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…

Cauliflower, Coconut oil, Ginger, Turmeric Stew

Australia is heading toward’s Spring, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that today was winter all over again. So, we thought we would find you a stew to prepare tonight. A  delicious, comforting and warm stew perfect for vegans, vegetarians or even the meat eaters would love this stew. It’s full of healthy fats, add…

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…

Back to Black: Black Drama In the Garden

Black inspires a little drama, so why not add some to your garden with a little black foliage or black flowers? Amy’s Back to Black reflects a little of how we all feel sometimes, it’s such a tragedy she’s gone, way too soon. We’re sure that Amy’s garden would have been full uniqueness and beauty with…

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…

Plant Your Tomatoes – The Right Way

There really is nothing quite like eating a beautifully ripe tomato fresh out of your own garden. Whether the flavor is actually better or it’s just the taste of sweet success is hard to say. What isn’t hard to prove is that growing your own tomatoes is relatively simple, and it’s a great way to […]

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…

Urban Farm: Can’t Be Done – Yes It Can!

If you ever watched something you planted as seed become part of a nourishing meal with friends then you will understand that eating and sharing your own is nothing short of wondrous. Even if you are an urban dweller, you can still get your green on and produce enough crop to have people over.  …

Improve Skin Hair and Body using Flowers!

Flowers are simply divine and beautiful just like us!     They come in so many different types, colours, fragrances and sizes and each is an artwork. Ancient medicinal practices have always given much importance to the magical properties of flowers besides of course their spellbinding aromas.  Throughout the centuries flowers have been used extensively for…