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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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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Two

Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Two

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Three

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Three

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Four

Recommended Indigenous Trees for Gardens with Swimming Pools - Part Four

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Five

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Recommended Indigenous Trees for Pools - Part Five

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Trees for Pools

I am regularly asked to recommend trees for around a swimming pool. Most people ask  for an evergreen tree.

I would like to make an argument for deciduous trees. Remember that although trees may be evergreen they do drop the old leaves and grow new ones and this is an ongoing process throughout the year, while a deciduous tree drops all its leaves in a short space of time.

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The Succulent Garden

Succulents have been described as the “retro” plants of today - with shapes, colours and textures that fit in well with the modern, simple style of décor and home design.

As gardening takes on a more environmentally conscious approach, aspects such as water conservation and wildlife gardening are incorporated into the design.

Whether you have or would like to install a more  conventional rock garden or something more modern, here are some tips for creating  a beautiful succulent garden.

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Guide to Water Conservation Garden Display

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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Creating a small pond in your garden

Random Harvest Nursery MuldersdriftAs promised in the newsletter – here are the instructions for creating a small pond in your garden.

When you are finished building the pond you can now relax and watch the wildlife that will appreciate all your hard work.
 

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