Mikoikoi - NZ native iris 2
Interestingly, this little iris (libertia grandiflora) is grown not for its small dainty flowers but for its leaves and seedheads. The long lasting yellow seedheads add a bit of colour to a winter garden and the leaves themselves can also be striking. While these are green, as it was growing in shade, in the sun the leaves turn a golden orange.
Pacific Perfumes Part 1: How Green Is Their Island + Artisan Botanical Collection Draw - ÇaFleureBon Perfume Blog
Francesca Brice and Kate JasonSmith of Pacific Perfumes flew into NYC from, New Zealand and won the International Green Packaging Award at the HBA Global Expo. But inside the packaging are solid natural perfumes we love
New Zealand Native Plants Photography - recent NZ natives additions Nov 2005 page4
New Zealand Native Plants Photography - recently added NZ native plants at NZ Plant Pics stock photography. Browse most recent native plant photography added to the NZ Plant Pics site.
Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ at Digging Dog Nursery
Libertia ixioides ‘Taupo Sunset’ at Digging Dog Mail Order Nursery. Offering year-round allure, compact upright clumps sculpt narrow fans of stiff leathery blades, each uniquely painted in green, yellow, orange, purplish red and bronze-hued stripes.
Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network - Clematis paniculata (Puawhananga)
T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network
English Gardens and Chelsea Flower Show 2012
Time flies. I returned Sunday, May 29th from an inspiring tour which included the Chelsea Flower Show (my first time), Sissinghurst and Great Dixter
Kowhai flowers (Sophora microphylla)
The blaze of yellow kowhai crowning the New Zealand forest is a sure sign of spring. The leaves, flower buds and open flowers are important food sources for native birds, and the flowers are also sources of nectar for honeyh eaters, and it is these birds, not bees, that are the tree's pollinators. Kowhai are small, woody legume trees in the genus Sophora native to New Zealand. There are eight species, S. microphylla being the most common. Kowhai trees grow throughout the country and are a…
Pachystegia insignis - Marlborough Rock Daisy. Yes it's native to Marlborough NZ. The best way to care for this plant is to plant it with rocks and scrapy dry soil sheltered from excessive rain. Go ahead and neglect it. It'll will shine with glorious bold flowers and wonderful tough grey green leaves. Let it scramble down a bank or retaining wall. This is what it is used to in the wild rocky coastal parts of Marlborough.