Please enjoy these colour block photos taken in and around
Good Hope Gardens Nursery.
Plants, landscapes, food, landscaping, magic moments. It’s all here – different seasons and different years worth of rainbow hues.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
So here is 128000 words for you…..
Looking forward to your comments!
Here are some more excellent photos taken by our multi-talented nursery manager Werner Deblitz. He has managed to capture some great shots in and around the nursery this summer…
Dipogons in training
Beautiful geometric patterns of a delicate grass
Everlastings – a host of tiny whispering suns
Irrigation. Summer garden’s dependence.
This is an amazing shot, my personal favorite – a bee in flight.
Restios – stunning texture and colour. Who would not want this in their garden?
A section of the growing nursery. Kindergarten.
Outdoor retail. Shady and calm.
Thanks for coming, travel safe and happy holidays!
We are having a crazy red dot summer sale.
Yes we are!
Melinda from the retail with our two little crazies. And no, they are not for sale.
Come and join us anytime from now until the sale ends on the 22nd of January. The sooner you come, the better selection you will get to create a festive wonderland in your garden this season.
25% off all marked plants…
And what gorgeous plants to choose from!
Enjoy the shady seating while you dream up your new garden designs…
Or choose who you will gift this Christmas with some very affordable living leafy presents.
Enjoy the silly season outdoors this summer
You’d be crazy not to!
Crazy like this.
For more info contact us on 0217809299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Snow has fallen at the bottom of the nursery…
We will have a white Christmas at Cape Point!
Syncarpha vestita is part of the daisy family. It has grey wooly stems and leaves and a white paper like flower commonly known as “everlastings”. They open their pretty shiny flower heads in the sun and close them in the cold or night. If you sit close to a bush and close your eyes, the rustling papery sound will transport you to another world of forests and seas.
Some stunning shots taken by Sitaara Stodel in 2011:
This beautiful poem by Eva Van Belle will bring this shrublet to life for you…
Poem by Eva Van Belle
No, not here. Never here,
but sibilant silence thought
by thousands and thousands,
thousands and thousands
of papery petals rustling
in the morning wind,
paperwhite petals shining
the early sunlight
back to wide-open sky.
26 November 2011
I have to add another post on our Coastal Foraging that took place two weeks ago. Why? Because of these amazing photos taken by the talented Christopher List.
We were lucky to have him and his journalist wife Melissa join us on our forage day. They are big adventurers – having traveled for 9 months on scooters through South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique generating awareness about sustainable lifestyle.
Check out their website here and like their Facebook page here
Now take a look at these beautiful images!
It makes you kind of want to get involved and go on one of these courses, doesn’t it?
Of course it does!
And you can – just email us at email@example.com for more info on our next Coastal Forage.
Well its low tide now and I’m off to the rock pools to pick some seaweed for perfecting some new recipes – I will show you the results here soon.
So happy Summer everyone, let’s go to the beach!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a guided Indigenous edibles walk entitled “Fynbos flavours – a culinary adventure”at Kirstenbosch led by Di Thomson. You can find more of their exciting events here.
Kirstenbosch was really showing off that day, everything was crystal clear on the first warm sunny day in Spring
Here are just a few of the incredible edibles we saw:
Spekboom – what a magnificent specimen!
Our delicious local wild mint – Mentha longifolia
Carissa! The num num berry bush
The sweet-smelling Honeybush or Cyclopia genistoides
Wild rosemary – Eriocephalus africanus
Bruin Salie or Salvia africana-lutea one of our local Sage plants
And the cherry on top was a taste session afterwards! With amazing local indigenous products and sweet and savory shortbread baked by Di herself.
Thank you Di for your lovely talk and the best shortcake ever ❤
It is a perfect day here today at the nursery…
Not a breath of wind. The sun is out and all the flowers are in full bloom. A great soundtrack for today would be 340ml
Spring has finally arrived.