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Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother's Garden: Gardenista

Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother's Garden

Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother’s Garden (Gardenista: Sourcebook for Outdoor Living)

Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother's Garden: Gardenista

Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother's Garden

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Garden Visit: A Secluded Cape Dutch Estate in Cape Town: Gardenista

Increasingly, my mom’s garden needs to look after itself. Here, self-seeded verbascum is a bright and structural centerpoint in a bed, between drought-tolerant Salvia leucantha and the blue uprights of Salvia ‘Indigo Spires.’  In the background a grass aloe’s orange blooms open in summer. A passion flower vine sprawls on the warm wall of the sun-facing house.

My Mother's Garden: Summertime in South Africa

My Mother's Garden: Summertime in South Africa - Gardenista

In the Cape Town suburb of Constantia, Maureen Viljoen has worked for 30 years to create a garden where indigenous, exotic, edible, and ornamental plants blend seamlessly into a plant collector’s dream oasis. It's also a place where birds, Cape dwarf chameleons, family, and friends coexist peacefully.

Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa

Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden at No. 9 in Constantia, South Africa: Gardenista

66 Square Feet (Plus): Natural pools and crazy neighbours

I visited my cousin Andy (Andrea) recently for a lamb-dinner in the elevated Cape Town suburb of Vredehoek. Andy is the Media Manager for.

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Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa

Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa - Gardenista

In the Cape Town suburb of Constantia, Maureen Viljoen has worked for 30 years to create a garden where indigenous, exotic, edible, and ornamental plants blend seamlessly into a plant collector’s dream oasis. It's also a place where birds, Cape dwarf chameleons, family, and friends coexist peacefully.

Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa

The colors of summer: Cape dwarf chameleon--green dragon, Cape Town, South Africa;

Garden Visit: A Secluded Cape Dutch Estate in Cape Town: Gardenista

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Peaches in bloom at Babylonstoren by Marie Viljoen

Calling All Foragers: Wildcrafting Holidays in South Africa, from Low-Budget to Luxe

Calling All Foragers: Wildcrafting Holidays in South Africa, from Low-Budget to Luxe - Gardenista

66 Square Feet (Plus): Indigenous Plant Palettes - a South African book g...

Indigenous Plant Palettes from South African author Marijke Honig via Gardenista/

66 Square Feet (Plus): Storm's River - place of waves

After seven long hours on the road from Cape Town to Storm's River, it was a relief to reach our roomy wooden chalet perched at the highe.

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Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa

66 Square Feet (Plus): In the garden

66 Square Feet (Plus): In the garden

66 Square Feet (Plus): Posting from summer

Pictures from my first late afternoon in my mom's garden in Constantia, where the sun was dipping behind the mountain and where I was a b.

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