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Camellia and Howea

Camellia and Howea   (Camellia and Howea)

The Camellias were in full flower in Balboa Park, they typically start flowering the end of October or beginning of November here. It's amazing they look so well with the very hot weather and no rain. They're all planted on the north-facing side of buildings for shade. Photo taken Jan. 1, 2018.

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Hard to imagine you have Camellias over there....

3 Jan, 2018


Yes, there's many very large Camellia trees here. They are usually planted in the coolest northern spot in the garden...or on the northern sides of buildings. I'm going to post a few more pics of some flowering.

3 Jan, 2018


Please do.....

5 Jan, 2018


I posted a white one a few days ago. :>))

5 Jan, 2018


Lovely combination the Camelia is a lovely pink shade.

7 Jan, 2018


No photos of winter's Lathe House? That always looks more tropical oriented then in the park.

9 Jan, 2018


The Botanical Building was closed on New Year's Day.

The park will probably looks really good now with all the rain that fell this week. I may go to Balboa Park sometime this holiday weekend (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

13 Jan, 2018


Might be 65f today Andy and warmer tomorrow. If its not raining..the temps creep up. That's the perfect bay area winter.
I can water in summer and no dirty looks!

13 Jan, 2018


It was 87 degrees in many areas in San Diego County this past Saturday. I can't believe how consistently warm it's been this winter. I see several mango trees starting to bud or flower. I will have to get some pics soon (I've just been too busy).

17 Jan, 2018


The Corona Coconut palm might have had a warmer winter then in Florida.
The San Diego Dec-Jan temps must be a record for average? Mid to uppers 70's? Those are my early summer averages

18 Jan, 2018


It quite possible. I know Florida has had some really bad cold spells this winter. We've been having middle-of-summer temps. Not sure what the average highs have been so far for January.

I noticed so many trees, plants flowering very early this year.

18 Jan, 2018

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