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If there's one plant you need in your garden, it's marigolds. These hardy annuals bloom in spite of hot, dry weather - the pot marigolds even open and close with the sun. In addition to being very easy to start from seeds, marigold roots exude thiophenes, which kill nematodes. They're also a natural pest repellent and for years have been planted around garden borders. Once you buy old-fashioned marigolds, you can save seeds and re-plant the following year and still have enough to share! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Arum Lilies are among the world's most known plants. Arum Lilies growing in a large clump on the Eastern Cape Province's Wild Coast ARUM LILY (Zantedeschia aethiopica) The familiar Arum Lily, with its opulent and sophisticated pure white spathes which brighten up watercourses and wetlands throughout the region in spring and summer, belongs to an indigenous genus which is restricted to the African continent. Seven species of arum are recognised: Zantedeschia aethiopica, Z. albomaculata, Z. elliottiana, Z. jucunda, Z. odoratum, Z. pentlandii (Golden Arum) and Z. rehmannii (Pink Arum). The common arum is found from the Western Cape through the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and into Limpopo Province.
It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, so it was a real pleasure to spend the day outdoors yesterday. I was up and out nice and early for an 8km walk, that took in great views and scenery. Really nice. Then after cooking some brunch it was gardening all the way (apart from cooking the dinner, which was slow roast meat and veg - easy way to cook and garden at the same time!!) So ancient wheelbarrow in hand, filled with necessary tools, I started firstly by planting some small and specimen box hedging on either side of the path leading to the front door.
The team stands ready to swing into action for the permablitz at Louise and Justin's home in Varsity Lakes.
For Molbak’s Garden + Home By Nicholas Staddon, Director of New Plant Introduction, Monrovia Growers
For those who are looking to create beautiful gardens with limited space, a vertical garden could be just what you need.
What is companion planting? Companion planting is one of the greatest steps you can take towards having an organic garden .
“Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy ,” a new book by Nishanga Bliss, AIMC Berkeley faculty member and professional practitioner.
The decay of present-day Detroit has been well chronicled, and the new documentary film Urban Roots in its first minutes treads familiar ground as it unspools a now-familiar montage of crumbling warehouses and gutted bungalows in the ailing Motor City. But before you can hurl charges of “ ruin porn ,” the film shifts to its real focus: The gardeners who are turning the vacant lots of Detroit into fields of abundance. Let others focus on what’s dead and dying; this movie is about what’s growing here.