Pure White Clematis

A spring highlight for me is the blooming of our native white clematis. Actually, its endemic - it only naturally occurs in the North, South and Stewart Islands of New Zealand. At this time of year we can see it blooming in areas of native bush (it displays at the top of whatever its found... Continue Reading →

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Pink, Gold and Green

Some attractive colours and lovely blooms that I photographed on Thursday 11 October 2018 at the Gore Public Gardens. This is springtime in New Zealand. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz Rhododendron 'Chiara', or Chiara azalea Heuchera or Heucherella (not sure which) Dicentra spectabilis (the golden foliage form). Bleeding Heart More recently named Lamprocapnos... Continue Reading →

Cornus nuttallii

This tree was a surprise find when I was in Gore Public Gardens yesterday. Those of you from western North America will probably be familiar with it because it comes from your part of the world. Western dogwood, Pacific dogwood and Mountain dogwood are common names. Cornus nuttallii is named after Thomas Nuttall who carried... Continue Reading →

Espaliered tree in spring bloom, apple tree I think. Photo taken from the street. For Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 05 Oct 2018

Lovely floral display in the shade; maroon Hellebores teamed with blue Corydalis. Taken by Liz in Gore Public Gardens, Southland, New Zealand on 23 September 2018

Terrific Tulips

Couldn't take my eyes off these tulips when we were in Gore Public Gardens on 01 October 2018. Their bright golden flowers are showstoppers! Fortunately Nigel took some photos - his show the golden yellow of the blooms. I couldn't imagine a brighter yellow! I ditched my photos as they didn't capture the true colour.... Continue Reading →

Pink Magic

Its been fun taking part in the "In the Pink" Square in September challenge hosted by BeckyB and I thank Becky for being such a kind host. Today being 30 September, this is the last pink square. Its a beautiful pink daphne that's in a small planting at the end of a local street. We... Continue Reading →

Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is one of the magnolias displaying lots of spring blossom in Gore Public Gardens. Between us we've photographed it a number of times in September so I thought I'd bring the different photos together. This square is cropped from a photo I took 15 Sept. - Liz #InThePink for Square... Continue Reading →

Showy In Spring

Mature magnolia trees in Gore Public Gardens showing off the beauty of their blossom on 12 September 2018. Gore, Southland, New Zealand After winter it was a real treat to enjoy the sights and scents of spring. In the first photo Nigel's enjoying a wander. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** In the... Continue Reading →

Pink Succession. Pink magnolia flower, bud and petals at Maple Glen Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel, 15 September 2018. #InThePink for Square In September hosted by BeckyB

Deep Pink

These pink magnolia photos were taken during our recent spring visit to Maple Glen Gardens in Southland, New Zealand on 15 September by my husband Nigel. The bloom in the close-up photo was on a different tree to that shown in the last photo. Very bright pink! Pink Magnolia Blossom at Maple Glen Gardens #InThePink... Continue Reading →

Dancing with the Daffodils

This post celebrates the daffodils we've seen during our amazing spring. I've drip-fed you an occasional daffodil photo but most have been kept for this post. Its been very windy and rainy here over the last couple of days so I'm keen to share some more YELLOW! And who doesn't like daffodils? I trust you'll... Continue Reading →

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