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Worst flower season recorded in African garden

by webdev

September 29, 2010

Wildflowers in Namaqualand, South Africa, are suffering due to sparse winter rains and hot, dry winds, reports the

Namaqualand is a semi-desert environment, but winter rains typically transform the region into a flower-filled sight to behold. The town receives large amounts of travelers every year who come to appreciate the phenomenon.

It is considered the country’s flower capital, as the vast lands of Namaqualand are usually covered in different species of daisies from August to October. But winter rains were lacking in abundance this year and because of this, “the flowers are unusually poor this season," Hendrik van Zijl, a botanical expert, told the news source.

However, some nature reserves that cultivate wildflowers, like the Ramskop Wild Flower Reserve, have weathered the season well and currently display an array of daisies in bright shades of yellow and orange.

Daisy season has also begun for the west and will run through November, reports the The sunny flowers are fairly easy to grow and simply need good soil, sunlight and an annual feeding during the springtime.


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