Six on Saturday – Florida Holiday Cheer

Another SOS post this holiday Saturday. South Florida during the holidays is still a bit weird to me, despite having been here for nine years. Flamingoes pulling a sleigh are a common sight.

A friend, a longtime Florida resident, gave me this a few years ago – and had tell me what it is:

A nautical Christmas tree, it stays out year round….

Florida, being Florida has its own native Poinsettia – Poinsettia cyathophora. The Wild Poinsettia are larval host plants for the White Peacock butterfly, a favorite of mine and now I know where they live.

In keeping with the season, I decided to find red and green foliage..here is a Piecrust Croton.

And a Jill Neoregelia Bromeliad.

And Martin Neoregelia Bromeliad.

Wonder if Martin and Jill are getting together for Christmas! Seems they are related. Maybe sharing a pie with the Croton family…no masks required.

Happy Gardening and Happy Holidays from the palm infested sands of South Florida. Here is my greyhound, Fiona – looking out to see what the heck I am doing out in the rain taking pictures.

Thank you to Jon the Propagator for hosting – to see more SOS posts, go to http://www.thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.

21 comments on “Six on Saturday – Florida Holiday Cheer

  1. Noelle says:

    Fiona needs to be in every picture, she is lovely.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Santa in a bathing suit, sipping a tropical drink under a palm tree is what I think of when I think of FL Christmases.
    Love your ‘holiday’ garden plants. The poinsettia has a cool leaf shape.
    Fiona’s eyes are soul-melting. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Fiona looks so sweet.

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  4. tonytomeo says:

    As much as I dislike poinsettias, I could grow that one, just because it is native to Florida, instead of Central America.

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  5. Those flamingos are hilarious!

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  6. Loving all the exotics (to me) as usual, but really, really loved seeing you and the beautiful Fiona. Happy holidays to you too, stay safe and well πŸ™‚

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  7. Paddy Tobin says:

    With such a name, Fiona must have an Irish background!

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  8. Cathy says:

    All that colour is just gorgeous! I have lit all the candles I can find here as it is so dark and gloomy, your flamingo photo really made my day! πŸ˜ƒ

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  9. pbmgarden says:

    Florida is a unique place for sure. Nice to catch a glimpse of you with Fiona.

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  10. You are a serious talent, you know. That wreath is gorgeous and exceptional. And is that last plant picture slipped in there to see if we would notice the bug? (ha) Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful, healthy and happy Christmas.

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