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Drought tolerant landscaping & garden designs with indigenous plants

An arid garden uses drought tolerant plants or desert plants when landscaping in an environment that receives very little rainfall, intense sunlight, and experiences fluctuating temperatures.

Indigenous South African water wise plants lend themselves well to arid garden design.

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Best Mothers Day Gifts Ideas from Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery

“When is Mothers Day in South Africa, 2017?” you ask. It is just around the corner…Sunday, the 14th of May!

If you haven’t already got Mom the best gift ever to shower her with love on Mothering Sunday, Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery has the best Mothers’ Day gift ideas to help you.

From as little as under R50 to what ever your budget may allow, our shop and plant nursery can help you pick out perfect Mothers’ Day Gifts. We have such cool stuff for Moms, I can’t wait to show you what you can choose from.

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Seven Reasons that Gardening is good for children

Every child needs a garden, no matter the size.

Getting kids outdoors to have fun doing activities in nature has many benefits.

Here are seven reasons that Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery believes gardening is good for children.

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Indigenous Gardens - Vital Habitat For Urban Biodiversity

Indigenous gardens have a very big part to play in nature conservation. Urban sprawl has a negative effect on biodiversity (the number and variety of living things in a specific area).

The best way of making sure that urban wildlife survives is by creating habitat, something best achieved by planting indigenous gardens. In this video, Linda De Luca, owner of Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery explains about the importance of providing habitat for garden wildlife in an urban area.

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Indigenous Shady Gardens - beat the Greenhouse Effect

Creating a colourful, shady indigenous forest garden in your back yard may seem an impossible task.

Most people these days feel that their small outdoor spaces are unsuitable for creating a tree-rich shady haven.

At Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery, Jeffrey and Fritos have transformed a very hot, small courtyard space into a unique indigenous shady garden with astounding attention to detail in their garden design.  Not only did they look at the key elements of a forest, but they created the garden with their nursery customers frequently asked questions about gardening in the shade, in mind.

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Create a Butterfly Balcony Garden

The best way to invite butterflies to your balcony or patio garden is by creating habitat to encourage them to take up residence. Habitat is simply a place where a living creature can meet all of their needs for food, shelter, water and a place to breed. You can provide for all of these needs in an indigenous plant container garden on your balcony, so that you can enjoy beautiful butterflies even in a tiny outdoor space.

Our most recent display garden gives you plenty of ideas on how to attract butterflies to your own beautiful butterfly balcony garden by using indigenous plants.  Here are some great tips from Linda De Luca and her team at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery to create the best “invitations” for butterflies to your container garden. 

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Restoration of a Grassland at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery

Standing in the veld grasses, tucked away at the bottom of Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery, it is hard to believe that this was once a dense stand of alien invader trees, Black and Silver Wattle.

All around one the sounds of nature buzz and hum, and on close inspection the diversity of herbaceous Highveld indigenous plants is staggering.

Carol Knoll, former editor of Footprint magazine has captured this diversity beautifully in her article "Restoration of an Indigenous Grassland at Random Harvest Nursery"

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Make a Day of it – Book, Plant and Food Fair in aid of SARDA

A Book, Plant and Food Fair at Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery. Join us on Saturday the 17th of October 2015.

It's going to be a veritable feast for the mind, body and soul and we'd love you to spend the day with us - starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm.

This day is a moment that is part of a larger story - October 2015 is our 25th Birthday month at the indigenous plant nursery.My life and that of Random Harvest are inextricably intertwined, and so in celebrating 25 years of this remarkable Farm and Nursery, I share three of my first loves with you - indigenous plants, books and good food.

Proceeds from the Day will be going to my nominated charity, South African Riding for the Disabled. What an amazing group of people and "equine therapists" (horses and ponies) that work together to bring healing, hope and joy to the lives of so many.

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Three Fun Outdoor kids’ activities in Johannesburg

I never cease to be amazed at how children respond to being at Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery. It is as if they rediscover open space and the beauty of nature around them all over again.

I am a firm believer in Nature being a wonderful teacher.  In fact, some experts refer to nature as “Vitamin N”- essential for a healthy balanced life. For many children that live in urban areas, Random Harvest Nursery provides a vital dose of this “Vitamin N”. We like to engage the children with their senses, encouraging them to respond to what is around them through touch, smell, hearing and sight.

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This Beautiful Africa of Ours - Garden Sculpture With Indigenous Plants

For over 20 years internationally known Africa Yarona has operated as a loose association of 15 artists.  Their name means "this beautiful Africa of ours".

For the months of September and October some of their beautiful sculpture will be displayed and sold from Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery.

When I looked at this art, It is so quintessentially Africa, particularly Southern African, that I felt it would fit in beautifully with our indigenous plants.  The varied textures and colours of the plants lend themselves well to hand crafted, organic garden sculpture.

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