This blog focuses on two areas of interest. Firstly on anything that has to do with succulent plants, especially those occurring in South Africa and Madagascar.
Secondly on photographing plants, succulent or not, cultivated or growing in the wild.

For many years I grew succulents in Holland, first as an amateur and later on as a nursery man. Since 2001, I have the privilege of living in an area where interesting succulents grow almost on my doorstep and as I am retired, I have lots of time to study and photograph them.

I will try to post one or short two posts per week and every now and then a longer article.

It would be great to hear from you and learn what you are interested in. Therefore I invite you to share your ideas, questions, comments and opinions with me and other readers.

The gallery will show you some of my best pictures in alphabetical order.

Frans Noltee


12 Responses to About

  1. Katherine says:

    We share a common interest, succulents, though from a somewhat different perspective. As I am living in North Florida, the few succulents I encounter are yuccas and aloe. From garden centers and my daughter’s neighborhood in San Francisco, I have collected over sixty varieties that I have growing in containers under eves and other protected places. Besides my attraction to their unusual structures and beauty, I guess the appeal is the challenge it takes to keep them thriving in the humidity and rain. I have proved that succulents can be enjoyed in the sub-tropics too, as my patio is decoratively arranged around the potted plants.


  2. Rick Visser says:

    I love your blog and I nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award! You can get the details here http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ I do hope you accept. Enjoy the day, Rick!


    • fransnoltee says:

      Thank you for the kind thought, Rick. I really appreciate it! Unfortunately, accepting the nomination entails spending a lot of time that I would rather use for other things. Therefore I will pass up this opportunity to fame, hoping that you will be able to follow my reasoning. Thanks again and have a good weekend,


    • fransnoltee says:

      I realized only just now that for some reason my reply had not gone through.. The gist of it was as follows:
      I feel very honoured by your nomination, but accepting it entails quite a bit of work and time I can ill afford at the moment. If the nomination can be put on hold, that would be fine. If not, I’m afraid I have to let it pass, thanking you for the kind thought. Have a good day. Frans


  3. GREAT BLOG!!! I will follow and I will be back later to catch up!


  4. garden98110 says:

    Your presentation, snapshots, ability to identify remarkable and unusual species makes for a very good read. Thanks for all the good effort on behalf of succulents everywhere. — The Healing Garden gardener


  5. Candy says:

    I love your photographs! I found the blog because I am trying to identify a plant I photographed in the Karoo National Botanic Garden in Worcester, in the Western Cape Province. I am following! Perhaps you can tell me more about the plants on my blogsite?


  6. Pingback: The Karoo National Botanical Gardens in Worcester | Enthusiastic Gardener

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