The art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum
The Chrysanthemum was brought to Japan by Buddhist monks in AD 400. Japanese emperors so loved the Chrysanthemum flower that they sat upon Chrysanthemum thrones. Chrysanthemums, kikus in Japanese, were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan.
Plant proteas this summer - Life is a Garden
The best of proteas and pincushions have been bred into a range of hybrid varieties especially designed for local gardens. Planning on adding ecologically indigenous water wise plants to your garden this summer? Now is the time to choose the celebrity’ plants of our fynbos region, proteas and pincushions (Leucospermum spp.). All thrive in the poor and acidic soils and their blooms will attract a variety of nectar-loving birds into your garden. Proteas and pincushions are also suitable for…
Antique Leather Chairs - Ideas on Foter
For any home the presence of an antique leather chair accentuates the space with the level of class and style. Our antique leather chairs are very well made, and the leather is tanned to perfection in several different colors and hand stitched. They will make a wonderful accent piece or usable seating option and any home with any décor. See collection for more details
A Passion for Flowers
As February comes to a close, we pause for a moment to reflect on the gorgeous bounty of blooms that were harvested during the month. February is all about flowers and love, with Valentine’s Day being a special day to give and enjoy these true gifts of nature. Every flower and leaf harvested is a form of “Art in Bloom”, an art we strive to capture in our photographs and share with you. So now we begin what will become a monthly blog called “Art in Bloom”, a perfect way for us to share our…