Post by questa on Mar 21, 2015 23:25:56 GMT
Recently I was in New Zealand for a few days. One of the things I did was a quick visit to the Botanical Gardens in Wellington, the capital.
The city is built right on the harbour and the surrounding steep hills have made the people build their timber homes up in layers up the hillsides.
Well tended garden beds lead past a native plants area to the rose garden. The national symbol for NZ is the Silver Fern.
Beside the rose beds is the conservatory.
I don't know much about flowers, but I have this one growing at home. It is called “Double Delight” It starts its bloom as a cream petalled rose, then the inner parts get a deeper yellow. At this point it has a sweet perfume. Then the edges of the petals go pink which 'flows ' down the petal, developing into a deep red petal with pale cream centre . Now the perfume is spicy. No two flowers have the same markings.
I'll shut up now while you enjoy the flowers...
More on NZ later.
Uh-Oh...missed out on "turning" the photos...NB the flowers do not grow sideways in NZ