Seasons

Water Wise Watch: December 2019

This month at Water Wise A season to be jolly! The festive season is here and the excitement is already in the air.
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Water Wise Watch: November 2019

This month at Water Wise We are well into summer and the temperatures are soaring, with little rain in sight at the moment. 
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Blooming in the Garden Agapanthus and Hydrangea

The Agapanthus (Agapanthus africanus) and Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) charm lies in the unique nature of their vibrant colour patterns and undemanding low maintenance life cycle.
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Water Wise Watch: October 2019

This month at Water Wise As we enter October, a month after Arbor Day celebrations, the trees that were planted during Arbor Day will be acclimatizing with the new season and will start producing new buds and flowers.
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Blooming babes

Louisiana Irises (Iris), and Waterlilies (Nymphaea) are beautiful and elegant water-loving, flowering plants.
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Water Wise Watch: September 2019

This month at Water Wise Tshepiso Community Workshop One of Water Wise's mandate is to educate different stakeholders (internal and external) on water conservation and how this knowledge can be cascaded into daily activities at home or at work.
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Water Wise Watch: August 2019

This month at Water Wise As we enter August, temperatures start rising, the sun rises earlier, and the end of winter is in sight.
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Water Wise Watch: July 2019

This month at Water Wise The Eco-Logic Awards is an event where individuals and companies are recognized and celebrated for their progressive contribution towards a sustainable world.
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Water Wise Watch: June 2019

This month at Water Wise Hello winter! As winter slowly creeps in, some of us are loving it while some want it to end already.
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Water Wise Watch: May 2019

This month at Water Wise   'Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health' International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is an annual event that takes place on 22 May.
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Juncus Effuses (Common rush or Soft rush)

Juncus effusus is an evergreen perennial plant with a striking vertical habit. It is highly ornamental with a fanning growth pattern and is often used in landscaping which includes sunny water gardens and freshwater wetlands.
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Container gardening on the balcony with Poppies and Petunias

Balconies are the meeting point for the great outdoors and the comforts of the home.
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May in the Garden

Tie a knot somewhere to remind you that it is Mother’s Day on Sunday 12 May.
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Water Wise Watch: April 2019

This month at Water Wise "Protect our Species" The Earth is made up of a diverse number of elements that co-exist together to formulate a harmonious environment for all.
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Cheeky Chimeni (Plectranthus chimanimaniensis)

Plectranthus chimanimaniensis is one of the lesser known Plectranthus varieties and is a firm favourite amongst gardeners!
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April in the Garden

Folks in South Africa are lucky to have two ‘spring’ seasons every year – the traditional spring in September when plants from the Northern hemisphere flower, and another one in April when many of our own flowers abound.
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Water Wise Watch: Mar 2019

This month at Water Wise March is the month of water! This month we celebrate water, nationally and internationally, with National Water Week from 17-23 March, and World Water Day on 22 March.
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How to encourage bees in the garden

Symptoms/Signs “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden” Elizabeth Lawrence.
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Pride of India/Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Black Diamond)

This new and very dramatic Crape myrtle  (Pride of India) has dark black leaves forming a vivid contrast to its vibrant purple blooms.
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Lily Turf (Liriope Evergreen Giant)

Liriope provides a strong, regular shape and evergreen colour throughout the year. They are an ideal specimen for containers or mass plantings.
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