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About Lee Ann McKenzie

Lee Ann wasn’t always a gardener - she lead what she terms ‘a normal life’ as a newspaper journalist and then television producer in Dunedin until the nineties, when she started moving north. Working on various lifestyle magazines in Auckland, Lee Ann eventually published her own garden design magazine, Alfresco, for 10 years.

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Gardening: Everything hibiscus

It’s difficult to believe it’s just a month from winter when you see hibiscus in flower. Nothing makes you feel as warm and tropical as these exquisite plants, and fortunately, there are some that’ll

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While classic rhododendrons are unhappy in subtropical regions, vireyas make a fine substitute. Their lively flowering and colours will brighten your day – sometimes unexpectedly.

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