Pretty Ps

Poppies, pansies, peonies, and phlomis! All of these were blooming in marvellous fashion at Alexandra’s public garden when we visited on my birthday 31 October. In addition to the marvellous irises I’ve already shared. Central Otago, New Zealand.


Blooming Wonderful

Iceland poppies and pansies

Nearby were these beautifully complementary flowers. Lemon-coloured alyssum (a form of Aurinia saxatilis) and I’m unsure what the gorgeous mauvy-blue daisy flowers are ?? ~anybody know? A wee bit like kingfisher daisies, or a type of Erigeron.

A corner of a box hedged area was filled with this gorgeous peony with lemon flowers.

And Phlomis.. which I’m familiar with from visiting the Mediterranean Garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden.


Context for the bed that had poppies and pansies.. goes right around!
~ LOTS of pansies
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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. What a wonderful display these flowers put on for your birthday! I think the purple-blue daisies might be an alpine aster (Aster alpinus). They come in pinks, purples and white. (This has just reminded me that I have a tiny plant in a pot that’s still waiting for me to plant it out…oops!)

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  2. The photos of the colorful flowers are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! The last photo of the poppies and pansies intrigues me most because of the divine tree they surround. I see a majestic tree graciously accepting the homage of the lovely subjects gathered around its base. “Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves.” – Tasneem Hameed. Thank-you!

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