New Zealand Tea Tree
For awhile I had a New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) growing in a large pot in my back yard. Several varieties of this species can be found in the nursery trade. This dark red variety is my favorite, and it is quite popular in California. Later on, when I visited New Zealand, I was able to actually walk through a forest of wild tea trees, which the New Zealanders call "manuka" trees. But all of them, even the ones in cultivation, had white or pale pink flowers.
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
Phormium tenax 'Guardsman' | plant lust
The king of the flax this giant grows to 8-10' or more with large excruciatingly slowly offsetting fans of wide saturated red-pink coral and deep maroon-green. Certainly one of the most striking in color and as Murphy's Law would have it the slowest to divide. This year we finally have a few large divisions and have decided not to have people sign adoption papers. Same hardiness and growing conditions as the others. Bright light is good afternoon dappled shade in hot climates for best…
The Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west pacific, Australia & New Zealand. In New Zealand, the Silvereye was first recorded in 1832. It arrived in greater numbers in 1856, & it is assumed that a migrating flock was swept eastwards by a storm. As an apparently self-introduced bird it is protected as a native New Zealand species. Its Māori name, Tauhou, means "stranger" or more literally, "new arrival".