Beech Foliage

In the Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 Nov 2019 we looked up to see beautiful spring foliage on a beech tree. Very colourful in the sun. Fagus sylvatica. Dunedin, New Zealand. First two photos by Nigel, last photo by Liz. Exploring Colour (2019)

Wild Yellow

Some yellow flowering plants caught our eye when we visited Central Otago on 27 November 2019. The first two photos show yellow lupins and wild roses. Both are extremely common weeds in Central Otago, New Zealand. The final three photos are of an endemic plant, Raoulia australis. First photo by Liz, all the rest were... Continue Reading →

Great Shape

I was enthralled with this plant when I came across it in the South African area of Dunedin Botanic Garden. The name of it is Crinum bulbispermum or Orange River lily. Initially the flower attracted me but then also the form of the foliage. In the second photo the form of the flowers, buds and... Continue Reading →

Clyde Spring Gardens

We were in Clyde on Nov 27, 2019 and had a walk around some of the residential area, enjoying the home gardens. Roses, peonies and lavender were much in evidence. Although we've grown green-flowered lavender ourselves in the past I think the lavender below is only green because the flower buds are immature. Clyde, Central... Continue Reading →

Really Bright Yellow

Here's a louder, brighter yellow than in my last post. This is Genista hispanica (Spanish broom) displaying real flower power. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited Nov 17, 2019. This was one of the brightest lights in the garden! First photo taken by Nigel, other photos by Liz. Click on ANY photo to... Continue Reading →

Quiet Colour At Maple Glen

Selection of photos that are less flamboyant, quirky, paler colours, experimental or a little bit messy. I've brought them together in this post where they won't be outshone by the dazzling brilliance of the azaleas! Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Visited Sunday afternoon, 17 Nov 2019. Note:  the only photo that features a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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