Saturday, October 22, 2011

Flowers of PC Bhurban - Roses, lavender and Cotoneaster

This is the last post in the "Flowers of PC Bhurban" Series. The first two posts you can find here and here. This post took me a while to identify some flowers in the garden of PC bhurban. For those who do not know, PC bhurban is actually Pearl Continental hotel in the Bhurban area in murree hills of Pakistan. So here are the remaining flowers.
There were many roses in the PC bhurban garden and some i had never seen before. This one is identified as a rose. Very beautiful petals. Dortmund rose Here is the closer look at this beauty. Dortmund rose closeup Talking of roses, here is another rose, so different from the common red rose we have that i had to ask about the identity of this plant, A rose!!!!
rose in pc bhurban garden pink rose flower This one is some Hypericum species, most probably St John's wort. St John's wort This is Cotoneaster salicifolius, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster. A drought tolerant shrub blooming happily in the garden of the hotel. Cotoneaster salicifolius, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster
This one is probably some achillea most probably Achillea filipendulina but it is just a guess. Achillea filipendulina This is Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber. And last but not least is English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia. Butterflies were attracted to lavender flowers like crazy. In our plains, lavandula stoechas or french lavender is more successful than this one. Beauty and fragrance al there with the additional benefit of attracting some wild life. Lavandula angustifolia english lavender There is still one post remaining regarding the flowers of murree hills and nathia gali and that i will cover in the next post. Till then stay tuned.

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11 comments:

Carletta said...

Such lovely variety and color!
A wonderful series of images.

Jama said...

Lovely collection of flowers! I just love that shot of the yellow flower.

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

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Tina´s PicStory said...

lovely flowers. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful flowers. I love your roses best. They come in so many colours and varieties don't they.

GrandmaK said...

Such beautiful colors!!!! So vibrant and vivid!!! Thank you!! Cathy

Hanna at Orchid Care said...

Your photography is amazing. I would have never guessed that the top two photos depictions are roses. They are absolutely stunning but look nothing like the roses I’m familiar with.

Kala said...

Gorgeous light and colors in these macros!

Ida said...

Amazing and Beautiful!

RJGUTEX said...

The first rose is a Dortmund, I believe. I had 3 on a fence, but had to remove them as they are extremely thorny!

Debra said...

Very lovely. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you plant lavender close to your roses you will not have a problem with aphids and many other insects. Most bugs despise lavender.


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