Monday, January 01, 2007

Pohutukawa Tree

There're two tall trees in my garden that blossoms beautiful red flowers during the holiday season. I just found out that they are actually Pohutukawa trees. The flowers are just lovely and I took some pictures to share with you guys!

Pohutukawa flower from November to January with a peak in mid to late December (the southern hemisphere summer), with a brilliant crimson flower covering the canopy, hence their nickname the New Zealand Christmas Tree.

However Pohutukawa trees are under threat due to browsing by the brushtail possum introduced from Australia, which strip the trees of their leaves... I'll need to take better care of the endangered native trees in the garden!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, beautiful & stunning pictures. Did you take those pix PJ?


10:59 PM  
Blogger Chantal said...

Nice pics.
Happy New Year PJ, make 2007 a good one!

5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice tree you have any viable seeds there?
Im always interested in plants :)
I have an olivetree and a lemontree here too for instance :D
So, you survived newyear didnt ya!

2:25 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

hey Tom, glad you like the pic and thanks for your compliments.. yes I took those pix :D

10:18 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Chantal, same to you... hope 2007 will be an awesome year for you! :)

10:18 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Bianca, yeah was almost bored to death and glad I survived haha... hmm I'll check if there are any seeds in my garden but guess they'll only survive in New Zealand :( I have a lemon tree as well but it never gives me lemons.. any tips? :P

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why wouldnt it survive here?my livingroom is quite warm and also palmtrees survive in there, if my cat leaves em alone ;)
I dont know about the lemons, I bought my plant months ago and its blossoming right now, so I might get lemons soon?
If so, I will tell ya :)
You were bored with newyearseve?you shouldve come over to Holland then!!!

4:48 AM  
Blogger adriana said...

Hi my name is Adriana and i´m from brasil
i´m looking for a person who can make contact with me
i´m going to Auckland this new year
i cant wait
i love so much body combat
i envy you cause you can stay with dan and rach
the biggest dream in my life is that one day could do some classes with then there
please leave a message in you blog i hope that we can make contact
i dont have anyone in nz
i hope you can help
:-)thank you

2:05 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Bianca, but you were not in Holland for the new year... :( hope you get your lemons soon hahahaha :)

1:06 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Hello Adriana, I'd be glad to help, just send me a private message @;u=5 or e-mail me if you need any info :)

when are you comming over? guess it's pretty quick as it's new year already?! I think it would be cool if you could participate a BC class here...

1:09 AM  
Blogger adriana said...

so i am a little confuse about these words in english
what is you email?
and now i registered myself in bts talk but i dont know how to find you
and i really dont know anyone there
could you help me?
thank you

3:56 AM  
Blogger adriana said...

where are you
did you get my email?

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

erm PJ, I was in Holland with new years eve!!!
I wasnt in Holland with Christmas ;)
Ahh hope to get my lemons soon too ;)
(as in citrus lemons, aight!!!)

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what other kinds of lemon could you be getting from a plant? .. :p
If the soil is acidic and it gets alot of sun you'll soon be making lemonade :D good luck.
Adrian many people from the forum PJ gave you have been to New Zealand and met with D&R. It's a good place to start gathering information. good luck.

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely photos PJ, really good quality!

*thumbs up*

Love Rosy xx

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS: erm, never know what lemons a guy means ey ;)

1:29 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

Anonymous, Bianca is just being naughty hehehe... lemon could be cherry... or apple... hhahahaha :) and yes the forum is a great place to start!

5:46 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

thanks Rosy, I look forward to providing the readers of my blog more photos or beautiful sceneries of NZ! :)

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PJ its about the eating-part innit? :p
I think I'm gonna sleep now.
Talk to you later! And waiting for the piccies!!!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey nice pics pj! theres some useful info here

To adriana from dia! why not go over to NZ for the BC32 filming in Feb? register and say hello on forum it is full of people who share your love of BC :)


11:04 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

thanks for the comment Rich! lots of info available in the cyber space..:)

when will you visit us in Auckland?

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