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4 days ago

Inspiring Landscape Solutions By Parveen Dhaliwal
This is a closeup of the tree bark of a papaya tree! It feels textured like it looks and create these grooves as the tree ages and increases in height. ⁠More about papayas - they won’t grow as well in a Melbourne unfortunately due to the colder climate but thrive in tropical climates like Malaysia. ⁠They are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant colour, and the wide variety of health benefits they provide make them a popular fruit.⁠⁠⁠⁠Previously an exotic and rare fruit, they are now available at most times of the year.⁠⁠⁠⁠To cut and eat the fruit is very similar to a cantaloupe. Cut in half, spoon out the seeds, peel off the skin and serve the flesh in a fruit salad or on its own with a squeeze of lime.⁠⁠And pssst ... some cultures make a slightly bitter tasting vegetable dish from their younger leaves!⁠⁠⁠Enjoy! 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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Mansoa alliacea, or garlic vine, is a species of tropical liana in the family Bignoniaceae and is native to Northern South America.⁠⁠⁠⁠Garlic vine is known as the false garlic plant because it is actually unrelated to edible garlic. However, it can be used as a substitute for garlic in an emergency.⁠⁠⁠⁠It is also used in herbal medicine systems, where it is used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and anti-pyretic. The leaves are also used to prepare medicine for coughs, colds, flu, and pneumonia.⁠⁠⁠⁠I spotted this stunning climber in KL when I was there in December - so much more attractive in person as it looks like delicate mauve bells. 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Inspiring Landscape Solutions By Parveen Dhaliwal
Murrumbeena about to start shortly and can't wait to see it coming to real life! 💚⁠⁠⁠⁠What I liked designing about this garden's layout was the play of shapes. ⁠⁠⁠⁠The design process started with a circle and I just let it flow naturally to make semi circles and derivations thereof without having anything preset in my mind, to see where it will lead! (Guided of course by the practical aspects of tending and navigating through the garden.⁠) ⁠⁠⁠⁠I'm pretty happy with the final result as it was not only creative but also met the above needs of the client.⁠⁠⁠⁠So go with the flow and see where that leads you! 💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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