Getting to Know Frangipani

The roundabout at the visitors’ centre in Yeppoon has had customers asking about the beautiful white flowering trees which are Plumeria pudica, or Hammerhead Frangipani, as the shape of the leaf suggests. How lovely it is that we are seeing more green-life being planted in public spaces. This tropical plant grows to around 4M high with upright growth that doesn’t …

Agapanthus ‘Summer Gold’

Agapanthus are so well known by gardeners who live in warmer areas that they need no introduction but ‘Summer Gold’ does need a note or two. When growing in a container in and around the garden the highly developed predominately golden leaves cling around the plant giving an effect that is well worth a place in any garden. ‘Summer Gold’ …

Plant Selection

Contributed by Peter Ells, June 2013. Choosing plants for landscape, revegetation and other horticultural projects can be an enjoyable but often quite complex task – there are so many factors to consider.  Plant growers and nurseries can supply an abundance of advice but they also need background information to help with suggestions. Usually it is better to choose a plant …