September 12th, 2011
Everyone loves mangos. They are a real tropical fruit and one of the summer pleasures of living up north. However, not everyone has the space to plant a Mango Tree in the backyard. These trees can grow up to 15m and take a lot of space. The solution – a Dwarf Mango Tree!
Dwarf Mango Tree Fruit
Growing between 2-4m, Dwarf Mango Trees can be planted
in the ground or kept in a pot. Although they do take a while to bear fruit (mine took four years) once underway, fruiting is regular with a moderate yield.
September 8th, 2010
Strelitzia nicolai commonly known as the “Giant Bird of Paradise” is a stunning landscaping plant perfect for tropical
gardens. Growing between 4-6m, this clumping, banana-like plant has erect woody stems and broad, grey-green coloured leaves which are about 1.8m long and arranged like a fan at the top of the stems. Perhaps the most stunning feature of this plant is its white and blue flowers. The inflorescence is composed of a dark blue bract, white sepals and a bluish-purple tongue. A real statement piece for tropical gardens.
Strelitzia nicolai – Giant Bird of Paradise – flower
Strelitzia nicolai – Giant Bird of Paradise
May 15th, 2010
I am now attending several local markets. This gives you an easy way to peruse new products, purchase unqiue gifts & discuss your gardening and landscaping needs. You can catch me at the Gordonvale Community Markets, held on the first Saturday morning of each month at Norman Park. Or at Tanks Arts Centre Market Days, held on the last Sunday
of the month from 9am to 3pm, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.
Alternatively, you can contact me at any time to arrange a viewing appointment or obligation free quote on phone 4045 5920, mobile 0434 082 420 or email email@example.com
May 15th, 2010
Gingers are a real feature of tropical gardens and the Beehive Ginger (Zingiber zerumbet) is a particularly attractive specimen, which I have at my place.
Growing up to 2m this is a very easy to grow, clumping member of the Ginger family. It has long narrow leaves and in mid summer it produces separate stalks that come out
of the ground with large, green, cone-shaped bracts. Over time, the bracts turn bright red and small, yellow flowers appear out of the cone. Flowers last for weeks and flowering can occur continuously for six months of the year, making this an excellent garden and cut flower plant.
If you want to give your garden a makeover, add some landscaping or develop a new bed entirely, contact me today for an obligation free quote on phone 4045 5920, mobile 0434 082 420 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org I am passionate about plants and making your garden look the best it can.
May 15th, 2010
Cairns’ floral emblem, the Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus), is our landscaping plant of the month and there is a dwarf variety, the ‘Fairhill Gold’ which is an ideal garden specimen as it only grows to 3m. The Golden Penda is native to our region and is perfect for creating shade, attracting birds and butterflies and requires little maintenance.
Related to bottlebrushes, the Golden Penda has stunning, yellow flowers, which are up to 150mm in diameter, appear en masse, creating dazzling, colorful displays in your garden
and attracting nectar-loving birds, such as rainbow lorikeets.
As a native, the Golden Penda will thrive in your garden. It likes full sun and moist soil. Spectacular when flowering, the Golden Penda is attractive year round with dark, glossy green leaves.
Marie has extensive knowledge on native and tropical plants and is a respected Cairns landscaper and landscaping consultant. So whether it’s developing a garden from scratch or rejuvenating an existing bed, contact Marie today for advice and assistance, she is passionate about plants and making your garden look the best it can. PH: 4045 5920 or 0434 082 420 or email: email@example.com
May 15th, 2010
Your garden is enjoying ideal growing conditions. Keep it looking good with Marie’s tips:
Fertilize the turf. A bit of work now, will pay off in the long term. Apply lawn fertilizer and spread appropriately. Water it in and let the rain take care of the soaking. Come winter, your grass will be lush and healthy. Remember, you should reapply fertilizer every 8-10 weeks.
Weeding. Nothing makes a garden bed look more untidy than a weed infestation and right now, weeds are prolific. Hand-pick the weeds – this controls growth and stops spreading. You can also spray, but this may get washed off by rain. Weeding brings your garden back to its best.
Mulch. Nothing finishes off a garden bed more than mulching. It makes the garden tidy, inhibits weed growth and retains
moisture in the bed for your plants, meaning less watering in winter. Marie recommends applying organic, slow release, fertilizer pellets prior to mulching.
Pruning. Make your garden a showcase with regular pruning. Growing will slow soon, so best to get everything in shape, to keep it looking spick and span throughout the dry season.
Need a hand? Call Marie today for an obligation free quote on 4045 5920 or 0434 082 420, she will take care of all of your landscaping needs, al
April 15th, 2010
Garden Art and Living Gifts has a new name: Cairns Garden Art! The service, specialties and personnel are still the same; the new name is just a better definition of what you can find.
Marie Jenkins, owner of Cairns Garden Art, said the name was a better fit for the complete range of products available.
“We still have our beautiful living gifts and I love to match stunning plants with perfect pots, creating living gifts, but we also have water features, water bowls, bird baths, innovative garden lighting, outdoor wall hangings, plaques and displays, as well as our extensive range of pots,” Marie said.
“The new name is a better description for the complete range of products and services that we provide and I am excited to provide an extensive range of Cairns Garden Art,
all available for inspection at my home and installation at yours.”
Garden Art Landscapes retains its name and Marie continues to offer Cairns’ best landscaping services. Passionate about plants and your garden, Marie is results orientated and works with you to create a personalized garden reflective of your character and property.
Contact her today for more information or an obligation free quote on PH: 4045 5920 or 0434 082 420 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org