Black Gully Reserve, late afternoon after walk. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
Peacock lazing in late afternoon autumn sunshine after a rainy day, and a little hen or bantam or "chook" hanging around - quite a busy little thing! Maple Glen garden on 04 April 2021. Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)
Bright yellow flowers break through the boundary of this property in Tapanui that has a silver fence facing the footpath. We often walk by here. The first photo was taken at a very bright time of day earlier in March and when the plant was at its best. The second and third photos were taken... Continue Reading →
Pansies put on a great show in Queens Park, Invercargill on 26 Jan 2021. This is the same park where we enjoyed the glorious gazanias. The pansies had company - lavender and heuchera. Cheerful display! Southland, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. The purple foliage is one of the many kinds of heuchera... Continue Reading →
Following on from yesterday's single-image post .. more gazanias! Photos taken at Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand on 26 January 2021. I couldn't take my eyes off these bright beauties! Three large rectangular beds of gazanias lined up across the lawn. The first pic shows a gazania that appeared to be a one-off... Continue Reading →
The . Life Of . The . Wife Of . A . Landscape . Architect Left home to walk up the street and glanced at our "lawn" the Landscape Architect "mowed" couple of days ago -- Land Art. Serpentine .. of course We'll be the talk of the town 🙂 Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →
Leaving Tapanui this afternoon I noticed the local golf course on the edge of town was being maintained by willing greenkeepers. This is no surprise to me as it's quite normal in rural New Zealand but I'm not sure if overseas people are used to a golf course being maintained this way? On our return... Continue Reading →
We'd left Taieri Mouth, driving along south coast when we found this tidy verge and pine hedge with view to sea (left). Assuming farmer looks after this. Nigel 08 Dec.
Princess tree, empress tree, or foxglove-tree. "The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called 'princess tree' for the same reason." You can find more information and photos where I found my... Continue Reading →
We found Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum sp.) flowering in various parts of Maple Glen Garden yesterday and we both took photos. Of particular interest was a whole line of these plants that Nigel photographed, planted as a ground cover edging between a row of mature trees and a grass path. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New... Continue Reading →