Bright blooms I couldn't miss, I took these photos at Alexandra public garden on 29 January. It was a very sunny, summer day and a beautiful day to be there but challenging for taking photos! Loved all the bright colours and the variety of plants in all shapes and sizes. Plenty of bumblebee buzz. Central... Continue Reading →
Where there’s smoke
Cotinus coggygria. Smoke tree or smoke bush. Just up our street, photos taken this morning.Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand
Hips meet Blue Bloods
Beautiful blue agapanthus flowers that I found further up our street this morning. I love the blue buds and with this particular plant, rose hips had invaded one of the blue blooms. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Colours Lined Up
Dunedin Botanic Garden, colour beds and knot garden. Photos taken 15 January. New Zealand
Attractive flowers at the herb garden in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I think they're Dyer's Chamomile in yellow, lemon and white-petalled forms. 15 January. Anthemis tinctoria. New Zealand.
Summer delights. Good blues.. happy blues 🙂 From our visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on 15 January. New Zealand.
By the time I reached the Australia garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden yesterday the light was already high-key but nevertheless these kangaroo paws still look bright and colourful in the photo, as indeed they were. One of my favourite flowering plants! Dunedin, New Zealand.
Vege Garden Flowers
Flowers from the vege garden: 1. Leek bloom and a spray of celery flowers 2. Purple sage in flower, celery flowers 3. Silver beet flower heads, they go high! 4. Nigel 6'3" takes a stand by lovage flowers Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand Leek flower head - a sphere of small mauve and white flowers... Continue Reading →
Leave The Leeks!
We left a few in the garden last winter. Now they're having a ball! ~Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Some photos I've taken this week, selected because I associate them with Christmas in some way. First two taken this morning at Gore Gardens.. white bell flowers and tiny pink blurs of Heuchera flowers. Then Cotinus or smokebush partly catching the light. And then (taken 22 Dec) native mistletoe, and astelia berries, Black Gully near... Continue Reading →
Storm clouds over Tapanui last night. Not captured: lightning in the very dark cloud layer down the end of the street. Amazingly, we didn't get the expected downpour. West Otago, New Zealand.
Purple roses from Alexandra public gardens, Central Otago. 07 December. New Zealand.