Wonderful quote from William Burchell, Cape Town, 1812: “The profuse variety which Flora has strewn over this her favoured country, inspired me with the most agreeable sensations, and created new ardour and activity“ South Africa is the 3rd most mega-diverse country after Brazil and Indonesia.
Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns (Syn. Agapanthus umbellatus) Agapanthaceae / Amaryllidaceae Common Names Blue Lily, African Lily, Lily of the Nile; bloulelie / haaklelie (Afr), isicakathi (Xhosa), leta-la-phofu (Sotho), ubani (-oluncane) / uhlakahla (Zulu). Name Meanings Bloulelie = blue lily; haak = to catch / hook; isicakathi = antenatal / postnatal medicine; leta-la-phofu = saliva of …
Retzia capensis is a unique plant and is the only member of the genus. It is such a beautiful fiery plant – more investigation needed! It would certainly make for an interesting homeopathic medicine or flower essence. The upper zones of the leaves (rhythmic system) becomes infused with a fiery flowering principle and the …
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Pincushion – Leucospermum
‘T(antalus) is the very principle of science that Nature shows herself best in leasts; it was the maxim of Aristotle and Lucretius; and, in modern times, of Swedenborg and of Hahnemann” Ralph Waldo Emerson 1870 via Literary Greats who advocated for homeopathy.
“The “sessile life style,” as plant biologists term it, calls for an extensive and nuanced understanding of one’s immediate environment, since the plant has to find everything it needs, and has to defend itself, while remaining fixed in place. A highly developed sensory apparatus is required to locate food and identify threats. Plants have evolved …
“…green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart” – Russell Page, The Education of the Gardener
Mottled botanical garnets… These beautiful fruits of the March Lily – Amaryllis belladonna are ripe for planting during the winter season
“The plant will have nourished the mind which contemplates the blooming of its flower” Luce Irigaray – Elemental Passions