Queensland Palms

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The biggest mistake I see in the Queensland garden is people using palms to create privacy. A palm should never be used as a screening plant, the bottoms are full of dead fronds, they are messy and tacky. Hedging plants such as a Syzygium smithii ‘resilience’ or Murraya paniculata works as far better screen around pool and window areas. Hedges …

Gold Coast Botanical Gardens

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Beautiful day at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens with @_katanah_. We weren’t the only ones enjoying this lovely xanthorrea spike. Xanthorrhoeas also known as grass trees have adapted over the years to not only endure bushfires, but to thrive and rely off them. Grass trees have evolved to induce flowering after bushfires as this is the optimal time for offspring …