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.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau