Australian Frangipani

Lovely tree with 'honey-scented' yellow flowers. Several small specimens can be found in the Australia Collection of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. I like the look of the flowers, you just know they're going to be scented! And they're a shade of yellow I really like. This photo was taken on 18 Jan 2022. I've posted... Continue Reading →

Pink Paws

Pink kangaroo paw flowers by an aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 18 January 2022. Anigozanthos, in the Australia Collection. These bright pink weird-looking blooms don't quite look real but when you're there they're real enough .. a great favourite with me!

Flower in a Paw

Kangaroo Paw flowers are a wonderful treat in summer, a 'something special' from Australia that I adore. They have a few species growing in the Australian collection at Dunedin Botanic Garden and we visited on Tues 18 January so I was able to get a few shots of different kinds. New Zealand. Click on any... Continue Reading →

Summer Red

Pōhutukawa flowers, our New Zealand 'Christmas Tree', are sensational. Here's three different examples we came across yesterday 18 Jan, at Dunedin Botanic Garden. We also saw plenty flowering in gardens along the south coast road to Taieri Mouth, on our way home. Click on any photo to enlarge. Metrosideros excelsa At the main top carpark... Continue Reading →

an angel is here

Today I saw an angel's fishing rod and an umbrella. ~surely an angel rests here.Dierama pulcherrimum /cafe roof, Dunedin Botanic Garden. New Zealand

Summer Breeze

On Sunday afternoon in Gore we stopped to have a look at this long border garden, in a small reserve which has a massive war memorial as the main focus. The garden often looks attractive, populated with some of the larger flowering plants like hollyhocks, phlox, cardoon, echinops, lilies and gypsophila. Gore, Southland, New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Ligularia, lavender and lilies

And a round box hedge, and box blobs and Nigel blobbing. I took these photos yesterday afternoon at Queens Park in Invercargill. All the 'L's are in the long border but the photo with Nigel in was taken on the west side of the winter gardens building. This is a cosy spot when there's a... Continue Reading →

Warmth on a Cool Day

We had to go to Invercargill today and although we're now in the height of summer the sky had lots of dark cloud and at one stage absolutely bucketed down with rain. We also drove out to Bluff and discovered 3 or 4 murals we hadn't seen before. On our return to Invercargill we had... Continue Reading →

Hi Honey

Honeysuckle, Lonicera species. An old favourite, here trained over a garden gate. Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand. 24 Dec 2021.

Liriodendron

The tulip tree is gorgeous and commonly seen down here in the south of New Zealand. I assume these in my photos are the North American species L. tulipifera. The leaves are distinctively shaped and the flowers are very pretty but easily missed. The first three photos are of a particular tree at Monte Christo... Continue Reading →

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