I am a botanist and landscaper based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a profound love for our flora – its textures, scents and its exceptional diversity. I love the way our landscapes change completely – sometimes dramatically – every few hundred kilometres.
As a landscaper, I think and design with plant palettes – groups of plants which serve a specific purpose (e.g. screening) or for a particular habitat. I have recently completed a book called Indigenous Plant Palettes – a guide to plant selection. (Quivertree, November 2014). The posts on this blog follow two main themes – plant palettes found in Nature, and my own journey of learning as a landscaper.