THE SCIENCE OF gardening

Luli Faber is a neuroscientist and passionate gardener who loves to have flowers on her property year-round. Her 16ha block borders the Stuart River in Wilkesdale in the South Burnett region of southeast Queensland.

“My main requirement is to find perennial varieties of bushes and bulbs that are frost and drought hardy, making them compatible with the prevalent temperate climatic conditions, where the temperature can fall to -6°C in winter,” she says.

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