It was on a Japanese ski trip that the owners of this Wanaka house came to appreciate the efficiency of small spaces. Kim Dungey reports.
Prickly but pretty, barberry is making a comeback, Gillian Vine says.
Anyone can bring colour into their homes with paint, wallpaper, flowers, plants, pillows or throws, writes Geraldine James in this edited extract from A Pop of Colour.
Gillian Vine gets a buzz from a hospital visit.
Gillian Vine visits a tiny garden and is amazed at what its owner squeezes in.
This heritage home has been transformed with a sensitive addition that provides for modern, practical living. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine looks at a bulb family that signals the seasonal change.
A reminder of a pioneering way of life, this stone cottage near Mosgiel almost didn’t survive. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine visits a Dunedin property where a Japanese courtyard garden is among the attractions.
Modern rustic style suits the current mood when we want our homes to look authentic, not flashy, and our rooms to feel grounded, not self-conscious and styled, writes Emily Henson in Modern Rustic.
The Dunedin Horticultural Society has a new show venue. Gillian Vine reports.
Site constraints can lead to innovation, as these two houses on a small, steep plot of land show. Kim Dungey reports.
Small garden clubs are capable of big things, and an excellent example is the West Otago Rose Society.
A four-month renovation connected this Dunedin home to ocean views and a sunny garden. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine admires a small Dunedin garden.
Received wisdom is all very well, writes James Wong, but sometimes science proves otherwise.
Gillian Vine has some timely tips for gardeners.
Gillian Vine carols about her three favourite Christmas flowers.
Scores of students passed through this grand Dunedin property before it reverted to a family home. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine reports on the New Zealand Rose Society’s international rose trials at Palmerston North.