Celebrating Colour

Spontaneous sharing and celebration of colour. Enjoy! This photo is from the Mere Colours post published by Joanne Koo of Singapore yesterday on her blog Pot Gardening. She took this photo while at an exhibition called For Better Endings, New Beginnings, an art exhibition by Yellow Ribbon Project that was held at the Singapore Art... Continue Reading →

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Cedars of Lebanon Grove

Yesterday we visited the Dunedin Botanic Garden and paused at the Cedars of Lebanon Grove. This is a special garden, gifted by the Lebanese community. The Grove was officially opened in late October 2011. Click on photo to enlarge. The Dunedin Botanic Garden website states that "the cast bronze Cedar Cone acknowledges the close relationship... Continue Reading →

White Tulips: White As Snow

Today we paid a brief visit to Gore Public Gardens, Southland, New Zealand. Gore has a lovely, well-cared for public garden that is always a joy to visit. This afternoon was grey and drizzly so we didn't spend much time there but this particular garden bed really captured our attention. It had white tulips under-planted... Continue Reading →

Green Wall (Part 2)

This post continues Green Wall in Rural Town Centre. Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand. My previous post showed the public square with the green wall in a general context. These photos are close-ups of the actual plants. Most of the plants are native to New Zealand but one or two aren't. Where I'm fairly sure of... Continue Reading →

Green Wall in Rural Town Centre

On Monday I accompanied Nigel from Dunedin to Balclutha (rural township about an hour's drive from our home in Dunedin). With some time on my hands, I decided to wander up the main street and take a look at the Green Wall that was installed during a major Main Street Upgrade in 2015. I was... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 5)

Final post in the Otago Museum Native Garden series (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4 In this photo we have rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum) on the left and Southern rata (Metrosideros umbellata) on the right. Rimu is one of my favourite native trees,... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 4)

This post continues three previous posts of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3 Just along from the kauri tree (faintly visible at extreme right) is this group of three trees comprised of - from left - totara, lancewood and karaka.... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 3)

This post continues on from Part 2 of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Also Part 1 and Part 4. The tall tree is a rewarewa tree and to its left are the taraire tree and the Moeraki Boulder discussed in my last post (Part 2). The rewarewa... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 2)

This post continues on from Part 1 of the Otago Museum Native Garden (visited Sunday 23 July 2017). Dunedin, New Zealand. Part 3  |  Part 4 A Moeraki Boulder is sited prominently near the side entrance to the museum. Above the boulder we see the foliage of a taraire tree (Beilschmeidia tarairi). The boulder is... Continue Reading →

Otago Museum Native Garden (Part 1)

Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand has a long, narrow native garden between the museum building and Great King Street. There is an amazing variety of native trees in the small space available including several species that don't naturally grow this far south but seem to be doing well in the warmth and shelter of... Continue Reading →

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