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« on: November 03, 2011, 22:10:32 »

Our own Japie Esterhuysen's tropical oasis has been featured in a design blog.  Well done, Japie! 

Part I:  http://tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com/2011/10/japies-tropical-paradise-part-i.html

Part II:  http://tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com/2011/10/japies-paradise-part-two.html   
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 22:41:26 »

Hi everyone,

What a spread of pic's! Always something different to see at Japie's place to make the mouth water; but then you expect nothing less from the "botanical artist" that he is.

Great stuff Japie! and thanks for posting Lisa.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 23:56:01 »

No doubt, one of the finer 'scapes you'll see.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 04:17:19 »

Always an inspiration to see Japie's garden!

It's not just the amazing variety of plants, or the way they're so well landscaped, but what amazes me is that every plant is almost perfectly grown!!!

Well done Japie!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 14:22:43 »

Beautiful. So many different plants happily growing together.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 01:35:32 »

Hi Lisa,

Well spotted, thanks for sharing it.  Japie, as Andrew says, that is just inspirational.  Thanks so much for bringing beauty like that into the world.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 02:09:14 »

Japie, she mentions that you have installed misters to boost the humidity.  Do you have them on a timer, and if so, when do they come on? 
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 09:17:17 »

Thanks for all the kind comments!!

Lisa, the 'misters', are really only an irrigation system with micro-sprayers.  Some of the little sprayers are installed up in the trees.  They are also only in the back garden.  And they are on a timer and come on every morning at 06h00 - only for 5 mins every day.  I do have another irrigation system in the front garden with those more conventional pup-up sprayers.  They are also on a timer, but I choose to operate them manually only on a 'need-to' basis.  But at least once a week, I take the hose and water the garden by hand to make sure I reach all the spots where the sprayers do not reach - front and back.  It is very difficult to have sprayers in a 'jungle' - always some plant that out-grows its spot and blocks some other plants from getting enough of a drink.

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 12:45:38 »

Looking bloomin gorgeous Japie! Congrats
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 23:56:45 »

I am one of those brom addicts who don’t have the luxury of a shade house and always feel that I will never grow them well until I do.
Well how wrong I was, your garden is living proof that it can be done.

Truly inspirational Japie!
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