With great relief, Autumn has finally arrived! It's getting cooler now, and the plants are less stressed from battling through the intense summer heat. Plant's growth spurts have begun to slow down now and many start to withdraw chlorophyll from their leaves, displaying an exquisite array of warm autumn colours. It is this "shift" that brings another element of interest to your garden landscape. Our season contrasts here at the coast, are a lot more subtle than in the colder climates, but there are still plants we plant here that are particularly chosen for their winter character. Plants that spring to mind are the winter flowering Red hot Pokers, Aloes, Plectranthus, Crane flowers, Bulbine, Ribbon bush and succulent leaves like Cotyledons that become intense in colour.