A Must-Have Item for Every Garden in Johannesburg

Do you live in Johannesburg? Do you have a garden, or know someone who does? Do you have R400 to spend? If so, then you need this:

Hadeda planter at Yada YadaHadeda tire planter from Yada Yada in Melville.

If you don’t live in Joburg and don’t know what a hadeda is, read here. But these hadedas are not easily transportable, so unless you already live in Joburg (or at least in South Africa) then you probably can’t have one.

If you do live in Joburg, then make your way to Melville’s 7th Street and buy a hadeda. They’re made of recycled materials, they have a built-in irrigation system, and they can double as large hand-bags.

Ray and hadeda planterRay photobombs Hadeda. Ray carried Hadeda as a handbag for a while after we bought her.

untitled-5513Hadeda in another position at Yada Yada. We did a whole photoshoot with her.
 Owl tire planter from Yada YadaIf you’re not into hadedas (some people aren’t, although I’ve never understood those people) then you can also buy an owl.

Best of all, Hadeda looks fabulous in our garden (as I’m sure she would in every South African garden) and she makes me happy every time I look at her, which is at least 50 times a day.

Hadeda planter in my gardenThe red petunias match Hadeda’s beak. 

The Melville Cat likes Hadeda.

The Melville Cat looks down on the garden from the roof.The Melville Cat looks down on us from the roof as we hang Hadeda. I think he likes her — don’t you agree?

I love Hadeda. That is all.

Yada Yada is on 7th Street in Melville, between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. The man who makes the hadedas likes to take his time so be sure to allow a few weeks for your order to be processed.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Expatorama May 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Ooh, I reckon I could fit one or two of those in a suitcase. I can think of one of two people back home who might like one of these for Christmas.

    • Reply 2summers May 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      I was actually pondering the idea of buying one and trying to dismantle it to fit into a suitcase. I also have many family members back home who would love one. But I know myself better than that — I’d never be able to reassemble it again after taking it apart.

  • Reply violetonlineisonline May 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    They are fantastic, make me smile every time I walk past…

    • Reply 2summers May 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Me too. Now I get to smile 50 times a day!

  • Reply Rosemary May 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Hade ha! – enjoyed this….!

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply beeseeker May 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Brilliant pieces of work, love the concept, love the execution!

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      They really are so clever.

  • Reply autumnashbough May 6, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Want Hadeda now. Love the picture of Ray.

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      I wish I could figure out a way to get one to you.

  • Reply Gail Scott Wilson May 6, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Have always admired them when walking in Melville.

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      They’re impossible not to admire. I feel like they have transformed that entire block.

  • Reply redmaddy May 6, 2016 at 9:21 am

    love the excitement, love hadedas, love 2Summers!

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Awww, thanks Maddy 🙂

  • Reply Colleen Conradie (@ColleenConradie) May 6, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I want the Melville cat!

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Stop it — you’re swelling his ego! 🙂

  • Reply Jaina May 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    So very cool! Was thinking of upcycling a few car tyres we procured for my balcony gardening, but read that some of the chemicals in the tyres can leach into the soil if not properly sealed. One day I’ll make time for that project.

    • Reply 2summers May 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Hmm, that’s interesting. I have no idea if these tires are sealed, but the planters on display at the shop seem to do fine with the flowers in them. I’ll keep you posted on what happens with this one 🙂

  • Reply Becky May 6, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Is it possible to ship? These are fantastic!

    • Reply 2summers May 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

      I’m sure it would be possible but I think it would be REALLY expensive. I wish I could bring one back for everyone though!

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