Plants – Bougainvillea

IMG_0584

I love Jamaica and the beautiful tropical plants and bushes that grace the landscapes and beach areas. One of my favorites is the bougainvillea. Last year I was able to purchase plug/starter sprouts of bougainvillea. Each plantlet was about twelve inches with a spray of flowers on the end. I planted them in a garden bed where they did fairly well. When the weather turned cold I brought them indoors. The bougainvillea are planted in pots this year, happily growing on my back porch.  New growth is beginning to form on the ends of their branches.

IMG_1330
My garden bougainvillea

Bougainvillea grow outside year round in some of the sub-tropical regions of the US. Here is a website with terrific facts and tips on how to grow this beautiful plant. How to grow Bougainvillea

Jamaican Bougainvillea plants

IMG_0788

IMG_0789

IMG_0787

The plants can also be found in some nurseries and garden centers. If you are lucky enough to run across one of these plants give growing one a try.

 

2 thoughts on “Plants – Bougainvillea

Thanks so much for your comments. They fill my life with sunshine.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s