By a small pond in autumn. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. 07 May 2022
Autumn photos from the lower garden area of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. The pics were taken 07 May 2022.
+600 species of Helichrysum occurring worldwide.~244 found in southern Africa. Helichrysum is derived from the Greek "helios" ~sun and "chrysos" ~gold, referring to the colour of many of the flowers of species in this genus. Info from.. SA National Biodiversity Institute Dunedin Botanic Garden ~rock garden. New Zealand. 07 May 2022. Text and photos by... Continue Reading →
Fossicking among old photos I found this lily pic from 24 Dec 2019, taken with my old and basic cellphone in Dunedin Botanic Garden. I still love the flower! A search online reveals this flower has a variety of common names but in New Zealand it's known as the Christmas lily. Lilium regale. Other names... Continue Reading →
Mauve flowers and yellow flowers, from Dunedin Botanic Garden on 14 March 2022. In my 2nd pic Nigel is busily photographing in the background! Dunedin, New Zealand.
Found these big daisy flowers in the white-colour-bed at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May. I love daisy flowers! I'd just seen a beautiful white magnolia flower photo by Ellen Jennings and then I opened a folder and saw my white daisies ~so that decided what I'd post this evening 🙂 Dunedin, New Zealand. Text... Continue Reading →
Five years ago today, on 23 May, I started my blog with a brief and plain post, then launched out into the WP blogger-sphere to see what it's all about. I didn't have a clue! In this first session I happened to meet an Irish poet then working as pattern-maker in Paris, Damien B. Donnelly.... Continue Reading →
Golden clematis always stops me in my tracks. I found this not far from our motel in Ranfurly, Central Otago on 13 March, New Zealand. Early autumn. I think it must be Clematis tangutica, from central temperate Asia.
This Mahonia looked glorious when we visited Queens Park in Invercargill, Southland on Wed 11 May. I don't remember noticing before that yellow flowers and blue berries appear in same bunches at the same time. I think individual flower stems must fall downward after pollination and then form berries ~just judging from what appeared to... Continue Reading →
Autumn in Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland. Brightness by the cafe; Some roses still bloom; Magnificent Mahonia; Anthurium in the Conservatory. Taken today, 11 May. New Zealand.
This and my next post are inspired by Ted & Ellen Jennings who live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. I've learned so much about their local plants and wildlife by following their blogs - they're both photographers and each have their own blog. As soon as I saw these sunflowers at Dunedin Botanic Garden,... Continue Reading →