Next time you are negotiating the gardens corner by the
botanic garden, come over to the quiet side of the fence and
explore the ''winter and spring flowering theme''.
Does your favourite tree or shrub sport foliage that is
unlike the rest of the plant?
Spring-flowering plants can occasionally throw out a few
blooms in autumn, and one that does it quite regularly is
We have had some wet weather over the past few weeks, which
beach lovers hate but gardeners have been praying for since
If you ask most gardeners if their garden is finished, the
answer will often come back as ''No''.
A casual stroll around the botanic garden at this time of
year may inspire you to find room in your garden for some
special autumn colour.
A fairly new plant in the collection has impressed me with
its long flowering period this summer.
Dunedin's hot and dry summer has been wonderful, and it's
great to notice which garden plants are enjoying the
It may be April, but nodding plumes are still an eye-catching
sight in the Rhododendron Dell at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.
At Dunedin Botanic Garden the arboretum covers just over 2ha.
But what exactly is an arboretum?
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