Erica cerinthoides

When in bloom, this plant from South Africa is a great favourite of mine. Dunedin Botanic Garden has a lovely South African garden and there's two different spots where I know to look for this species. Also known as fire heath. Rather a straggly plant but oh - those flowers! Nigel took the first photo,... Continue Reading →

Cabbage Tree Cheer

We're two-thirds of the way through Spring and our native cabbage trees are putting on a wonderful show, flowering profusely. Nigel was driving home yesterday and looked for somewhere to stop in order to get pictures. These were all taken from the one stop, a little north of Kingston and by Lake Wakatipu. New Zealand.... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Cistus

Probably Cistus ladanifer var. petiolatus 'Bennett's White', Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 24 Oct 2020. Love the melted butter look!

Striking New Growth

The new growth on this rhododendron looked really striking! I was pretty taken with the colour and texture. It was growing in a fairly casual area that felt a little 'wild' ... in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. First photo by Nigel, next one by Liz. Taken 24 October 2020. Click on either photo to... Continue Reading →

Lemon Azalea

Another very pretty azalea / rhododendron : flowers and buds. Lemon and lime colours. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand.Taken by Liz, 24 October 2020. Click on any photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

Golden Azalea

Single sphere of pretty azalea / rhododendron flowers and buds. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Taken 24 October 2020.

Handkerchief Tree

I got a surprise at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 October 2020 to look up and see a handkerchief tree (dove tree, ghost tree) in flower, mainly because I'd been to the same spot an hour or two earlier and hadn't noticed it! New Zealand. Click on either photo to enlarge. Davidia involucrata Here's a... Continue Reading →

Yellow Field Crop

We'd driven past this yellow field crop several times when travelling between home and Dunedin. On 25 October I remembered to ask Nigel to turn down the side road so I could get pictures. The final photo looks away from the yellow brassica flowers. I took it to show the context - pastoral with dairy... Continue Reading →

Confronting Covid

In Dunedin on Sunday 01 November we'd attended Knox Church (Presbyterian) in the morning and as we were leaving I caught a glimpse of palm tree flowers in the garden. This is what we saw once we'd found our way to the palm which, by the way, isn't native. Photos taken by Nigel. - and... Continue Reading →

Pond Plants

There's a beautiful pond garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, quite large and with a good variety of plants. It's been looking lovely of late. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Pink candelabra primulas, 25 Oct 2020. Taken by me, this is a large showy group near the top of the gardens and nowhere... Continue Reading →

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