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 →

Midnight

I'm referring to a Mexican bush sage named Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'. There's a wonderful bush in a flower bed at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. It flowers profusely and beautifully, very showy! I've photographed it many times so there's pics scattered through various folders on my laptop! For more info, Chicago Botanic Garden have done... Continue Reading →

Helichrysum argyrophyllum

+600 species of Helichrysum occurring worldwide.~244 found in southern Africa. Helichrysum is derived from the Greek "helios" ~sun and "chrysos" ~gold, referring to the colour of many of the flowers of species in this genus. Info from.. SA National Biodiversity Institute Dunedin Botanic Garden ~rock garden. New Zealand. 07 May 2022. Text and photos by... 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.

Pink Nerines

Nerine photos from Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand ~07 May 2022. Note: Nerine colour varies more than I'd realised.. to see a range in one garden see Abbie Jury's post "Rock on" (the Jury garden is in Taranaki, New Zealand).

Christmas Lily

Fossicking among old photos I found this lily pic from 24 Dec 2019, taken with my old and basic cellphone in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I still love the flower! A search online reveals this flower has a variety of common names but in New Zealand it's known as the Christmas lily. Lilium regale. Other names... Continue Reading →

Information and Inspiration

~are benefits of an excellent Botanic Garden! Whenever we're in Dunedin we stay near the Botanic Garden and spend as much time there as we can. These are four photos I shared on Twitter recently for a Botanic Gardens appreciation theme, showing they're much valued by Nigel for information and inspiration in his work as... Continue Reading →

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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