A Year Round Floral Display

We don’t have the extreme temperature differences throughout the year as in some places in the world. Think about some parts of Ontario (Canada) or Russia (from minus 40 to plus 40 degrees Celcius). Here it is from plus 6 to plus 37. So throughout the seasons we have floral display in our garden although something is going to change.  Here are a few pics shot throughout the seasons last year.

Dormancy in and around our South African Winter Garden

People who follow this blog know that we have a fairly unusual garden with merely (rare) succulent plants from all over the world. We enjoy a year-round floral display but also a year-round dormancy. This gallery shows some plants having their Winter Sleep.

Autumn in the garden

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.

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In the meantime out there ….

….. clouds are piling up in our own ‘Smokey Mountains’ (Klein Rivier Mountains’). Still Autumn but Winter on its way. We are, however, privileged to live in a moderate climate with a year-round floral display in our succulent garden. The rain adds extra beauty to the flowers (see thumbnails below main picture).

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Garden update pictured

As written a few months ago I like to picture plants and flowers in our little succulent garden. We are privileged to live in a climate (Stanford, South Africa) that allows a year-round floral display provided you have sourced the right vegetation. Succulent plants, cacti included, are not only water wise plants but also fascinating to look at; especially the details.

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