One of the first flowers that come to mind when thinking of the tropics is frangipani or Plumeria.
It's looking like a hot, dry summer in Dunedin.
The colour of a plant’s leaf is dictated by the different pigments within its cells.
You've seen a new tree that you love in the garden shops, and when you get home you find the ideal spot for it.
Some of the giant speargrasses around Dunedin Botanic Garden have started to flower.
We don’t often think of plants ripening their fruits in spring; spring seems more about buds bursting, new growth and spring flowers.
Planting a low maintenance, easy care perennial is a good start to spring.
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...
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.
An attractive feature of many rhododendrons is their tendency to produce flowers that initially emerge in a deeper colour shade than that of the fully open bloom.
Mulching is one of the most important things you can do in the garden, saving time as a weed suppressant and holding summer moisture.
Did you know that the largest fuchsia in the world is native to New Zealand?
Only a handful of palms are hardy enough to survive Dunedin winters. The Mediterranean or European fan palm Chamaerops humilis withstands salt winds, poor soil, drought and frost.
At Dunedin Botanic Garden, new roses have been planted during winter. Some are to fill gaps or add to a group where we may have previously removed one or two specimens.
Bananas are a tropical plant everybody can relate to, so unsurprisingly they are a real crowdpleaser at Dunedin Botanic Garden, when displaying a lovely bunch of bananas.
In the midwinter woodland garden there’s nothing like the glow of red rhododendron blooms to cheer the spirit.
The aviary at Dunedin Botanic Garden has a long, and intriguing, history.
Heathers form one of the largest genus of South African plants with over 600 endemic species, ranging from ground-hugging plants to small trees.
Gardening can be a source of joy and relaxation, but not if the pressure of keeping a well-maintained garden adds stress to our lives.
While gardens have a lull in winter, not all plants do. In fact, many come to the fore at this time of year, with flowers, fruit, colourful bark, leaves and scents.