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Coconut Palms

These palms grow between the creek and the Atlantic...



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Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 Nov, 2011

 

Not really the way you imagine it to be...20 minutes by boat out of Lagos! :)))

15 Nov, 2011

 

You should stay there all the time insteda!!!!! lol

15 Nov, 2011

 

Haha! I did suggest it! lol!

15 Nov, 2011

 

I would!!!!!! :)))))))

15 Nov, 2011

 

Me too!

15 Nov, 2011

 

Wait 'til you see my jungle! :))))))))

15 Nov, 2011

 

Um.don't know whether I want to,K!!!!!!!LOL

15 Nov, 2011

 

Gorgeous....everyone will be dying to see your other 'new' garden :) Hope you are taking all those gorgeous pots you bought with you.

15 Nov, 2011

 

Lovely view,Karen..glad you are back online.:o)

15 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Bloomer and Scottish :))

Pots and plants all going with us! The dogs are looking forward to it just as much as me - they've almost forgotten what their legs are for, poor things...

16 Nov, 2011

 

Such beautiful coconuts! I wish they would grow like this here. Coconuts looks like very dwarf trees here in San Diego (that's when you see them).

27 Nov, 2011

 

I think it's because we are in a lagoon, Delonix, and there is no shortage of brackish water under their roots. Thousands of coconuts - but I'm still searching for a Kigelia!

28 Nov, 2011

 

We have lots of lagoons in San Diego County, also (more than any other place in California). We do have many non-native palms which naturalize here...just not Coconuts. It's a little too cool here for coconuts to grow well. Although, you wouldn't believe it today...as the high was 87ºF/31ºC. tomorrow suppose to be the same.

28 Nov, 2011

 

Do you get cooler winters, Delonix?
Every day here the temperature is rising. When I arrived it was a fairly constant 28/29°C (rainy season) but now it's around 30°C first thing in the morning and going up...

It's amazing how much difference the trees make in the garden, tho'!

28 Nov, 2011

 

Karenfranceafrica:

Yes, it cools down in winter. However, we do always get winter heat waves...sometimes lasting a week. It's caused by Santa Ana Winds, which are dry off-shore winds. We can get temps up to more than 90ºF/32ºC in the middle of winter.

30 Nov, 2011

 

How low does it get in winter, D...in Lagos temperatures go down to 28°C in the rainy season...

But in some northern states they can get hailstones!!

1 Dec, 2011

 

It depends where one lives...far inland canyons can get quite cold...sometimes down to freezing, however, a freezing night can easily rise 70°F/21°C. during the day.

Where I live in inland, urban San Diego, the weather is extremely mild, we don't get frost and temps seldom go down below 45°F/7°C. on January nights. The climate here is warm subtropical. The average high in the coldest month (January) is 20°C/68°F. Although, many times it can be much, much warmer...or sometimes cooler.

We get at least two hail storms a year here. Hail, wind and hot sun does the majority of the damage to my plants, here.

2 Dec, 2011

 

Gosh yes, that's quite a range of weather conditions!!

6 Dec, 2011

 

We have a lot of micro-climates here in California. However, the low elevations tend to be broadly classified as: Mediterranean, subtropical (however, different degrees based on locations...excluding the deserts). It's pretty complex, actually!

9 Dec, 2011

 

It is! I've seen news reports of you getting snow too?
It's a big state though, I think?

9 Dec, 2011

 

Yes, we're going to be getting a big storm by tomorrow. Snow will fall on Mt. Laguna which is at 6,000ft/1829m high (it's an hour and twenty minute drive from where I live).

The high Sierra Mountains are covered with snow all winter.

We're definitely a big state with many climates. I'm just so glad I live in the city which has the mildest climate in the state. :>)

12 Dec, 2011

 

I think I tend to forget just how huge America is, Delonix...I've only ever been to New York City...(had a great time there!)

Lagos, on the other hand is a small state with two climates...hot and dry...and hot and wet! lol! :)

12 Dec, 2011

 

Yes, California is a big state...bigger than many countries...and of course, the U.S. is very large.

The distance from San Diego to New York, NY is 2,852 miles (4,590 km). It's pretty darn far! :>)

13 Dec, 2011

 

About the same distance as Lagos is from Paris! lol! :))

14 Dec, 2011

 

That's pretty amazing, isn't it? :>)

14 Dec, 2011

 

It sure is! :)))

15 Dec, 2011



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