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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Creating a landscaped garden with locally indigenous plants from the South African Highveld is a great way to garden sustainably. Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery has designed and installed a small Highveld Garden, using plants that we stock.
This garden shows that one can create a beautiful outdoor space in an environmentally sustainable way. By using locally occurring plants, inputs such as pesticides, fertilizer, and excessive water are not necessary.
You can still have a beautiful garden, reduce your water consumption and cut your water bill too.
In this video, Linda De Luca of Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery shares four great tips and information for you on how to achieve a waterwise garden in dry times.
When I wrote my first book, Jane's Delicious Garden, I knew hardly anyone who grew their own food. That has changed.
Growing organic vegetables, once a fringe activity, is now mainstream. When people begin growing their own food, it changes them.
Indigenous veld grasses are increasingly incorporated in projects by home-owners, indigenous landscapers and landscape architects.
Soft swaying grasses contrast strikingly with the solid shapes of buildings.
Apart from the aesthetic advantages, gardening with grasses has strong environmental advantages as well as solving some problematic issues in urban city landscapes.
Water Conservation Gardening - Display by Heather Balcomb and Linda De Luca
Water Conservation Gardening is the wise use and management of any water in the garden, particularly rain water. Ideally our gardens should not let a drop of water leave our property - be it a home or business park, or shopping area.
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