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FLOWERS I SAW IN PORT HARCOURT - THE GARDEN CITY (PHOTOS BY KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON)

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Port-Harcourt, the oil-rich metropolis that doubles as the capital city of Rivers State is popularly called ‘The Garden City'. While many see this as a mere metaphorical appellation, the reality is that Port Harcourt is actually home to many flowers. It is a common sight to see flowers planted around the corporate and residential building. Planting flowers seems to be a ‘thing’ for Rivers people. I remember in the late 90s when I was a student in a school in Rivers State we (the students) were mandated to bring flowers from our various houses for planting in the school. So when I traveled to Port Harcourt last month, I spent hours in the evenings and mornings of my two-week stay taking pictures of flowers – growing in the wild, planted in flower pots/beds and roadside gardens  (one even had a live praying mantis perched on it) . So, the truth is that this post is just an excuse to share the pictures I took. I hope you like them…and feel free to identify the flowers in the