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 »

Spring flowering, Australian natives edition.

Now that I’m a suburban homeowner with a garden that needs looking after, strange as it still feels, I’ve been experimenting with planting Australian natives. Many of them are drought-tolerant and suited for the variable climate patterns of southern Australia: beating sun, dry spells, strong winds, torrential rains, light frosts.  Continue reading »