With so many months of sun in Australia, you probably want to spend as much time in your garden as possible. But creating a beautiful garden takes vision and care. If you feel intimidated by all the plant supplies available and choices of flowers in the marketplace, you can make things easy for yourself by choosing an all-white theme. An all white garden looks sophisticated and can even make you feel less stressed because white is a calming colour. Here are some white plants you could include:
Lupinus Albus. When you create a garden, you have to think in layers. Stick with low flowers and there will be nothing at eye level. Stick to trellis work and you'll have nothing to show in your flowerbeds. So many gardeners forget to add height to their gardens, and that's why Lupinus Albus, more commonly known as white lupins, are a superb choice. Although they can come in different colours, the white flowers are very popular, and the plants can grow up to 2 metres, adding wonderful height to any garden.
Clematis Terniflora. If you have any trellis in your garden and you want to cover it in white blossoms, Clematis Terniflora, otherwise known as Sweet Autumn Clematis, is the perfect choice. One of the best things about this plant is that it's so rampant that pretty much anybody can plant it and watch it grow – no gardening expertise is necessary. The only issue you might have is just how wildly it grows because you might need to prune it back every couple of weeks or so in the summer months. Another huge plus with Sweet Autumn clematis is that it will fill your garden with a truly divine scent.
Shasta Daisies. What speaks of summertime and the countryside more than a field of beautiful white daisies? Nothing whatsoever! And so what better than to head to your local garden centre and invest in a whole bloom of Shasta Daisies? What's lovely about these daisies in particular is that the flowers are wide in diameter, at eight to thirteen centimetres across. Unlike the lupins or the clematis, these don't reach great height so they are suited to areas such as low flowerbeds. Of course, if you wanted them to be seen at eye level, you could also plant them inside hanging boxes or plant pots.
Invest in these plant supplies and your garden will look delicate, it will be sweet smelling, and it's sure to be the envy of your green fingered neighbours too.