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Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 12, 2012 at 3:30pm
Jenny, sounds like you had a very good day at the nursery!Sometimes it does take a gret deal of self control to leave plants at the nursery rather than think 'Oh what the heck, just a couple'
There is such a huge variety of Bambino Bougs (24) here now and all so readily available, that you like to think you could perhaps have the whole collection eventually, a bit like a stamp collector....ha...
And yes don't we avid gardeners ALWAYS find enough room for our purchases!
Comment by Jenny KropikLim Naples FL Zone10 on April 12, 2012 at 9:48am

Lyn, I saw very beautiful yellow bogas at the nursery yesterday, they were those that are already growing huge on a wooden vine, is that how one calls it? So many of them, I was so tempted to take them home but since we've already bought so many bogas last week, had to exercise some self control for the time being with bogas :) However we did bring back 2 honey tangerine, 2 surinam cherry trees and 1 double knock out red rose bush screaming at us to take them home :) "Where are you going to put them?" --- No worries, we'll find a place for them by 'hook or by crook'... haha :)

Comment by Jenny KropikLim Naples FL Zone10 on April 12, 2012 at 9:41am

Lila, the leaves seems healthy. I don't see any curls on the leaves but what does shiny trails mean Lila? It is a new term for me :) I forgot to mention that these are new batches of bogas just bought from the nursery and got transplanted into the ground last week. Some of them lost their flowers, some still keeping their....but I have yet to feed them.

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 12, 2012 at 4:10am

I bought 2 new Bambino Bougainvilleas yesterday (husbands voice in background, what are you doing with those, where are you going to put them??)  Plus today whilst in Woolloomooloo in City I spotted a bright yellow bougainvillea and took 2 cuttings that I will split into 4 and hope at least one propagates. I took photo of the vine and will post later on my page.

Mine don't get fed any commercial fertilisers, just worm wee/tea or the diluted juice from my Boakashi waste bin.

Comment by Jenny KropikLim Naples FL Zone10 on April 10, 2012 at 10:23am

Thanks Lila and Lyn :) Can I get some advice from both of you...what if I've already pruned the bogas and they're still not exploding/blooming like they should, kind of slow, like their growth is stunted, do you know what else I can do to help them out? Thanks :)

Comment by Lyn - Sydney on April 10, 2012 at 4:42am
Just beautiful!
Jenny, we grow ours outside here too, mine are now all in the ground including the ones I propagated. I trim the living daylights out of mine, it just makes them grow bigger and better, they seem to thrive on it.
Even the Bambino Bougs benefit from this. Other than one of mine, they are all up against walls as the reflected heat keeps them warm, even in the cooler months.
Comment by Jenny KropikLim Naples FL Zone10 on April 9, 2012 at 8:33pm

Thanks for the tip Lila :) I've taken your advice and have been pruning off the tips of each branch of the bogas, time consuming but I guess that's what's for the love of gardening is all about :) Oh yes, we're in the same state and zone ! :) Nice :)

Comment by Jenny KropikLim Naples FL Zone10 on March 25, 2012 at 10:57pm

Yes, it's planted outside, Myan :) This is one of the first two bougainvilleas that I planted last year. At the beginning, the other one (not this one in the pic), did not seem to want to thrive, then I dug it out and re-planted it at another spot where it wasn't shaded and surprisingly it grew so big I had to trim it back just 3 days ago before it gets out of hand :) Does it do well in SC?

Comment by Myan Jencks Zone 7-B SC on March 25, 2012 at 9:35pm

Okay it does well in the ground in 9B and 10 zone so I will keep mine in the basket:) I saw this and yours is doing so beautiful*

Comment by Myan Jencks Zone 7-B SC on March 25, 2012 at 8:50pm

Do you have this planted outside? I have one in a pot from my hanging basket. Its about to come back outside. I bring in alot of plants in the winter and was not sure how this would do in the cold. You are in Florida so I am wondering your not that far away.

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