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Copper-rumped Hummingbird © Kusmin ( revs& audy on flickr )

Copper-rumped Hummingbird is a small but very graceful bird who lives in the forests of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. Copper-rumped Hummingbirds are normally found near gardens and the floral cultivation because they depend upon the nectar taken from the flowers and the insects revolving around the flowers. The Copper-rumped Hummingbird is […]

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show - Karachi - Image: Raja Islam

The Annual Pakistan Flower Show is held at Sea View Park, Karachi by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan in collaboration with DHA and Cantonment Board Clifton. This magnificent show is organized in the spring season with the display of  wonderful variety of plants and flowers, garden decorations, and various artistic installations.  The Annual Pakistan […]

A view of Frigiliana - Image by denkschema

The historic town of Frigiliana in Spain was inhabited by Moors which is particularly well-known for its magnificent conservation and beauty. The village of Frigiliana in Spain is located about 6 km from Nerja and about 56 km from Malaga. Frigiliana has fantastic architecture ; The ancient town is of Moorish origin, and the modern town is […]

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry-Prunus x cistena ( Image: Dick Attaway )

Prunus x cistena is an oval shaped tree with purple foliage which is actually a large shrub and it is grown in full to part sun. Prunus x cistena, the Purple leaf sand cherry is a cross between Prunus pumila and Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’. The tree makes the garden or the place extremely exotic and beautiful for its purple spattering impact. Prunus x cistena also produces […]

Fantastic leaves of Acer palmatum ( Image: Dale Calder on flickr )

Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum‘ is a lovely maple tree of South East Asia which is famous for its alluring leaf shapes and colors. Acer palmatum is actually a small shrub which may have many trunks joining close to the ground and it can obtain an average height of 20 to 30 ft. […]

An exquisite Bee Orchid flower ( Image: eff cohen )

Bee Orchid is an exotic European flower which looks like an adorable resting place of a female bee. Bee Orchid is botanically known as Ophrys apifera which can grow up to 20 inches. Bee Orchid is commonly found in the Eastern Europe and in some parts of the rest of […]