Saturday, May 21, 2005
Here's the bougainvillea at the front of our house, with the giant rubber plant showing at the edge of the picture. The bougie is magnificent at present; I only wish a photo could do it justice. It's also a bit sad that it's really only so gorgeous during May and June - the rest of the year there are still some pink blossoms, but it looks more straggly. Still, it gives us some extra shade during the summer since it remains in full leaf, and we're very thankful to have it. It's one of the stunning successes of our gardening - seven years ago it was only about 50cm high with hardly any blossoming.