Returning home from down south yesterday we stopped in at Gore for a while and were drawn in to Gore Gardens to see how they're doing (lovely). I didn't even have my cellphone in hand but Nigel had his cell and got a few photos. This is a fine lily that I went over to... Continue Reading →
Marlborough Rock Daisy, endemic to New Zealand. Pachystegia insignis RHS and another species LHS. Liz, Christmas Day 2019, Dunedin Botanic Garden.
A species of Metrosideros that makes a great show of red flowers, a bit like the more famous pohutukawa, is Metrosideros umbellata but M.umbellata's natural home is down here in the south where it's cool and moist (pohutukawa's natural home is further north where it's hotter and drier). On my recent bottlebrush post Steve Schwartzman... Continue Reading →
Hey there beautiful. Taking in all of the sun it is possible to drink in one morning. Hey there beautiful scarlet cup, you tiny tub of bright light and cheer. Hey there beautiful poppy-puppy, patty pan, puff of garden glory. Can I just say Ta? For taking the blot the day dealt to weave me... Continue Reading →
These purple penstemon flowers grabbed our attention when we were looking around Dunedin Botanic Garden on 08 December 2019. They were at one end of a big long herbaceous border. Dunedin, New Zealand. First photo by Nigel, second by Liz. The herbaceous border is opposite the lovely colour beds (with a wide path between). Text... Continue Reading →
I took these daisy photos at the Dunedin Botanic Garden on 24 Dec 2019. Dunedin, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge. Erigeron flowers from one of the colour beds. Following photos were all taken in the herb garden, one of our favourite places. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
These beautiful red bottlebrush flowers are at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Taken by Liz on Christmas Day 2019. Callistemon species, Australian garden.
Loved this tweet from Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Twitter Account: @AklBotanicGrdns Website: Auckland Botanic Gardens "Since 2006 our Rose Garden curator has cut and delivered roses to the oncology department at Auckland hospital in the week before Christmas. Here are the 12 buckets of beautiful, spray free roses ready for delivery this year."... Continue Reading →
In Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday 08 Dec we enjoyed seeing many different rose blooms on display, and so many different colours! Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel (N) and Liz (L). Click on ANY photo to enlarge. N N L The next two photos are of a rose we thought was very special... Continue Reading →
I have a favourite spot in the rose garden at Dunedin Botanic Gardens. I really love the coloured iceberg roses. Dunedin, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz 08 Dec 2019. A climbing rose, looking pretty above the iceberg rose blooms. The signs were a bit confusing but I think the pink and white iceberg roses... Continue Reading →
This stunning, beautiful beach is near Dunedin, out on Otago Peninsula. You can't drive right to the beach, you have to walk quite a way from the carpark. As you'll see though, it's well worth the trek. Huge sand dunes and lots of big open space. Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 Leya has challenged participants with "What is Magical to you?". She recalled reading The Secret Garden* as a young woman and how "over the years it has occupied an enchanted and magical place in my heart". *The Secret Garden is a classic children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I found... Continue Reading →