Many "weeds" have their good sides, but poroporo (Solanum laciniatum) can get a bad rap.
There are many special occasions and milestones we all like to acknowledge. A surprising number of roses have been bred and named for such anniversaries.
What do the plants honeysuckle, lemon verbena, Australian mint bush, Chilean guava and vanilla tree all have in common?
Rationing children's screen time has become a bit of a "thing". A new children's trail at Dunedin Botanic Garden makes that job a lot easier for adult carers and lots of fun for children.
For brightness, longevity of bloom and summer toughness, it's hard to beat the cultivars of African daisy Arctotis.
The "Red List of Rhododendrons", a study by international conservation groups, shows three species are now extinct and 25% of rhododendron species are "under threat of extinction".
Broom and gorse are coming into flower, gilding the hill slopes and reminding us how pervasive these exotics species are
Two hundred and fifty years ago Europeans first had the thrill of exploring the exotic plants of these south sea isles. About 80% of native plants grow naturally only in New Zealand. Imagine the...
It's spring! Time to take a stroll through Dunedin Botanic Garden to enjoy the delights of colour and fragrance.
A palm at Dunedin Botanic Garden's winter garden glasshouse has taken centre stage in the central house's middle bed.
Hundreds of years ago, in China, monks often selected their favourite local camellias for the entrances and gardens of their temples. Some remain as gnarled and ancient specimens.
The aviary has been a part of Dunedin Botanic Garden for a very long time but its role continues to evolve.
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 June "Garden Life" article about rhododendron stems mentioned how, in the wild, Rhododendron arboreum can reach 30m in height and form its own forests. Given that, compared with other rhododendron species, it has very brittle branches, this is quite remarkable.