Propagation Facility: Foliage

Foliage photos from our visit to the Propagation Facility open day at Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday. Dunedin, New Zealand Beautiful shape and texture to these leaves. Photo by Nigel Bright leaves and interesting shapes I was once given a plant of this. The leaves are red on the underside Lovely colour, pattern and shape... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Odd Plants

While wandering around the Propagation Facility at Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday I came across some quite odd-looking plants. I'll share a few of them with you... Above photo: Rhipsalis teres. It is an epiphytic cacti from South America. This info kindly provided to me by the Propagation Services Officer via email. above and below:... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Flowers

On Sunday when we visited the Propagation Facility at Dunedin Botanic Garden, we found some blooming beautiful plants that I'm keen to share with you! NB: I'll note what plants I think they are but please treat this as opinion and not fact! Where I have the information from a plant tag I'll let you... Continue Reading →

Propagation Facility: Spanish Moss

Just last week, chatting through the Comments section, I was talking with Ellen Jennings from South Carolina (Passing By Photo) about the silvery moss in her photo of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. She told me about this plant, Spanish Moss, and that "It makes an elegant drape in many of the old trees." Yesterday when visiting... Continue Reading →

Pathways of Beauty, Dunedin Botanic Garden

Recent photos we've taken from Rock Garden pathways at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. All taken early October 2017. The horizontal images have larger-size versions (click the photo to enlarge).             Text and first five photos by Exploring Colour, last two photos by Nigel (Oct 2017)

Colourful Balloons At Petridish — Growplan

Nigel has his Growplan office at Petridish, shared office space located at 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Today is Vogel Street Party 2017 and Petridish have added lots of bright balloons in Petridish colours to make their bright and colourful space look even more welcoming! The shared office space is open today to any […]... Continue Reading →

Green Wall (Part 2)

This post continues Green Wall in Rural Town Centre. Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand. My previous post showed the public square with the green wall in a general context. These photos are close-ups of the actual plants. Most of the plants are native to New Zealand but one or two aren't. Where I'm fairly sure of... Continue Reading →

Green Wall in Rural Town Centre

On Monday I accompanied Nigel from Dunedin to Balclutha (rural township about an hour's drive from our home in Dunedin). With some time on my hands, I decided to wander up the main street and take a look at the Green Wall that was installed during a major Main Street Upgrade in 2015. I was... Continue Reading →

Stealing the Show

Ellen Jennings, Passing By Photo, took this AMAZING photo of a Roseate Spoonbill having a bath in a shallow pond, coastal South Carolina, USA. Click on the photo to see a larger-size version. To me this spoonbill is a star performer taking centre stage... what a beautiful vision in fluffy pink, reflected in the water!... Continue Reading →

Nature is Key – Unlock Your Wellbeing

Nature is Key - Unlock Your Wellbeing is the title of a blog-post I read yesterday morning from the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC). The catchy title led into a good post that informed me this is Mental Health Awareness Week... and the title is actually the theme for this week. I'm going to... Continue Reading →

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