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!
Sequoia sempervirens, which is more commonly known as California redwood, is not a tree for the faint of heart.
Botanical Latin comes from a plethora of other languages with a multitude of pronunciations. So say them how you like, writes James Wong.
Dunedin Horticultural Society President Colin Morton poses with this year's champion dahlia at Dunedin's combined Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show and Dunedin Dahlia Circle Show this weekend.