The owner of this exquisite water feature was looking for some 'Wow factor' plants to frame the cheetah sculpture guarding her pond. The grasses, tea cups (colocasia esculenta), river stars (gomphostigma virgatum) and spiloxene aquatica (cape star...
This beautiful little Cape Star (Spiloxene aquatica) is a recent addition to our plant list. Dormant in summer they emerge in the winter months as a sprinkling of star flowers across the wetland.
This self-cleaning aquarium is like a tiny wetlandPOOL!
We recently filmed this insert with Deutshce Welle. Thanks to Henner Frankenfeld and Connie Borrmann of DW. Thanks also to Steve, Natalya and Petra for letting us use their pools, and to Pieter for letting us roam his nursery. It can be seen on DS...
A pool in Illovo Johannesburg now five years old. It is the middle of winter, so the wetlands above it are looking a bit scraggly. The 4m high indigenous willow tree and the screening papyrus are all part of the wetland.
Herbert Baker House in Johannesburg complete with natural pool.
In times of drought swimming pools seem a frivolous waste of resources. However, this author argues that they can serve as valuable reservoirs of water for washing hands, cleaning bodies and flushing toilets. Natural swimming pools, provided they...
This new water feature has just been completed at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.
A courtyard pool at a new house in Waverly. Thanks to Architect Emilio Eftychis for the design and the pictures
This 4-year old wetlandPOOL in Duxberry, Johannesburg, is home to a community of Red Bishop birds. Cyperus papyrus provides an ideal habitat for their nest building.
A Hout Bay wetlandPOOL in the gentle rain. You heard right - RAIN. With a little bit of luck and a lot of precipitation we hope the Western Cape's drought will soon be over.
We love it when one of our pools appears on AirBnB :-)
Another gem at Monaghan Farm one year on.
A new house and pool near Lanseria in Johannesburg. The wetland has stepping stones in it that lead from the 'jetty' deck to the 'floating island' deck, with the pool attached to it.
Pool on a game farm North of Pretoria. The old farm dam has become the pool with a walkway to one side and an afdak overhead. Game viewing in the cool.