Friday, February 18, 2011

Our Beautiful Bougainvilleas - Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers

As you can see in this picture, we now have a beautiful bougainvillea plant growing in front of our living room window.  Of course, it's going to get much bigger than this.  Our plan is to draw wires between the protection bars on the two windows so it grows up and covers the upper window, providing shade.  This plant has been part of our house since we moved here a year and half ago and has grown marvellously since then.

The flowers grow almost all the time, and the neighbourhood kids love pulling them off and making heart shapes, or flower-covered walkways on the ground.  At first we were going to tell them not to, but then we realized the flowers grow back so quickly that it really doesn't matter.  We've just told them not to break the plant itself, and only pull of the petals.  Yesterday my wife was going to take a picture of the heart they made, but the batteries in the camera were dead.  Another time.

As you can see from the second picture, the plant was tiny when bought in August 2010.  I'm  impressed and happy with how it's grown.

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