Just follow Nature in your garden and get planting seeds. Depending on
Climate Zone you are in, the list of different seeds you can plant is
long. The following are just some of them which you can try and just
what comes up. Many seeds do much better if planted in Autumn when the
is not too hot. Nature does it this way.
When the flowering period is over,
the seeds begin to form. When they are
fully grown, they fall to the ground
and this seeding period can be
anywhere from late Summer to late Autumn,
according to the species. Even if
it snows and snows, those little seeds are
actually kept warm by the snow
itself as they develop and establish their
“Hardy annual seeds can handle being frozen in the soil and
planted in fall or early spring. Most self-seeding annuals would
considered hardy seeds. For example: Alyssum, Dianthus and Viola”. Marie
Ianotti. Gardening About.com
A Perfect Viola Blooming in the Snow.
Which Were Sown In Autumn …
A List for Autumn Seed Planting.
Annuals to Plant in Autumn. The ones that you can start on. These are
hardiest and should make it right through to bring you flowers in
summer. In Nature, so many plants bloom in late summer and
seeds in autumn. Quite often gardeners will give up because
they think they
have failed when their seedling do not thrive. But after
Flowers, below, I now know that it’s just a matter of timing
the right plants: those which have stood the test of time with
List of Hardy Annuals For Autumn Planting. Just A Few For Starters.
Cornflower (Bachelors Buttons)
Queen Anne’s Lace
October 31st, 2014.Having just finished reading ‘Cool Flowers’ by
Ziegler. If I had a garden I would begin right now. But as
flowers is all I can do right now and for the immediate
future, I can only
advise that you take a look at this book. I have given
this life changing
garden story a whole page to itself because it sure
deserves it. Learn how
to grow your flowers using Cool Weather Techniques
to get the most and much
more out of your garden. See it here: Cool
Buying Smart Online Or Instore.
Most of us know our local garden centres well enough not to be fooled. And
when buying online, always look for the guarantee. And always be cautious
about buying from indoor garden centres like Bunnings, etc. These plants
have probably never seen the real light of day. I know, my daughter bought
some and planted them according to the tag – in full sun. Well, they just
couldn’t handle it.
In this case, the best thing to do is to introduce them to the real world
very gradually. Start them off indoors and never subject them to a very
cold day first off. It’s far better to buy from your local nursery or from
a well respected online garden centre which has a good reputation and a 12
List of Winter Blooming Plants for Australia and Elsewhere.
Hellebore (Winter Rose)
Hardenbergia (Happy Wanderer)
Grape Hycinth (Muscari)
Winter perfection. Viola odorata.
Of all the winter blooming plants, I have to say that Violets are
unbeatable for their beauty, their unique perfume, their long flowering
period and their remarkable hardiness. They are certainly not a delicate
plant as I once thought many years ago. No, these little beauties come up
everywhere all year round. They self seed and they also spread by runners
or stolons. Everywhere.
I was married in mid-winter and I just wanted violets. Well, I got them.
Just a simple bouquet, but when they arrived at the front door, I was
bowled over by the perfume. And if I was married again, today, I would
still have the same thing. We had violets on the wedding cake and they were
delicious. If you love blue flowers for a wedding bouquet, I can’t think of
a prettier choice.
Galanthus nivalis (sneeuwklok
Galanthus nivalis. The Snowdrop.
Flower 9525 (9498678573) (3)
Jasminum Polyanthum. The Pink Jasmine and my favourite. Flowering at the
same time as Daphne odora. An exquisite combination of perfumes.
Winter Blooming Shrubs, Climbers and Small Trees.
Strelizia (Bird of Paradise)
Red Weeping Bottlebrush (Viminalis)
The stunning Hardenbergia (Happy Wanderer). It is a trailing groundcover or
rockery plant. It’s one of the dearest little plants I’ve ever seen. An
It’s June and we’re still waiting for my Mum’s Japanese Windflower
(Anemone) to start sending up its stems which will hold the delicate white
flowers which seem to float on the breeze. Anemones are not annual plants.
They are perennials which come in white, pink and purple.The plants are
always there, all year round, forming a pretty carpet of green, but it’s a
delight to be actually waiting for a plant to come into flower in winter.
When the time is right, the stems shoot up way above the foliage so that
the petals seem to dance in the wind without being held back by their
leaves. Anemone hupehensis var. japonica. Update October. No Windflowers
this year! Someone forgot to feed them. Oh well …