Sunday, May 15, 2011

Flowers of Hong Kong

People know of Hong Kong as a busy moders city and a flourishing commercial centre, but there is another, gentler face to Hong Kong. It is city of thick forests, heavily wooded country parks, natural water falls, forest trails, and lovely flowering trees and shrubs. I enjoyed my stay in Hong Kong, and the walks on its trails along hilly regions, flanked with flowering trees and shrubs. These are some of the cultivated flowers in various gardens. I shall be posting some of the wild flowers I found later.

Red heliconia in a Chinese garden.

Cassia trees laden with yellow flowers are to be seen along many roads.



Begonia never flowers so profusely in my garden.





Pink and orange Azelias were a common feature in most public gardens.


The bauhinia is the official flower of Hong Kong.









19 comments:

  1. You're right...we only think about Hong Kong as a commercial centre. Your description of the parks, gardens, and other wooded areas sound fascinating. I'm looking forward to your future posts...

    BTW, I've never seen that kind of heliconia around here. All the flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. Those Azelia's look just like what we call hydrangeas over here - even the leaf looks similar though they don't have orange colours...... I must check this new plant out :)

    The flowers look so beautiful Lotusleaf.

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  3. Wow, such beautiful flowers. I have never seen such heliconias, cassia with 2 colour tones, so big begonia flower petals, azalea of lovely pink and the orchid tree flower is spectacular! The last time I went Hong Kong, I was too busy shopping :(

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  4. Your flowers are beautiful, I especially like the bauhinia. Gorgeous!

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  5. The flowers you show are beautiful and unique. I have not seen that heliconia before.

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  6. Rosie, I took the word of a local person for the name of the flower, which was unfamiliar to me. It may not be Azelias !

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  7. Your official flower is very worthy of the honor. Pretty. Happy GBBD.

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  8. Such gorgeous flowers and colors!! Your photos are superb as always! Always look forward to your posts and your flowers and they always bring the sun and warmth! Thank you!

    Sylvia

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  9. Its nice to travel the world this day. Nice blog. Hong Kong is interesting.

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  10. bauhinia is beautiful! it looks like a butterfly. thanks for showing us this side of HK.

    Live in the Moment

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  11. That was nice to see another side of Hong Kong, you captured some lovely blooms. Love that begonia so tight with flowers,and I also have not seen that heleconia/ginger flower before.

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  12. Some really beautiful blooms here! Thanks for sharing... L

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  13. It's so lovely flowers! Very good holiday indeed!

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  14. Interesting mix of Blooms... frm Heliconia's to bright Begonia. Lovely shots.

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  15. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers!

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