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Monday, December 04, 2006

Bougainvillea - It's almost everywhere

Bougainvillea is a flower that you can find almost everywhere in Singapore. (and many parts of the world as well).



It's a very thorny plant, and I have been pricked by it many times. This is an example of the purple flower Bougainvillea.

15 comments:

Jing said...

stunning purple!!!
oh, my world is changing to purple...:))

jing
shanghai daily photo

Olivier said...

superbe photo, ce violet est magnifique. vous avez de la chance, d'avoir encore de superbes fleurs par ce temps.

superb photograph, this purple is splendid. you have chance, to have still superb flowers by this time.

ilfikluz said...

A very hardy plant that survives anywhere. Popularly used at overhead bridges and HDB estates.

edwin s said...

Laaaah, soooo pretty!

Have you wondered how difficult it is to clean the Esplanade? :)

I'll be down this Friday. Leaving on Sunday. You think the 4 of us have a chance to meet?

tr3nta said...

beautifull colors... in my home land there r a lot of those too...
south of portugal...

Annie said...

I do wish it would grow and thrive in Arkansas. But it gets too cold here for it to last. I only see this beauty when I go south - or when I am lucky enough to see a photo like yours.

Beautiful.

charinef said...

Think my previous comment got eaten up again. =(

Nice pic btw.

alice said...

Almost everywhere...but not in Western France where i live, you need a veranda!What a pity, i can't have one...

ruth said...

We see these beautiful flowers only in pots in the summer in Michigan. You are very fortunate! Enjoy them for me.

Lavender Lady said...

Gorgous! I miss them. I used to have them inmy yard in California and in Arizona. They will not grow well here in the Northwest.

a moore said...

thanks for this picture! A year ago we had to leave our home and our front gate was covered in the pink and red varieties. I miss the flowers, but not trimming the bushes.

zannnie said...

have you also see the video that Zsolt has edited? it has beginning shot of these flowers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQfP8Qx3XoA

Meg Nakagawa said...

Are they free-standing? Over here, they behave like climbers so many go up fences and trellises.

Keropok Man said...

Wow, interesting to know that they grow everywhere in the world. Thanks everyone for sharing.

Yes, it is a hardy plant, and they leave lot of dried leaves, and horrible thorns.

Meg, they are not creepers as much here, as they are trimmed quite often.

Nathalie said...

They grow in Sydney too but only just starting to really blossom again after winter.

I'm sorry but I find your keropok.com too visible, it spoils the image. Could you try and hide it a bit, perhaps if you made it green or purple so it blends in better with the picture?