Gold/orange: Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or Lily of the Incas. Available in a wide range of colours. Pink/red: Astrantia, commonly called masterwort or Hattie's pincushion! Lemon yellow/thistle-like seedhead: Urospermum dalechampii Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photos taken 7-9 December 2020.--taken by Liz except for photo 4 by Nigel. Click on any photo to... Continue Reading →
From the native area at Dunedin Botanic Garden, two plants that each seem to perfectly complement the other. How well the yellow daisy flowers of Brachyglottis lagopus look with Astelia nervosa! Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken 09 Dec 2020. Click on any photo to enlarge. Third photo taken by Nigel, the others taken by Liz.... Continue Reading →
Single sphere of pretty azalea / rhododendron flowers and buds. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Taken 24 October 2020.
We'd driven past this yellow field crop several times when travelling between home and Dunedin. On 25 October I remembered to ask Nigel to turn down the side road so I could get pictures. The final photo looks away from the yellow brassica flowers. I took it to show the context - pastoral with dairy... Continue Reading →
Kowhai flowers (Sophora sp.) in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand on 25 Oct 2020. Damaged tree that appears to be dying, these flowers at eye-level.
Found this gorgeous early rose loaded with cute little lemon-coloured blooms in the Jessie Calder Garden (old roses), Queens Park, Invercargill on 17 October 2020. This was the only rose making an impact, others had barely started. Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
Kōwhai flower photos taken by Nigel in Dunedin Botanic Garden in late September 2020 (spring in New Zealand). Kōwhai are Sophora species. Click on any photo to enlarge. Kōwhai flowers against Pittosporum foliage. Kōwhai petals carpeting a lawn. Cropped from larger photo (below) Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)keyword: kowhai
Very, very good when it's kōwhai blossom! New Zealand has eight species of kōwhai all of which are endemic. This is a specimen tree on the lawn near the herb garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. The photos are all of the same tree - I wanted to capture its special character. Photos taken... Continue Reading →
We were in Dunedin much of Thurs/Fri/Sat and managed to spend time in Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sat before reluctantly leaving to go home. Many native kōwhai trees are in glorious golden blossom now, and these below were particularly bright and gorgeous - stunning against the perfect blue sky. There's much to make us anxious... Continue Reading →
Historic daffodils at the historic Weatherstons Brewery ruins near Lawrence, New Zealand. Fantastic spring day when we visited, 20 Sept 2020. Clutha District, Otago. Click on any image to enlarge (all 1000-px wide) Further Information about the location Weatherstons by Hidden Otago. Weatherstons Brewery and daffodils via Lawrence Information Centre. also Weatherstons. Text and... Continue Reading →
At last, a lovely fine sunny spring day! Which spurred us into action in the late morning - to head out to Lawrence to view the daffodils at Weatherstons Brewery ruins. We were surprised how many other visitors were there. One poor lady slipped on the hillside and badly fractured her ankle - the Rescue... Continue Reading →
Golden foliage trees make a colourful splash in the landscape during winter when there's not much else to brighten the scene. These photos were taken by Nigel about a month ago when we went for a local walk. It was when daffodils were in bud but hardly any had opened. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →