Amazing Azalea! Yesterday at Blue Mountain Nurseries in Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. Deciduous azalea bred by Lionel de Rothschild, founder of Exbury Gardens (England), registered in 1947. Awarded Rhododendron of the Year in 2007 from the American Rhododendron Society. ~ fyi good plant info page at Missouri Botanical Garden Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →
Some o’ the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And in the lawn I found a small patch of pretty flowers.. uh oh! looks like they're an oxalis!
Some o' the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And the surrounding stone wall. 09 November.
The first church featured below had St Andrew's | "The Little Stone Church" printed on its sign board. The second stone church was located very near. Neither were open to enter but they were lovely to look at from the outside. I found them while walking to Old Cromwell Town, an historic precinct.. both churches... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I walked from the highway to Old Cromwell. Along the way I found this public reserve, early afternoon in hot weather. The reserve is alongside Alpha Street and extends down to Lake Dunstan. I rested a while here and looked at a few things. Central Otago, New Zealand. 1) a glance behind me -... Continue Reading →
Irises along a fence, private property in Roxburgh. Central Otago, New Zealand. 29 Oct. By me, except 3rd pic with lots of buds taken by Nigel.
We paid a visit to Bannerman Park in Gore today to see how the rhododendrons are doing. Some are finished, some are a bit past it, some are just right! Really loved this colourful view. Gore, Southland. New Zealand.
The radiant colour of these bright daisy flowers adorn the grass frontage of a Roxburgh private property in Central Otago, 29 October. We had a bit of a poke around Roxburgh before driving further into Central. Folks in Roxburgh grow a wide selection of garden plants, appears there's many keen gardeners in the town! New Zealand.
Warm-toned beautiful brown/yellow iris. I found it by the boundary fence of a private garden in Roxburgh, Central Otago - same garden where I photographed the lovely yellow paeony. The first photo below was taken by Nigel and the rest by me, on 29 October. It was difficult for photography with the fence and also... Continue Reading →
This beautiful paeony put on a generous party, popular with the bees, and they were happily flying in for the feast. On our way to our mini-holiday in Cromwell we called into Alexandra gardens and found paeonies had begun to flower.. that made me happy! I have a few more paeony photos to share from... Continue Reading →
Birthday fun yesterday.. a trek through thyme-strewn Bannockburn sluicings to Stewart Town where the old stone house also boasts an old orchard +lilac bush! The first pic also has California poppies. And earlier, I'd enjoyed a whirl on this twirly thing in a Cromwell playground. Central Otago, New Zealand.