Christina Graham | Original illustrations and artwork, prints and cards available for sale online and on Etsy. Passionate about natural occurrences Christina explores the space between people, nature and bodies of land in her illustration and art.  Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Christina has provided work for private commission, brand design, children's books, stationery and product copy.

Full portfolio of large painting an illustration works.

Watercolour, gouache and ink on watercolour painting.  Commissions available. 

Tropical Planting Guide

Tropical Planting Guide

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A hand-illustrated planting guide for the Tropical regions of Australia.

This project started when I was looking personally for a planting guide online.  I found it very hard to locate the relevant information in an easy to understand and clear format.  

My aim was to start focusing more on growing my own vegetables and herbs at home.  I thought it would also be beneficial to turn my research into something that other people could also use and benefit from.  

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Find your region:

TROPICAL: Townsville, Cairns, Kowanyama, Weipa, Katherine, Darwin, Kalumburu

SUBTROPICAL: Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Geraldton, Perth, Sydney

TEMPERATE: Tasmania, Melbourne, Canberra, Dubbo, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Esperance, Albany

ARID / DRY: Mildura, Port Augusta, Bourke, Charleville, Longreach, Birdsville, Port Augusta, Marree, Oodnadatta, Alice Springs, Cook, Giles, Wiluna, Newman, Telfer, Port Hedland, Broome, Halls Creek, Tennant Creek, Mount Isa, Normanton

This calendar Planting Guide helps you grow your own fruit and vegetables at home.  Growing your own vegetables has a lot of benefits, it gives you access to seasonal produce straight from the garden, this reduces the distance your food has to travel.  Reducing the distance your food travels to you plate increases its sustainability.  When purchasing fruit and vegetables, a lot of the time we don’t consider just how far they have travelled, and the wastage associated with that; fuel, storage costs and packaging.  

Growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs more often than not means that your food is organic.  This reduces the amount of pesticides and chemicals that you’re ingesting into your body.  Not purchasing vegetables and fruit in packaging reduces your plastic and waste usage.  There is a lot of waste associated with purchasing fresh fruit and vegetables, this can easily be reduced by growing your own at home.  Another way to reduce waste is to go to farmers markets, shop at local grocers and choose only fruit and vegetables that are loose and not packed in packaging. 

Knowing what to plant and when is a challenge.  Australia has a diverse and varied climate, this means that depending on where you live it can dictate what to plant and when.  

It’s also interesting to look at the quieter months, winter in cooler climates and summer in hot climates when there are less options for successful growing.  This is the perfect time to recondition soil and get your garden fresh and ready for its peak growing season.  Knowing what to plant and when can help you plan out a garden and have fresh vegetables and herbs almost all year round.  

I hope that this calendar provides a clear and helpful guide for monthly urban planting.  It is designed to be a reference point for urban gardening as well as a beautiful addition to you home, office or any space.