6/2/09

my world

Walkway at Tupare Gardens

Monkey Puzzle


These are banksia trees (thanks to Arija for the ID). Apparently, they are of the boxwood family.

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really great shots! Interesting and lovely trees! Thanks for sharing a corner of your world. Have a great week!

Wren said...

I don't know what they are, either, but they sure are interesting - let us know if someone identifies them for you.

Marja said...

Very nice. The second one is a monkey tree and I've seen the last one but I don't know the name either

Deb said...

so unusual...thanks for sharing...

ewok1993 said...

I don't think I've seen those trees around here. They are unusual and pretty.

SandyCarlson said...

You've got some interesting plant life there. These are neat.

Guy D said...

Wow so unique, those are great shots.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

sixstars said...

The second one is a Monkey Puzzle. I don't know the others but thats one of my favourite trees.

Vamsee said...

That is one unusual tree. Nice pictures!

Gaelyn said...

And a very beautiful world it is. That unknown tree is very unusual.

Arija said...

The tree is a Banksia, native to certainly Australia, I'm not sure about NZ.

bettyl said...

Thanks for the identifications, marja, sixstars and arija! I haven't been here very long and there is so much that I want to know!

lazyclick said...

Beautiful snaps.

Reader Wil said...

The bottom tree looks like the Banksia nut which I have seen in Australia. I even posted an entry about this plant, last year after my trip to Oz.
Great shots! Thanks for sharing and visiting. Have a great day!

Reader Wil said...

Me again, you can see the Banksianut in my post of 28th September 2008. It's named after the botanist Banks on board of the Endeavour of Captain Cook. I hope you'll like it.

bettyl said...

I do appreciate the info, Reader Wil! It's good to know other bloggers take the time to help me out!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Betty, It's great to hear from you again. How's life in New Zealand?????

Glad you are finding out what all of your trees are. They are gorgeous...

Hugs,
Betsy

chrome3d said...

I don´t know either but they are certainly worth showing! I like fir trees as I see them a lot but not like these.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora, Beautiful shots and so representative of our unique flora and fauna. We live in a truly wonderful place and must make sure we keep it that way. Must be cold up in the Naki today! It sure is here in Palmy.
Cheers,
Robb