The autumn colour on golden ash tree, Fraxinus excelsior ``Jaspidea'' is impressive enough alone.
The mulga parrot (Psephotellus varius) has the same name as a well-known tree and is also found in the arid interior of South Australia.
A very old-fashioned, but interesting fruit tree, Mespilus germanica is self-fertile so doesn't require cross pollination to fruit, which is great for the small garden. The fruit is a distinctive...
Did you know that our Australian neighbours have one of the most prized nut producers as a native tree? Macadamia is a genus of four species, of which three are edible. The fourth is poisonous.
Sequoia sempervirens, which is more commonly known as California redwood, is not a tree for the faint of heart.
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.
Liriodendron has a beautiful common name, the tulip tree, that conjures up pictures of trees covered in bright red tulips.
In 1912, John Wilson wrote on early settlement: "About Dunedin was forest, and to get into the country the traveller had to force his way through flax, tutu, fern, scrub, and swamps. The only...
We associate the fiery colours of autumn with trees - Liquidambar, maple, rowan, poplar and ash to name but a few.
The Rhododendron Dell at the Dunedin Botanic Garden is bursting with spring colour as the rhododendron season gets into full stride and spring bulbs continue to delight. However, it's also worth...
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!
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...
At the south end of the Cherry Walk in the Rhododendron Dell at Dunedin Botanic Garden is a sweeping band of mature shrubs.
Hungry birds have been feasting on the fruits of one of New Zealand's favourite native oddballs, the horoeka, or lancewood.
In spring, the cycle of life starts anew and birds are busy breeding. At Dunedin Botanic Garden aviary some mothers are on nests, and there are signs others will start laying eggs soon.
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...
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.
When selecting flowering trees for your garden, it is natural to focus on their flowering time. But equally eye-catching are their winter features.