Bougainvillea’s are your landscape soldiers for years and years to come. They need basically no special attention, feeding or watering. The best part is their colors, you may have a hard time selecting one. However, be cautious about where to plant them, since they grow tall and wide if they are not pruned. In a large garden or back patio, it could be used as a stand-alone focal point. Time to go to your local garden center.
Perennial in warmer climates only: Yes
Hardiness: As a landscape shrub outdoors, it's hardy in Zones 10-11. Bring indoors in the fall in colder areas
Deer Resistant: No, but then again they could. Is not their first choice because the thorns.
Full Sun: Yes, somewhat, keep reading.
Partial Sun: Yes, somewhat, keep reading.
Shade: Give it some shade from the hot afternoon sun.
Bloom Color: A rainbow of beautiful colors.
Bloom Time: Blooms almost all year in warmer climates; however, best time is spring.
Plant Color: Pink, Purple, Red, Variegated, White, Orange...
Size: If leave it alone and never trimmed, it could reach heights of a two-story house.
Water Needs: Very forgiving, but water it every now and then.
Good Companion Plants: Lower growing varieties.
My favorite seasons of the year are spring and summer. (Of course, I adore summer, but that’s another post, smile).
In the spring time, flowers begin to bloom and the trees come back alive from their winter dormant period to grow leaves. Fortunately for us, some trees produce amazing flowers. The drawback is, the flowers don’t last too long, sometimes about a week or two, then the petals begin to fall and the green leaves emerge.
Let’s just enjoy today, the beauty of some spring flowering trees that I captured few weeks ago while they were at their peak. Unfortunately, all their flowers are gone now until next year, when they’ll comeback to put a show for us to enjoy again.
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