Sunday, August 31, 2008

Paper flower - Bouganvilleas in bloom




Please click to enlarge.

This climbing vine is a native to Brazil, known as bouganvillea or paper flower, it was named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville, an admiral in the French Navy who discovered the plant here in 1768. The colorful bracts around the flowers can be pink, orange, red, purple, white, yellow... The white-cream flowers are very small and can go almost unnoticed.

You can grow bouganvilleas along a wall and you may consider pots too, but they prefer warm weather. They are blooming now where I live. In fact, they bloom almost year round!

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22 comments:

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Lindas e coloridas sempre.
Beautiful flowers and colors.

Eduardo P L said...

Great shot !!!
PRIMAVERAS, linda flor!

Denise said...

Olá Cris
Adorei! você sabia que elas também são conhecidas como Primavera?
De todas as cores, elas são exuberantes, e as ornamentações que se pode fazer com elas e espetacular: arbustos, árvores, caramanchão, cercas, só depende do tipo de poda.
Abraços, Denise

Maria said...

So beautiful! I love them, they always remind me of Italy or Greece, the south. I did not know that they have so many different colours!

dot said...

How nice that they bloom for so long. They are very beautiful!

shutter happy jenn said...

my aunt would love these flowers for sure! wonderfully shot!

my flower is posted here.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Cris
Linda postagem!
Today's Flowers fica engrandecido com essas amostras maravilhosas de flores de todos os tipos!
Nosso objetivo é exatamente este, mostrar flores, muitas flores, ao mundo, uma forma de falar de alegria e de felicidade!

Abraço

Santilli

Sherry said...

These are so pretty! I had no idea there were so many different colors. Love them!

Carletta said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers you have shown us!
So many wonderful colors.
Lovely!

Ash said...

Thats one riot of colours. Thank you for the flowers, Cris. You made my day :-)

Greyscale Territory said...

What an amazing range of bougainvillea colours! Fantastic pics!

Paz said...

Lovely! Thanks for telling us more about these flowers. I enjoyed learning about them.

Paz

Kahshe Cottager said...

This is one flower I wish I could grow here - they are so beautiful! Whenever I have been to the Caribbean I have always envied and admired the houses with these vines growing all around.

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Flores com gosto de primavera.
Linda escolha.

bjs.

JU Gioli

Cátia said...

wow!são lindas e têm cores muito vivas e bonitas!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Gorgeous flowers. Bouganvillea grow in Phoenix, Arizona where my sister lives...but not here in Canada, so they seem very exotic to me.

sonia a.m. said...

Gorgeous flowers, Cris! Love all them! Well done!

Abraços, amiga!

Cláudia said...

Cris, I can't believe it, my friend. What a coincidence, too! We both from Brazil posting the same flowers. Your arrangement is very gorgeus! You can make a frame and decorate your home!
xoxo

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful plant! My daughter in Australia has them also in her garden, and I always take photos of them; they are so decorative.

Barb said...

Hi Cris,
I had never seen bouganvillea until we moved to Texas. Love the variety of colors, they remind me a little of the azaleas I grew up seeing in Virginia.
Your photographs are lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

dianne - bunny trails said...

They're so beautiful! My previous neighbor grew them in her greenhouse/porch. They're so lovely and not terribly common in Colorado because of the cold. Nice shots! :D

Moi said...

look at all those glorious colors!!!! which one's your fav.?