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Fall color in San diego is when…. the aloes bloom?

Ask a landscape designer what it is that makes it fall in San Diego, and you won’t get a simple answer like the leaves changing color, because sometimes they do but mostly they don’t really. At least not spectacularly. At least that is what folks from the East Coast tell me, and I’m willing to admit they have a point (well, see past articles for my rant on that issue).

What does happen here in the fall is that the Aloes bloom and some of the aloes even change color to a lovely flaming red/orange. Many of them will last into the winter, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch them at it!

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