Plants are the perfect gift ... right?

Jackie French
By Jackie French
June 4 2022 - 2:30pm
Perhaps check if the recipient wants a living gift. Picture: Shutterstock

I've been giving gifts of trees, flowers and shrubs for decades. Plants are the perfect present - the gift that gives joy for years, decades or even centuries, a fine addition to the local and global environment, presenting the giftee with flowers, possibly fruit, green leaves and great enjoyment...

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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