Waterwise Gardening in South Africa and Namibia
Author : Ernst van Jaarsveld
Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date : 2013-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9781432303594
Pages : 392 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (33 downloads)
Download Waterwise Gardening in South Africa and Namibia PDF Format Full Free by Ernst van Jaarsveld and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2013-10-29 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plants that are indigenous to an area do not need additional watering; they are automatically adapted to the prevailing climate and weather conditions and are able to thrive under all but the most exceptional of circumstances. Gardening in harmony with nature means no longer having to provide the soil conditions and amount of water that non-indigenous species require. Waterwise Gardening in South Africa and Namibia is aimed at anyone who wants to create a new garden or convert an existing one to waterwise principles. The first part of the book focuses on general horticultural practises, such as creating the right type of garden for your climate and the best time to plant or prune. Part two details various garden types, based on South Africa's vegetation regions: Fynbos, Strandveld-fynbos and Succulent Karoo for the winter rainfall areas; Highveld, Bushveld, Thicket and Karoo for the summer rainfall regions. The forests and coastal belt of the Indian Ocean seaboard are covered, as are the Namib and adjacent desert areas, and indigenous indoor plants. For each region, representative lists of plant species are presented in categories such as trees, shrubs, perennials, architectural plants, succulents etc, with notes on plant form, height and growth rate, flower colour, months in flower and whether they prefer sun or shade.