Bluff Flora Foray

Wandering around in Bluff, it wasn’t just the scenery and the buildings that caught our attention. We also found some interesting trees and flowers – native and exotic, garden-worthy and not so garden-worthy. I’ll share with you our finds!

Bluff, Southland, New Zealand


Bluff Flora Foray

We came across a tree and shrub planting between the street and the local school. Both photos by Liz

Young monkey puzzle tree (exotic) and a cabbage tree (native).

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Nearby we found another even better young monkey puzzle tree.

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Returning from Bluff Hill Lookout we stopped to admire the flower colours of a Hebe (native) and gorse (exotic, extreme nuisance). Hebe – Liz; Gorse – Nigel

They were growing next-door to each other by the road, the hebe probably planted on purpose, the gorse definitely not! Both had their own beauty.

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We were back at Bluff again on Saturday afternoon, 01 Sept 2018. An aeonium proudly displayed its flower-head behind the fence of a residential property.  – Liz

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This last photo I took just outside of Bluff, a little place on the edge of the harbour called Greenhills. Beautiful fancy daffodils displaying glorious colour among the wild long grass at the roadside edge. What a treasure! – Liz

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Text by Liz. Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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  1. I’ve never seen an aeonium in flower like that- and I have one! I’ve discovered that their main growing time is in winter, and of course that’s when mine gets hammered by frost, even under a verandah.

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