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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Plant of the Week- Bonsai at its best! Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_10. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. NZ landscaping ideas for New Zealand.

Bonsai Photos. NZLANDSCAPES.COM. Landscape design.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_9. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Landscape design ideas for the New Zealand climate.

Bonsai. Landscaping New Zealand. NZLANDSCAPES.COM.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_6. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Landscaping Ideas for New Zealand.

Landscaping Ideas for New Zealand. Bonsai House.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_5. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Landscaping Ideas for New Zealand.

Landscaping Ideas for New Zealand.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_4. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.
Landscaping Ideas for New Zealand.

Japanese Garden. Bonsai. Landscaping Ideas New Zealand.


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_3. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Landscaping Ideas New Zealand.

Bonsai Azalea. NZLANDSCAPES Landscaping Ideas for Auckland. NZ


Japanese garden_Bonsai house_2. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Landscaping Ideas for Auckland. NZ.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Palm gardens. Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens. NZLANDSACPES.COM. NZ landscaping.


Palm gardens_1. Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens. NZLANDSACPES.COM. NZ landscaping ideas.

Dry Zone Plants. NZ Landscaping Ideas.


Palm gardens_2. Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens. NZ landscaping ideas. NZLANDSCAPES.COM.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Birdlife in the Garden. NZ Tui Series.


New Zealand Tui. NZLANDSCAPES.COM. Birdlife in the garden photo series.

Tui Bird Feeding. NZLANDSCAPES Photos.


Tui feeding on nectar. NZLANDSCAPES photos.

Birdlife in the Garden. NZ TUI. NZLANDSCAPES.COM Photos.


New Zealand Tui feeding on nectar. NZLANDSCAPES.COM Birdlife in the garden photos.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Gardening *TIP OF THE WEEK*- tropical plant health

Tropical Plant Health.

Soil selection - Moist well drained soils

Appropriate container size - Using an appropriate container for your tropical plants and selection of the correct soil type for your tropical plants are essential to healthy plant growth

Correct watering - Indoor tropical plants will require strategic watering schedules to ensure healthy growth, watering would vary through differing species. Outdoors tropical plant beds can be thirsty due to the large fleshy leaf and high water loss from most tropical plants. Water according to your plants requirements.

Appropriate available light - Indoors plants will require particular light levels, too dark and tropicals will not grow well. Light requirements will vary according to individual plant requirements. Beware of direct sunlight on fragile foliage.

Pest and diseases - Most indoor and out door tropical plants are susceptible to attack from disease and pests. A regular spray regime and knowledge of your plants pests life cycle and controlling these accordingly will help ensure good plant health.

Temperature too hot - Beware of indoor tropicals overheating in high air temperatures.

Temperature too cold - Most indoor plants will not tolerate frost, chilling is not as severe as overheating plants, and most tropical plants react badly to violent changes in condition. When growing indoors beware of moving plants to another room or area with a draft as this may cause leaf drop in some species.

Humidity - Most indoor plants prefer a higher humidity. When the humidity is low and the air is dry, tropical plants tend to use more water and tend to become damaged from stress to the leaf cells. Brown leaf edges and tips can be a sign of low humidity. Low humidity can lead to increased pest attack on tropical plants.

Pollutants - Dust on the upper surface of indoor tropical plant leaves can reduce the amount of
light the plant receives
Grease and grime can clog plant pores and lead to poor health
Some chemicals and vapors can cause forms of leaf burn similar to that of excessive heat exposure
Beware of your indoor plants surroundings, avoid leaving potted plants in the room when renovating or using chemicals.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Vista Views. NZLANDSCAPES.COM. Landscape designer Photos. Auckland.


Titirangi Views. Spring season photos. New Zealand. Landscape designers, Auckland New Zealand.

Garden vista views


Titirangi residence. Vista views

Titirangi Views. Auckland New Zealand.


Titirangi Views in Auckland New Zealand. Landscape photos, NZ Landscape designers.

Bird life in the garden photo series. NZLANDSCAPES.COM.


New Zealand native Tui. NZLANDSCAPES photo series Birdlife in the Garden.

