The period from winter, spring and into summer here in the tropical and subtropical zones of Australia is typically characterised by clear skies, low rainfall, low humidity and bushfires. Weather however does not always do as it is expected – rain will sometimes occur out of season and with it comes cloudy days.
Rain during this period means bushland species and ornamental gardens burst into growth and flower, making it a great time to do bushwalking, visit a botanic garden, an open garden or just visit a friend’s garden.
Bushwalks are one of the best ways to see how nature has adapted to the local climate, soil
and conditions. Many native plants, such
as king orchids, come into bloom during this
late winter-early spring period. Nature inspires
the best professional horticulturists and also inspires gardeners.
Seasonal annuals if planted in past months are now in full bloom and will need regular watering, feeding and deadheading of spent blooms. All this extra work means the annuals will keep on flowering over many more weeks and months.
Information is given for what to do in each of the months:
Special information is also provided for:
- Vegetable planting schedule for August, September, October and November for subtropics
- Annual planting schedule for August through November.
The full Vegetables and Annuals Planting Schedule for these months is also available.