Plant Life

Flowers provide inspiration in winter

Flowers provide inspiration in winter

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''.

Mistletoe not all bad

Mistletoe not all bad

Does your favourite tree or shrub sport foliage that is unlike the rest of the plant?

Unseasonal flowering a curiosity

Unseasonal flowering a curiosity

Spring-flowering plants can occasionally throw out a few blooms in autumn, and one that does it quite regularly is Gaultheria mucronata.

Big benefits to planting in autumn

Big benefits to planting in autumn

We have had some wet weather over the past few weeks, which beach lovers hate but gardeners have been praying for since Christmas.

Constant creativity adds to gardening pleasure

Constant creativity adds to gardening pleasure

If you ask most gardeners if their garden is finished, the answer will often come back as ''No''.

'Sheffield Park' a blaze of autumn colour

'Sheffield Park' a blaze of autumn colour

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.

New plant's flowering proves prolific

New plant's flowering proves prolific

A fairly new plant in the collection has impressed me with its long flowering period this summer.

Hot, dry summer pays dividends

Hot, dry summer pays dividends

Dunedin's hot and dry summer has been wonderful, and it's great to notice which garden plants are enjoying the conditions.

Plumes put on fine show despite dryness

Plumes put on fine show despite dryness

It may be April, but nodding plumes are still an eye-catching sight in the Rhododendron Dell at the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Showing trees to their best advantage

Showing trees to their best advantage

At Dunedin Botanic Garden the arboretum covers just over 2ha. But what exactly is an arboretum?

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