About The Fynbos Blog
Ever since we moved to this farm near Paarl I have gone running, usually in the mornings, and been enchanted with the variety and quantity of flowering shrubs, plants and bulbs, collectively known as fynbos. The Cape Floral Kingdom is the most diverse of all and it seems that many of the plants we know and love in our gardens began live here, perhaps on this very mountain.
The flowering season starts just before the first rains when the luscious white Protea Repens bursts into flower and continues all winter and spring, slowing down only in the height of summer when the searing heat and dryness send plants into defensive mode.
I plan to record as many of these flowers as I can and to publish the photos on this blog. Photos are taken on my run with the dogs using an iPhone and I don’t pretend to be a great photographer but I dare say I’ll get better.