30 November, 2014

Our new old garden on False Bay

 - gardening for biodiversity
in Cape Town, South Africa

We moved ten days ago. Our days in the Swartland wheat farming town of Porterville are a memory now.

Our wooden giraffe gazes thru a glazed once was front door

17 November, 2014

Southern Advent Wreath and Christmas door wreath

 - gardening for biodiversity 
in Cape Town, South Africa

30th November will be the first Sunday in Advent. Growing up in South Africa, Advent Wreaths and hanging a Christmas Wreath on the door were a foreign, Northern custom, till I met the Ungardener and went to Switzerland. (For our mediterranean summer Christmas, bits of conifer in a wreath outside, might stay green for days). Hergiswil Glasi is on the shores of the Vierwaldstaettersee. Gallery/museum with a water and glass organ.

Glass Advent wreath from Hergiswil