A TOUCH OF BLUE
The Blue Lilly Pilly (Syzygium oleosum) is an Australian rainforest shrub or small tree that comes as close as possible to being the ideal garden plant.
It’s tough, it’s well-behaved, it has pretty flowers and fruit and it can be used as a hedge or feature plant.
And the wild birds love it! Honeyeaters, fruit eaters and insect eaters will all visit your garden if you’ve one of these useful shrubs/small trees growing there.
I have one of these in my garden, right in front of a large picture window, and I spend happy hours lying back in my reclining chair watching all the birdlife that comes in for a snack. I planted it right by a large pond where it can be reflected in the water – along with other rainforest plants and a few exotics.
The Blue Lilly Pilly is one of those plants that even the most inept and disinterested householder can grow. And gardening doesn’t have to be an overbearing chore – just have a look at some of my GardenEzi gardening books and you’ll see what I mean. All are written with the Brown Thumb Brigade in mind – you don’t have to be a great gardener to have a great garden!
So if you want to know more about easy gardening, click on the My Books tab for details. The gardening books are all downloadable and cheap as chips – packaged handily so you don’t have to go trawling through the internet for hours, trying to get good gardening information.
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Welcome to GardenEzi where our motto is:
The RIGHT plant
In the RIGHT place
At the RIGHT time
With the RIGHT care
I’m Julie Lake, known to my family and childhood friends as Jill, horticulturist, gardening writer and founder of the GardenEzi program which aims to take the mystique and hard work out of gardening, so that everyone who wants a great garden can do so without too much time and effort.
All the books in the GardenEzi series are based on the Five Step program of Planning, Preparation, Planting, Practice and Protection. They sell for $4.95 each on Amazon as Kindle e-reader downloads; they can also be downloaded to your PC where you can read them on-screen or print out the information you want and take it into the garden with you. Titles to date are:
Growing Great Azaleas
Great Garden – No Sweat
Tropical Foliage Garden
Improving Your Soil – The Natural Way
Grow Herbs – Make Money
Slim with Soup
Ten Best Indoor Plants
You can read all about them under My Books on this website
And, for those who love Africa, there is my bio-fiction novel A Garden in Africa which has the creation of a great garden at its heart but also love, tragedy, wild animals and a slice of history that is fast becoming forgotten.
New books will become available on a regular basis.
Why buy gardening books today when there is so much information available on the internet? Well, much of that information is unreliable and fragmented. With a book you get everything you need to know in one package – no need to spend hours hunting for bits and pieces of gardening info amidst all the mass that’s out there – much of it contradictory and confusing.
My gardening knowledge is not just based on my qualifications, it’s based on years of practical experience in the many gardens which I’ve created for myself and others. I love to share that knowledge with readers, especially those new to gardening who don’t know where to start.
So read about the books, follow the links if you want to buy them and feel free to contact me via this site or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll also find plenty of good, up-to-date gardening advice on the GardenEzi news page/blog – some other bits and pieces too.
I love the place I live and really do believe it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth – and I’ve seen a few of them. It’s also one of the best communities in which to live – a caring community in the best sense of the word with good medical and aged-care facilities and very little crime. It’s also a community that loves art, music and theatre. An easy place to celebrate life’ one that’s a bit tucked away from the hustle and hassle of the world and at the same time not too far from essential services and good shopping. So to tell the world about the place in which I live I have a second blog called Tamborine Dreaming – you’ll find it at tamborinedreamingdotcom.wordpress.com/