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Business for sale

Business for sale - 12/12/2012 6:58pm

Have you got a couple of acres that you want to turn into a business venture? How about growing tropical flowers for sale commercially? We are coming to the end of our lease at the farm where we have been for the last couple of years and have decided that we are ready for something new. We have the root stock, irrigation systems, client base e...

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Beautiful !!

Beautiful !! - 12/12/2012 6:53pm

The once a year flowering of the Pink Shell ginger is here!! With it's striking pink colour and soft furry foliage, the Giant Shell Ginger is beautiful to behold. One of the plants you don't see around very ofter, we have a couple of Rhizomes for sale but be quick!

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Spring has Sprung!!

Spring has Sprung!! - 12/12/2012 6:48pm

Time to plant!! What a beautiful time of year it is at the moment. If you are considering getting your tropical garden going now is the time to get the plants in for flowers next season. Beehives are out in full force as are the May Gold and Splash. Torch gingers are adding lots of colour around the place.

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Winter when will you end??

Winter when will you end?? - 17/09/2011 3:03pm

Well we seem to have had the longest and coldest winter on record and even though it is now mid September we are still having a few cold nights. NEVER FEAR it is still time to start planting. WE are seeing some good new growth on all our heliconias and the rhizomes we put in just before the cooler months are really starting to shoot up a lot o...

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Rain rain go away??

Rain rain go away?? - 26/01/2011 1:00am

The amount of rain we have had so early in the year and the unseasonally warm winter has meant flowering has been all over the place this year. Flowers that don't usually flower until late spring started flowering back in July and now our dwarf jamaican's, which normally only give us good flush of flowers in winter, have started flowering with...

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Sexy orange out in force

Sexy orange out in force - 13/12/2010 2:27am

Our sexy oranges (Baker) have really decided to flush with dozens of flowers coming out on all clumps. We have had an unseasonally wet and warm winter this year and has been a little unpredictable as to whether everything is going to flower according to their normal flowering or flower at all for that matter! This is a great landscaping plant ...

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Don't buy a weed!!

Don't buy a weed!! - 05/12/2010 10:58pm

Whenever we see a beautiful flower we seem to be drawn to the colour, the smell, the texture but sometimes these beautiful things are our enemy in disguise! One thing I quite often notice when I am at markets around Cairns or researching on the internet is that people are not aware that some gingers are classified as weeds in Queensland and ca...

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Hello Ginger!!

Hello Ginger!! - 30/11/2010 9:25pm

Isn't it the best thing when something you have been waiting for finally happens? We have been hanging out for a upright giant pink shell ginger to flower (alpinia Malaccensis). We could see the flower "buds" forming at the end of the stems but from the time they started forming till when the first flower finally opened seemed like forever!! W...

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The changlings

The changlings - 26/09/2010 8:56pm

Obake anthuriums are one of the most interesting Andreanums around. Obake means ghost or changling in Japanese and these anthuriums do exactly that - during summer they usually produce a standard coloured flower but during the cooler months they produce these magnificent large flowers that are half flower half leaf. Kaumana is one normal andre...

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Rhizomes

Rhizomes - 08/09/2010 6:49pm

All prices listed on the website are for the bare rooted stock. We use bare rooted rizomes for several reason, firstly because of ease of shipping and secondly because for most of the year heliconia and ginger rhizomes will strike very easily and send out a new shoot within about 6 weeks of planting. The Anthuriums are also bare rooted with wh...

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Hello Spring - time to plant

Hello Spring - time to plant - 06/09/2010 11:51pm

September has arrived and, in Cairns at least, this means we have had a couple of warmer days and just as importantly warmer nights. THIS ALL INDICATES IT IS PLANTING SEASON. Now is the perfect time to start planning what heliconia and ginger root stock you need to create that perfect garden. For us in Far North Queensland planting has begun s...

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Beehives are starting

Beehives are starting - 22/07/2010 7:30pm

Had a chance to wander around the farm today and noticed the Heliconia Richmond Red are about to hit their major flowering season. Creates an amazing scene when all the stems of these magnificent plants bloom. The Ginger Beehives are also starting to flower with flowers nearly mature enough to cut for the cut flowers on our Apricot beehives, a...

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Newsletter Launch

Newsletter Launch - 14/07/2010 10:08pm

We have added a new section to the website where you can sign up for our newsletter. This will make you aware of new products as they come available, keep you in touch with what should be flowering and give you some helpful hints regarding growing, proporgating and caring for your plants. If you sign up for the newsletter during the month of J...

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Orthotricas and cooler weather

Orthotricas and cooler weather - 19/06/2010 11:30pm

Was very excited walking around the farm the other day to find that the orthotrica heliconias are loving this cooler weather! Orthotricas are unique among the erect heliconias with their furry leaves, stems and flowers and their love of the cooler weather. While many of the larger crab claws will flush coming out of winter in Cairns, the ortho...

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Cooler Weather & Flowering Plants

Cooler Weather & Flowering Plants - 19/05/2010 2:13pm

As the weather cools the smaller heliconias and gingers are starting to slow with their flowering - especially the psittocorums. However the cool weather does do some wonderful things to the anthuriums. They are all starting to come back into full bloom and the OBAKE (large anthuriums with green ears and tails) which disappear during the summe...

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New Website

New Website - 19/05/2010 1:21pm

New Website!

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