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Mexican flowers in January - part1


Walking around the village I see many interesing plants such a huge bugenvillias, birds of paradise, trumpet climbers, tree size poinsettias, various aloe and tropical plants. Many of these we just grow in the pots inside on Vancouver Island.
There is a little sample of central Mexico flora. Some are taken this year and some last year:

Humming bird in paradise





6. Brugmansia

7. Buganvilia




11. Monte Coxala Spa


13.Female Oriole.- Feeder is manifactured from milk bottle.


15. Local market.

16. Neighbourhood.







23.Local art



26 Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
I believe it is indigenous to Mexico.

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Incredible plants, I particularly love the white lilies (???) in photo 21, also find the grasses (photo 24) fascinating and the market scenes are fabulous. The hummingbird is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos klahanie.

13 Jan, 2013


A lovely burst of sunshine! Love pic 9 - what's the fruit on the tree?

13 Jan, 2013


1st photo is special.

13 Jan, 2013


Gorgeous pictures!

13 Jan, 2013


Thank you, I really enjoyed the sunshine on this horrible cold winter Sunday afternoon.

13 Jan, 2013


Thank you for your comments Stickitoffee, Nariz, Bampy, Alexandra,and Diane.
The fruit is papaya Nariz.
The birds of paradise (with hummingbird) is in the back yard of this rental. So are the "grasses" I love these as well Sticki. They are plants with a long stems with this delightful puff on the end. About 7 feet tall. Perhaps someone will know the propper name. They would look great in any garden.

13 Jan, 2013


All so vibrant and full of local colour.

Contrast this to my garden today.....all so dormant and full of next to no colour whatsoever!

13 Jan, 2013


Only couple of months and colors will start show up Wildrose. That will be the time we will be heading up north too. I wish I could send you a large bouquet of very colorful flowers.

13 Jan, 2013


Very interesting :o)) Such fascinating plants, and all so big !

14 Jan, 2013


It is a perfect climate for them Hywel... and for us as well :-)

14 Jan, 2013


:o) Nice that you can go there ...

14 Jan, 2013


Hi Klahanie ..
superb set of colourful photos..
wonderful blog :o)))

21 Jan, 2013


Thanks Terratoonie. We moved from Arizona down to Mexico ....seeking more warmth.Staying till March and then straight back home on Vancouver Island in April. Hopefully some of the bulbs and rhodos will be in full bloom there by that time.

21 Jan, 2013


Much travelled ...
... and kind of you to share your pictures of these beautiful places with amazing plants and wildlife :o)

21 Jan, 2013


It is a pleasure to share with all the GOYers Terra.
I gained so much information since I joined this site.
Sharing is good :-) I love to see what other people are up to (in their gardens and out).

21 Jan, 2013


Thanks Klahanie, I felt like I went on a quick tour. Your pics are beautiful.

The plants are very familiar to me and in the city, Durban which is close to where I live. We have a sub tropical climate.

31 Jan, 2013


Sixpence48, We come down here in the winter time because our home on Vancouver Island in Canada is rainy and days are mostly grey. Our environment up there is beautiful in the summer but not so in the winter. I wish I could live in subtropical climate year round but Mexico is not really safe to live here full time and US has some different issues. How is life in Durban?

31 Jan, 2013

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