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Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra (Lesser Bougainvillea))

in my backyard. Wild isn't it?!!!

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love the colours

28 Mar, 2010


Hello Ibrahim004! that looks so wonderfully cool and serene...I just love won't survive our winters has to be a houseplant.
It looks gorgeous against the white wall! the silver gray of the (is it lavender?) to the left. (the silver is a wonderful foil for the brilliant pink boug. I plant lavender for it's foliage colour as well as scent, under a large rosebush (pink) ... I love the combination.

30 Mar, 2010


I would love to grow bouaginvillea indoors as well but I do not have a suitable window with direct sunlight. It grows here very well with less care. I recently added the BOUGAIN fertilizer to all my bougainvilleas they are really liking it and I'm seeing more new leaves and more blooms!!

This silver gray tree is Olive (OLEA). This also is doing great.. It's fast growing. :-)

8 Apr, 2010


Olive trees have such character...and anything with silvery foliage is great in my book! Terry60 has some photos of ancient olive trees in Rome....(just a link you might like to look at! ) The only olive which grows well here is not a true's the Russian Olive (Eleagnus augustifolia) it can be pruned to shrubbery size or, as I have done, let grow into a medium sized tree. The leaves are silvery and in June it blooms in fragrant tiny yellow flowers. A wonderful tree.
The Boug. should grow to cover your will look like a huge wave of magenta!

9 Apr, 2010


Thanks for the link and information. I planted this Olive tree with no such interest in Olive trees! my colleague told me he have a great success with Olive tree here.. so I decided to buy a small plant. In less than a year It grew really tall. now I see at the garden centers olive trees in many shapes (topiary, shrub like) and I'm really tempted to get me some but I dont have enough space in my garden.

we also here in Qatar have a public park that has olive trees with 1-2 meters trunk width. I'm planing to go there one morning and take some snap shots.

Definately I like all grey-silvery foliage plants! :-)

18 Apr, 2010


Amazing...will look forward to your photos of the huge olive trees... :-)

18 Apr, 2010

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