The leaves they are a-changing, but they’re not the only flora that you should keep an eye on as you head outside. We’re lucky to live in a country that is beautiful 365.25 days a year, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get extra excited when the seasons shift. We know that this feeling is mutual for many, but we also know that we’re extra emphatic about it on the Australian Heritage Homes team. It would be weird if we weren’t, but don’t worry – passion is the name of the game if you want to be involved with operations on our team. Reaching out to us to kick off the planning of your next dream home? Just know that you’ll probably leave every conversation with far more intel than you ever knew you needed.
For today, that means that we’re focusing on the outside and most specifically the plants that you should consider integrating into your landscaping with the dropping temperatures. We know that there will always be the mainstays, and we also know that not everyone has the time, energy or interest to rotate out your plants or flowers. Regardless, keep this guide in your back pocket in case you get a wild hair or a green thumb.
Amaranthus: As will be the case with pretty much every option on this list, we’re sure that these would look familiar if you ran into them. Picture giant tassels that not only are right at home outside, but also in the next bouquet you want to give as a gift or save for yourself.
Cornflowers: Cornflowers frequently get a reputation for only being optimal during the summer, owing to their bright and bold blue colouring, but that’s not the case. The birds love them, the bees love them and we’re betting that you and your loved ones will as well.
Celosia: Noticing a pattern where all of the flowers we’re listing (and many others that we’re not) have cool and unique names? This is owing to their scientific family and genus names, which go back hundreds of years. The Celosia is just as timeless and identified by crested flowerheads that only continue to grow and spread while into autumn.
Dahlias: They’re not just black like the book or the movie, these stunning flowers can be sourced in many different colours of the rainbow. You can plant them as early as mid-summer and they have some serious staying power.
Sunflowers: We figured we’d end today’s list (but don’t worry – it’s just the first of several for the year) with another surprise. It has the word “sun” in the name, for goodness sakes. Yes, sunflowers do tend to bloom in the middle of summer, but they shoot up and grow far into your cooler months. They’re a wonderful complement to all sorts of leaves and grasses and definitely leave visitors with a happy spring in their step, coming or going.
Questions? As always, we’re here. Please reach out with anything you may need!