Flower varieties that give colour to Lima, my city.

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Living in Miraflores!

Even though I lived in the Lima suburb of Miraflores and went to school there for many years, one always forgets what the phrase really means: Look at the flowers! When my family left Peru to migrate to Australia at the end of the 1960’s, there was a dictatorship ruling the country and the economic situation was not as good as it is nowadays. I noticed that the main plant people used to grow in their gardens back then was just the cheap and usual geraniums. A few days ago I read Peru this Week and saw that Rodney Dodig had published an article about my city entitled: “A tour of the flower varieties that give colour to Lima” and I was pleasantly surprised! I will now add a few links to his article in the hope that it will appeal to more HP readers.

The text and photos were by American Rodney L Dodig and he also went into the trouble of having Dr. Jillian Stansbury, an esteemed botanist working in Peru, help him with the names of the flowers in the photographs he included in his article. Rodney has been living in Peru since 2009 and I am glad he has now become a true Lima enthusiast! I am also a Lima and Peru enthusiast, but I can only write at a distance, as I’m living far from Lima now.

Parque del Amor, Miraflores

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Parque del Amor, Malecón Cisneros, Miraflores District 15074, Peru
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