorgeous contrast of bright purple flowers against silver/gray foliage to the garden and the best bit is the bees love it too and it smells lovely. Growing lavender is great for so many reasons! Once…

Women Are Using Plants to Live Longer

  Fabulous news for vegans and vegetations, you’re about to get plenty of new friends. Research is showing that spending time with these lovely plant eating folk can actually extend your lifespan. And if you’re a lady you are in super luck. Research conducted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s…

Bedroom Plants to Cure Insomnia and Sleep Apnea

It’s a busy world, even our sleep is busy these days. Sleep disturbances, night terrors, insomnia, or sleep apnea are some of the sleep terms that can make our living harder work than it has to be. If your nights are long and you’d prefer to be sleeping, we have some awesome news for you….

Growing Up Without Sunlight: 15 Plants That Don’t Need Sunlight

Can you imagine growing up without sunlight? Us humans wouldn’t last that long because 90 percent of our vitamin D comes naturally from sunlight exposure to our skin. Specifically ultraviolet B exposure to the skin, which naturally initiates the conversion of cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D3. But some plants do not require sunlight….

Top Reasons to Love Lemons

My mum always said, “If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade” But, what if life never gave you any lemons!  Then we say, grow your own then with the unlimited lemonade and fresh lemons you can make a lemonade stand to rival the Jones’. In this post we will show you how you can grow your own…

Mark Zuckerberg Eats What He Kills and Plants!

Every year the friendly face of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg,  gives himself a personal challenge.   One year it was tie wearing, the next it was eating what he killed. Essentially this personal challenge came down to this direct quote, “eventually decided that forcing myself to get personally involved and thank the animals whose lives I…

Organic Soil Needs Explaining!

Don’t you love listening to the rain, it means green, nature and if you have organic soil, it means soon you will have the best nutrient rich plants and produce growing. So, what does organic soil really mean? And is it worth making sure that your soil is organic? Some of the benefits of using…