Bougainvillea

Orange bougainvillea

Image by Keith Williamson via Flickr

I thought the bougainvillea

was frozen, dead and gone–

No more flower to gaze upon.

But when trimming it today

a bit of green was found.

Beauty for another spring!

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  1. My bouganvillea is blooming with bright crimson color. I, too, thought it had fallen victim to our winter – but no. She is alive and beautiful.
    I love these happy endings … good job , Gayle.
    Namaste,
    Isadora

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    • We have two. One of the bright pink ones and one beautiful tangerine color. It’s the tangerine/orange colored one that seemed dead but now has lovely little leaves bursting out all over. I’m so relieved about that.

      I’m glad yours survived too, Isadora.

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  2. Don’t you just love it when you see the little promising buds come out. So enchanting!

    This is a lovely post. Thanks, Gayle! 🙂

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    • Yes! That’s why spring is my favorite time of year–seeing all that new growth really makes me so happy.

      I’m glad you liked it, Jamie. 🙂

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    • A bit cold here this a.m., but I happened to pop back and see that photo and feel like spring! Hooray! Thank you! Have a good one, Gayle.

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      • We’ve already had some summer-like temps here–spring usually blasts by very quickly!. I know winter can really hang on for a quite a while in those northern locations though–I don’t envy that.

        I hope your day is a good one, Jamie–thanks for stopping by this morning.

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  3. I’m smiling ’cause that’s just what’s happening here! And they’re starting to bloom! Yeah.

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  4. irisdeurmyer

     /  March 31, 2011

    Thanks for the reminder that with the death of winter, spring brings back new life. Good thought for life. Enjoyed this very much.

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    • You are very welcome, Iris. I’m glad you enjoyed this today. Spring does give me a burst of positive energy just like it does the plants!

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  5. bougainvilleas are really like that- you will think that they are dead then all of a sudden a new branch will shoot out of that body.

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    • That’s exactly what this one looked like. I thought for sure it was a goner!

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      • Its always a joy to see that they are alive, is not it?

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      • I was so happy that it wasn’t dead–very relieved. It’s a very beautiful orange color too–I look forward to seeing it’s beauty again.

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      • I love each and every colour in bougainvillea- they cascade so beautifully, any way the individual flowers are pretty too.

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      • They are just a mass of beautiful blooms. I love all their colors too–they’re just gorgeous.

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      • their massive quantity makes them extra attractive, there are lots of houses in and around delhi that used to use these vines as boundary- back when i was there in 1981-85, they were visual delight. i used to count the variety of colour during long trips..

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      • That’s the perfect description–a visual delight. I just love them.

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  6. Hopeful!!!

    A very good sign.. if roots are “deep”, it lives.. 🙂
    Hugs xox

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