Backyard Planning, Phase I: Bougainvilleas

Backyard Planning, Phase I: Bougainvilleas

Grace Shu
Apr 17, 2008

Ever since last week's scare and removal of my sago palms, I've begun planning my backyard. While my wisteria is thriving and my irises are beginning to blossom, I'm contemplating adding one or two bougainvilleas on the other side of my trellis or the back wall flower bed where it gets full sun.

[ Photo of the Wall of Bougainvillea from Venice, CA by Joycel789 ]

A few things that attracts me about this plant is that it's extremely hardy, virtually pest-free, and it's got gorgeous, dazzling color. These plants do well in Southern California and require full sun, and reportedly do best under stress (ie, slightly on the dry side).

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