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Want Your Garden Full of Flowers For Christmas?
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Author:  Mark Davies [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 ]
Post subject:  Want Your Garden Full of Flowers For Christmas?

Summer Stunners - Want Your Garden Full of Flowers For Christmas?

It's time to get organised and get those showy plants planted. The ones that put on a spectacle of flowers in December.

Aussie Christmases are an awesome thing. The days feel longer and are filled with one barbecue after another. There's back yard cricket and incredible weather. It really is the time of year when our gardens come into their own and are enjoyed. Plants like Agapanthus and Christmas Bush are renowned for putting on extravagant displays at that time of year, in particular, Agapanthus which have become a much loved favourite and a true icon of Aussie summer gardens.

There's also Nandinas which have red growth in summer, plus other reddish foliage plants that'll give your garden a great Christmas feel. With a warm spring heralding what will be a hot summer, it's time to plant these plants now. Keep them well watered until established, and you should have a magnificent display of flowers in December.

Queen Mum (the new cultivar of Agapanthus) is the first bi-coloured variety with blue and white flowers that bloom in large stunning starbursts of multiple head flowers. These flower heads are extra large and make this plant a real show stopper in the garden.

When in flower Queen Mum™ will reach up to 1.5m tall and has the typical clumping, glossy green strap like foliage. Cloudy Days™ is a somewhat smaller version of Queen Mum™ that reaches up to 1m high and provides excellent height contrast. Both boast low seed set and multiplication rates when compared with non-hybridised forms, meaning they are a more environmentally friendly choice.

There are many other plants that will produce stunning results in the garden at Christmas time such as ...read more http://ozbreed.com.au/articles/summer-s ... stmas.html

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