The hobby of gardening brings multiple advantages to the body and the soul. Engaging in gardening can reduce your stress, lower cholesterol, peg your blood pressure lower and influence lower depression. Studies have also shown that merely spending time in beautiful gardens can bring about changes in the metabolism like muscle tension, blood pressure, electrical activity of the brain and more. The textures and colours in the garden have the ability to invoke tranquillity, calmness, and happiness. Gardening has evolved to be more than just a pastime to feel good and has been reckoned as a therapy for the body and soul. On that note, let us examine the best winter and summer plants under Australian conditions.
Best summer plants in Australia
In the hot summer months, the choice of plants for the garden should factor in the hot sun overhead. Sticking to plants that are ideal for native climate is typically better, nothing should stop you from experimenting with other plant species considered ideal for similar environments. You can find a collection of several summer plant species suited for Australian conditions here. Shasta Daisy, rosemary, and acute sedge are among our recommendations. Tomatoes, Witch Hazel, and Okra are also ideal summer plants. If you are a first timer with summer gardening, finding a good gardener through the process will be a huge help both in terms of investment and productivity.
Best winter plants for Australian conditions
When we consider a wide range of plants that bloom in winter, Violets stand out for their unique perfume, beauty, the remarkable hardiness and the long tenure of flowering. They may not be as delicate as one would think and propagate throughout the year. Check this page for a list of winter blooming plants suitable for Australian conditions.
This plant has caught our particular fascination among a wide array of plants blooming in winter. The species is disease and pest resistant and should be part of any garden. The tubular pink flowers actually remind us of the pink jasmine. The heavenly perfume is the main attraction of the flower. In northern Australia, the flowering can start in August and in cooler climates, it could be late winter or early spring by the time flowering starts. In temperate climates, the flowers can last through the spring and even into the summer.