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It will be a sunny 17C on Christmas. Not bikini weather or the ideal Christmas tropical vacation..but it's good enough I suppose. Its been a mild winter so far- not frost.
Euphorbia trigona turns red in winter.
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? Billbergia sp.
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The popular Jade version 'Gollum' in bloom.
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Kalanchoe tubiflora makes a grand flower.
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Bird of Paradise.
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Morning Glory climbed to the top of my Mango..about 9'.
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Aloe plicatilis..just starting its bloom.
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Not mine ,but one big honkin Poinsettia
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MERRY HOLIDAYS.


Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:07 pm
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Nice colours for Christmas day Stan sadly nothing outside here as colourful but I will take 12c


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Ah,just adding a bit of green and red this time of year Kev.


Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:49 am
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Just indoor Poinsettia's here and orchids


Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:34 am
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There are still flowers on three of the Abutilons and the Tetrapanax is engaged in its annual race to open some flowers before they get frozen off - hitherto it has been unsuccessful, but it's making good progress this year.

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Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:45 am
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Nice colour there!
I planted Euphorbia pulcherrima in the ground and it lasted two years. Last winter (our worst for decades) killed it off. They are cold tender. There used to be a big one not far from here, 2,5 mts tall and a thick trunk. It must have been in the ground for over 10 years or so.
I also have Strelitzias in bloom, Reginae and Mandela´s gold, not bloom yet with Juncea. I´ll post some pictures on colour around here.
By the way, your mango, is it in the ground?. I´ve tried different varieties in the ground, but with no luck. Too much rain in winter, I guess.

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Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:42 pm
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Its in ground about 5 years now. It was a Baileys Marvel..then that graft part died in 2012-2013,then it came back as a yellow Manila. Its put up with cool and even a short freeze last year. A few top leafs were singed. Once they get over 2 winter in ground? They can handle much more cool.
Yesterday I saw it break a few buds. This has been a very mild winter for us so far.

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Pretty good for a Mango on December 26th in the San Francisco bay area.


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