We need the tonic of wildness…We can never have enough of nature…We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.
- Henry David Thoreau
South African Grasses
"Restio - Thamnochortus sp" - watercolour in Moleskine Watercolour Notebook
The first impression is one of sombreness. But as the breeze moves, the Restio plant's colours flash through the blades - khaki, terracotta, chocolate. Gardeners world-wide are captivated.