29 March, 2013

From Kirstenbosch to Scarborough

by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa



We have a Botanical Society card which gives us free entry to South Africa’s 9 Botanical Gardens. But we NEVER get there. This week we did. I wandered slowly camera in hand. Sunny and warm, perfect weather for walking.

Fire heath Erica cerinthoides

08 March, 2013

Biodiversity Garden at Green Point Urban Park

by Diana Studer
- gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa



Once to the Khoikhoi nomadic herders, the Cape Peninsula was Camissa – place of sweet water, and Table Mountain was Hoerikwaggo – the mountain of the sea. The Tablecloth so often draped over our mountain is dew, two drops of falling mist to every drop of rain. Sweet water, not brak, or drought!

Wire owl, with mice, at Green Point Biodiversity Garden