It is possible to grow a 30m tree without creating a large area of shade, if you chose Knightia excelsa. You will also enjoy extraordinary flowers that support native biodiversity.
What do you call a leaf that isn’t really a leaf? What if the apparent leaf is producing flowers and fruit from the middle of it?
Visitors’ eyes are often caught by the blue Himalayan poppy - its gently nodding, sky blue flowers centred by a cluster of golden anthers have an arresting perfection that stands out in any border.
This evergreen tree with its dark glossy foliage can appear to disappear in most landscapes. It is not until you look closer that its attributes abound.
Being in the business of growing greenery doesn’t mean Dunedin Botanic Garden is automatically "green". But we’re getting there, writes Clare Fraser.
There is always something blooming in the rock garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, if you have the time to browse. The most dazzling months are October and November when plants such as Aquilegia,...
Many of us have a favourite time of year in the garden, be it spring, summer, autumn or even winter. However, it’s hard to underestimate the power of spring.
One of spring’s many joys is the mass golden flowering of kowhai trees around our streets, parks and gardens.
Early blossom lifts the jaded winter heart. Two classic main stars at this time are Prunus and Magnolia.
In 1999, opportunity knocked on an undeveloped space in the Dunedin Botanic Garden between the rock garden and the arboretum.
Whatever sort of garden idea or theme you have in mind, a choice from New Zealand’s flora always adds something special.
If you’ve become addicted to gardening and want to learn about plant nomenclature, that is, the botanical naming of plants in Latin, it’s hard to know where to start.