2019 garden trends
In today’s world where news travels at the speed of now, people are searching for balance and purpose, and tapping into the power of plants to cultivate the ‘new good life’.
New Year and birthday flowers
Did you know that every month has a birth flower and that, like birthstones each has special meaning? Like people, each birth flower is distinctive filled...
January is the month that heralds “The New Year’ which comes at the height of the Harmattan season. The rains have long seized to fall, giving way to the Harmattan’s dry winds which blankets the landscape with its grey dust. Most plants manage to stay alive; the deciduous shedding their leaves, while those that keep…
‘Christmasifying’ the home
Christmas is just around the corner, so its time once again to decorate our homes. The Christmas tree is usually the focal point but we shouldn’t neglect other Christmas decorations. A Christmas decoration is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmas time and throughout the holiday season.
Gardening in the city for greener good
Concern and heightened awareness for the environment has reached its tipping point and has flowed into mainstream gardening with crashing speed, we have come to a point in time when gardeners want their landscapes to benefit the environment, not pose a potential threat to it. So, having mountains of refuse dominating the city space is…
Garden design: Foodscaping
Food scaping is what it sounds like, a combination of landscaping and food. In the beginning… There were simply beautiful plants. Then when it was discovered that some were good to eat – their fruit, foliage, roots, or flowers providing the calories and nutrition required to assure mankind’s survival – it made sense to grow…
New urban gardening
In cities, indoor farming technology is helping urban agriculture to evolve and develop. People are looking for lifestyle friendly, plant related projects that cater to short attention spans and hectic schedules.
Family food garden
October 16 is World Food Day. With the global population expected to reach over 9billion by 2050, there is a continuous need to increase food production and buffer stocks. Countries around the world, especially developing countries where hunger and food scarcity is more acute, are resorting to various counter strategies to meet growing demand and…
Foliage in the garden
There are plants that sport dramatically colored and patterned leaves all year round, Clever garden designers use these colored and patterned leaves for year- long color, especially in shady areas where flowering plants don’t grow so well, or to provide color when flowering plants have finished.