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‘Green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart.’ – Russell Page

Grow a green thumb, then use it to green the world. Simple.

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How-To: Propagating Native Plants with Nancy Shaw

How-ToIf you’re looking for magic in your life, look no further than vegetative propagation.

Cutting Back: Pruning for Renewal

How-ToGarden queen Jac Semmer shares expert advice on winter pruning for health and renewal.

Hot Tips: Planting, Transplanting and Dividing Plants

How-ToOur horticultural queen Jac Semmler has a guide to planting, transplanting and dividing plants - the perfect Autumn garden job!

Soils of Substance: A Guide by Jac Semmler

How-ToOur resident horticultural expert digs deep (geddit?) into the science of good garden soil.

How-To: Propagate Plants Using Soft-Tip Cuttings

Botanica, How-ToGo maximal plant! Learn how take soft-tip cuttings with horticultural expert Jac Semmler.

The Wonder of Seeds (and How to Successfully Germinate Them)

Botanica, How-ToOur horticultural expert, Jac Semmler, offers the ultimate seed-sowing guide.

Saving Seeds With Jac Semmler, Seed Queen

Botanica, How-ToSave those seeds! Jac Semmler will show you how.

How-To Grow Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

How-ToA guide to growing air plants with expert Bruce Dunstan.

How-To: Embroidered Plant Patches

How-ToWear your garden (and heart) on your sleeve!

Life, Death and Compost: A Guide (of Sorts)

How-ToIs there any better place to ponder existential questions than the compost heap?

How-To: Re-Purposed Plant Pots

How-ToNever buy new plant pots again!

How-to: Make an Insect Hotel

How-ToEncourage the good bugs to get busy in your garden!

How to Make Seed Bombs

How-ToLaunch a spontaneous floral attack with us!

Make a Nature Mobile with Beci Orpin

How-ToCraft Queen Beci Orpin shows us how to bring the beauty of nature indoors.

Make an Indoor Jungle Jar Garden

How-ToWant more plants indoors? Grow a jar jungle, in water. Now!

WATER KILLS: How to Water Indoor Plants

How-ToA guide to watering indoor plants

Make an Indoor Water Garden!

How-ToMove over terrariums, we're into jarrariums.

DIY: Indoor Succulent Garden

How-ToCreate your own indoors succulent garden with our DIY guide!

Grow a Micro Forest in Your Kitchen!

How-ToGrow a forest in your kitchen. YUM!

George, this is the way I do Bonsai

How-ToThis is not your average bonsai how-to!

The Manscape: Keeping Indoor Plants alive over Winter

How-ToAvoid your indoor jungle plants catching the man flu this winter

How to Propagate Hoyas

How-ToLearn how to propagate hoyas from the experts!

Workshop Alert! Natural Dyeing with Belinda Evans

How-ToTake a natural dye workshop with Belinda Evans this month!

Make your own Smudge Stick

How-ToCleanse and scent your space with a home made Australian native smudge stick.

Kids DIY: Make a Coral Reef Garden

How-ToLinda Ross shares a playful, planty, kids project.

How-To: Pressing Flowers with Beci Orpin

How-ToDesigner, illustrator, and creative all-star Beci Orpin has written a DIY for us. Yeah!

DIY: Make an Air Plant Frame

How-ToWant to impress your new flatmate/boyfriends parents/me? Make an airplant frame.

Composting: Give Nature a Prod

How-ToA very entertaining guide by Luke Quinn on composting cows and in-laws.

Drying Medicinal Herbs

How-ToLearn how to dry medicinal herbs for use during the cold winter months with Kirsten Bradley from Milkwood.

The Fragrant Pharmacy

How-ToAn introduction to making your own essential oil remedies (and a book review).

An Orchid Nerd’s Guide to Happy Plants

How-ToKeep your orchids happy and healthy with this guide by Katie Cartwright, The Planthunter's resident orchid nerd.

DIY: Dyeing With Turmeric

How-ToThe Planthunter's DIY guide to dyeing with turmeric. No bells, no whistles, just turmeric powder, vinegar, water and fabric. Voila!

DIY: Pretty Up Your Pots!

How-ToMake a woven pot cover out of old clothes with this DIY project inspired by this months theme…

Propagating Plants – Save some $$!

How-ToIf you want to make a garden but don’t have much money, propagation is your friend. What…

Do-It-Yourself Flower Power

How-ToLast week we published a story on the origins of the term ‘flower power’ by Lucy Kaldor.

Growing A Green Thumb: Part 1

How-ToBlack thumbs don’t exist. Nor do green thumbs. Thumbs are generally pinkish coloured and everyones’ looks the…

DIY Pomanders

How-ToI’m actually quite Grinch-like when it comes to Christmas celebrations. I never intended to be this way,…

Foraged Floral Wreaths

How-ToWreaths are a traditional part of Christmas celebrations, but they are also a beautiful thing to create…

How To Kill Plants

How-ToNot everyone is interested in hunting plants because they love them. Some may be interested in hunting…