The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall region. Most crops like barley, wheat and canola are sown in Autumn.
There is activity on the land in soil preparation and sowing.
The challenge (Dutch client): make a picture of a Summer landscape and transform it into an Autumn landscape. Well I made 3 pictures here in South Africa where it is Winter …
Now he also wants to have snow …. 😉
Vertical gardening is a trend but is not new. New is that thanks to contemporary knowledge and modern thinking a vertical garden does not limits itself to a creeper agains a wall or a hedge. If you ‘google’ you will find numerous examples all over the globe; from Pakistan Eastwards to Afghanistan. Even veggie gardens creeping up multi-floor apartment buildings.
Our horizontal garden only needs (for the moment) good maintenance and that made us decide to go vertical but than in the traditional way with creepers trailing along a fence. Last Autumn we planted some creepers along the fence and this Spring we experience the first new growth. In a later stage we plan to cover the walls of the house with hanging pots with water wise colorful green.
It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere but what a beautiful days finishing off with amazing sunsets; a different one every day…. This evening with a sea mist flowing into the lagoon nearby the village …
Always a feast; this time with a glass of good local wine along the roadside…
Autumn here in South Africa does not mean that the garden goes dormant as in large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. On the contrary; we enjoy a year-round floral display. Not a day without flowers in our garden although the number of plants flowering can differ, even from day to day.
See for yourself. Displayed is a selection of flowers during the months April and May.