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Flowers of Korea

I did a post once featuring the flowers of Japan:

So, I think their neighboring country is worthy of the same. I really don't know why, but I expect it's due to a cooler climate, but this area of Asia seems to have the more vibrant plant life than the lower Asian countries.


I walked through a number of garden areas in South Korea and it is evident they take care of their landscape I'll offer you this photo demonstration if you care for such things.


As I've said before, I used to give the beauty of nature no more than a casual observation, but appreciation comes with age if we're lucky enough to get there. I certainly appreciate these scenes more today.




I'll make no attempt to embarrass myself by trying to name any of these flowers. Besides, the names are unimportant to me. What is that famous saying? "A rose by any other name is still a rose". Yeah, Billy Shakespeare knew what he was talking about and how to express it so appropriately and elegantly in words. The names aren't important when it comes to flowers. You could call them a skunk and it takes nothing from the olfactory or visual pleasures.







Lots of water flowers:





And other vibrant plant life:



Including tea leaves:




I actually stopped here and had a glass of iced tea, something I don't usually drink as I prefer hot tea, but it looked so good:

This was mango flavored tea. I found when I was there the South Koreans love flavor and sweetness. Seems likes there's sugar in everything you eat or drink there.


Some of the landscape was natural but the majority was planted and manicured. Why not, if you've got great soil and growing conditions?


There's a lot more pictures I could post, but they take up too much of my allowed data on this website. I estimate I'll have to do a dreaded upgrade to a higher monthly premium plan in another year. Ugh!


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed a flavor of the plants there. Perhaps many of these flowers are in this country too? The only one I could recognize was the Brown Eyed Susan, but it's likely I got that name wrong.

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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
Nov 16, 2023
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Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors.

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
Nov 14, 2023
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We have a 40x80 flower garden and when in bloom it's pretty. These flowers are very colorful. What was the big patch of greenery where you got the ice tea? Just beautiful landscape

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Kirk
Kirk
Nov 14, 2023
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Those were tea leaves.

Maine is a great place to grow flowers. The soil is very rich like Korea and you can get really vibrant colors. Same for vegetable gardens. I think it might be due to the shorter growing season so the soil is not depleted like it is in the South where they may get two or three crops per year. But I’m likely wrong in my assessment.

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