Friday, September 18, 2009

Blooming Friday/Bougainvillea

Not much blooming here right now. The ones that are blooming have
already graced my earlier posts. So I have chosen blooms that are most
popular in warmer climes. Every garden has a few varieties of this
shrub/woody vine. Yes, it's the Bougainvillea!

This photo was taken at one of my favourite nurseries, "Dreamflower".
The back of the nursery is a hill and the entire hillside is full of
flowering plants. In bloom, this is what the area looks like.

The actual flower is small but the papery bracts add all that
gorgeous colour!

Another one from the album...the rooftop garden of a car and clothing
outlet always looks interesting. Ficus, palms and bougainvillea abound!

For more Blooming Friday posts, please head over to Katarina's beautiful
blog, Roses And Stuff.


recipes for the life said...

Nice pictures :). Bougainvillea looks very beautiful.

♥ Chaitra

Frances said...

Hi Kanak, oh such beauty! When we lived in southern California, the bougs grew like they do where you are. Such color and so many blooms for a long period of time. Heavenly! :-)

Susie said...

The bougainvillea is such a beauty! Unfortunately for us it is only an annual.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kanak!

Anonymous said...

How colorful the bougainvillea is. I don't know that I have ever seen a close-up of the bloom. Thanks for the pretty pics today and I wish you a nice weekend Kanak.

tina said...

I've never seen bouganvilla up close but from a distance it is spectacular!

Carol said...

Kanak you blow me away with your dragonfly shots... How do you do it?? I can never seem to get them still. Gorgeous little stick of a creature... those eyes! It is always a treat to see the lush and lovely bougainvillea. I particularly love the balcony shot.
Have a great weekend. Carol

Kanak Hagjer said...

Chaitra...thank you so much!

Frances, glad you reminded me....I did see some fabulous shots on Californian blogs. Although I can't recall the names, they were indeed full of blooms.

Thanks Susie. It's interesting to learn about how tropical plants tend to be in cooler climes.

Oh Mildred...your butterfly 'avatar' is so pretty. Glad you enjoyed the pics. You have a good weekend too! glad to read this!:)

Carol, thank you so much! BTW that's a damselfly. Not the best shot because this one was so tiny! I think dragons are easier to photograph (if one compares). Glad you liked the last shot. Wish you a great weekend too!

Carla said...

Wowzers!! I once went to San Diego, California (more tropical than us) and these were blooming everywhere!! Loving your beauty!!

Mia said...

The only time in life I've seen Bougainvillea 'live' is on vaccations to Greece. They are really something when they don't have to be placed in small pots in my windowscreen. Lucky you :)

Roses and stuff said...

Bougainvillea is a plant that i like a lot, but unfortunately it doesn't like me that much. Lovely phootos of this beautiful shrub!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Love the Bougainvillea! Wonder if a person could keep one trimmed down to pot size and bring it in when winter comes?
What a pretty bloom.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful Damselfly shot -- it almost looks as though it's made of green glass.

The Bougainvillea is amazing.

Urban Green said...

Hi Kanak...
bougainvillea is one of the best low-maintenance plants...we find them in a shower of brilliant colors. I got two, and I love them.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Carla...thanks! The Californian blooming beauties sound wonderful!!

Mia....that's true...they even tend to take over if they're not potted or trimmed.

Katarina, thanks. I couldn't keep up with the theme because I've posted all the ones that were/are still blooming in my yard.

Lona, it does well in pots too but about the overwintering, I'm not sure. Maybe you could try. All the best!

Thanks Sweet Bay...that was tinier than the usual ones!

Urban Green, thanks. I think I saw the most prolific bloomers on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. Dry areas have more colour, that's what I feel.

Lillebeth said...

How beautiful. Must be wonderful to see live. Have a nice weekend!

Moa said...

The bougainvillea is such a beauty! And it's so it =)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kanak!

rocksea said...

the bougainvilleas in bloom are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Kanak, tq for those encouraging words that you have left me in my blog earlier! You have showed me lots of unique and beautiful plants as well. I like the bougainvillea flower that you have snapped here. The little white flower has opened in so many tiny petals... it's so pretty. Enjoy your weekend yeah.

Titania said...

Beautiful Bougainvilleas hard to beat for beauty, colour and toughness.

Sue said...

I love the photo showing the tiny flower inside the bract. I never knew that!

Prospero said...

Bougainvillea are very (and understandably) popular here too.

Kanak Hagjer said...

For all your comments....thank you so much!

ShySongbird said...

Bougainvillea! Just the name summons up thoughts of wonderful exotic places. What a pretty shade of pink it is. I had it in my mind that it was heavily scented but after looking on google there is no particular mention but of course you will be able to tell me :)

Lovely photos of a very pretty plant Kanak. Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous color, this plant always reminds me of the tropics with it's vibrant bracts. :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Jan, you're right about the scent. There's none at all! Glad you liked the photos...have a wonderful week!!

Racquel...thanks. Happy to see you here:-)