Glory bowers, bleeding hearts and butterfly bushes – the common names tell us why we love Clerodendrums. In summer the delicate, scented panicles dangle
sweetly in shades of scarlet, pink and blue making the garden a delight.
Maria Hitchcock holds the National Living Collection of this wonderful little native, which is easy-care, versatile, generously flowering and bird-attracting.
Here she shares her favourites and her growing tips.
The fragrance and dainty beauty of daphne is enough to make you fling open the doors on a chilly
morning so you can breathe it in. Here Mez Woodward showcases daphne -
star of the winter season.
Flowers for a day; for lots of days
The purple veil that floats over Sydney in November is an international star – but not one most of us can bring
The jasmine moment is a brief celebration. Grab hold, cut armfuls of it and drape it all over the house, because in a flash it’s all over til next year.
Trumpet flowers create impact with their size, profusion and hot colour tones. Not for gardeners who prefer soft romantic pastels, these subtropical stunners
are for those who love bold brassy colour and want to create a ‘holiday-at-home’ feel.
Sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) are annual climbing plants with fragrant and romantically ruffled, pea-shaped blooms. They were discovered in 1695
and have intoxicated cottage gardeners ever since.
Sandra Ross sings the praises of the blues, and finds inspiration from fine gardens around the world for using azure, cornflower, powder, navy, violet,
lavender and mauve in our planting palettes.
These glorious purple flowers dazzle just as the summer-flowering show-offs are tiring. Let’s take a closer look.
Tiger grass is an ornamental grass with arrow-shaped foliage. It grows in tight clumps, and is ideal as a dense hedge, or a feature pot plant.
A swag of new and improved waratahs mean this much-loved beacon of spring can now find a home in any garden.
Here's what's new in the garden this spring
Even if she hadn’t been running Collectors’ Plant Fair, Linda Ross would have been there before the gates opened to be sure of securing a swag of treasure.
Here’s part of her shopping list from this year.
Linda Ross steps into the winter garden for aromatherapy of the botanical kind.
To sit or stand underneath a flowering wisteria vine in full bloom, gazing through the mauve veil of flowers, inhaling the scent, and listening to the
bees is bliss. A wisteria in full beautiful bloom escaping up a random tree will stop traffic, but as we mention here you don't need a garden to grow
When we revealed that the current favourite plant of Myles Baldwin, curator of the Australian Garden Show Sydney, is the blue hippeastrum (Worsleya procera)
we were amazed at the response! This flower seems to have flower captured everyone’s imagination and lots of you were keen for more growing tips.
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