Plant Life

Tree beautiful all year round

Tree beautiful all year round

One of the most beautiful small trees has to be Acer griseum, the paperbark maple.

Easing into winter

Easing into winter

Salvias in Dunedin Botanic Garden's herbaceous borders are phasing us gently into winter, with a final drip-feed of flower colour.

Fungi integral part of a healthy productive garden

Fungi integral part of a healthy productive garden

The arrival of autumn in Dunedin Botanic Garden has heralded the emergence of the often overlooked and misunderstood inhabitants of a garden: its mushrooms.

Botanic garden a champion of the environment

Botanic garden a champion of the environment

There is a growing public interest in environmentally friendly and sustainable horticulture.

This neighbour hard to keep up with

This neighbour hard to keep up with

A close neighbour is close to showing us up.

Weeding speargrass fraught with danger

Weeding speargrass fraught with danger

If you love to grow unusual native plants in your garden, you are probably familiar with the fiercely golden foliaged Aciphylla, also known as Spaniard or speargrass.

Scarlet flowers, unusual pods captivate

Scarlet flowers, unusual pods captivate

At first glance the balloon pea flower could be mistaken for New Zealand's native kaka beak.

Plant of extremes starts its display

Plant of extremes starts its display

Amorphophallus titanum has the honour of producing the largest flower-like structure in the plant world.

Perennial sports funky hairdo

Perennial sports funky hairdo

This plant is not a pineapple or a lily, but ''pineapple lily'' is a good common name to describe the flower of this unusual bulbous perennial.

Elderberry attractive,delicious

Elderberry attractive,delicious

Type ''elderberry'' into an internet search engine and you'll get anything from how to eradicate a nasty weed to wonderful recipes and health remedies.

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