Shaun compiled the plant list, taking the climate, available water and Liesl’s garden décor and statues into consideration. “Liesl’s love for old French Provençal statues was the basis for choosing a colour scheme of mostly white, blue and grey. We also selected plants that flower regularly and require little effort. Although the plant list consists mainly of indigenous stalwarts, we borrowed a few from elsewhere, such as English lavender, bougainvillea and hydrangea,” explains Shaun. • Rusty sage (Salvia lanceolata) is very hardy and adds colour. • Cape honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis) attracts birds and is very colourful in autumn. • Thatching reed (Thamnochortus insignis) catches the slightest breeze. • Pink watsonia (Watsonia borbonica) makes for a wonderful winter surprise when it re-emerges from its dormancy. • White confetti bush (Coleonema album) flowers profusely. • Wild rosemary (Eriocephalus africanus) provides lovely colour and fragrance. • Felicia amelloides ‘Out of the Blue’ bears abundant blue flowers. • Helichrysum crispum has grey foliage that adds texture to a flowerbed. • Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is very hardy and blooms abundantly, especially in summer.