There are hundreds of named varieties of fuchsias, the beautiful plants with pendulous blossoms that bloom heavily from spring to fall. Fuchsias are native mainly to tropical and subtropical America, but a few species are found in New Zealand and Tahiti. There are about 800 kinds of the next annual.
Koru, at Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand. The Koru is the Maori word that relates to this unfurling growing-tip of the native Ponga fern. The Koru is said to symbolise emerging life, also interpreted as advancing skills, or development of a life-stage. Basically it's all about things getting better. A more "famous" use of the Koru is by Air New Zealand, who have it as their logo. See my pin about the AirNZ logo for more story. .....Antony.