Gardening Blog - Lush Online Plants Nursery australia

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Give a Gift of Plants!

Stuck for a Gift?  

Checkout our new Gift Vouchers!  Select "gift voucher" at checkout - no shipment cost.  

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Perfect Weather for Planting - But Mind the Storms!

It's a great time to get out into the garden and plant up big!  The last few days have been quite cool, a contrast from the earlier heat that surprised us all in early spring.  The soil here is well watered with record rains only weeks ago and plenty to follow it up.  We were very lucky to avoid major damage with a "Super cell" storm blasting through the Bundaberg area just a few days ago.  Lots of trees were up-rooted and power was cut for over 24 hours for most locals with multiple powerlines down cutting major routes and some sheds and roofs lost.  The storm was terrifying for those caught in it, including us, it was like suddenly a switch was flicked which turned on a cyclone, scariest storm I have even seen.  

Apart from a few missing trees on the skyline, we were relatively unscathed, and the plants....well they responded by sprouting some new growth :)  Just another day in paradise for them.

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It's oh so quiet! But not for long......

I don't know about your garden, but Spring is promising to come early here with glorious sunny days and flowers already beginning to spring from the fruit trees in our garden!  Seeds we were waiting to sow are now in their pots and many of our plants that were sleeping for the winter are already starting to poke tiny tips into the air.

 

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Hot Weather & New Plants!

Well, we have been super busy here at Lush!  There are lots of new plants in the pipeline with lots of seeds sown and seedlings soaking up this warm sunny weather!  

The recent heatwaves have meant lots of extra attention to ensure our plants stay looking their best when the heat is bearing down.  

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Fresh Dragonfruit delivered to your Door!

Buy Fresh Dragon fruit Online!

Good afternoon!  I hope all our customers are enjoying a lovely break! 

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Still looking for Christmas Presents?

How about a living gift?  I must admit I am not the happiest Christmas shopper.  Don't get me wrong, I love to find the perfect gift, but it just seems harder and harder each year.  When I buy a gift, I put lots of thought into it.  Is this something they will treasure, use or display proudly or will they just quietly put it away to re-gift the next year?  I want my presents to be memorable, special, cherished.

Have you considered a plant this Christmas?  A plant is a wonderful living gift that will continue to bring happy thoughts throughout the year and for many years to come.  Perhaps we can provide the plant and you a beautiful planter?  Perhaps your loved one is an avid gardener and nothing would surprise them more than a gift wrapped box with botanical delights!

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Bush Treasures - The Gumby Gumby Tree

There is something to be said for planting a native tree!  

Over generations they have uniquely adapted to their environment in such a way that success is almost guaranteed.  Being around for a long time, the native trees have revealed their unique properties to Australia's Aboriginal people - who discovered the use, healing properties and food potential of many, many plants and trees and passed down the knowledge through word of mouth.

The Gumby Gumby Tree is one of those trees.  It sports very attractive, weeping willow-like foliage and is slow growing, making this tree suitable for parks and gardens.

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Monstera Deliciosa - The Delicious Monster

Lush Plants Online Plant Nursery Australia is delighted to have Monstera Deliciosa back in stock!   As well as a gorgeous foliage plant, and an easy care pot plant, it produces an exotic tropical fruit.  The name means "Delicious Monster" for a reason!

Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico and south to Panama, it is now widespread.  This has led to a huge variety of names for the same plant including; Split leaf Philodendron, Ceriman, Swiss Cheese Plant, Fruit Salad Plant, Monster Fruit, Mexican Breadfruit, Locust and Wild Honey, Windowleaf, Delicious Monster, Monstera, Penglai banana and Balazo.

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Lush Plants is back in Business!


Well, Good morning all!

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Jicama - Yam Bean - Delicious Mexican delicacy and Permaculture Plant!

The Pachyrhizus erosus, Mexican Turnip, Yam Bean or Jicama Bean – is a delicious and versatile root vegetable originating from Mexico and you can buy online!

This vigorous vine grows above ground and features white or blue flowers and bean pods.   It really is an attractive vine, and as a legume it will help to fix nitrogen in the soil.  All parts of this plant above ground ie. vine, stems and bean pods and seeds are poisonous as they contain a natural pesticide called rotenone.

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