Seasonal Flower Guide For Aussie Gardeners

A garden teeming with beautiful, vibrant flowers is always a sight for sore eyes. Homeowners will certainly want to have a yard with plants that add colour to the property. Although this can take quite a lot of hard work, homeowners can ensure that their property remains appealing and vibrant year-round if they have one or more plants that bloom every season.

Below is a simple guide to flowers that bloom each season:

Spring

Spring is often associated with bursts of colour. Fortunately, there are numerous spring flowers that you could choose from to plant in your garden. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • Allwood pinks
  • Azalea
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Fuschias
  • Pansies
  • Poppies
  • Sweet peas

Azaleas

Sweet Peas

Poppy

Pansy

Fuschias

Forget-me-nots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to bring birds into your garden, plant some natives. Also, keep watering and fertilising bulbs that have finished flowering until their leaves die down completely to keep them healthy for a while. Prune flowering shrubs as soon as their flowering is finished as well.

Summer

September is the best month to start planting summer flowers. You can start preparing your garden beds when the soil has become naturally warm enough. You can easily sow flower seeds in garden beds when the soil has lost its chill.

Below are some of the most popular of flowers that bloom during summer:

  • Sunflowers
  • Carnation
  • Celosias
  • Dahlias
  • Everlasting daisies
  • Nasturtiums
  • Petunias
  • Poppies
  • Zinnias

Carnation

Sunflower

Celosia

Zinnia

Dahlia

Petunia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fungal diseases in plants are quite prevalent during summer so water them only in the morning. Water your plants deeply and infrequently as well. Watering in the morning will reduce the risk of fungal disease. Lastly, check drainage in your bed gardens and use a liquid clay-breaker in heavy soils.

Autumn

Autumn brings in cooler air which helps plants develop flowers with more vivid hues. The peak of these colours comes out during April. To enjoy these benefits, make sure you start planting before and during March.

Some of the plants that bloom produce really colourful flowers during autumn include:

  • Autumn sage
  • Daisies
  • Dahlias
  • Gerberas
  • Japanese windflowers
  • Nerines
  • Roses

Autumn Sage

Daisy

Gerberas

Japanese Windflower

Nerines

Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time, you can also plant perennials such as alpine phlox, bergenias, and campanulas. Lawn grubs will also be coming out during this season so make sure you always have a good pesticide at hand. You will also have to contend with weeds; get rid of them immediately by pulling them out, smothering them with mulch or spraying with them with a weed control product.

Winter

Even if it’s winter, you can still add life to your property by having colourful blooms. Flowering plants that grow in the winter may develop more slowly and gently than the ones in spring and summer, but they can be as beautiful and fragrant — and sometimes, even more so.

Here are some of the flowering plants that grow best during winter:

  • Aquilegias
  • Calendulas
  • Daphne
  • Lavender
  • Lilium
  • Pansies
  • Violas
  • Sticky Everlasting

Aquilegias

Calendula

Daphne

Lavender

Lilium

Sticky Everlasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this season, spray frost-sensitive plants generously with water before the sun hits their leaves in the morning to help prevent frost burn. Take the necessary steps to control pests such as aphids, snails, and slugs which can be abundant during winter as well. Lastly, ensure the health of your plants and turf by spreading organic plant food and organic mulch.

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