Camellias espaliered along a white trellis/brick pillar structure. The trellis has large squares. Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 14 Sept 2019.
I'd thought for a while that it'd be neat to do a Sunday post of weeping willows, recalling Psalm 137:1 "By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion." Also, I can't look at weeping willows without thinking of the song "By the Rivers of Babylon" (Boney M). Can't be weepy... Continue Reading →
Camellia hedge at Oamaru Public Gardens, East Otago, New Zealand. Yesterday I posted my photo of this hedge. Nigel took many more and these photos are all his (except one in which he appears - I took it using his camera). Taken 05 Sept 2019. Camellia Hedge in Oamaru Gardens Text by Liz, photos by... Continue Reading →
Blooming beautiful camellia hedge in Oamaru Public Gardens, East Otago, New Zealand. This is a very long hedge, and this section had by far the most flowers. Taken by Liz 05 Sept 2019.
Our native kowhai trees have showers of golden flowers. Gifts of gold. Kowhai Flowers (Sophora sp.) -- photos taken at Dunedin Botanic Gardens 07 Sept 2019. New Zealand. This kowhai tree is at one end of the rock garden. Taken by Nigel The following photos are of a particular tree, located in a native plant... Continue Reading →
Officially spring in New Zealand starts Sept 01 so we're nearly there and there's plenty of evidence that spring is on its way. When we drive through rural areas there are little lambs everywhere! On Tues 27 Aug we had a walk in Queens Park in Invercargill and the gardens are starting to brighten up... Continue Reading →
Cornus (dogwood) tree in Bannerman Park, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel on 20 Dec 2018
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 →
I still have photos taken in an Arrowtown residential street from when we visited on 27 October 2018. This was right in the spring blossom time. Here is a lovely cottage with wisteria blooming under the tracery of the verandah and a layer of fallen cherry blossom petals coating the hedge and street verge. On... Continue Reading →
This morning I suggested that we check out a park in Gore that we haven't visited since we moved here in February, called Hamilton Park. We crossed a large green open space and found a walking track on the other side. To our delight we found lots of hawthorn trees in blossom, mostly in varying... Continue Reading →
Arrowtown is a beautiful old town that dates back to the goldmining days.. so many of these locations in Otago came to life in the days of the goldrush in the 1860s. Arrowtown is near to the resort of Queenstown and is famous for its gold mining history, historic buildings, and fabulous autumn colours. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →
We walked through Bannerman Park on 02 November and everywhere we looked there were so many colours! We're fortunate to have this lovely park in close walking distance to our rental house. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took all these photos except the last two. All the bright colours are azaleas. The first photo is... Continue Reading →