Saturday, October 02, 2010

This bougainvillea is getting on my nerves


I had a chance to pullout this bougainvillea tree when I put the pavers in. For sentimental reasons I kept it, today I regret that decision.

I am not afraid of aggressive vines; I have two others in my garden, but bougainvilleas fight back and I have the scars to prove it.
After, I also cleaned the pavers.

This Vriesea Zamorensis bromeliad had two pups, now I have an additional container.

Good time to decorate for Halloween.

8 comments:

ChrisC said...
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ChrisC said...

I deleted my comment because I had horrid spelling in it.
I'm getting ready to pull out our bougainvillea,but I keep putting it off,for the same reasons as you.
Love your broms!

islandgal246 said...

I know the feeling when it comes to Bougainvillea. I have the deepest respect for them. You have to build up courage to tackle them. Bon Courage mon ami.

FLGardenGuy said...

Prune the heck out of it! I heard that the more you stress a bougainvillea, the more it will bloom. And you know it will always grow back

Bernie said...

Yep ... know all about the battle scares after a war with Bougainvillea. I'm just not a big fan of them anymore ... had a horrid time with two very large, very aggressive Bougies in my last garden and now I only have one large one way, way out along the fence and two miniatures. Welding gloves ... that's my advice!!

Floridagirl said...

I took two bougies out last year. I do love them, but I knew the location would never work. I've got to find room for one again some day. A big huge spot about 20 x 20 so it can just do its thing. Love your Halloween decorations! Can't believe it's already October!

rohrerbot said...

So sorry to hear about your bougainvillea. I still have scars from my last trim on mine....if you can wrap them up with some wire out of the way or train them on something, I think you may be happier. I hated mine until I started shaping it....now it's starting to become manageable....but just becoming manageable:)It looks healthy.

Ever Green Tree said...

What a GREEN Treat.... Lovely shots. I am an avid Boungain fan, and am love to grow them on mini walls n as Bonsai's