I have a lot of plants in the house... But none warms my heart in winter like the red poinsettia, which radiates the cozy warmth of Christmas.
Recently I received a Christmas letter from a friend in New Zealand. In it she mentions a different Christmas flower - the Pohutukawa tree - which blooms there at Christmas time.
And looking at this New Zealand history website - I see they bloom on sunny beaches where swimmers enjoy hot summer weather!
Christmas in the middle of summer... I've never experienced it - but I think I could easily get used to it!