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For every order made from now until the end of January, Awapuni Nurseries will throw in one free bundle of pots and tubs mix - a mix of popular flowers to brighten up your pots, tubs and other containers - containing 9 plants. Plus an information sheet on how to get the best colour show out of your pots and tubs.
To see the entire range of seedlings available at Awapuni Nurseries click here and have a browse around our plant shop.

Good Diet and Gardening Linked To Lower Lung Cancer Risk

By simply eating four or more servings of green salad a week and working in the garden once or twice a week, smokers and nonsmokers alike may be able to substantially reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Click here to read more.


Eco-friendly gardening is the way of the future
It’s strange to think that just by getting out in the garden we could be damaging the environment, but it’s true, says Awapuni gardening guru, Tod Palenski.
“Just think about all that watering, all those fertilisers, all that lawn mowing. These things do have an environmental impact but we can reduce the damswge while still retaining a beautiful garden.
“To start with, this means finding plants that suit our new conditions, ones which don’t require a lot of maintenance so that your garden continues to flourish without wasting too many precious resources.”
Tod says if you want to do your part, start looking for plants which don’t require a lot of watering. Click here to read more.


The team at Awapuni would like to thank all our customers, readers and visitors for your support this year. We hope you have a fun, relaxing holiday and to help get you in the mood, we thought we’d share with you our favourite cocktail for this time of year, hopefully using a couple of ingredients from your garden.
Awapuni Strawberry Mint Margaritas
Awapuni Strawberry Mint Margaritas

Combine 2 cups of washed, hulled, and sliced fresh ripe strawberries with 4 tablespoons of mint leaves (washed and finely chopped) and allow to macerate for at least 5 minutes. Fill a blender with 2 cups of ice cubes. Add 1 cup tequila, 1/3 cup triple sec, the juice of a lime and the strawberry mixture. Blend on high for a few seconds. Divide between 4 margarita glasses, garnish with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Happy holidays!
The Awapuni Team

Henri and Paul Ham, Awapuni Nurseries Ltd
Pioneer Highway PO Box 7075 Palmerston North NEW ZEALAND
Phone: 64 6 354-8828 Fax: 64 6 354-8857

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