Mother Amicus

In the "old rose" garden at Invercargill, the Jessie Calder Garden, there's a statue of Mother Amicus that looks pretty in November when the nearby rose is in bloom. I took this first photo 13 Nov 2018. Queens Park, Invercargill, New Zealand Mother Amicus "a sure friend in uncertain times" Click on either of these... Continue Reading →

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Cornus Flowers in Bannerman Park

Yesterday I posted a photo of a Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018. While we were there I found a good position for a closer photo of the blooms and Nigel also took a shot from the same place. Here are both photos with similar composition. Taken by... Continue Reading →

Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018

Hydrangea Pinks and Blues

We found these beautiful hydrangea flowers when we visited Gore Gardens on 20 December 2018. It was amazing to see varying shades of pink and blue blooms on the bushes. Ann Mackay from Suffolk UK published a colourful and informative hydrangea post only a couple of hours ago and it prompted me to get mine... Continue Reading →

Alstroemeria flowers brightly blooming even though the stem has collapsed to the lawn. Photo taken by Nigel this morning in our garden. Gore New Zealand

Summer Flowers

Here's some photos that we've taken of the flowers currently blooming in the garden of the property that we rent in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took this photo a few hours ago from the bedroom above the garage. He's recently pruned the camellia balls back into spheres after their spring-flowering and subsequent growth. Its... Continue Reading →

Heart of Gold

These striking lilies were blooming in the Gore Public Gardens when we wandered through on the evening of 20 Dec 2018. The white flowers, with golden centres like melted butter, were very eye-catching. Nigel took these lovely photos and I've cropped them for maximum effect. The first photo can be enlarged - please click on... Continue Reading →

Flowers of Home

The garden we currently have is "inherited". We moved into our rental house in February this year and we didn't recognise all of the plants so its been interesting to find out what they are. Even with plants we know, its often a mystery what colour the flowers will be until they bloom. We've just... Continue Reading →

Colours of Flowers

There was an eye-catching array of different flower colours at Queens Park, Invercargill when we were there on 13 November. The first four photos were ones I took while waiting for Nigel who was elsewhere on a job. Later he joined me and he took the last photo (thankfully his turned out well - my... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan and Posy

We spent a little bit of time in Queens Park at Invercargill today and as we walked the main path that runs straight-as-a-dart through the Gardens, I noticed the Peter Pan statue had a pretty rhododendron flower posy in his hands. It looked really sweet so I attempted to take photos and struggled with bright... Continue Reading →

Central Otago Wildflowers

Wild thyme, Californian Poppies and Broom flowering at Butchers Dam near Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Click here for other posts of the same location. Liz 27 Oct 2018

Queenstown Spring Flowers

There was a wonderful variety of bright and colourful flowers when we visited the Queenstown Public Gardens on 27 October 2018. The first three photos feature various colours of rhododendrons, the fourth photo has tulips and forget-me-nots with two different lilacs behind, and the last photo has a closer view of the purple lilac. Queenstown,... Continue Reading →

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