Here you can find a collection of links to websites we like, links to our friends and family, Facebook pages and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
Gardening Blogs and sites we love & follow:
Blotanical – Join the friendliest bunch of gardeners from all corners of the globe. You don’t have to be a garden blogger – you just need to enjoy nature and all that it has to offer. Visit the website at Blotanical to join or follow the blog at Blotanical blog.
Elephants Eye – Wildlife gardening in Porterville, South Africa – In the Western Cape’s Swartland. Mediterranean climate, long hot summers, cool wet winters. Natural vegetation on the mountains is fynbos, with the renosterveld on the plains mostly replaced by wheat fields. 1,600 square metres keep Diana Studer gardening, and husband Jurg busy with Ungardening.
It’s not work, it’s Gardening! – “It’s not work, it’s gardening!” is the way I feel about gardening. Yes, it actually can be hard work creating and maintaining a garden, but when you love doing it, it’s work you don’t mind doing. This is my suburban St. Louis garden blog.
Gardens Eye View – Thoughts about life, living, and gardening …
I Garden Daily - Andrea has been gardening in various locations and climates of the U.S. for fifteen years. She currently resides near Boise, Idaho and is involved in intermountain gardening. One of our favourite blogs, please visit Andrea’s blog for inspiration.
This Grandmother’s Garden – “We garden in the Shadows of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah where we celebrate each of the four the seasons and the joy and beauty they bring to our gardens. As we nurture the gardens we’ve designed and planted one step at a time, we’re always amazed with each of God’s beautiful creations that call our gardens home“.
Garden Walk, Garden Talk – “This blog is created to celebrate the beauty and creativity found while gardening in Niagara Falls, New York. I love to paint and draw; design and create; and pass along tips and ideas that may inspire. I am highly trained in my field as a Master Gardener and architect and love my work each and every day”.
Roses & Other Gardening Joys – A garden full of roses and companion plantings in Texas, zone 8. Like other gardeners, I am working to make my garden the paradise of my dreams.
Gardens Inspired – My gardens are like no other. I’m a free spirit. I like taking risks. I want drama with a dash of surprise and I’ll go to almost any length to get it. I enjoy implementing the unexpected in my designs – found objects, discarded glass, crockery fragments, reclaimed doors & windows and other articles usually not found in the garden.
A Rose is a Rose – I garden on a small lot in suburban San Jose (California). I grew up in Russia and sub-tropical gardening still amazes me. I collect roses and take pictures as a hobby.
Plant Postings – From McFarland, Wisconsin in the United States, Beth is an avid gardener for 25+ years, amateur photographer, and lifelong learner.
Mastering Horticulture – Science and art expressed through gardening: The green thumb is a myth but dirty hands are real. I believe that every person is a potential gardener. A garden whether in a pot or in a farm should be a part of every home.
Our French Garden in the beautiful Dordogne – Never happier than when outdoors after spending many years commuting on planes, trains and automobiles. Together with my wife Karen, I have lived in The Dordogne for six years …
Carolyn’s Shade Garden – The Joy of Gardening in the Shadows
Pam’s English Cottage Garden – “I long for my Grandmother’s garden in England that I remember as a child, and I am trying to create something similar in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania”.
Aberdeen Gardening – From Bonnie Scotland – We are Alistair and Myra and have been gardening in Aberdeen since the 1970s. I suppose it would be true to say that we are fanatical and possibly come into the category as being gardeners who are seen by some as being too tidy and too fussy. However we do have a woodland area where we encourage the wildlife in to our garden. We just love everything to do with gardening, not very good with veg though.
Onenezz – My blog is about being in touch with nature; my love for gardening and pets.
The Whimsical Gardener - Join me as I create an inviting garden with a playful flair in Austin, Texas (zone eight) for family, friends and wildlife.
Gardening Pics And Tips – Beautiful cottage garden photos inspire creative gardening, and short tips give advice on various garden topics.
Experiments With Plants – Before I started gardening, I thought I was fulfilled. However, my experiments with plants filled voids that I had not even recognised, lifting my happiness to a higher level. This is a blog about a garden in Greater London, England and how it is changing my approach to life.
Secrets of a Seed Scatterer – Planting seeds, bulbs and rooted pieces; dividing perennials, striking cuttings and choosing hardy plants.
Greenapples – Gardening through art and photography. I enjoy seeing the gardening world in a creative and interesting way.
