A holiday bougainvillea from a local greenhouse:

The greenhouse is from the early 1800’s and I believe the vine is quite old as well. Happy holidays to all of you who stop in to comment or visit this blog!


18 thoughts on “Bougainvillea

  1. Even those of us on the Texas coast can appreciate a splash of color like this. It’s beautifully composed; I’m sure I never would have guessed bougainvillea. Once we’re out of our deep freeze — highs below freezing and lows in the teens — it’s going to be interesting to see what’s still in bloom. Somehow, I doubt our bougainvilleas will have made it. No matter. It’s still Christmastide; I hope yours is delightful.

    • I hope yours is as well. The arctic front arrived here last night, with morning temperatures in the teens. I’m looking forward to getting out, and seeing what the cold brings. Thanks for the kind words about the image!

  2. When Mary Beth retired from her job, well actually started collecting disability, several folks chipped in for gardening gifts and mistakenly gave her a Bougainvillea as one of them. Since we don’t own a greenhouse and also don’t have room for such a large plant and had no idea whether we could Bonsai one we found another home for it. Sure wish I had one to photograph lovely flowers like you did here.
    Happy holidays to you and your family, Tom.

    • Happy holidays to you, Steve! The flower is from a greenhouse at a historic home near me. I’d love to be able to grow a bougainvillea, but not at the expense of keeping a heated greenhouse.

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