I have a love hate relationship with Bougainvillea plants. I love the year round multi color flowers, but I hate high maintenance these plants require. They are aggressive growers needing pruning several times a year, and then there are the spikes. Pruning Bougainvilleas is like going into combat, you always end up with some injuries.
Today I went after my Bougainvillea plant by the front gate. Below is all I could cut, I'm limited by what I can put in my green garbage bin. That's two garbage pick up for the week. I'll finish the job next week.
This week one of my cactus bloomed these two beautiful white flowers. According the my book this is a Ferocactus Glaucescens, the flowers only lasted one day, but they were stunning.