With rain finally appearing in Perth, Kings Park horticultural experts say it’s time to plant your garden and sow pink everlasting seeds in time for spring.
Kings Park senior curator Grady Brand says native species like kangaroo paws, pink everlastings, conostylis, ornamental gumtrees and banksias are easy to grow for novice native gardeners and feature prominently in Kings Park’s own gardens.
'The warm, dry autumn has delayed the Park’s usual planting program, however it is about to get into full swing', says Grady.
Free native gardening information sessions, held at Zamia Cafe in Kings Park every month, give practical advice to people interested in growing native plants at home.
'Using native plants in your garden has so many advantages. They are well-adapted for our local climate, they attract local birds and insects, provide wildlife corridors, require less water and are a beautiful celebration of Western Australia's incredibly diverse and unique plant life', says Grady.