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 The Bougainvillea Studies

Pablo does not approve. He’s sittin’ over there passing judgement on my weeding skills. Like he can do better, he’s just a disembodied, floating wooden face with a disagreeable temperament.  I guess I need to do some weeding, forthwith. Or maybe he … Continue reading

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Repotting My Bougainvillea Beastie

It’s shave and haircut time for my big bougie. This tree was on display for the 2012 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in the Japanese pavilion. Here’s some pics of it at that time. This pic was taken by my … Continue reading

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A tale of three bonsai trees

Here are the three trees Ilex vomitoria “schillings” Bursera simaruba. Gumbo limbo Bougainvillea. Not sure which variety yet. Lets start with my favorite, the ilex: This is the side view. This view shows off nicely all the weeds I’ve been … Continue reading

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