Bursting With Colour

The garden at Maple Glen was bursting with colour when we visited on November 17, 2019. Many different colours of rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom and some released delightful fragrance into the garden. There were other beauties too such as irises, viburnum, wisteria and laburnum. Many colours were bold and striking. We were both in our element, basking in all the beauty.

Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand.

In our cool southern clime with lots of grey and rainy weather these rich vibrant colours are to be savoured, embraced, committed to memory. In winter I long to see colour like this … Spring brings sweet release!

All photos taken by Nigel unless otherwise attributed.





Next photo is the only one by me, same rhododendron as above.



Overview of the garden area that’s below the family home.


The tall tree in the next photo has wisteria high in the tree (mauve-flowered).


Closer view of the lower part of the wisteria.


Text by Liz, photos by Nigel and Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. I can’t tell you how difficult its been going through all our photos and choosing what’s going to go into each post. There were so many different colours and textures, detail shots and overview shots. We were both entranced and took so many photos! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this one so much 🙂

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  1. Wow! We’ve been experiencing gray and cloudy weather during most of my stay here in Paris, do these burst of bright colors are especially welcome. I really like the close-up shots of the different color irises, though my favorite shots may well be the overview shots that give a real sense of context, with the beautiful trees and the sky.

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    1. All of these photos bar one were taken by Nigel, he did a great job. The iris portraits are amazing! Love to have overview photos (and compare them with other times in the year). The garden was exploding with colour all over the place – it was exciting to be there! Re the weather, yesterday we had sun, rain, wind, several lots of hard hail, and thunder!


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