For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links:
Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography: Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday's walk around the nursery - Part 1

These are miniture cacti and are 2 inches or less in height. Many of these are imported from around the world so maybe you have them growing in your garden too. It is always a peasure to walk around the nursery and see what is in bloom and available.

When you are creating these container gardens, be sure and use very porous soils. For dish gardens and mixed planters, choose ones the same rest periods.Here are some suitable miniature species of cacti and succulents that are most suitable for growing indoors.

For dish gardens and indoor container gardens, we need small plants that don’t grow out of bounds. There are a number of cacti and succulents that fulfill this need. These are often used as house plants, and are especially suitable for apartments and those with limited indoor space.




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