Queenstown Cream

All of these photos were taken by me in Queenstown Gardens on 27 Oct 2018. Most are selected for this post due to their cream or lemon colours – I seemed to have a bunch of photos that fitted this description. There are also many brightly coloured flowers in the gardens but those photos are for a separate post. – Liz

I was delighted that the lilacs were in flower and hit the jackpot here with a beautiful creamy-white lilac, a mauve and a purple! The low chartreuse mounds are Euphorbias and I’m assuming they’re Euphorbia polychroma. I love their bright colour


When we lived in Queenstown we had Euphorbia polychroma in our own garden


The same creamy-white lilac with a snowy peak in the distance


I think this huge mound of creamy-lemon flowers is a form of Kerria japonica


The whole plant. The flower is similar to a very small rose


Here’s a photo of the sculpture you could see in the last photo. This is “Fleur”


Lastly I want to show you two photos of a native divaricating shrub named Corokia cotoneaster. Its a nondescript grey shrub for most of the year but in spring its beautiful with a profuse display of little starry yellow flowers followed by small red berries


qgardens_cream_08Aren’t they lovely?

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

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  1. Lovely photos – you have me thinking about spring again! We have several lilacs in the garden, including the white and a purplish one that has white edges to the flowers. I look forward to them every year. 🙂

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