To be or Not to be

That is the question when you're driving along the highway, comfortably cocooned in the car. It's easy to go with the flow, enjoy the view from the window and not stop to experience what's on offer outside. Yesterday we'd just passed Waldronville as we left Dunedin via Brighton Road. And as we crossed a bridge... Continue Reading →

Red Bottlebrush Flowers

These beautiful red bottlebrush flowers are at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Taken by Liz on Christmas Day 2019. Callistemon species, Australian garden.

Cardoon in the Long Border

at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. I love their silver foliage and they become large imposing plants that add character to the garden. When the flowers develop they're fascinating too. Photos by Liz. Disclaimer: I think these are cardoon rather than globle artichoke - I'll know for sure once I see the flowers. For this... Continue Reading →

Roses By The Bucketload

Loved this tweet from Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Twitter Account:    @AklBotanicGrdns Website:    Auckland Botanic Gardens "Since 2006 our Rose Garden curator has cut and delivered roses to the oncology department at Auckland hospital in the week before Christmas. Here are the 12 buckets of beautiful, spray free roses ready for delivery this year."... Continue Reading →

Flower Mix

Been practicing some photo editing with a couple of flower pics this morning - taken at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 08 Dec 2019. Simple little flowers including astrantia that caught my attention. One was slightly underexposed, the other slightly over. Originals were similar compositions but small differences meant one was better as a larger shot,... Continue Reading →

White and Blue

I really enjoyed the white and blue colour beds when we were in Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday 08 Dec 2019. These two beds are at one end of a row of five colour beds. Opposite is the long border with large silvery cardoon plants and a great variety of colourful flowers. It's a beautiful... Continue Reading →

Colours of Roses

In Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday 08 Dec we enjoyed seeing many different rose blooms on display, and so many different colours! Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel (N) and Liz (L). Click on ANY photo to enlarge. N N L The next two photos are of a rose we thought was very special... Continue Reading →

Pretty Iceberg Roses

I have a favourite spot in the rose garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens. I really love the coloured iceberg roses. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz 08 Dec 2019. A climbing rose, looking pretty above the iceberg rose blooms. The signs were a bit confusing but I think the pink and white iceberg roses... Continue Reading →

More Alstroemeria

Here's two other Alstroemeria flower colours that I admired when we visited Dunedin Botanic Gardens on 08 Dec 2019. These flowers en masse are so bright that they really stand out from everything around them. "More" in the title of this post refers to the photos I've already posted of gorgeous pink Alstroemeria taken during... Continue Reading →

Southern Heart

This 'heart' map of the far south of the South Island of New Zealand was displayed on a wall in our motel unit when we stayed in Dunedin last weekend. It shows most of the locations that I mention in my blogs. We stayed in the  Commodore Motel, right next to the botanic gardens -... Continue Reading →

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