With so many different species of salvia available, the plants are able to thrive in a variety of different climatic conditions.
Visit the open gardens in Franschhoek to see what can be achieved with the inspired use of colour, texture and space.
The outdoors goes up a notch and takes on an indoors sense of importance, writes Bianca Coleman.
The area's cool winters provide endless opportunities for growing all types of orchids, especially the unusual, beautiful cold-loving ones.
There's still time - and no reason not to - to get your lawn into tip-top shape for the coming summer season.
Design a functional vegetable garden and reap the harvest with organic, home-grown vegetables from nature's pantry.
Let us find a place in our gardens for the bright and beautiful flowers that are our heritage, writes Kay Montgomery.
The blaze of colour of Clivia miniata must surely earn it the title of SA's most spectacular indigenous spring flower.