Creating a minimalism garden

Every now and then we do an upmarket landscaping project with spin off from our garden. Clients are expected to actively participate in the work; just to get the ‘succulent feeling’. We love landscaping minimalism gardens. But not too often… ;). This garden took a few months of preparation, including extensive discussions with the owner of this estate. We almost finished our work; just waiting for another 500 square meter root guard and the gravel that goes on top of it.

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Soaking seed capsules

One of the spin offs of our garden is the distribution of seeds from our plants. Some seeds are difficult to obtain such as these from a Mammillaria specie (=cactus). After harvesting the seed capsules they need to soak for some days and when the tissue is soft it’s easy to remove. Next the seeds are dried and than a viability test is done. Indeed it can happen that all seeds are not viable but usually over 90 percent is.

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