Christmas plants at the flower market in Kowloon

Last weekend it was very nice and sunny, so we decided to visit the markets in Kowloon again. We started with the flower market, and we were very surprised: despite the 20 degrees and sunshine, the majority of shops were selling Christmas plants and decorations.

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There were lots of red Christmas stars (officially these are called Poinsettia) for sale, and they all looked very nice.

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Also some branches with some small red fruits, which looked like pepper corns.

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Even branches with cotton were on sale. I wonder how long those branches last and how best to keep them at home (no, I did not purchase any).

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Of course, small fir trees were also available. Some of them were decorated, others not.

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A few advent wreath and bouquets were also available, but given that it was already Dec 16 when we visited the market, not that many anymore.

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Finally, a few real and fake Christmas trees that were already decorated were available for purchase. Some of the real ones cost around 1,500 HKD, which is quite a lot for a tree that probably will not last long in the hot and humid temperatures of Hong Kong. Although the temperatures are now dropping and we might only have around 15 degrees on Christmas.

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