The Adelaide Hills is finally feeling confident enough to throw off its grey overcoat and wow there is spectacular spring colour underneath. There is no better example of this than the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. My last visit to this tucked away gem in the hills was in autumn with fiery trees and crunchy brown leaves everywhere so I couldn’t wait to see what spring would look like.
Today it continues to conserve arid land flora in its natural environment while educating visitors on how to use native plants in home gardens. Now especially with drought conditions affecting so much of the country and a hot and dry summer predicted it makes so much sense when you see how water wise we can be using these plants.
No matter how many stories I’ve had printed, it’s always a thrill to see another one in a magazine. I have a number of stories in the pipeline at the moment with a few different magazines, but they’re in the lap of the gods (or should I say editors) as to when they get printed. Happily I can say though, that the current edition of On The Road magazine (September / October) has a story I’ve written on Port Augusta, known as the crossroads of Australia and the gateway to the southern Flinders Ranges.