Orange-Red Azalea Studies

Sharing a few photos I took of bright and beautiful red-orange azaleas lining one particular grassy path at Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. They're quite messy plants to try and get a good photo. I found them challenging to photograph and even to edit. Taken by Liz, 17 November 2019. Click on ANY... Continue Reading →

Wee Pearl, Maple Glen Garden

Wee Pearl. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 17 Nov 2019.

Bursting With Colour

The garden at Maple Glen was bursting with colour when we visited on November 17, 2019. Many different colours of rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom and some released delightful fragrance into the garden. There were other beauties too such as irises, viburnum, wisteria and laburnum. Many colours were bold and striking. We were... Continue Reading →

Deutzia at Maple Glen

Don't know about you but I find it difficult to remember the names of the various deciduous flowering shrubs that aren't so eye-catching outside of their blooming season. This one caught my eye at Maple Glen Garden on 17 Nov 2019 with a lovely display of flowers and buds. It's called Deutzia. Maple Glen Garden,... Continue Reading →

Paulownia tomentosa

Princess tree, empress tree, or foxglove-tree. "The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Queen Anna Pavlovna of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called 'princess tree' for the same reason." You can find more information and photos where I found my... Continue Reading →

Solomon’s Seal

We found Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum sp.) flowering in various parts of Maple Glen Garden yesterday and we both took photos. Of particular interest was a whole line of these plants that Nigel photographed, planted as a ground cover edging between a row of mature trees and a grass path. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New... Continue Reading →

Back To Maple Glen

Yesterday we spent our Sunday afternoon wandering Maple Glen Garden. I'd only envisaged a short trip but there was lots of new colourful rhododendron and azalea blossom in full bloom, some of them deliciously scented. The experience was like stepping into The Arabian Nights. Muriel Davison joined us for a while and you can see... Continue Reading →

Set Me As A Seal

We had a wonderful visit to Maple Glen Garden this afternoon, the garden was full of colour. And as I wandered along, I found that Solomon's Seal is flowering at the moment. Here's one of the photos I took ... looking at it made me think of the Royal Wedding sermon - The Power of... Continue Reading →

Purple Roses and Prussian Blue

It was a rare treat Saturday afternoon to attend a poetry reading by five southern New Zealand poets at the wonderful Eastern Southland Gallery in Gore. The opportunity to hear poetry where we live is unusual. My title was inspired by colour content from two different poems, colours always make a big impression on me!... Continue Reading →

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