You would be unlikely to see a Pittosporum patulum in the wild. The unassuming endangered native hails from the eastern South Island, hours from the road-end, where only the keenest trampers might...
Many plants in the woodland garden can struggle as summer extends into autumn with little rain, but one plant that is better without too much water is Salvia leucantha.
Have you ever wondered about all the different kinds of fruit and seed? Why do kowhai have hard round yellow seeds and daisies have light, sometimes fluffy seeds?
In 1986, Martha Holmes, then an award-winning ad agency creative director in New York City’s Madison Avenue, came to Queenstown with her husband to see Halley’s Comet.
This Australian native plant has a common name that describes the flower perfectly. Hairy buds open in late summer to reveal asymmetric flowers resembling the paw of any number of animals, but...
Dr Compost, aka Ben Elms, was at the Wanaka A&P Show at the weekend and fielded some interesting questions. Here are some of the ‘‘best’’ ones.
At times it can be easy to miss the trees and see only the flowers. But look up. The 155-year-old Dunedin Botanic Garden has a large collection of trees, many well over 100!