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Bees are crucial to food security
Bees are crucial to food security, with many of the world’s main food crops pollinated by them.  Australia has honey bees, imported not long after colonization, but also around 2000 species of native bees, the majority of which are solitary...
Volunteer Week
The 18 -24th May is a time when we honor those giving souls who generously give their time to others.  The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is Changing Communities. Changing Lives.  The current COVID-19  environment has really brought...
Creating your Zoom Backdrop
Have you been looking at everyone’s places during their Zoom meetings?  You’re not the only one, and there are even bookcase analysts now revealing what your bookcase says about you!  A simple way of creating a backdrop for those meetings...
Spending time working from home?
There are a few ‘must have’ items for this to happen effectively and a computer, internet access, desk and chair rank at the top, but what’s going to make your home office feel good are the less ‘essential’ items like...
Container Gardening
Gardening in pots offers the unique opportunity to really highlight plants habit, structure, texture and colour in a way that the garden bed does not allow.  The marriage between container and contents should brings more worth than their individual value. ...
Mother’s Day “Mums”
Chrysanthemums or “mums” as they are popularly known, are traditionally given to mums on Mother’s Day in Australia.  In Asia, they symbolize birth and rebirth, and given as gifts for both baby showers and funerals, though the colour influences its...
Building a Sanctuary at Home
We have all come to realise how precious homelife is, and how creating a sanctuary at home where you feel safe has never been more important.  Clearing out unwanted ‘stuff’ that clutters our mind and spaces and organising what’s remaining...
colours of the australian landscape
This Autumn a renewed passion for plants and the natural world is being embraced in our homes and reflects our environment like never before. This is driven by the increased knowledge of the positive impact on our well being that...
Types of Mum
The model mum is the one everyone is jealous of and secretly wants to be.  In the plant world that has to be the Moth Orchid… sophisticated and dramatic, it looks great everywhere and always gets a second look. Happy...
Spotlight on Soils
Soil is an incredibly complex mix of animal, vegetable and mineral.  The relationship between soil bacteria, parent material (sandstone, granite, basalt), pH, soil structure, salinity and nutrition are all factors that affect soils and plants.  Caring for you soil involves...
The Power of One
Sometimes thinking BIG can be the answer.  Too often, we crowd and create clutter when styling our spaces, instead of using one statement piece to say it all.  To help you make some big impact this Autumn, we’re having a...
Winter Indoor Projects
Sometimes you need to be creative to gardening indoors, so we’ve come up with some fun projects to try in your own home.   # Bonsai Whilst most bonsai plants are strictly outdoors, you can train some indoor plants into...
Immunity Building Plants
Can your garden help build your immunity?  Sunshine is certainly good for your vitamin D, which contributes, but what about the foods we eat that we can grow in our own backyards?  There is an ancient proverb that states “how...
Holiday at Home
add Some Plants and You’ll Be Cruising…from your own backyard!   Home really can be a haven, but adding greenery helps create a tranquil, serene space.  It’s well documented that the colour green can have a calming effect; it’s no...
Breathe Easier Indoors
It can be tricky getting some fresh air at the moment.  So if you’re stuck indoors, what can be done?  Plants of course are great air filters.  Backed up by lots of research, including a NASA report that states how...
PLANT DRIVE-THRU
Do you have FOMO about not buying plants!?  We hear you! With great excitement Eden Gardens will be holding (what we believe to be) Sydney’s first plant drive thru this Saturday from 10am-3pm.  Now you can still have that green...
Green is the New Black
April is sustainability month at Eden Gardens and we will be hosting a variety of talks, workshops and other events to celebrate.  Gardeners are often great custodians of the environment, being nature lovers, but there are always ways you (and...
Herbs and Wellness
Herbalists have always known plants are good for your health.  So whether you just like sipping on a cuppa, using plants for cosmetic uses, or adding the for flavour bursts to your cooking, there are lots of easy ways to...
The (DON’T) Panic Patch
Autumn is the perfect time to plant winter veg, regardless of your motivation!   If you’re trying to conjure up some ‘fast food’ at home, the simplest option is sprouts.  They are super quick crops ready to harvest in about...
What’s trending
Pantone has announced their colour of the year and it’s classic blue, which they say brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit   It is a reflective blue and fosters resilience. Find a space for contemplation,...
Plants to the rescue
Indoor gardens are incredibly popular with everyone right now for very healthy reasons   The dry and dusty conditions are playing havoc for many of us, and coupled with bushfires, it can be tricky getting some fresh air at the...