Pink and White Petals

Bright pink-and-white roses at the public gardens in Alexandra, Central Otago yesterday. The beautiful blooms also provide a feast for bees! New Zealand.

All Yellow

Except those that aren't. We were driving back from Central Otago via Moa Flat and through Edievale at which point I asked Nigel to pull over. The reason was this beautiful clump of yellow lupins flowering on the roadside verge with a weathered rustic shed behind the blooms. A few metres further along the road... Continue Reading →

Lovely Lemon Rose

The lemon-coloured rose in my last post has been admired and I promised there'd be more photos so here they are, two photos by me and two by Nigel. Taken in Roxburgh, Central Otago on 29 October. New Zealand. ~this afternoon Nigel found the name and after checking online photos and info I agree it... Continue Reading →

Smiley Face Pansies

Smiley-face design in a garden bed of pansies. Yellow pansy faces with blue pansy eyes and smiles! This is a very large round garden bed that serves like a pedestrian round-about or traffic circle. The pansies inhabit a wide outer edge, immediately outside of a neatly trimmed low box hedge. 29 Oct. Alexandra public garden,... Continue Reading →

Eye Popping Poppies

Can't beat the Californian poppies for their eye-catching colours. I saw these at Roxburgh on our drive into Central Otago, 29 October 2022. We stopped there for a bit, by the highway, and wandered around looking at the roadside verge and private gardens. These were growing in a rough grassy patch between street and private... Continue Reading →

Azalea | Rhododendron ‘Cecile’

Amazing Azalea! Yesterday at Blue Mountain Nurseries in Tapanui, West Otago. New Zealand. Deciduous azalea bred by Lionel de Rothschild, founder of Exbury Gardens (England), registered in 1947. Awarded Rhododendron of the Year in 2007 from the American Rhododendron Society. ~ fyi good plant info page at Missouri Botanical Garden Text and photos by Liz;... Continue Reading →

Oh The Roses (Part 2)

Some o’ the roses alongside a former Methodist church near Old Cromwell Town, Central Otago, New Zealand. And in the lawn I found a small patch of pretty flowers.. uh oh! looks like they're an oxalis!

Quite A Sight

We paid a visit to Bannerman Park in Gore today to see how the rhododendrons are doing. Some are finished, some are a bit past it, some are just right! Really loved this colourful view. Gore, Southland. New Zealand.

Autumn Colours in Spring

Warm-toned beautiful brown/yellow iris. I found it by the boundary fence of a private garden in Roxburgh, Central Otago - same garden where I photographed the lovely yellow paeony. The first photo below was taken by Nigel and the rest by me, on 29 October. It was difficult for photography with the fence and also... Continue Reading →

Big Colour

Big Colour.. fields of Tulips. Spring in Southland, New Zealand. Seaward Downs near Edendale. 22 October.

Last Light

End-of-day spring blossom at Roxburgh, Central Otago 22 October. Sun disappeared as I was taking photos. Yellow laburnum, wispy pink tamarisk, mauve wisteria, white dogwood. And the wisteria was strongly scented! New Zealand

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