At last: a South African how-to with everything you need to know to create a dream indigenous garden. Accomplished landscape designer and botanist Marijke Honig puts forward the fundamentals in this comprehensive reference that is at once inspirational, practical and easy to use. This book is all about choosing the right plants for a particular space and purpose in your garden. Marijke shares her vast bank of knowledge and experience to help you assess the conditions in your garden, select the perfect plants and grow them successfully.
The book is divided into three clearly organised, superbly illustrated sections, which together provide all the information you need to plan and plant a flourishing garden entirely suited to its setting and climate.
Part 1 – explains the process of plant selection, providing clear step-by-step guidelines that will enable you to identify suitable plant palettes for your garden. This section also includes vital information on planting and maintenance.
Part 2 – contains 25 different palettes of plants for specific situations, with practical information relevant to each
Part 3 – a directory of plants, with a brief description of each species, key/essential information on its cultivation and maintenance, and the wildlife it may attract.
This beautiful book is also a celebration of South Africa’s unique flora. Offering inspiration and guidance in equal measure, it promises to become an indispensable reference for all lovers of indigenous plants.
Gardeners and homeowners
Landscape architects and garden designers
Architects, developers, those involved in the green industry
Students of horticulture and landscaping
About the Author
Marijke Honig studied botany at the University of Cape Town, honed her craft at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and has for the last 15 years been designing and planting indigenous landscapes. Marijke is recognised for her ability to create indigenous landscapes with an underlying harmony, reflecting her in-depth plant knowledge and love for texture – something she generously shares with the reader in the book Plant Palettes.