Southwest Gardening forum: Mexico vacation

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Dec 13, 2010 9:49 AM CST
i just returned from san carlos, mexico. i never knew that there was so much tropical-ness just five hours from tucson. i sat on the beach with coconut palms loaded with coconuts. lots of singapore plumeria in bloom! papapya fruit still on the trunk. tons of mango and royal poinciana trees. gorgeous royal palms! organ pipes galore that make our national monument look stupid. utter beauty in a small mexican-american town.

here are some quick panoramas that i put together. enjoy! carlos/panos/

Dec 13, 2010 9:50 AM CST

Dec 13, 2010 9:51 AM CST
24/7 lighting! i think this plumeria likes being under the HPS street light at night. it was blooming well with lots of seed pods. oh, and let's not forget the huge mango right next to it.Thumb of 2010-12-13/tucsonplumeriaz/66fea4

Dec 13, 2010 9:54 AM CST
here are some beasts from hermosillo. weather on par with phoenix.
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Dec 13, 2010 9:55 AM CST
back in san carlos a singapore larger than those at the royal palms resort.

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Dec 13, 2010 9:56 AM CST
a sandy beach in we found walking through the gated community where we stayed. home rentals at very good rates!
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Name: Susie
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Dec 13, 2010 11:31 PM CST
Ya mean we're just *north* of the tropics where all of that beautiful greenery is florishing? Amazing that the terrain and temps and conditions change so much in just a short few hundred miles.. Oh .. I guess it's the elevation above sea level. Sometimes I think the Mediterranean climate is IDEAL... not the High Desert. Thanks for the tour, Dete. Loverly. I've never been to Mexico and at this time, have no plans go visit. Too scary, re the news.
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Dec 14, 2010 5:28 AM CST
thanks susie! it's too bad that a country so close to us that has so much to offer is that scary for ppl.
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Dec 16, 2010 11:51 AM CST
WOW... those all look great... the last time I saw a Singapore that big I was in Fiji where they are almost a weed... the ones in town were as tall as, or taller, than the 2 story buildings... and the mango was cool too... saw huge mangoes when we were in St. Martin... just amazing... glad to see you had fun on your trip Thumbs up
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Dec 16, 2010 7:24 PM CST
thanks B!

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