New Zealand birdlife.Tui photos. NZLANDSCAPES.COM.


New Zealand birdlife in the garden series, New Zealand Tui bird.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Side-walk Art / Sculpture. Landscaping Ideas.


Side-walk Art. Brisbane Vue Bar / Restaurant. Brisbane Australia. Landscaping ideas.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Plant of the week. Strelitzia alba. Tropical Plants.


Plant of the week.
Strelitzia alba - Bird of paradise tree.
One of the most stunning in Tropical flowers. The white Strelitzia alba is breathtaking in size, colour and drama.
Plant in full sun to part shade, can be grown indoors but may grow to 15 foot outdoors dependent on local climate zone.
Blue black / white flower spikes in late winter early spring-mid spring.
Seeds can be selected for germination or propagation by dividing the root ball.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Study in plant environments. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens


Entrance way to gardens framed with majestic plantings of palms. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens. Tropical planting ideas for landscape gardening. NZ.

Look out Views. Mt Coot-tha. Landscape photos.


Views from look-out. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.

Botanical Gardens Mount Coot-tha. Brisbane. Study in Dry climate, succulent plants

An impressive display of dry climate plants within the Brisbane botanical gardens shows succulent plants growing on mass and thriving in the subtropical temperatures of the dry Australian climate. The Gardens also show a wide range of tropical and native plants situated in a natural parkland settings, some of the walks are truly impressive.

Capturing views from one of Brisbane higher land points Mt Coot-tha, the views back toward the central city offer glimpses of the 52 hectare garden in the foreground with the CBD area of Brisbane in the farthest views. The generous paths lead you through native garden areas from the top lookout down, then through Japanese gardens, palm and water gardens, water dragons included, Bonsai feature trees in the bonsai house, bromeliad and agave gardens, fernery, tropical display dome featuring impressive tropical flower display, planetarium and dining court / Restaurant.
Please see Mt Coot-tha photos for details

Succulent landscapes. Landscaping Ideas for Dry Zones.


Succulent plantings in dry Zones. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden. Landscaping ideas for New Zealand.


Succulent gardens. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens

Dangerous looking Trees. Unusual Landscape Plants.


Succulent gardens_2. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden. Unusual landscape feature plants.

Succulent Plantings. Landscape ideas for NZ Gardens.


Succulent plantings. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden. Landscape ideas for NZ gardens.

Yucca Plantings. Landscape Feature Plants. NZ.


Yucca and Agave sp. grouped. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden. Landscape feature plants.

Tropical Plant Dome. Mt Coot-tha Gardens. Dry Zone Gardening Ideas.


Tropical plant dome. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens. Dry zone plants for New Zealand gardens.

Tropical Plantings. Dry Zone Plants.


Yucca sp. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden. Dry Zone Plants for landscapes in New Zealand.

Succulent gardening ideas. NZ LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS.


NZ landscape designers landscaping ideas. Succulent gardens. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens

Arid Dry Zone Plants.


Succulent plants on mass. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens. Landscaping ideas for Arid dry zones.

Lanscaping Feature Plants. Bronze Succulents.


Succulent close up photo. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens, landscaping ideas nz.

Succulent Garden Feature Plants. Bronze Foliage Plants.


Succulent garden bronze foliage feature plants. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens. Tropical landscapes. NZ landscaping ideas.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden photos


Succulent garden photos. Mt Coot-tha botanical Gardens. Landscaping ideas for dry zones. NZ.


Feature plantings of succulents. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Succulent landscapes. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Succulent garden photo 8. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Succulent garden photo_9. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Succulents growing in dry environment. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Close up of succulent. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Group of Yucca plants. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Pony tail Palm flowering. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Close up of succulent flowering. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Pony tail palm. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Landscape photo succulent garden. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tropical Plant Dome. Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens


Tropical plant dome 1. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Tropical plant dome_2. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Tropical plant dome_3. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Tropical plant dome_4. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


Tropical plant dome_5. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden

Fernery. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden


King Fern. Fernery. Mt Coot-tha botanical Garden

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