Steps to an indigenous garden..

I recently visited my friend’s mom who has an almost entirely indigenous garden, transformed in just three years and last year named ‘Runner Up – Best Indigenous Garden’ in the Pam Golding Properties/Home Loans from Absa Gardens of Pride competition.

Creating an indigenous garden can be a daunting task. I have taken a load of photos of this garden and will post them for identification and discussion. Hopefully, this will give us a better idea of the plants we might like to introduce into our own gardens.

First up, a take on wild dagga… Has anyone seen this cream variation before? It was the first time I have come across it.

Wild dagga variations

Wild dagga variations

Wild dagga (cream)

Wild dagga (cream)

Wild dagga (cream)

Wild dagga (cream)

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6 Responses to Steps to an indigenous garden..

  1. brendan June 19, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    this looks good;
    http://www.mothercityliving.co.za/20090619/whats-on-cape-town-19-june-09/a/20090617/tuesday-transition-talks-indigenous-food-gardens/
    indigenous food gardening, taking indigenous gardens to the next level

  2. Niall June 20, 2009 at 7:57 am #

    thanks for the link brendan, this looks great.

    pity this isn’t in Durban as I would be interested in which of our indigenous plants can be added to the pot 🙂

  3. Rex June 22, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Hey mums … did these guys catch you growing dope in your garden?? 🙂

  4. Julia November 15, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    We had Leonorus Leonotus in our old house. Only thing is, the termites love to chomp the roots, so it died a quick death. Looked striking and everyone would stop to look at it, next thing it dried up and died.

  5. mol-d November 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    that’s a shame, julia… it is a beautiful plant.. and useful it seems:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonotis_leonurus

    the colours (both orange and cream) are striking indeed! 🙂

  6. mariska May 11, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    hallo mensen ,
    ik moet een werkstuk maken voor school over inheemse tuinen maar kan iemand mij even vertellen wat dat is ?
    kan t niet vinden en ben geen tuin lief hebber dus weet er niks van
    alsvast bedankt doei

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