Autumn gardening in Australia: Domus Nursery's favorites

Domus Nursery, based in Hacketts Gully, Kalamunda, has been growing quality plants since 1973. Since it's conception we have been focused on growing and providing Perth, the South West and Western Australia with a quality, trusted product. We believe that we grow a premium plant and that this is key to your and our success, writes on their blog. 

Over the years our ability to explore new lines, visit international growers and form partnerships with experienced, talented breeders has led to a range of plants that are tough, reliable and hardy. Our knowledge, ability to grow and be dynamic and a continuous determination to re-invest in our facilities, suppliers and market have allowed us to introduce new lines at competitive prices.

Domus Nursery is into its 2nd generation of family management, it has always been a family owned and run local business. We believe that being family owned and run, allows for rapid development and change allowing Domus Nursery to remain flexible. The plants we grow are selected by our team of trained horticulturalists and sales staff based on form, flowering habit, toughness and ability to survive and thrive in gardens, landscapes and parks.

Correa Autumn Blaze 

Correa have been a staple in most gardens right across Australia. They are compact, tough, drought tolerant and able to withstand both coastal and inland environments. Selective breeding has resulted in many forms and colours being available in the market, from ground covers through to medium sized bushes. Flowering type vary from pale whites, through to yellows and oranges. Flowers form in Autumn and can last right through to spring. Native bees and birds are drawn to the bell-shaped flowers and the compact nature of these plants makes them a great nesting/roosting habitat for small birds and insects.

Gardenia Florida 

Gardenia captivate even the least green thumbed gardeners, the scent from their flowers is intoxicating. They are a genus of plant that is versatile, robust and low maintenance as long as they are planted in the right place. They need full to part shade (think morning sun here) and soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. They are great along the lowlands below the scarp, down south and up in the hills. They will do well along the coast as long as they are in pots and in a sheltered position. You will need to keep water up to the root zone over summer and feed twice a year in Spring and Autumn. There are many different forms of Gardenia, shrubs that will grow to 2m and others that won’t get more than 20cm tall. There are yellow flowering forms and white flowering, single and double petal flowering types and a variety of leaf forms.

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