Foggy and windy it may be during winter but the charm and scenic beauty draw thousands of visitors yearly. Aside from the beautiful Sun Moon Lake, Sunrise Alishan, Taroko National Park, one attraction to behold when you are in Taiwan are the winter bloomers, any paths where plants are in full bloom, you’ll see surprising variety of lovely blossoms and colorful blooms.
My Taiwan journey from one destination to the next, gives me the opportunity to capture beautiful photos of all kinds from food to fashion, Michelin star restaurants, sunrise, stunning pagodas, mountain scenic areas, Shilin night market and now, these beautiful flowers.
Taiwan’s climate allowed spontaneous growth of beautiful flowers during each season that blends with assorted group of Tung flowers, Red Maples, Lavender, Plum flowers, Cypresses and Cherry Blossom like those at Nantou on the side of Sun Moon Lake and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.
Most flowers have their own limited season to bloom but when it’s winter, you can’t expect each of them to flower. A stroll within Alishan National Forest Recreation Area just beside Ho Fong Villa Hotel, you’ll find delightful blooms around.
Lisianthus flowers, a rare beauty with stunning elegance.
Misty Pink Lisianthus, an elegant rose-like flower.
Not so far away, the most preserved botanical garden trees and flowers.
Cool season trees loved for their winter colors, all flowers that comes in nearly every color and range.
Impressive Scarlet Fire Thorn which is well known for its bright red berries that last through much of winter and fall.
Scarlet Fire Thorn white flowers are small and extremely numerous often covering much of the plant. Full sun leads to more flowers. The orange-red fruits ripen in September and last through the winter.
As well as mountain slopes, the wild mountain Sakura.
Cherry Blossom trees in bloom is a wow factor in the city
Cherry Blossoms on mountain ridge looks like an isolated wilderness…
Orchid flowers in all colors are available in Taiwan
Deep Purple orchids
Purple spotted orchids
Widely grown cool season petunias.
Petunias striking colors and unusual forms.
Two color combination Petunias
Deep Purple Petunias
Soft Purple Petunias
Glorious pink flowering plants
Other popular varieties on mountain slopes.
A delightful welcome to greet you in front of Ful Won Hotel
Stunning orchids around Taichung
Phalaenopsis Jane Almquist
Deep yellow rose
Colorful display greatly appreciated, other winter flowers are beginning to burst into bloom. A few, they bloom every month.
Orange winter foliage
Delightful and most reliably colorful brilliant red in color.
Stunning double color combinations
Beautiful violet orchids
Beautiful landscape in Taichung as a part of Taichung World Flora Exposition
Taichung World Flora Exposition next post…