Brighten your gar­den with a splash of colour

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY SOCIAL SCENE -

DO YOU want to give your house and gar­den a coun­try cot­tage feel this win­ter?

The cooler months have set­tled in and while the Whit­sun­days doesn’t suf­fer from the drab, dull win­ter ex­pe­ri­enced fur­ther south, you can add vi­brant colour to your prop­erty with del­i­cate and very pretty flow­er­ing plants.

Lack of frost in the trop­ics means va­ri­eties such as pan­sies, petu­nias and poin­set­tias should flower in the cooler months.

You can plant them in pots, gar­den beds, veg­etable patches or win­dow boxes and they will flower through to Novem­ber.

While some va­ri­eties pre­fer shade, many like full ex­po­sure to the sun, mak­ing court­yard or pa­tio lo­ca­tions per­fect.

Roses also pre­fer the cooler tem­per­a­ture. Roses are fra­grant and beau­ti­ful, and can liven up any gar­den.

Win­ter is also a good time to mulch to pre­pare for the hot­ter sum­mer months.

The staff at Plants Whit­sun­day Plants Plus can help you plan your gar­den to com­pli­ment your home and make the most of a bright splash of colour.

They are the ex­perts when choos­ing colours and va­ri­eties and can help you trans­form your home and gar­den.

WIN­TER WON­DERS: Hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist Mitch War­rilow with some beau­ti­ful flow­er­ing win­ter plants at Plants Whit­sun­day Plants Plus.

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