Flax Attack

After a brief 1960s hey-day, NZ flax (phormium) has returned as “the drama queen of trendy garden designs” in LA. According to TV horticulturist Maureen Gilmer, “Phormiums are the most exciting new plants to enter the American marketplace. They offer a rainbow of colour and exciting form all year without flowers. This quintessential plant of mid-century modern freeways is coming round again, this time with a whole new look and feel. Its size may have been civilized, but the colours have definitely gone wild.”


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Queenstown Looks to Alternative Revenue

Queenstown Looks to Alternative Revenue

As the Covid-19 pandemic closes borders and grounds aircraft around the world, iconic destinations from Kyoto to Amsterdam are addressing the new reality of fewer visitors and looking for ways to…