Both Sides

This post explores the unexpected pleasure of coming upon an interesting street and small public park just north of Roxburgh at Lake Roxburgh village where a hydro dam spans the Clutha River (the dam also supports a public road and you can drive to the other side across the top of the dam). So here... Continue Reading →

Old World Charm

"Hollyhocks provide excellent architectural height, contrast and a certain amount of old world charm to cottage gardens and border backgrounds. Also effective when grown against walls or fences." ~Missouri Botanical Garden [website] Photos taken at Clyde in Central Otago, New Zealand .. 07 Dec 2021. Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Photos 1 and 2: hollyhock flowering by... Continue Reading →

Lomatia

Two small trees in the Australia collection area of Dunedin Botanic Garden had attracted my curiosity, I'd noticed they have similar foliage and appeared to be related. I shared some photos on twitter and it turns out they are Lomatia species. One of them even appears to be a weed-species further north in New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Various Villains

On 16 June 2022 we visited the Winter House at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand ~ I've rounded up a few characters for you to meet. Three photos are from the Cacti Collection where I was fascinated by the little 'family' groups of cactus. I spent time with these and then in the next section,... Continue Reading →

Brightness and Cheer

~ can be a bit hard to find sometimes (especially in winter, as we are now) but on 16 June I walked across a bridge at Dunedin Botanic Garden and found this bright, thorny plant covering a large area of bank on the other side. It was very colourful and I took a couple of... Continue Reading →

Blue, Silver and Cinnamon

Three plants that grabbed my attention at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May 2022. New Zealand. Love the colours and textures. The first two were in the Australia Collection and the third was nearby (but probably not Australian). The cushion bush is a plant I really love and I've grown a plant of it at... Continue Reading →

Canary Island Strawberry Tree

Love these gorgeous orange 'strawberry' fruit on Arbutus canariensis in Dunedin Botanic Garden, beside a path in the rock garden. We were there on 07 May 2022, autumn here in New Zealand. The tree itself is very pretty with nice foliage and a lovely pale tree trunk. I found an article about the botanic garden... Continue Reading →

Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here's a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance. First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of... Continue Reading →

Pink | Dunedin Botanic

PINK from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand ~07 May 2022. Two Penstemon photos and two Correa photos ~Correa is a genus of eleven species of flowering plants in the family Rutaceae that are endemic to Australia.

Crinkly-edged Leaves

Walking through the native area at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 04 April, I stopped and stared when I saw these Olearia leaves. They're so lovely and crinkly, and remind me of crinkle-cut fries! I'm not sure which species of Olearia.. paniculata, albida, angulata ??? ~they all look much the same to me 😀 New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

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