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Christmas Elves – it’s time to get ready!

By | 2019-10-24T14:21:13+00:00 October 24th, 2019|

By Elaine Tunn With Christmas fast approaching, you will certainly be thinking about how you are going to decorate your home or office space.  The artificial Christmas tree, with the same decorations you had last year, might not be so appealing this year. Why not get creative and include living plants into your Christmas [...]

Congratulations IEQ Indoor Plant, Qld on achieving Accreditation

By | 2019-09-25T23:19:43+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

  What is Industry Accreditation? Industry accreditation is a form of industry self-regulation. Through significant consultation and review, industry sets the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience that a business or individual within an industry should have to enable them to operate to an acceptable industry standard and preferably to an industry best [...]

The moss-t awesome new living wall?

By | 2019-09-25T23:16:33+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

Those of you who have read my articles in Hort Journal Australia may well know my feelings on artificial plants by now. I must admit that those strong feelings extend to not only fake, but also preserved mosses. What is the point if the plants are not alive? Therefore, when I saw a ‘living’ [...]

Singapore’s Solaris: encouraging the love for living ecosystems

By | 2019-09-25T22:44:48+00:00 September 25th, 2019|

By Clair Hurford Solaris is a 15 storey office building in the Zaha Hadid-designed Fusionopolis hub in Singapore’s Queenstown neighbourhood. The site was once home to a military base and most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Solaris is the vision of Malaysian architect Ken Yeang, who sought to conserve what little [...]

Presidents Message – September 2019

By | 2019-08-27T00:59:45+00:00 September 1st, 2019|

Since my last message I have attended the Nursery and Garden Industry (NGIQ) Green Expo held at Broadbeach at the Gold Coast. This annual event is one of my favourite expos as the plant life is terrific with many suitable for indoor use. The exhibitor displays were creative and colourful. New plant releases and [...]

Greening Our City: Gardens for High-density Living

By | 2019-08-27T01:07:40+00:00 August 27th, 2019|

Encouraging Women in Horticulture Australia (EWHA) is excited to announce its upcoming October event, which will feature ‘Australia’s longest Breathing Wall’ at 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne. Jock Gammon, the Managing Director of Junglefy, the Sydney-based business designing, constructing and maintaining living infrastructure which created the living wall, will be in attendance at this event to [...]

A great write-up for the Interior Plantscape Association!

By | 2019-08-27T00:57:39+00:00 August 27th, 2019|

When completing my Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne in 2017, I never imagined that two years later I would be earning a living writing about interior plantscapes and other horticultural matters. This would never have been possible without the support and mentoring I have received from the Interior Plantscape Association. I [...]

President’s Message – August 2019

By | 2019-07-31T12:42:50+00:00 August 1st, 2019|

Do you have a good working relationship with suppliers? I will be attending the Green Expo in the Gold Coast this month. This is a perfect opportunity to meet growers and suppliers of allied products face to face as well as seeing firsthand the quality of their plants. Allied products include trolleys, tools, fertilisers, pesticides and [...]

Are your designs stuck in a time warp?

By | 2019-07-29T15:24:42+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

By Gabrielle Stannus How do you visualise an interior plantscape design for a client? Are you still working in 2D or are you entering the brave new world that is 3D? The world of landscape design really has changed since Humphry Repton created a storm in 18th century England with his ‘Red Books’. These thickly [...]