More Alstroemeria

Here's two other Alstroemeria flower colours that I admired when we visited Dunedin Botanic Gardens on 08 Dec 2019. These flowers en masse are so bright that they really stand out from everything around them. "More" in the title of this post refers to the photos I've already posted of gorgeous pink Alstroemeria taken during... Continue Reading →

Showy Pink Flowers

I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Alstroemeria but these pink beauties caught my eye at the Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday morning. I took nine photos which surprised me but a) they looked stunning and b) they were difficult to photograph. When I came to select and edit the photos tonight I found that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Lighting The Way

When we visited Maple Glen Garden on Nov 17, these plants added a glow to the garden. Laburnum and variegated irises putting on a show. Along with colourful azaleas and rhododendrons, plants were filling the garden with light and colour. Maple Glen Garden, Glenham, Southland, New Zealand. Photos by Liz and Nigel. Laburnum Photos 1... Continue Reading →

Liking The Lichen

We were walking through Queens Park in Invercargill when I noticed this lichen was glowing brightly on the trunk of a pine tree. Loved the bright natural colour! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken 26 October 2019 (Spring). I didn't edit these apart from resizing them. First photo taken by Liz and the second by... Continue Reading →

Local Colour

When we visited the local plant nursery on Saturday we walked from home and photographed some of the colour we found along the way. The first photo is by Nigel and the second by me. The tall conical tree is our native Golden Totara or Podocarpus totara 'aurea' whose foliage takes on a good gold... Continue Reading →

Green and Gold

Skunk Cabbage. Hard to have a worse name but this plant is pretty at this time of year. There's a few of them at the edge of a pond at Maple Glen. Green leaves and, green and gold flowers. I didn't notice a skunky smell but I've read it occurs when the leaves are bruised.... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Gardens, Early Spring

Oamaru Public Gardens, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 05 September 2019 (the last photos from our visit to Oamaru). Early spring bulbs flowering by a woodland path. Nigel walking along the path. Bulbs were flowering all along the path. We walked as far as this blaze of yellow daffodils. Taken by Nigel. Click on... Continue Reading →

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