Monthly Archives: September 2014

HYOBANCHE THINOPHILA:  A new species for Hermanus

We were delighted to discover at the recent Hermanus Wild Flower Festival that we had uncovered a new species for our Coastal Herbarium. Most of us are familiar with the fairly common root parasite, Hyobanche sanguinea, or Katnaels, and we … Continue reading

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Some Images from the Flower Show – 2014

I was able to take a few photographs of the displays at the Flower Show before the crowds arrived and append them here for people who are unable to attend and see the beautiful work put up by the BotSoc … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Flower Show

Visitors are always very appreciative of the displays that they see at the Annual Flower Show, but I wonder how many of them realise how much work goes into getting everything ready and setting up the magnificent arrangements and identifying … Continue reading

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Celebrating Arbor Day

The Hermanus Botanical Society celebrated International Arbor Week this September by planting five indigenous trees in the Fernkloof Arboretum. The Arboretum was established in 2010 on the southern boundary of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve following an initiative by Max Leipold … Continue reading

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Some interesting plants from the Richtersveld to the Tankwa

On a recent visit to the arid parks (Richtersveld, Namaqualand and Tankwa-Karoo) I came across some unusual and beautiful plants which I feel I must share with my fellow members of the BotSoc.  Hope you enjoy them.      Ronnie … Continue reading

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