July has seen freesias, hyacinth, tulips and iris out in full swing. We have also had daffodils and plenty of jonquils (paperwhites, earlicheer, Soliel D'Or). We have also started getting a few poppies and sweet pea has been beautiful. We haven't yet had ranunculus, anemones, arabs eye, daphne, violets or lily of the valley.
The markets has been full of imported roses, but luckily we have been able to rely on our local suppliers for a full range of beautiful colours. The cooler temperatures has meant larger heads and deeper colours.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been the only delphinium available, in both darker blue and lighter blue. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
We have been able to get a miniature bouvardia and molucca balm from Melbourne.
Local arums have not yet started although there has been a wide range of imported arum and calla lilies.
Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, longiflorum lilies, carnations, alstromeria, chrysanthemum, gladioli and sunflowers have been available. Local cymbidium orchids have been fantastic, in a lovely colour range.
Gymea lilies have been coming through. Sea holly, blushing bride, banksias (coccinea, hookerania and menziesii), beautiful red and green leacadendron, and gumnuts have been available. Red wax bud and wax flower have both been available. Proteas have been scarce.
Hypericum has been available (imported), along with pepper berry and berzillia. White blossom branches started this month.
Ornamental kale, imported poppy pods and magnolia branches have been available.
There has been no lisianthus.