Here I Am. Magnolia flower in Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InThePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Heaven Scent

Candicans and Heaven Scent The blue conifer can't resist the pretty pink magnolia. Her name is Heaven Scent. This morning was perfect for a waltz around the garden. As I approached I saw him leaning over, throwing his shadow in her direction. I sneaked behind to see what would happen. They're perfect for eachother, she... Continue Reading →

Lets Dance. Blue conifer leads pink magnolia in a waltz. Gore Public Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 15 Sept 2018. #InthePink for Square in September hosted by BeckyB

Standout Magnolia

The magnolia stopped me in my tracks as Nigel and I walked into Gore from our home, via Bannerman Park. I nearly missed it, just caught a glimpse of something really bright and almost fluorescent up a side path. I yelled at Nigel to come back and we went via the magnolia instead, delighting in... Continue Reading →

Bring Out The Magic. Yesterday I found this beautiful magnolia flower in soft afternoon light and reasonably accessible to my cellphone camera. Liz 12 Sept 2018. Gore Gardens, Southland, New Zealand

Pure White Magnolia Flowers

This magnolia tree had a very low-hanging branch with large flower heads on it. I took the opportunity to take some close-up shots with my cellphone camera. Usually the blooms would be up too high for me to do this. The petals were beautifully white and I thought the camera would probably get it wrong... Continue Reading →

Magnolia in white, gold and russet

Lovely magnolia with white flowers, golden buds and russet undersides to the droopy leaves. I felt like I was experiencing spring and autumn all at once! And it was beautifully scented! From our visit to Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday 27 August 2017. New Zealand.           Text and photos by Exploring... Continue Reading →

Darker Pink Magnolia Tree in Bloom

This is another magnolia tree that we admired when visiting the Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sat 26 Aug. The blossom is a much darker pink.than that pictured in my previous post and there are a lot of big fat furry buds that create an interesting spotty effect when looking up from below. The buds are... Continue Reading →

Magnolia Trees in Blossom

Today we visited Dunedin Botanic Garden and I said to SO, lets check out the Rhododendron Garden and as we rounded the corner we were met with this jaw-dropping sight of the magnolias in bloom! Feels like spring is here 🙂 Words and photos by Exploring Colour (2017)

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