Gifts of Gold

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 →

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Titan Arum, Vegetative State

At the Dunedin Botanic Gardens yesterday we visited the newly refurbished Winter Gardens and they're looking fantastic. To our amazement we became re-acquainted with our old friend the Titan Arum (which flowered just in time for us to see the enormous flower before we moved away from Dunedin in 2018). We were checking out an... Continue Reading →

Tansy and Apple Mint

We love to visit the herb garden at the botanic garden in Dunedin. It's big with stone paths to wander along and lots of plants to admire; wonderful place to just relax, enjoy, and learn about the different herbs. Photos by Liz, 05 March 2019. New Zealand Herb Garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden Bright yellow... Continue Reading →

Last Few Plants

Here I'm finishing the last photos from our Dunedin Botanic Garden walk-around on 17 January 2019. First, a bright show of dahlias. Second, an Australian tea tree species Leptospermum morrisonii. Third, Luma apiculata or Chilean Myrtle. Fourth, mainly for my own reference: a NZ native Olearia capillaris. Can't say I really noticed it before but... Continue Reading →

Native White

We were exploring around the Dunedin Botanic Garden native area on 17 January 2019. This is a fabulous place to go if you want to easily access a whole range of native plants, some of which only naturally grow much further north. Many plants are clearly labelled with their names. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Aussie Flowers: Kangaroo Paw

I love to walk down through the Australian Garden at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens at this time of year (mid-summer in New Zealand). On Thursday I was immediately greeted by green-coloured kangaroo paw and my heart SANG - I knew there would be more colours and they all make a great show! I don't know... Continue Reading →

Into The Gardens

In Dunedin our motel was very close to the Dunedin Botanic Gardens so we were easily able to spend some time there, even though our time in Dunedin was short. Between us, we have a few photos of our mid-summer experience of these beautiful gardens even though we didn't have a lot of time! These... Continue Reading →

Poetry, Photography and PIZZA

Have you been to Strasbourg? Not me unfortunately, but Damien visited recently and his photos were great...I'd love to go! Usually when I feature Damien's work, its his words and poetry but he's not one to miss a good photo op and yesterday he posted beautiful photos from his visit. Many feature buildings and architecture,... Continue Reading →

Spring Smiles: we'd just started walking into Queens Park when something in the periphery of our vision didn't seem quite right. We looked up...this really cool little bear was beaming down at us from a tree. First day of Spring 01 Sept, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

Poem: Time in Two Hemispheres

Northern hemisphere folks in my experience are apt to forget their current time and season are totally opposite to our current time and season in the southern hemisphere...even those of us aware of this dichotomy can find it pretty weird! NB: Please view this on my Blog and not in Reader (for proper formatting) Time... Continue Reading →

Ready For Spring. Its been a cold, wet winter here in Gore, Southland, New Zealand. At long last we see the signs of spring and on Sunday 05 Aug I saw these beautiful crocuses emerging from dead leaves while visiting the public gardens in Invercargill.

Titan Arum: Part Four

On the morning of 04 February, 2018 we again turned up at the Dunedin Botanic Garden glasshouse to view the titan arum or corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum). The three photos below are our final photos. See also:  Titan Arum:    Part One  |  Part Two | Part Three Photos taken by Nigel. Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →

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