This October we are continuing to see some very lovely local blooms.
Locally grown Chincherinchee have started this month and are looking very, very nice. Tree peonies are expected to started towards the end of the month but the standard peonies have not yet been available.
We have continued to have beautiful ranunculus the first half of the month but by mid month they are expected to become scarce with a very limited colour range.
Freesia, hyacinth, and iris have continued to be available.
Sweet pea and poppies have still been available on and off throughout October and have been a little difficult to source.
We have been getting a beautiful selection of both locally grown roses and imports. All the roses have been beautiful and of high quality. Mainly imported Davids Austin style roses have been available, although we did manage to source some locally grown David Austins and although these were lovely the stems were quite short.
Gerberas are beautiful, and available in abundance.
Blue butterfly delphinium has been available in royal blue, light blue and white. Snap dragons and stock have also been beautiful.
Orchids, oriental lilies (limited), asiatic lilies, carnations, alstromeria and chrysanthemum have been available. Local cymbidium orchids finished this month.
Beautiful waratah is flushing this month in reds, whites and greens. Sea holly, blushing bride, banksias (coccinea, hookerania and menziesii), beautiful red and green leacadendron, berzillea and gumnuts have been available. Red wax bud and wax flower have both been available. Pink and brown boronia is available. Proteas, including kings, have been available and flannel flower started this month.
Wattle foliage has started to become scarce.
Blossom has finished. Hydrangea is expected the 2nd half of this month but as always it's only available in limited supply and mainly in white though other colours are expected towards the end of the month.
Lilac and heleborus has been available, along with lavender and daisies. The locally grown lavender has been beautiful. Birds of paradise has been available.
Earlicheer, jonquils and daffodils finished the first week of this month.
Local arums (white, marshmallow and green godess) are available, but only a few imported callas have been available.
Ivy berry and berzillia have been available.
Magnolia, camellia were beautiful at the beginning of the month but new growth has made it scarce by the end of October. Vibernum started the month a little soft and with yellow tones, but has improved significantly as we head towards the end of the month.
Flowers that are generally available in October and their colour range are -
Alstromeria (white, pink, green, red, yellow, orange)
Anthirium (white, salmon, pink, lime, red)
Asiatic Lilies (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Amaryllis Lily (pink, red)
Anenome (white, pink, purple, red)
Birds of Paradise (orange/purple)
Banksia (various varieties in green, red, yellow, orange, brown, silver)
Calla Lily (white, black, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow)
Chrysanthemum (various varieties - white, pink, red, green, yellow, lilac, orange)
Cymbidium Orchid (white, pink, orange, red, yellow, green)
David Austin Roses (white, ivory, cream, pinks, reds)
Delphinium (butterfly or hybrid - white, blue, purple)
Freesia (white, pink, red, yellow, purple)
Gerbera (white, pink, orange, yellow, red)
Gladiolus (white, purple, green, pink, yellow, red, orange)
Geraldon Wax (white, pink)
Goddess Lily (green)
Grevillea (yellow, red, pink, orange)
Gymea Lily (red)
Heliconia (red, orange, yellow)
Helleborus (green, purple)
Hyacinths (white, pink, purple)
Iris (blue, purple, white, yellow)
Kangaroo Paw (pink, green, red/green, black/green, yellow, orange, red)
Larkspur (white, pink, purple)
Leucadendron (green, red, yellow)
Leucospernum (orange, red, yellow)
Lisianthus (white, pink, purple)
Lotus (pods green, flowers pink, white)
Dusty Miller foliage
Minature Roses (white, pink, yellow, orange, red, cream)
Mini Gerbera (white, red, orange, yellow, lemon, pink)
November Lily (white)
Oriental Lily (white, pink)
Phalaenopsis Orchid (white, lemon, green, pink)
Peony (white, pinks)
Queen Anne’s Lace (white)
Roses (white, pinks, lavender, mauve, cream, orange, red, peach, yellow, lemon)
Ranunculus (white, pinks, orange, red, yellow)
Singapore Orchid (white, green, pink, purple, red, yellow)
Statice (white, purple)
Sunflower (yellow, brown)
Snap Dragon (white, pink, orange, burgundy)
Sweet Pea (white, pinks, purples)
Stock (white, purple, cream, pink)
Tulip (white, cream, pink, orange, yellow, red, purple)
Vanda Orchid (pink, red, orange, purple, yellow)
Waterlily (white, pink, yellow, purple)