Lawn love… Spring maintenance

WORDS BY KRISTEE SEMMLER THE BAROSSA NURSERY   Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler Who doesn’t love the look and smell of a lush freshly mown lawn? There are even Facebook pages dedicated to ‘lawn porn’! I know I certainly have a...

Indoor plants… the new obsession

WORDS BY KRISTEE SEMMLER THE BAROSSA NURSERY   Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler On trend, plant addict, crazy plant lady, indoor jungle, obsession are all terms I’m seeing more and more when referring to indoor plants.   I’ve seen Facebook posts...

Gardening for mental health and well being

WORDS BY KRISTEE SEMMLER THE BAROSSA NURSERY   Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler Often, as our lives get busier and busier, less time is put into ourselves and our mental health. The opinions of others can cause us to...

Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler: How to Summer proof your garden

How to Summer proof your garden Hot, dry summers are typical in the Barossa Valley. Weeks upon weeks of hot weather with no rain is not uncommon. It can be tough for plants and gardens to...

Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler: Kids in the garden

Kids in the garden “Spending time with children is a lot more important than spending money on children”. In previous generations children generally grew up outside, playing in gardens, creeks and parks. Unfortunately we are seeing it...

Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler: What to do in your winter garden

What to do in your winter garden When we think of winter we often think cold rainy days, tucked up inside by the fire with a hot cup of soup. But not all winter days...

Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler: The healthy hobby!

The healthy hobby! We all know that regular exercise such as running, going to the gym, cycling swimming, etc. is important for our health, wellbeing and longevity. But did you know that gardening is also considered...

Gardening Advice with Kristee Semmler: Natural control of garden pests

Natural control of garden pests These days it sometimes seems that nearly everything is bad for us or can affect our health, from burnt or canned foods and too much sugar to drinking out of...