Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: bougainvillea


Bougainvillea in bloom
Taken in Mitra Farm, Puerto Princesa, Palawan


Bougainvillea is a tropical and sub-tropical ornamental flower which belongs to the family Nyctaginaceae. This tropical trailing plant can be grown in containers and is perfect for hanging baskets. Bougainvillea has established itself around the world as one of the most often used ornamental plant. Since its discovery in the 18th century in Brazil, it has become popular around the globe because of its beauty and grace. This plant is named after A. Louis de Bougainvillea who located the impressive plant that has turned out to be one of the most famous plants in the world. The plant brings a myriad of colors and life in its leaves and flowers. The plant exhibits versatility which allows it to blossom all throughout the year. (Source: www.amazines.com)
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20 comments:

Yen said...

Beautiful! I like your hat:) It makes me missed back home!~

If you get a chance, mine is, HERE. Happy RT!!

Gattina said...

Lovely flowers ! I have seen a lot of them in Spain !

bernadette said...

i always love the sight of bougainvillae---that i have planted a lot around our garden to the dismay of my husband. It really can create quite a jungle! But nevertheless when they're in bloom---heaven on earth!
Your yellow shirt complements the fuschia, Luna---which stands out? you or the blooms? ;-)

Lawstude said...

The flowers and the person in front are both lovely.

Webradio said...

Hello Miranda !
Very beautiful photo, with nice colours...

Have a good day !

palma tayona said...

nakakaaliw na larawan. parang ikaw ang namumulaklak. hehehe... :-)

spiCes said...

woot! sexy! hehe, it's been a while since i last saw some bougainvillea..

Dianne said...

really beautiful flowers!!

Sidney said...

A perfect match...gorgeous!

luna miranda said...

@ Sidney, like suman and mango? :D

@ Dianne, thank you.

@ spiCes, yes, it was a sexy bougainvillea.:D

@ Palma Tayona, di ba kita ang mga bubuyog sa paligid? lol Salamat sa pagbisita mo.

luna miranda said...

Merci, webradio.

luna miranda said...

Thank you, lawstude (batting eyelashes). :D

luna miranda said...

you're right, bernadette. the world looks happy and wonderful with the vivid colors of bougainvillea. my aunt surrounded her house with bougainvillea in planters---it was a beautiful sight when they're in bloom. unfortunately, the plants all died when she left for the states, my cousin was too lazy to water them (dapat don' cactus).:D there's also a house near my place where they have an aged bougainvillea at their gate. puno na sya...it's like a scene from the 'secret garden'.:D

luna miranda said...

thank you, yen. the hat is made of woven raffia.:D

nutart said...

when I was very young a long time ago :-D...our Bisaya neighbor would always water her bougainvillae with an orinola. Of course, she uses this at night instead of going to the toilet. And her blooms are all throughout the year! Our German neighbor (a man) believes that the urine is a good fertilizer and so goes straight to his plants to take a pee...to the consternation of my more urbane German husband (heehee)!

the donG said...

i really miss bougainvillea because it's quite rare here in manila.

mirage2g said...

Oi thats really a "bongga" villea! Hihi, bongga ka din sa pose Luna! ;-)

luna miranda said...

i thought urine is diluted with water if it's for the plants.:D di ba mamatay ang halaman pag pure? (hehehe) my lola used to do that, too---wala naman water shortage.:D she told me its the urea in urine that benefits the plants. so your neighbor's garden smells like a urinal?!:D

luna miranda said...

oo nga, dong. i used to pass by a riot of bouganvillea in fort bonifacio near Gate 3/Marine HQ.

luna miranda said...

sa pose pa lang nahiya na ang bougainvillea (hahaha). thanks for visiting, gizelle.