Random collection of Flora and Fauna
North Island Travel Blog› entry 28 of 31 › view all entries
January 19th, 2009 – by: goezi
New Zealand foliage is not well known for it's brightly coloured flowers. In fact it's better known for it's various shades of drab greens, browns, greys...
But New Zealanders love the outdoors and of course that means their garden. The standard home in the 70s was 3 bedrooms and a garage on a quarter acre section.
Ahh, the good old Kiwi Quarter Acre, room for the kids to play a game of backyard cricket or touch rugby with all their friends from the neighbourhood, room for a good sized vege patch and room for a coule of flower beds and a decent climbing tree.
The quarter acre is a dying trend these days.
Who am I to talk? In 2002 I sub-divided my Hamilton City Quarter Acre and built a couple of townhouses.
They are all for that in the big cities - Urban in-filling. It's all the rage!
But my Mother's generation still enjoy the simpler life where you had to walk to you next-door neighbour's house to be heard rather than make the effort NOT to overhear their family banter.
My mother has always been a keen gardener and can put her green thumb to anything with a successful outcome.
Me? I can grow some pretty impressive weeds!!!
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