Prostrate Pincushions

Leucospermum gracile (Proteaceae) flowerhead

Pincushion proteas (Leucospermum) count as some of the most popular members of the Protea family (Proteaceae) for cut-flowers. However, there are a number of members of the genus Leucospermum that will never find their way into a cut-flower bouquet. This is because their stems are weak and trailing and their…

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Ebenezer: A Cairn of Thankfulness

Cairn of Thankfulness at Ebenezer Koppie

Ebenezer Koppie at Phillipskop is a low mound, part way up the mountain, where we are building a Cairn of Thankfulness. We invite you to join us! Why not take a walk up to Ebenezer Koppie, and find a stone or rock lying somewhere on the hillside nearby, and add…

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Gentian Pink

Chironia linoides subsp. nana (Gentianaceae)

Say the word “gentian” and immediately a deep blue colour is conjoured up. But members of the gentian family, Gentianaceae, in South Africa are anything but blue. Chironia linoides is one of these members of the Gentianaceae and flowers at Phillipskop through the summer from November to January. Its flowers…

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