Category: Indigenous beauties

Some fascinating, beautiful and interesting fynbos, flora, fauna, animals and insects found round here.

Photos in techincolour

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…..

RED

Red photos

ORANGE

Orange photos

YELLOW

Yellow photos

GREEN

Green photos

BLUE

Blue photos

PINK

Pink photos

BROWN

Brown photos

WHITE

White photos

Looking forward to your comments!

Summer photos

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…

Good Hope Gardens NurseryWelcome!

Good Hope Gardens NurseryDipogons in training

Good Hope Gardens NurseryBeautiful geometric patterns of a delicate grass

Good Hope Gardens NurseryEverlastings – a host of tiny whispering suns

Good Hope Gardens NurseryIrrigation. Summer garden’s dependence.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThis is an amazing shot, my personal favorite – a bee in flight.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryRestios – stunning texture and colour. Who would not want this in their garden?

Good Hope Gardens NurseryCuttings.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThe infants.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryA section of the growing nursery. Kindergarten.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryOutdoor retail. Shady and calm.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThanks for coming, travel safe and happy holidays!

Crazy Red Dot Summer Sale!

We are having a crazy red dot summer sale.

Yes we are!

Good Hope Gardens Nursery retail

Melinda from the retail with our two little crazies. And no, they are not for sale.

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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.

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25% off all marked plants…

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And what gorgeous plants to choose from!

Good Hope Gardens NurseryEnjoy 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.

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Enjoy the silly season outdoors this summer

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You’d be crazy not to!

Crazy Red Dot Sale at Good Hope Gardens NurseryCrazy like this.

For more info contact us on 0217809299 or email fynbosplants@xsinet.co.za

Syncarpha vestita

Cape Snow has fallen at the bottom of the nursery…

Syncarpha vestitaWe 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:

Syncarpha vestita

Syncarpha vestita

Syncarpha vestita

This beautiful poem by Eva Van Belle will bring this shrublet to life for you…

Poem by Eva Van Belle

Snow?
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.

Eva
26 November 2011

Stunning Coastal Foraging photos

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!

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coatsal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Foraging

Coastal Forage

Coastal Forage

Coastal Forage

Coastal Forage

Coastal Forage

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 roushanna@hotmail.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!

Indigenous edibles at Kirstenbosch

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

Kirstenbosch botanical gardensHere are just a few of the incredible edibles we saw:

Portulacaria afraSpekboom – what a magnificent specimen!

Wild mintOur delicious local wild mint – Mentha longifolia

Numnum berry bush

Num num!Carissa! The num num berry bush

Cyclopia genistoidesThe sweet-smelling Honeybush or Cyclopia genistoides

Wild rosemaryWild rosemary – Eriocephalus africanus

Salvia africana-luteaBruin Salie or Salvia africana-lutea one of our local Sage plants

Tasting indigenous ediblesAnd the cherry on top was a taste session afterwards! With amazing local indigenous products and sweet and savory shortbread baked by Di herself.

Tasting the goodnessYum!

Thank you Di for your lovely talk and the best shortcake ever โค

Springtime arrives at the nursery

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.

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Happy Spring!