The Galloping Gardener – Visits to English gardens with photographs and how to combine two or three garden visits in a day and choose the best ones to see.
The Garden State – Keeping it rural on 5 acres in New Jersey. I started this blog to document the misadventures of life on a small hobby farm in the most population dense state in America, New Jersey (also known as “The Garden State”).
The Sage Butterfly – The Sage Butterfly, written by a Master Gardener and author of The Complete SAVing Source Catalog, is a blog about green living. Past posts include Rumpelstiltskin Riches, What Does it Mean to Go Green, and Tips for a Green Wedding.
A Gardener’s Life For Me – Here you will find posts on my garden, on gardening and on plants. I will also drop in bits and pieces on other things that take my interest.
Heart’s Desire – Creating our garden almost from scratch in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I focus on productive plants, and native plants.
Curbstone Valley Farm – Native Gardening and Organic Farming on California’s Central Coast
Deb’s Garden – For plant and nature lovers – may your roots run deep in good soil
Hurtling towards 60 and beyond – It started as a blog that I was going to use to discover the real me as I head towards 60 but through my love of gardening it has become a gardening blog. Stands to reason, as when in my garden I am the real me.
Friends, Family and Favourite websites:
South Africa’s National Botanical Gardens – South Africa has eight National Botanical Gardens which are managed by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. The focus of the National Botanical Gardens is growing and conserving South Africa’s indigenous plants, conserving over 1,350 hectares of natural vegetation and associated biodiversity within their boundaries and promoting and raising environmental awareness in South Africa and abroad.
South Africa Weddings – The South African Wedding Guide is designed to help make it easier and more enjoyable for you to plan the South African wedding of your dreams! On this wedding site you will find all the Wedding Venues, Wedding Planners and Co-ordinators, Accommodation, Honeymoon Destinations and wedding services to assist you with the planning of the perfect Wedding in South Africa
New Voices Publishing – New Voices Publishing offers a unique technology that gives the author the opportunity of getting his/her work published through alternative methods using Print-On-Demand (P.O.D.) technology.
t-ART photo+design – The website of Hannes Thiart, award-winning photographer and videographer. “A master of the art of living draws no sharp distinction between work and play. His labour and leisure, his mind and body,his education and recreation, he hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellencethrough whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To him, he always seems to be doing both”
Cape Town Accommodation – Find Cape Town accommodation, book Cape Town Hotels and bed & breakfasts, Self-catering in Cape Town and Peninsula, including the Cape Winelands, Overberg and the outlying areas in the Western Cape.
South Africa Wedding Blog – A helping hand for the blushing bride!
The Drakensberg is an awe-inspiring and truly magnificent range of mountains, the majority of which lie in KwaZulu Natal and stretch well over 200 kilometres forming a natural border between Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal, are known simply as ‘the dragon mountain’ or Drakensberg.
Gardening Journal – The Gardening Journal is for those who enjoy keeping a record of their planting dates, what they have planted when, in which season, plant characteristics, their observations and more – a monthly blow-by-blow account of what’s happening in your garden
Urban Sprout – Urban Sprout features green news and opinion, and an organic eco directory that focuses on organic and eco-friendly products.
South Africa Working Moms – A website for South African working Moms (Momtrepreneurs) where they can communicate and find tips and advice that will help them live a lekker life!
CookingMyGoose – Learning to cook one recipe at a time! I’ll be trying out recipes by celebrated chefs and will hopefully be transformed from goose to gourmet … with a little help from some of the world’s best chefs (and their recipe books), I can hpefully transform myself from a flapping flop to a gourmet goose.
Durban Accommodation – Find holiday accommodation in Durban, From friendly Bed & Breakfasts, self-catering options to 5 star luxury Durban hotels, you’ll find the perfect place to stay for a holiday in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
South Africa Accommodation – SA-Venues.com brings you a fine selection of South Africa accommodation establishments to choose from, for your holiday and business travel accommodation. Whether you are planning a luxury vacation to South Africa or backpacking from region to region, South Africa offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travelling style in all the major centres including Johannesburg accommodation and accommodation in Durban.
Green Directory – The South African Green Guide offers a wide range of tips, advice, products and services to help you live the eco-friendly and / or green life.
Eastern Cape Blog – A new blog that highlights the attrractions and beauty of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.