September has continued to give us poppies, sweet pea, freesias, hyacinth, tulips and iris. The range of earlicheer, jonquils and daffodils is diminished and so now by the end of the month there is only a limited range.
Ranunculus have continued to be beautiful and anenomes, pieris and lily of the valley have started.
Lavender continues, and daisies have started to appear at the markets. There have been a few hydrangeas, mostly in the green tones but a few bunches trying to be white. I saw some lilac and heleborus at market last week.
The colour range in locally grown roses has been lovely, with numbers starting to increase with the warmer weather. Both the Sydney growers and the Melbourne growers have been producing beautiful large heads, and lovely quality roses.
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 from Melbourne.
Local arums (white and green godess) have started, but only a few imported callas have been available.
Orchids, oriental lilies, asiatic lilies, longiflorum lilies, carnations, alstromeria, chrysanthemum and gladioli have been available. Local cymbidium orchids have been fantastic, in a lovely colour range.
Gymea lilies and proteas have been available this month. 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. Pink boronia has started. Flowering gum hasn't started yet.
Hypericum has been available (imported). Pink and whtie blossom branches are still available. Berzillia is available.
Managed to get a few imported lisianthus but no local available.