Yearly Archives: 2016

How to create a South African moon garden.

If you are a night owl or run a corporate operation that never sleeps, you might want to consider a garden that comes alive at night - a moon garden. Creating a moon garden is no celestial feat - all one has to do is grow white plants that flower all year round. White plants…
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Be perfectly on point with poinsettias this Christmas and National Poinsettia Day

Life Indoors, the plantscaping division of Life Green Group, explores how this merry plant has joined the ranks of holly, mistletoe, ivy and fir trees to celebrate Christmas. [caption id="attachment_4580" align="alignnone" width="650"] © Jack Berry[/caption] Poinsettia facts 1. National Poinsettia Day was established in honour of Paul Ecke Jnr., the founder of the flourishing poinsettia…
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Get your hands dirty this World Soil Day.

World Soil Day takes place on 5th December every year and is an important day for flower lovers, landscapers and farmers alike. It also offers the perfect excuse to get your hands dirty. Why Life Green Group digs soil: “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” - Dalai Lama…
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Orange is the happiest colour! Plant an orange garden.

Autumn leaves, goldfish and sunsets are all associated with the Netherland’s national colour - orange. And there are many things associated with this colour in a garden too - especially when it comes to veggie gardens. Pumpkins, naartjies, butternuts, carrots, peaches, nasturtiums, mangos and apricots are just a few of the vegetables in this happy…
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Seven South African trees for a sensational sunbird garden

When creating a sensational sunbird garden, it’s important to remember that sunbirds are drawn to the colour red, like a Spanish bull to a red cloth. Their beaks are long and curved; adapted to fit in trumpet-shaped flowers. There are 21 species of sunbird in South Africa - two of which are endemic. They are wonderfully…
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10 South African trees and shrubs that have us tickled pink!

If a pink planting palate tickles your fancy and you are feeling inspired by Aerosmith, here are 10 indigenous trees to grow in a pink South African garden. Pink is a non-threatening colour that inspires confidence and is widely considered to have carefree, fun and happy connotations. Pink also comes with strong associations with breast…
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