We have several Bougainvilleas (referred to as Bogies) in our yard that I just love! The colors are absolutely magnificent and the leaves are a stunning green, but the thorns are a big owie! We don't mind that they drop their pretty little flowers into the pool as they look so lovely in there, kind of like rose petals.
Well, we had nasty frosts the past couple of years. Yep, I said frosts. Right here in Arizona land of the sun & fry an egg on the sidewalk heat. Some people refer to our weather here as "hot as hell", but I like it really. Hmm, that reminds me of a comment that my mom used to make. Whenever we asked her for something she would say: "when hell freezes over" - well, I guess it did.
Anyway, we thought our bogies were gonners this year because they were so scrawny and pathetic looking. Mark & I seriously talked about removing them and replanting something else, or more bogies. Then one day we noticed them blooming a little, so we waited. Alas, they live! A couple are a bit on the homely side, but we have high hopes for them!
One more thing...My other favorite plant is a Yellow Bell. We have one in the yard already, but I wanted to add one more. This is my new baby that I planted this weekend. It had little pods on it when I planted it and now they are starting to open up. She's going to be gorgeous!
Happy Day everyone!