Succulent Lemon Flowers

Here's another succulent plant or ice plant but unlike our native Disphyma austral posted yesterday this is an exotic pest (pretty though). I took these photos at a picnic area near the Roxburgh hydro dam in Central Otago, New Zealand on 16 August 2020. Native to South Africa but now widely distributed! Click on any... Continue Reading →

Disphyma australe

This native succulent is found at the coast. I saw it on a cliff above rocks when we took the coast route from Dunedin to Waihola on our way home. We stopped at one of the many beaches, 25 October 2020. New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Disphyma australe subsp. australesynonym: Mesembryanthemum australeNew... Continue Reading →

Bluff Flora Foray

Wandering around in Bluff, it wasn't just the scenery and the buildings that caught our attention. We also found some interesting trees and flowers - native and exotic, garden-worthy and not so garden-worthy. I'll share with you our finds! Bluff, Southland, New Zealand Bluff Flora Foray We came across a tree and shrub planting between... Continue Reading →

Garden Blues

Here are some photos of 'blue' that I've encountered while visiting the Dunedin Botanic Garden and Larnach Castle Garden this year (Dunedin, New Zealand). One plant featured here is native to NZ - the Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not. Lithodora growing in the rock garden, Dunedin Botanic Garden. I glanced across the bridge (below) and saw it... Continue Reading →

I see… Red

Some recent posts have grabbed my attention with their lovely red images and it prompted me to put together a "red" post. This first photo which I came across this morning is the one that really galvanised me into action! Its simply magnificent! Thank you very much to contributing photographers! All images used with permission.... Continue Reading →

Alice in Singapore Wonderland

This Alice resides in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. She appeared in my Reader this morning, posted by Joanne Koo on her blog Pot Gardening. Joanne tells me that Alice was bought from Chelsea Flower Show two years ago.

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