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What's Flowering in our patch in Djeran (April / May 2020)

The sixth and last in a series of blogs where I share what's flowering in our patch. With a deep respect for the traditional custodians of this land, I'm sharing what's flowering during each of the 6 Indigenous seasons, as these are the true season of this land. We are currently around the middle of the Djeran, traditionally known as the season of adulthood when thankfully the cooler weather begins.

Our aim here is to give a majority of our land back to nature and one way we do this is by having an abundance of food in the form of flowers for all endemic fauna - from the tiniest native bees to the largest foraging mammals and birds and everything in between. From trees to groundcovers, natives to edibles, here's our list of plants that are in flower. We hope you find some inspiration from this list for what you could plant in your own garden. (Note: some are only flowering for parts of Djeran and some are flowering throughout the whole season:)

Kunzea baxteri

Native Trees (only some endemic)

  • Silver Princess - Eucalyptus caesia ssp magna

  • Gungurru - Eucalyptus caesia ssp caesia

  • Fuschia gum - Eucalyptus forrestiana

  • Eucalyptus saligna - Sydney Blue Gum

Silver Princess

Native Shrubs (only some endemic)

  • Correa - Canberra Bells

  • Correa - Dusky Bells

  • Correa alba

  • Kunzea baxteri

  • Cut leaf banksia - Banksia praemorsa

  • Banksia menziesii - dwarf form

  • Flinders Range Wattle - Acacia iteaphylla (inherited invasive species)

  • Grevillea Carramar

  • Grevillea Bonnie Prince Charles

  • Grevillea Supreme

  • Grevillea Robyn Gordon

  • Grevillea olivacea - red and yellow forms

  • Hakea laurina - pin cushion hakea

  • Banksia spinulosa - Birthday Candles

Pin Cushion Hakea

Native Groundcovers & Climbers (only some endemic)

  • Brachycombe daisy

  • Scaevola purple fanfare

  • Banksia blechnifolia

  • Hemiandra pungens - Snakebush

Brachycombe mauve


(This list varies each year to what annual edibles we are growing)

  • Yacon

  • Autumn raspberry canes

  • California Poppy

  • Elder flower

  • Calendula officinalis

  • Borage

  • Rosemary

  • Pineapple sage

  • Violets

  • Cats Ear

  • Lettuce, Mizuna mustard (we allow some to flower to self seed)

  • Clary sage

  • Lemon verbena

  • Yarrow

  • Anise hyssop

  • Eggplant, tomato, chilli, paprika (only April)

  • Pumpkin (I pick and eat these, it's too late in the season for them to form)

  • Lime

self sown parsley seeds sprouting in a spent snail shell

Ornamental (or non-native) Shrubs/Trees/Groundcovers

  • Proteas

  • Magnolia little gem

  • Buddlejia yellow, purple, pink (depending on when I prune them)

  • Osteospermum White Daisy With Purple Center

  • Tibouchina 'Jazzie'

  • Mexican marigold

  • 'Hot Lips' Salvia

  • 'Wendy's Wish' Salvia

  • Purple and white trailing lantana

  • Convolvulus sabatius purple ground cover

  • Begonias

  • Sunflowers

  • Water Hibiscus

  • Mexican sage

  • Agapanthus

  • Cosmos

  • Bougainvillea

  • Geisha Girl

Mexican Marigold with pink Cosmos in the background

And that's a wrap from our patch for April/May 2020 and the last of the blogs listing the flowering plants in our garden for all 6 of the Indigenous seasons.

Garden Blessings

Trac x

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