Baringa nursery owner Cathy Ryan with a deciduous plant expected to burst into flower next week.
Baringa nursery owner Cathy Ryan with a deciduous plant expected to burst into flower next week. Katie Cameron

Spring ready to sprout

SPRING is just around the corner, and for Baringa Nursery owner Cathy Ryan, it's one of her favourite times of the year.

"The change from winter to spring is just so dramatic," Ms Ryan said.

"Everything just bursts into life."

Tea trees are flowering with the end of winter, as well as hardenbergias (common name native sarsaparilla) and boronias.

Ms Ryan said she loved the contrast of spring growth on the deciduous plants.

"It's just sticks here now but come back next week and it will be blooming with flowers. Two to three weeks after that, there will be purple leaves everywhere."

Mrs Ryan said spring was a busy time, with many things to do around the garden for those with a green thumb.

"It's hard work - there's more watering, fertilising and pruning," she said.



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