Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84blooming Classic flowers like petunia, carnation, iris and lavender have been brightening gardens for years. Check out this season’s must-have new colours and easy-care varieties from Palmers. beauties Swan River Daisy This fuss-free show-stopper will grow just about anywhere. Quick and easy, this particular swan river daisy (Brasco Violet) has much bigger blooms than most others. It’s happy in both full sunlight or partial shade and doesn’t mind dry soil. Lavender Lavender is one of those evocative plants that speaks of far-away sun-drenched lands. With a divine perfume, and variety of uses (think pot pourri, cut blooms, under your pillow, or decorating a cake), lavender now comes in a large number of varieties suited to all local climates. Try Lavender Sidonie, for example. A great lavender to use en masse, Lavender Sidonie is quick growing with elegant tall stems that sway in the breeze – stunning! It has intense iridescent violet-blue flowers from late winter through summer, and has a nose-tickling perfume laced with aromas of eucalyptus and mint. This lavender does well in hot, dry areas but is also tolerant of humidity. Or Lavender Princess (above), which bears vivid pink flower heads throughout spring and early summer. With a tight compact habit and aromatic grey green foliage, it does well in full sun and doesn’t mind dry conditions. Resene Alabaster Petunia Petunias have to be an all-time favourite for instant garden colour, with their velvety trumpet-shaped blooms, and wide array of colours. If you fancy bold colours, try Petunia Hells Glowing Magenta with its stunning bright fuchsia red blooms and trailing, dense habit. Or for more subtle shades, check out the Calipetites range of petunias in softer, pastel tones. Lavender Princess Petunia Hells Glowing Magenta