16 November 2013

Day 636: The garden

Since the initial concept of the house, we intended to preserve the natural vegetation. After construction, the rock plants and veld grasses growing naturally needs to be rehabilitated. The planted balcony on the northern side will also continue the concept and allow natural grasses to be integrated into the house fa├žade.

We invited an ecologist to assist us in identifying the species of vegetation in our area and on our site. She is assisting us in developing this ecological garden. The nature reserve provides us with a rich seed bank and even during the harsh construction period some natural trees has established roots in our garden.

To give our garden a head start, we selected a few species to plant. Now we need to wait and see what nature allows.

                 Aristida junciformis – Bristel Grass                             Themeda triandra – Red Grass

                 Melinis nerviglumis – Bristle-Leaved red top            Ochna pulchra – Lekkerbreek

                 The gardeners

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