Friday Flower Fiesta — It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, but it sure is fun!
San Diego gets only about 10½ inches of rain a year. I’ve been in afternoon thunderstorms in my home state of Texas had dropped 10½ inches of rain in a few hours, not to mention hurricanes, of course. San Diego’s Mediterranean climate in terms of temperature means that anything will grow here as long as you meet its watering needs. Consequently, its not unusual for some plants that normally bloom once a year to have two or three blooming periods here. Other plants that normally bloom for three or four months, such as hibiscus, will bloom year round.
Right now is a great time to visit the cooler coastal areas because roses are acting like it’s April instead of November:
Another excellent place to visit right now is the San Diego Zoo. They have both regular hibiscus and giant hibiscus blooming profusely right now.
This next hibiscus picture is one of my favorites, so I was playing around with it in Photoshop. Which one do you think is the original? Which one do you like best?
And from my own garden, my Stapelia just keeps putting out these star-shaped flowers, probably in honor of me!
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Posted on November 16, 2012, in Adobe, Digital photo editing, Flora, Friday Flower Fiesta, Mother & Father Nature, Photos and tagged hibiscus pictures, rose pictures, san diego zoo, stapelia pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.