Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday flowers


Bougainvillea climbers are in full bloom right now and fences and walls around my town are beautifully adorned with a stunning shock of scarlet. Bougainvillea is a native of South America and the brightly coloured ‘flowers’ are actually papery bracts which surround the tiny white flowers of the plant. This one is climbing up the side of my neighbours house but this photo doesn’t do it justice – it’s the most fantastic colour you can imagine.


  1. I love your Friday Flowers, because you're showing me spring and summer in the dead of my winter!
    Bright spots.

  2. Oh crap, I forgot to bring mine in off of the patio. It has gone through a couple of freezes already. I wonder if I can salvage it?
    They are amazingly beautiful aren't they. I had one a few years back that was a burnt rusty orange color. Very different. They cost a lot here.

  3. One of my favorite posts you do Lou. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The photo is glorious! I'm so envious. Bougainvillea won't do very well this far north. I miss it because it is so common in the southern US where I grew up. There are a few varieties that will grow well here, but they tend to be very, very expensive.

  4. Ohh Thanks Lou - those are beautiful!!!
    Still working on a couple of posts inspired by you dear friend.


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