Autumn/winter flowers, 2016 | Saltbush Avenue

Autumn/winter flowers, 2016

I think I have more winter flowers than summer flowers somehow. As it turns out, many southern-Australian natives put on growth in winter (when there’s rain) and lie dormant in summer (when the earth bakes dry like it’s the end of times).  Continue reading »

My rainbow of summer flowers | Saltbush Avenue

My rainbow of summer flowers

How was your summer? Summer 2015, if necessary. Mine: amazingly fast and unfortunately finished. The sun sets just before 6pm now, and the scent of woodsmoke is in the air. I wish I’d accomplished more in the warmer weather, but at least my summer flowers put on a great display.  Continue reading »

Hot tips for the veggie garden | Saltbush Avenue

Hot tips for the veggie garden

Jamie and I love the veggie garden, because we get to tinker with things outdoors and occasionally there’s free food. Sometimes I think it’s an elaborate game of chance, regardless of how many afternoons have gone into it, but I’ll highlight three things it’s got going for it: two DIY improvements and one particular plant that we’d recommend to anybody.  Continue reading »

Air planters

Air planters

I thought those modern upside-down air planters were cool, if a bit gimmicky. Like, they’re a neat concept, but they weren’t “for me.” Or so I thought. Jamie surprised me with two air planters for Christmas, and after arranging the plants and wires into place, I’m quite taken with them.  Continue reading »