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While many of you are waiting for the spring to arrive, here in Pune in India the summer has begun. The climate is very favourable for Bougainvillea and different colorful varieties are showing their splendor on my terrace garden. They have been grown either in containers or hanging baskets. The picture 6 shows use of coconut tree part (part of the bark of the trunk) being used as a liner for a hanging basket.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein



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Orchids77

268 posts in 1915 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 03-13-2010 09:47 PM

Sharad ...Those are fantastic pictures of Bougainvilleas. I didn’t know they come in those different beautiful colors.!!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Orchids77

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-13-2010 09:52 PM

Beautiful, beautiful! What lovely colours. Are you able to grow these gorgeous bougainvilleas year around on your patio, Sharad? There are so many delicate colours.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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mario1360

921 posts in 2082 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-14-2010 12:20 AM

wow Sharad, beautiful colors, I had a bougain for several years but I lost it when the movers accidentally forgot it on the curb, someone is enjoying it somewhere, I used to grow it on my south west window sill and it flowered profusely…must get another one…..

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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davidc61

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hardiness zone 4

posted 03-14-2010 01:19 AM

very beautifull the colours are amazing, we have 2 in our front yard at the base of an arch and are hoping to grow them over the arch…......

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-14-2010 02:36 AM

Sharad, what beautiful plants you grow! They are all lovely, but I find the salmon and yellow colored ones exquisite. I grew a Bougainvillea when I lived in San Francisco, a pink one. It flourished in the gentle climate. They are such interesting plants; one can clearly see how the flowers are really modified leaves. They are one of my favorite plants, but it is too cold to grow them here. Enjoy them for me, please!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-14-2010 04:53 AM

Very nice plants, Sharad. Now I just might have to start some bougainvillea plants. Oh, if only I had more space! Thanks for sharing. You have some lovely colours there.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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sharad

1639 posts in 1884 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 03-14-2010 09:20 AM

Thank u all for your kind remarks. It gives me more inspiration.
Iris, I grow them all the year round adding more colors if I get them. They can be grown easily by cuttings in the rainy season.
Mario, sorry to hear the loss of your bougain. Pl get another one.
David, if you grow it on the arch it will look beautiful if you prune it nicely.
Robin, how sad your climate is not suited for the plant.
Jroot, you can start it in containers or baskets.
Here are few more of them.






Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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IceFlower

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hardiness zone 9b

posted 03-14-2010 10:28 AM

Sharad, they are lovely. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the yellow variety, even in FL. Excellent photography too.
Thank you for showing us/me part of your beautiful garden ;)

-- Alynxia**** It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. 'The Buddha'****

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-14-2010 12:43 PM

ooooooooh they are SOOOO beautiful.
that third to last photo that you posted—I’m in love with the photo and the flower.

THANK YOU

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 03-14-2010 03:20 PM

Beautiful, indeed!

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Greenthumb

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posted 03-14-2010 03:28 PM

Such a beautiful plant.

I had one and it died….....soo sad and now that I have a greenhouse, maybe I will buy another.

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Iris43

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posted 03-14-2010 04:24 PM

Thank you, Sharad, for showing these pictures. They are very beautiful. I love the white one.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 03-14-2010 06:48 PM

Very beautiful Sharad.Thank you for sharing them with us.Do they have a a scent to them.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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rosewood513

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 03-15-2010 02:26 AM

Sharad, Stunning, I am just glad I do not have to pick my favorite color they are all lovely.
I think I just may try one of these myself. But which one…. Thanks for sharing.

-- If you always do what you always did, then you will always get what you always got!...Lanoka Harbor, NJ 6b

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Penny

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-15-2010 01:16 PM

I love the colors, so pretty.

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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DavesYard

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posted 03-15-2010 11:32 PM

They sort of look like mini apple trees in bloom (only way nicer). I love the “trunks”.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-16-2010 03:16 AM

yah—you’re right Dave!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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posted 03-16-2010 03:28 PM

Watch out for the thorns, though. I love all of the ones in Puerto Vallarta.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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daltxguy

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posted 03-27-2010 12:50 AM

I love Bougainvilleas ever since I saw them growing in Hawai’i.

There is a remote chance that I may be able to grow them here in New Zealand on a north facing wall or slope though I haven’t yet tried.

There are frost hardy varieties. The specific ones mentioned for New Zealand are Scarlett O’Hara, Mary Palmer and the hardiest, Magnifica Traillii, In general, growing it in pots is recommended. It needs to be a little stressed to bloom!

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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Cynthia

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posted 03-29-2010 09:46 AM

Sharad, Do you grow Mandevillas too? They are one of my favorite tropical plants. Also like coconut plants, some orchids, bromeliads, etc. Do you grow any of these? I envy your warm climate-I grew a lot more tropicals when I lived in Texas. Even had mango seedlings that I started from their pits growing on my sunny kitchen windowsill. They were difficult to germinate, though. I always enjoy the entries you submit about the rare flowering plants that you have in your country.

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sharad

1639 posts in 1884 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 03-29-2010 05:27 PM

Daltxguy, thanks for your comments. It was interesting to know that there are frost hardy Bougainvilleas.

Cynthia, I have’t tried any of the plants you have mentioned. As my garden is on the terrace there is limited space. However I will try to get these plants and add to the variety of my tiny garden. I will post many flowering plants popularly grown in the local climatic conditions. I wonder why the mango seed did not germinate in your Texas garden.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Cynthia

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posted 03-31-2010 06:32 AM

Sharad: The mangos did germinate, but I had to start them indoors as germination is tricky! Their leaves are long and even more glossy green than those of a lemon tree or a Magnolia bush. You are fortunate to live in such a warm climate! Take care.

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Aileen Edword

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posted 06-09-2011 06:06 AM

Bougainvilleas they r so pretty…I love the colors and all i have marked that they all r planted in pots not in ground still so good…..........

-- http://www.mightygarden.com/flower-gardening.html

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