Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Scoop Homes and Art 38 Contents 208 HOMES & ART SPRING 2013
Man gles Everlasting brightens a spri ng gard en
and gives dried flowers for the rest of the year.
The advantag es of water wise m ulch in
the vegie garden are evident here.
Planted in spring, Warringal Greens are
productive and pest-resistant in summer.
No organic waterwise mulch ? Use
stone (it won't burn the plants).
Brachyscome iberidifolia, (Swan River Daisy),
is a beautiful and richly coloured annual.
Schoenia filifolia, a WA a nnua l, give s
a show y yellow wildflower display.
A pine bark mulch assists with moisture,
and provides a cont ras ting backdrop.
Vegie garde ns a re most produc tive in
spring, the time to enjoy fresh salads.
Agroup of independent, award-
winning consultants, landscapers,
educators, environmental scientists,
bush food and e-learning specialists,
marketing gurus and plantsmen, Beyond
Gardens aims to inspire, inform and
empower people to live sustainably.
The team offers free seminars and
workshops across regional and metro WA
locations, and kicked off a spring workshop
series with the commencement of the
TV show, Beyond Gardens Live, on West TV
on September 4. Here’s a sneak peek at
just a few of the team’s top tips for spring
gardening – head to beyondgardens.com.au
for info on upcoming seminars.
Spring to life
From enjoying the fruits (literally) of your own labour to soaking
up the first blissful rays of springtime sun, what’s not to love about
getting stuck into the garden? For those with a little less green
in their thumb, the team at Beyond Gardens shares some tips
on spring preparation and gardening.
Take your cues from the Beyond Gardens team to prepare your garden for the warmer months ahead.
COMPILED BY Claire Watkins
• Plants that have already bloomed
or have frost damage can be
pruned to encourage new growth.
• Use wood chip or large pieces of
waterwise mulch to hold in all the
• Early spring is a rewarding time to
plant vegetables, whether you’re
starting a new garden or popping
some herbs in a sunny window
box. Vegies and herbs to plant
now include tomato, snowpeas,
capsicum, chilli, basil and rocket.
• Flowering spring annuals can be
planted now to give your garden
a quick lift and add some colour.
WORDS Steve McCabe
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