Bougie from the yard!

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Bougie from the yard!

Postby Starfox » September 25th, 2017, 8:17 pm

We have a few stray bougainvilleas in the yard planted by the previous owners which we had earmarked for transplant along the fence when that is up properly so I never gave a lot of thought to them until recently when having a bit of a closer look I found one had kind of fallen over and almost tripled in size this past year.
After some thought I figured I'd dig it up and see what it looked like in a pot.
I don't think it is not all that bad, bit of a tilt and twist of the angles and it could look interesting in the future if it survives.

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This is what it was like on New Years Eve 2015

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Re: Bougie from the yard!

Postby Raging Bull » September 25th, 2017, 9:18 pm

Good choice of style! :tu2: IMO bougies are very well suited to cascade or semi cascade. When it works well it's a great way to display the flowers.
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Re: Bougie from the yard!

Postby Starfox » September 25th, 2017, 11:04 pm

I'm just following the style it had chose for it self really, it got top heavy and started leaning down the hill.
Hopefully it will survive and throw out some interesting buds and I may get some more movement later on.
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Re: Bougie from the yard!

Postby Starfox » July 5th, 2018, 6:07 pm

Just an update on this, it pulled through like a champ and looks good in the morning sun.

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