Mystic garden

Mystery garden
Mystery land

What a strange otherworldly discovery we made at the Mt Cootha Botanic gardens…a little group of “terrestrial” plants looking like they were from another planet. The misting spray was watering these plants and helped create an eerie atmosphere, albeit in front of a very brick wall. All the same, I managed to imagine a mystic hidden landscape with it’s unusual colour tones. We also had a wonderful encounter with some small brown fish in the newly cleaned tropical dome pool….so lovely to touch and even pat some little water creatures….they were checking us out as food providers! The water was too reflective for a pic of that but here’s a couple of photos of the “mystic garden”.

Our bromeliads are flowering

Lovely to see the bromeliads with their strange bright flowers. They seem to be enjoying the cooler weather, but they are tough plants and suited to our climate which doesn’t get too cold in winter.

Love these bromeliads!

Just recently we happened upon a¬†wonderful bromeliad display. The flowers on some were huge!….had to take photos of these beauties. The colours were vibrant, and an interesting contrast to the strappy and sculptural leaves. I’ve also thrown in a couple of extra images of a gorgeous orchid and a brilliant walking stick palm….hope you enjoy!