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Fool-Hardy Plants for a Resilient Garden

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Halleria Lucida (tree fuscia)  Bird and bee magnet.  Large shrub perfect for small garden, sun or slightly shady

Halleria Lucida (Tree Fuscia) Bird and bee magnet. Large shrub perfect for small garden, sun or slightly shady

Our local Botanical Society recently hosted a presentation with the above title.  Wally Menne inspired us with wonderful images of our local toughies and reminded us of the importance of gardening with ecology in mind.

Scadoxux puniceua (Snake Lilly)  Loves shade but also tolerates sun.  Loved by bees as you can see!

Scadoxux puniceua (Snake Lilly) Loves shade but also tolerates sun. Loved by bees as you can see!

I was walking around my beautiful garden and took these pics of my own Fool-Hardy plants (currently flowering) to share with you.

Wherever you are on the planet your local or naturally occurring plants will always thrive best in your garden as they are adapted to your local conditions.  You will also be contributing to sustaining life in your local eco-system and draw a greater abundance of birds, butterflies, insects, reptiles and mammals into your garden.

I hope you enjoy these images of some the the resilient plant for coastal dwellers in KZN South Africa.  I’ve added info for best planting conditions for people wanting to plant them in my area.

Anesellia africana (Leapoard orchid)  growing in a fallen stump just in front of   the verhanda - what a joy it will be.  Loves to be in the bough of  trees.

Anesellia africana (Leapoard orchid) growing in a fallen stump just in front of the verhanda – what a joy it will be. Loves to be in the bough of trees.

Gorgeous daisies that come in all colours and love full sun.

Gorgeous daisies that come in all shades of pink to red and love full sun.

Leonotis leonorus.  Sunbird heaven for sun

Leonotis leonorus. Sunbird heaven for sun

All these plants and 100’s more will

be available at the Indigenous Plant Fair

plant fair

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5 thoughts on “Fool-Hardy Plants for a Resilient Garden

  1. Aren’t I the lucky one to have all these in my garden!

  2. Beautiful indigenious flowers. Are the daisies really from Barberton. My mother’s favourites – also in orange and yellow !

  3. lovely to see the photos,,,,,,,,,,,,,the Haleria Lucida is particularly beautiful.

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