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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 […]