Evidence of a Mild Winter 2012-2013

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  1. DavidMac

    DavidMac Member

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    Normally here on the FSU campus we can expect hard freezes to knock our bougainvilleas down to the ground in the winter-but the 2012-2013 winter has been rather mild for us. Here is evidence.
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  2. DavidMac

    DavidMac Member

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    We have Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) 'Variegata' that has escaped injury this year. They are hardier than the literature gives them credit for-but they normally get burnt on mild winters and frozen to the ground on hard winters.
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  3. DavidMac

    DavidMac Member

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    Here are some Bananas that recieved some light foliage damage-but the stems are OK.

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  4. DavidMac

    DavidMac Member

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    Selloum Leaf Philodendron-Philodendron bipinnatifidum (formerly known as Philodendron selloum) is relatively dependable here but usually loses some leaves and gets some burnt during the winter. Not this winter though ;)

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  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Wow! Looks like Tally escaped this winter. Here in my area I have escaped another winter without any freeze or frost. That's two in a row now. :D
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    South Florida had a Chamber of Commerce winter! Here is my photographic evidence :eek:
     

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