ARS Tasmania Newsletter – March 2013
IN MY GARDEN by Lesley Gillanders
As we approach March our garden will be thankful that autumn is coming with cooler days and hopefully more rain to soak down to the subsoil. After weeks of drought conditions a few heavy showers gently penetrated the surface of the garden at the end of January. It has not been a good year to establish a new garden and we have lost a few plants but on the whole we have survived very well.
Allium beesianum is a small flowering onion of intense blue and growing only to 10cm high. Crocosmia and Rigidella orthantha have finished producing their red flowers. The botanists in their wisdom have changed the name of the Rigidella to Tigridia orthantha.
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