Bougainvilleas Tell Us When Winter Has Arrived In The Desert   6 comments

Bougainvillea 2012

Bougainvillea 2012Bougainvillea Images by kenne

The December solstice, also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is December 21, 2012. However, two mornings ago the temperature in the Tucson area hit 32 degrees or below. The Bougainvillea is a very sensitive plant to freezing, which tells us that winter in the desert has arrived ten days before the winter solstice — goodbye till next spring!


6 responses to “Bougainvilleas Tell Us When Winter Has Arrived In The Desert

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  1. terrific, they are my favorite flower, hard to find in Kansas


  2. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Love the deep color of this


  3. I did not know that about bougainvilleas! We have a lot of them here in The Bahamas. They’re beautiful. Thank you for that bit of information but I doubt they’ll ever freeze here 🙂


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