Wellington green gecko (Naultinus elegans punctatus). The Latin name means elegant and spotted. It is endemic to the southern half of the Northern Island of New Zealand. It is nocturnal and feeds on moths. by Swallowtail Garden Seeds

Wellington green gecko (Naultinus elegans punctatus). The Latin name means elegant and spotted. It is endemic to the southern half of the Northern Island of New Zealand. It is nocturnal and feeds on moths. by Swallowtail Garden Seeds

Cabbage trees and Dr Seuss seem to go together.  They are the kind of trees the Lorax would speak for...

Cabbage trees and Dr Seuss seem to go together. They are the kind of trees the Lorax would speak for...

Dianella intermedia, is a perennial herb of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. It is found in the Australian Territories of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

Dianella intermedia, is a perennial herb of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. It is found in the Australian Territories of Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

Genus: Dacyridium  Species: cupressinum  Commonly known as the Rimu Tree in its native New Zealand, this rarely found conifer has a very unusual habit. The tree starts out as a very floppy tree that needs staking, but will finally strike a leader and go up. The needles resemble stiff, long, tiny bottle brushes that hang straight down, creating a most interesting weeping tree.

Genus: Dacyridium Species: cupressinum Commonly known as the Rimu Tree in its native New Zealand, this rarely found conifer has a very unusual habit. The tree starts out as a very floppy tree that needs staking, but will finally strike a leader and go up. The needles resemble stiff, long, tiny bottle brushes that hang straight down, creating a most interesting weeping tree.

Rimu, a large evergreen coniferous tree endemic to the forests of New Zealand. Somehow the floppy fronds reminded me of the Luckdragon from the Never Ending Story... a friendly tree?

Rimu, a large evergreen coniferous tree endemic to the forests of New Zealand. Somehow the floppy fronds reminded me of the Luckdragon from the Never Ending Story... a friendly tree?

Chatham Island Forget-me-not. Click to enlarge. This plant is listed in New Zealand from 2012 as 'Threatened - Nationally Vulnerable'. It was previously nationally endangered, but has been grown widely and replanted as much as possible in an effort to save it. This seems to be working!

Chatham Island Forget-me-not. Click to enlarge. This plant is listed in New Zealand from 2012 as 'Threatened - Nationally Vulnerable'. It was previously nationally endangered, but has been grown widely and replanted as much as possible in an effort to save it. This seems to be working!

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