Kandbari-A Flowerworks Display

A Beautiful Red Geranium

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Introduction

This is the second in a series on a holiday at Kandbari in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

This Hub consists of pictures of flowers from the area around Kandbari. The credit for identifying them goes to Sally's Trove.

A Beautiful Pair- the Rose of Sharon

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Lavender Beauty

This flower's name may have Biblical origins. The Song of Solomon has a verse which is quoted in Wikipedia " I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys (Solomon 2:1)".

They sometimes have double blooms as above.

Deep Red Cosmos

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Native to the meadows of Mexico, the Cosmos flower has travelled a long way to find another home at Kandbari.

Spanish priests at their mission gardens named them "Cosmos" after their well-arranged petals. Cosmos is from the Greek word that means harmony or ordered universe 

Brugmansia, Yellow Datura or Angel's Trumpet

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This beautiful yellow flower is the Brugmansia, related to the Yellow Datura and is also aptly known as the Angel's Trumpet. It was growing in the lovely garden of an obviously well-to-do person at a height of 1500 metres (5000 feet) at Dharamshala in the Dhauladhar mountains.

Unfortunately, Wikipedia advises that " All parts of Brugmansia plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested by humans or animals, including livestock and pets". 

Bunch of Colourful Dahlia

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Cheerful White Cosmos Flowers Waving in the Wind

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The Cosmos is easy to grow and is a fun flower as it attracts Monarch butterflies and sometimes even birds.

Dew-bedecked Dahlia

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Wild Mushrooms

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maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

Mr Sabu.......

All the pictures are beautifully captured........... which camera do you use???


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

i have a Sony HD camcorder which doubles for still pics also Mahesh - 12 pixels.

Thank you for viewing.


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Sabu, your photos are gorgeous. You have quite an eye. Thanks for using that photo capsule feature that lets you click an image to enlarge it. The details are just amazing. Thumbs up!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you ST as always for being so encouraging. Could you help in identifying these so I can do a bit of research and add some text too?


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

The flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Glad you liked them Anamika. Have a nice day.


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

These are beautiful! Glad to see a hub from you after a long time! :)


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you FP. I am waiting for your Hubs too. Its been a long time coming.


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

LOL, Sabu. Done. It was a pleasure.


billy 6 years ago

hi nanubhai- these flowers look prettier each time i see them. waiting to go to kandbari in april!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Hi Bils. Thanks. Great that you are going to Kandbari. I am sure everything will be beautiful in April. I believe it is snowing in the hills right now.


manisha 6 years ago

loved the wild mushrooms!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Yes so did I. Thanks for your comment. When are you going to write a Hub?


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Conradhd 6 years ago from Dubai

Hi Mr Sabu.. beautiful pics... I am from Poona as well but at present in Dubai..Kandbari seems to be a good place


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you conradhd. Good to know you are from Pune. It would be nice if we could meet up when you are here next. Thanks for dropping by.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi Sabu,

Excellent pictures from the hill province Himachal. Thanks for sharing the natural beauty of Himalaya.

Thumbs up!

Jyoti Kothari


AARON99 6 years ago

The pictures are beautifully taken. A beautifull hub, must say. Keep it up.


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you Aaron99. Nice of you to drop by.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Beautiful photography! Love the colors and the layout!


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Thank you for your kind words and appreciation, Dorsi


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Vibhavari 6 years ago from India

I love the flowers and the vibrant colors. Himachal is a beautiful place... Have you been to the valley of flowers in uttaranchal?


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

Unfortunately no Vibhavari. But I shall some day. Thanks for visiting.

If you would like to see more photos of Kandbari, do visit the other related Hubs.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Beautiful flowers! Thank you for identifying them too.


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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Beautiful pictures, I liked them very much.


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sabu singh 6 years ago Author

I'm glad you liked the pictures Katyzzz. Your appreciation has made my day. Thank you.

And Jillofalltrades, my apologies for not acknowledging your comments earlier. Much appreciated.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi sabu----Beautiful photographs of beautiful subjects. I have grown cosmos in the garden here in England they are very impressive with their variety of colour. Here we call a Hypericum the "Rose of Sharon" . Enjoyed this visit very much. Thank you.


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

wow beautiful! You took these pics- they're gorgeous. I have always had a love of flowers. I especially love dahlias- were you saying those are poisonous or the flowers above? Dahlias are my favorite because of the colors and varieties they come in.

I am looking forward to the annual Tulip Festival we have in a nearby town. Fields and fields of tulips.

THanks for sharing these flowers with us.


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sabu singh 5 years ago Author

Thank you for visiting Izettl. It is the Angel's Trumpet that is poisonous - difficult to imagine that anything so beautiful can be poisonous, but that is nature's way I guess.

During a subsequent visit, I got some incredibly beautiful pics of dahlia - will share them with you. Do share the tulips pictures if you can.


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

I'm not sure I've seen an Angel's Trumpet in real life, but you took a beautiful picture.

I planted a flower garden with my daughter last year when she was 2 yrs old. I planted only non-poisonous edible flowers for her safety, but it was fun learning about all the edible plants and flowers and getting creative.


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