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  • How to grow and care for Amaryllis belladonna
    February 29, 2024

    How to grow and care for Amaryllis belladonna

    Ah, behold the diva of the Western Cape, the Amaryllis belladonna, affectionately known as the 'March lily'! This botanical beauty heralds the end of summer with its glorious blooms. Back in the 18th century, it strutted into cultivation circles and...

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  • How to grow Strelitzia
    February 16, 2024

    How to grow Strelitzia

    Ah, the majestic Strelitzia – the crown jewel of South African flora, beloved by locals and admired across the world! While it may not have official national flower status, this beauty reigns supreme as the emblem of the City of...

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  • Agapanthus: Cool Beauty For Sweltering Summers
    January 12, 2024

    Agapanthus: Cool Beauty For Sweltering Summers

    Get ready for a botanical love affair, or as the legendary UK gardener Alan Titchmarsh puts it, "Sex on stalks" - his way of charmingly describing Agapanthus praecox. Forget the elegant common names like African Lily or Lily of the...

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  • Summer Beauty: Amaryllis and Gladiolus
    December 14, 2023

    Summer Beauty: Amaryllis and Gladiolus

    Kick off the festive season with the radiance of two of summer's most dazzling floral wonders – amaryllis and gladiolus. Amaryllis, scientifically known as Hippeastrum, packs dynamite in its compact stature, reaching up to 40cm in height. Glads, on the...

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  • Festive florals and greenery
    November 30, 2023

    Festive florals and greenery

    Let the spirit of the festive season carry you away into a wondrous world of floral and green beauty. Besides having a Christmas tree adorn your space, flowers and plants beautify this cheerful time of year. Spoil your space and...

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  • Dahlias: The darlings of your summer garden
    August 24, 2023

    Dahlias: The darlings of your summer garden

    Dahlias are a favourite among gardeners, loved for their distinctive colours and pom-pom like flowers. They are herbaceous plants with woody, hollow stems, and can grow to a height of between 20cm and 2m, depending on the type and cultivar....

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  • Growing Guide: Dahlia Do’s and Don’ts
    August 15, 2023

    Growing Guide: Dahlia Do’s and Don’ts

    Welcome to the wonderful world of dahlias! Just like us humans, dahlias come in a wide variety of shapes, colours, and sizes, and we can't help but adore every single one of them. These gorgeous flowers add a touch of...

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