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June Checklist

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Cassidy No Comments
June is a blank canvas for the outdoor artist & cool-season muses.
Make sure you’re clued-up on how to get down in the June garden here: 
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May Checklist

Posted on: April 23rd, 2021 by Cassidy No Comments
Here’s what to grow and sow in May with some handy maintenance reminders.
Make sure you’re clued-up on how to get down in the May garden here: 
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What to do in the April garden?

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021 by Cassidy No Comments
Check out these tricks of the trade and find out which flowers, herbs, and veggies to grow and sow for a cool-season paradise. For more read here: https://bit.ly/2Pn83tZ

March Checklist

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments
How’s them flowers looking? Are you prepped for cool-season crops?
Make sure you’re clued-up on how to get down in the March garden here: https://bit.ly/39F2I7W

February in the Garden – Word Scrabble

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments
Cna ouy uncsabbrel tehes owdrs?
Read through the February in the Garden Checklist to get hints as to what the words are. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/39F2I7W

February in the garden word scrabble

Veggie Garden Word Search

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments
Search for the words and flex those brain muscles!

How many words can you find? Include the little ones in your search to finding all the words.

Starting out a veggie garden? Get your Veggie 101 here: https://bit.ly/2LHgI9k

Veggie garden word search

February Checklist

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments
Maximize the harvest with our handy maintenance tips.
To read the full February in the Garden Checklist article click here: https://bit.ly/39F2I7W

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January Checklist

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments
Checkout our FRESH Jan checklist to help you keep those blooms, bushes, veggies, and fruit trees in check. Read more here: https://bit.ly/391uSK2

January Checklist

Garden Gifts

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

 Give gifts from the garden this festive season and let your green fingers be the reason to celebrate!

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Urban Garden on your Balcony

Posted on: November 11th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

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Garden Day 11 October 2020

Posted on: October 11th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt

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Garden Day returns for a virtual celebration of our beloved green spaces

Inspirational flower crown ambassadors, a packed calendar of virtual events, and DIY tips for a garden celebration are set to connect plant lovers across South Africa as Garden Day marks the beginning of Spring for the most meaningful Garden Day yet.

On Sunday 11 October, South Africans across the country will celebrate their unique green spaces and gardens in every shape and size. Created by gardening app Candide, Garden Day is a growing movement uniting people in their love for plants and flowers since 2016. From keepers of rolling lawns, community gardens, and vegetable patches to potted window sills, patio planters, and urban rooftops, the annual celebration is calling on plant lovers to put on a flower crown, down tools, and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

This year, Garden Day is especially poignant. Over the past few months, South Africans have turned to their green spaces to find solace and balance. Gardening has been proven to boost both mental and physical well-being and create a sense of belonging and connection. With spring in the air, it offers a chance to pause, reflect, and celebrate a season of new beginnings. From enjoying an outdoor picnic with your family to sharing your green haven with friends online, Garden Day is about taking a moment to celebrate the greenery that brings you joy.

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The Happiness Effect of Gardens
According to a recent survey by Candide, 96% of people said they felt happier when spending downtime in their gardens. The findings revealed the most popular garden activities are spending time in a favourite spot admiring plants, listening to birdsong and watching the wildlife, breathing in the fresh air and garden scents, enjoying a cuppa and a chat, taking me time with a quiet bite to eat, playing with the children, reading a book, or lazing on the grass.

“It’s been proven that if you surround yourself with plants and flowers, you’re likely to be happier. I can attest to that,” says Wolseley-based flower farmer Adene Nieuwoudt. “My flowers keep me energised and enthusiastic. Garden Day is the ideal celebration to express this sentiment.”

“There’s an unhurried creativity that comes with gardening,” adds award-winning interior designer Donald Nxumalo. “Typically, I’m racing against the clock, but on my balcony I can let the process evolve slowly. This balances and invigorates me. It inspires my design work.”

Nieuwoudt and Nxumalo are among the 2020 Garden Day ambassadors that will put on a flower crown and lead this year’s celebrations. They are joined by some of South Africa’s favourite flower and plant enthusiasts including landscape designer Joy Phala, Babylonstoren’s floral designer Constance Stuurman and master gardener Gundula Deutschlander, Chef Nti actor, writer and producer Donnalee Roberts, opera singer and television presenter Lynelle Kenned, and visual artist Alice Toich.

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Join the movement
To inspire South Africans to celebrate all things green, Garden Day will host a number of virtual events in the run up to Sunday 11 October including flower crown making workshops, so that you can make your own flower crown, the ultimate Garden Day accessory. On the day the movement will host its first Virtual Garden Day Gathering with a host of events, including yoga sessions, garden-inspired gourmet cooking and more via Zoom and Facebook Live. The final programme and details will be released on Gardenday.co.za/Events at the start of October.

Visit Gardenday.co.za/GetInvolved for a handy toolkit to help you plan the perfect virtual celebration, including recipe ideas, downloadable invitations for your virtual celebration and things to do and make with children in the garden. .
Catch news, updates, and inspiration at @GardenDaySA on Candide, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Tag your posts with @GardenDaySA and #GardenDaySA to share your green celebration with friends, family, and fellow plant lovers online.

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Roses for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 7th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

October is pink month or Breast Cancer Awareness month. In honour of pink here are some stunning pink celebrity roses that you may want to have in your garden.

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The Sensory Garden

Posted on: September 1st, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

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Best Veggies to Grow in Winter

Posted on: July 7th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

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Greenery Indoors

Posted on: June 25th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

Indoor plants are high fashion and are being used to decorate all rooms in the house, especially the living areas and kitchens. Score some points on the trend barometer by going leafy indoors. Large leaf plants are trending in large and medium-sized pots. Here are some hot favourites:

Tip: Indoor plants will all benefit from regular feeding – consult your local GCA Garden Centre.

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Bee – Happy

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

Life is a Garden has put together a few tips on how to create a bee-friendly garden and do your bit to save the VIP’s – (very important pollinators)!

Learn more here: Bee Friendly Garden

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A3 Plant Power (with crop marks – for printing at a print shop)

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

A3 Plant Power poster for your Garden Centre – with crop marks (for printing at a print shop)

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A3 Plant Power (without crop marks – for printing at a GCA)

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

A3 Plant Power poster for your Garden Centre – withOUT crop marks (for printing at a GCA)


A3 Hygiene Tips (without crop marks – for printing at a GCA)

Posted on: March 18th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

A3 Hygiene Tips poster for your Garden Centre – withOUT crop marks (for printing at a GCA)

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A3 Hygiene Tips (with crop marks – for printing at a print shop)

Posted on: March 18th, 2020 by Shahnee Stockigt No Comments

A3 Hygiene Tips poster for your Garden Centre – with crop marks (for printing at a print shop)

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