Bill✔️ Wax-eye (Tauhou) having "an absolute ball" in a massive cluster of food-rich Kowhai flowers, a New Zealand early springtime scene. Winter can be quite hard for many birds, and for nectar-eaters, the Kowhai are the first food of the new summer season. Tui birds also wait and wait till Spring time, and will then fly up to 100kms to get the good food! (Image curation & caption: @BillGP). Bill Gibson-Patmore. Bill✔️
Dwarf Kowhai - Sophora 'Dragon's Gold' This gorgeous small tree is extremely adaptable - topiary, hedging, shrub, or a small spreading tree. It all depends on how you train it. The best thing about the Dragons Gold is the fact it flowers over winter, and the waxeyes and fantail birds love it. It flowers from about April right through until September, whereas the full- sized kowhai (microphylla and tetraptera) only flower in one big show in late spring.
A limited edition of 200, this Giclée reproduction from a painting of Kowhai flowers, achieves superb colour with pigment-based inks on acid-free 308gsm Hahnemuhle Rag paper suitable for museum or gallery display. Image size 316x316mm $269.00