Plant of the month

Bougainvilleas – So Bright And Bold

Excerpt: One of the few plants making a splash at this time of the year are the beautiful Boungainvillea cultivars! From white to pale orange, bright pinks and deep magentas, there are a lot of vibrant ones available these days. In this blog we find out more about growing these cheerful climbing Boungainvilleas, so [...]

By | 2017-04-24T14:20:54+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Plant Database|1 Comment

Plant of the Month: Nandina domestica

Excerpt: A very useful plant that is tough, blazes a fiery red in autumn and that can give a Zen feeling to your garden! Find out how they grow, what conditions they like and why our Garden Designers at Cape Contours Landscapes love them. This blog explores all about the commonly available Nandina domestica [...]

By | 2017-03-20T09:10:57+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Global Greats, Plant Database|0 Comments

Tillandsias – Ethereal Airplants!

You probably remember these interesting plants from your gran’s garden in the 80’s? They hang from a tree branch and survive on very little other than air, and make a pretty show of pinky and purple flowers in the summer. You may have a spray of them in your tree that you have never [...]

Plant of the month: Euphorbia ‘Kilimanjaro’

As landscaping professionals, we enjoy shinning some sunlight onto our favourite garden friendly plants. Every month we highlight a new plant (both exotics and indigenous species) and tell you about some of its qualities that we think make it a worthwhile specimen to enhance your gardens' design. This summer Euphorbia is grown and [...]

By | 2017-01-23T11:05:16+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Plant Database|0 Comments

Hydrangeas (Christmas Flowers)

Every month we highlight a new plant (both exotics and indigenous species) and tell you about some of its qualities that we think make it a worthwhile garden specimen. This month we’ve chosen the blousy Hydrangea or ‘Christmas flower’ as we fondly call them in South Africa, owing to the fact that [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:23:04+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Plant Database|0 Comments

Kniphofia species (Red Hot Poker)

Every month here at Cape Contours we highlight a new plant (both exotics and indigenous species) and tell you about its qualities that we think make it a worthwhile addition to your gardens landscape. For the Month of November we are adoring Kniphofias! The summer-flowering species and cultivars are all about to flower in [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:23:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Plant Database|0 Comments

IRIS JAPONICA – Plant of the Month

Every month we highlight a new plant (both exotics and indigenous species) and tell you about some of its qualities that we think make it a worthwhile garden specimen. IRIS JAPONICA This month our plant of the month is the exquisite, but little-used Iris japonica, an exotic perennial from Japan. This rhizomous, grassy-like plant [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:23:25+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Plant Database|2 Comments