Is your house contributing to bad health? According to researchers, the air quality we breathe indoors contains up to 10 times higher concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOC) than outdoors. Volatile Organic Compounds have been attributed to poor health outcomes including restless sleep, poor productivity, depression, bad moods and increased allergies. A new RMIT … [Read more...] about Five plants inside could be your magic cure for wellness and wellbeing
By Kate Shaw on Houzz Spring is here and it’s time to dust off those gardening gloves. But rather than viewing gardening as another chore, stop to consider the benefits of immersing yourself in flora. Mindfulness is the word of the moment, defined as: “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s … [Read more...] about Finding Peace: A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening Mindfulness
My garden is a little unconventional in that our house is perched on the side of a very steep hlll. Our main outdoor living areas consist of a west facing deck and two shady terraces meaning any kind of greenery has to be in pots as well as extremely hardy. Over the years we’ve established that succulents and Cycads seems to like it there the most and as such, deliver … [Read more...] about Tara Dennis’ gardening secrets!
When it comes to growing your own food Indira says you have to reimagine the space you've got, which is exactly what she did when she designed her inner-city garden featured in The Edible Balcony. She was able to transform her thirteenth story balcony into a bountiful kitchen garden by maximising space with vertical walls, hanging pots as well as pots on the ground. In … [Read more...] about How Indira Naidoo grew fresh food in a small place (& you can too)
There's nothing quite like picking fresh herbs from your garden to top off a delicious home cooked meal. Renowned chef Christine Manfield tells Deborah in this interview about her vertical herb garden. She also discusses 'must have' items for the pantry. … [Read more...] about Vertical gardens and fresh herbs for cooking