Winter Flowers

  1. Creating winter colour

    Creating winter colour
    Everyone expects gardens to be at their spendiferous, colourful best in spring and summer, with autumn bringing warmth and texture. When we think of winter in the garden, we often think drab, dormant and boring... But it doesn't have to be that way. By choosing your plants cleverly, you can have a garden that is filled with colour all year...
  2. African Daisy

    African Daisy
    A little bit about the African daisy No prizes for guessing where this exotic beauty is from. But in Sydney, African daisies have proven to be just as tough and easy to grow as they are in their homeland. Come winter, they reveal a showy, generous mass of flowers that close in low light. Petals come in a range of...
  3. Hardenbergia

    Hardenbergia
    A little bit about hardenbergia It’s hard not to love this tough, evergreen native. Named after Franziska Countess von Hardenberg, a 19th century Austrian botany patron, a hardenbergia will adapt to almost any spot you put it in. Its deep green, leathery leaves and pea-shaped clusters of flowers are loved by birds and butterflies too.   Botanical name: Australian sarsaparilla...
  4. Azaleas

    Azaleas
    I had always thought of azaleas as small plants until one day I visited an old Sydney garden and found myself walking through a tunnel of shrubs. Wondering what they were, I looked up and discovered azalea flowers above my head. These plants, which were decades old and had never been pruned except to create space to walk, had grown...
  5. Hellebores

    Hellebores
    A little bit about hellebores Got a shady outdoor spot in need of colour? Hardy hellebores are a delightful way to brighten it up. Hellebores feature beautiful, open flowers ranging from lime green and mauve, to white, dusty pink and crimson. As a clump-forming plant, hellebores are great for propagation and given the right care, can last for many years...
  6. Flowers for Shade

    Flowers for Shade
    With careful planning it is possible to have something blooming in a shaded garden all year round.
  7. Camellia Japonica

    Camellia Japonica
    I have several varieties of large, bushy Camellia Japonica shrubs growing near my carport and they put on a warm welcome as I arrive home on a chilly winter’s day.
  8. Growing pansies

    Growing pansies
    One look at their bright, happy faces explains their popularity.
  9. Federation Daisies

    Federation Daisies
    There’s nothing quite as cheery to see growing in a garden as a daisy bush. But daisies aren’t just daisies.
  10. Sasanqua Camellias

    Sasanqua Camellias
    With flowers from late summer to winter, sasanqua camellias make a long impact on the garden.

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