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Epic flowers of the Dahlia Society.

Written and photos by Bonnie-Marie Hibbs.  The Dahlia Society of Victoria was first established in 1960 by a group of enthusiastic lovers of the brilliant blooms. Their aim was to share not only their love for these flowers but the culture behind the Dahlias as well. The society is going strong and continues to hold …

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Growing herbs – fresh, easy and cost effective.

Herbs Have you ever gone to the fridge to grab the fresh cut herbs you bought from the supermarket, only to find they are limp and lifeless? Wouldn’t it be nice to just nip out to the back yard or your balcony and pick herbs that are home grown? Growing herbs are both easy and …

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Persimmon – an attractive tree to grow.

By Dennis Ting. Why are persimmon trees so attractive? For a start they have glossy green leaves in summer followed by colourful fruit and then beautiful autumn foliage colours of yellows reds and purple hues. They are fairly low maintenance in terms of pests and diseases. Furthermore they can fruit early in three years or …

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Kitagawa Village “Monet’s Garden” Japan.

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs. I have been very fortunate over the years to explore many gardens throughout Japan. This was my seventh time to Japan and you would think after this many visits that I would have seen it all. But the wonderful thing about the gardens, parks and landscapes in Japan is that they are …

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