Updated June 2015
Diana Studer gardens for biodiversity at Elephant's Eye on False Bay. She will highlight interesting garden blog posts from around the world in a feature we're calling "Garden Blogs Through the Elephant's Eye."
In November 2014 we moved to False Bay (Cape Town in South Africa) in suburbia between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Our first garden was in Camps Bay, halfway up the Atlantic end of Table Mountain, icon of the city of Cape Town. Our second garden was in Porterville between wheatfields and vineyards. The long hot summers and cool wet winters of our mediterranean climate link all three gardens. I was a librarian at universities in Cape Town and Zurich - my garden focus is more Latin plant names than this season's horticultural horrors and there is NO LAWN. My first blog post was in June 2009, and I've been learning to blog ever since. I’ll share blogs that interest, amuse or move me. Mostly gardening, but with a wild card. Follow Diana Studer on G+ to connect with her. To have your blog post featured here, your best bait is a comment which lures us to your blog.
Garden Blogs Through the Elephant's Eye in January 2013
Johnson of Life in the Cotswolds. "Part of my everyday job as a practical gardener is pruning, a subject which is a mystery to many people and often fills them with terror at the very thought of wielding secateurs to a treasured shrub. Mahonia is one of those useful winter flowering plants that so often look dreadful as they become ever more gaunt and ungainly. This was the case with one in a client’s garden so it seemed a good idea to photograph the process of restoration and blog about it. That post has rapidly become my most read." September's Roman Mosaic and November's Childhood Trees are two more that stay vivid in my mind.