Adding a structural plant to a perennial border adds great textural contrast. Repeating the planting throughout the border creates a defining design feature.
With just a little bit of work, you too can be producing local food on tha lawn, writes Ben Elms (aka Dr Compost).
Flower buds on Edgeworthia chrysantha have been causing great anticipation at Dunedin Botanic Garden over the winter months. This specimen, in the Otaru Teien border by the duck pond, is flowering...
Scent engages the senses; it is commonplace to be lured by a flower's fragrance, but what about its foliage?
Leading New Zealand rose breeder Rob Somerfield is to speak in Dunedin next week. Gillian Vine reports.
From the beginning of time we have depended on plants and trees not only for many of our raw materials and food but for the oxygen we breathe.
Kumara is not a staple crop in the South, but Gillian Vine talks to a Dunedin gardener who has grown them successfully.
Until recently, Dunedin Botanic Garden aviary was the last in New Zealand to hold a yellow-tail cockatoo, an elderly male bird.
In April we wrote about the beauty of the ornamental flower buds of the large-leaved rhododendron species, R. falconeri.
Gardeners can be seduced by mild weather at this time of year, as the temptation is to sow seeds in open ground, even though the soil is cold and wet.
As summer becomes a distant memory, consider growing plants that give a Mediterranean feel, transporting you to warm lands if only through a window from the comfort of your favourite armchair.