Patience is a virtue and one you will need when waiting for Doryanthes to flower. After 13 years, the wait is nearly over at Dunedin Botanic Garden.
The root of a cabbage tree is sweeter than sugarcane. Its flowers are fragrant and bountiful and attract a vast array of birds and insects.
Visual appearance is often the focus of amenity gardening. But we have four other senses that can be underused. In fact, exercising these senses can actually feel quite therapeutic.
There are many species of candytuft or Iberis ranging from annuals to shrubby perennials. Flowers vary in colour from white to pale pink through to purple. Interestingly, the common name candytuft...
Winter may bring a quiet time for gardeners, but if you have roses growing this may not be the case as it's time they were pruned.
Commonly called living stones, Lithops camouflage themselves among pebbles and stones to go unnoticed by grazing animals.
The world of carnivorous plants is an intriguing one, with high variety and remarkable adaptations.
With a wee cold snap, winter has struck our Edinburgh of the south! Work in Dunedin Botanic Garden revolves around the weather and seasons, so in the camellia collection most deciduous herbaceous material has been cut back.
At the Rhododendron Dell in Dunedin Botanic Garden, rhododendron stems feature strongly and add an extra dimension of their own.
Have you noticed things blooming well this year or large quantities of seed on your plants or while out in the bush?
A North Island native that grows well in Dunedin is Corynocarpus laevigatus, the karaka or kopi tree.
When not in flower, Fascicularia bicolor blends into the background. It's an unremarkable large green and spiny clump, architecturally attractive but easy to walk by. However, once flowering begins...
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Roses provide us with a long flowering season over the summer months, but there's more to enjoy than just the flowers. As we head into autumn and winter, many roses have the bonus of coloured...
In February 2018 when the big stinky Amorphophallus titanum or corpse flower was in bloom, it attracted such a crowd that the queue was incredible.
The exceptionally snow-white bark of the Himalayan birch tree is simply stunning.
You'd be unlikely to see a Pittosporum patulum in the wild. The unassuming endangered native hails from the eastern South Island where only the keenest trampers might spot it.
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.
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...
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!