Thursday, January 15, 2015

Good Fences ~ No.5




A part of the fence at our Los Angeles house.

While it may be pretty, the bougainvillea is far more lethal than last week's barbed wire fence. You definitely do not want to get tangled up in it. 

The house is rented now and the bouganvillea cut back. It's not as pretty as it once was, but less dangerous and easier to care for. 



  







32 comments:

  1. So gorgeous -- flowers and sunshine and a beautiful white wall -- a sight for sore dark January eyes! (Sigh)

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  2. wow! just wow! worth the risk, i think! :)

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  3. Inger, is renting your house in L.A. working out ok? I rented a house I had at Camp Lejeune while I was in Italy for three years, and it didn't work out too well for me!

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  4. we have two of these dagger plants and you are so right. we decided if we every move there will be no bougainvillea on our property. but they are beautiful.. when bob trims them, he tries to be careful but always ends of bleeding like crazy... not worth the risk to us and we have had them 25 years

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  5. Oldewr bouganvillas are dug in, stubborn, and territorial. We had one like that, could not keep it trimmed back. We hired two professional gardeners who did battle. He showed me the trunk and roots. dug in, indeed.

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  6. Beautiful, with the white wall, shows off the deeper colour so well, I didn't know they were so thorny. Hope all is well up there for you both, and of course the other family members too, how could I not include them.

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  7. We wanted to put bougainvillea on the elevator wall, but we (read Bud) never got around to it!!

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  8. They are beautiful. I grew one indoors for awhile but those dang thorns were deadly

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  9. Very pretty fence but from the comments I read, I'm glad I don't have them here. Probably too cold too to groww them in our climate.

    Thanks for suggesting Button's blog. I'm a follower of her blog too. Great blog. We normally don't get that many days when things freezes up inside the barn.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. Hi Inger - the bougainvillea took me back to Africa .. it is just such an amazing plant. Love it .. but as you say lethal ... Gorgeous fence that you had .. must have inspired you when you approached ... cheers til I return! Hilary

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  11. Now that is a gorgeous fence of flowers - and was that sun - I almost didn't recognize it - lol!

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  12. It is beautiful and would definitely deter a burglar. I have had a run in with bougainvilleas before and would have hated to have been the one to cut it back .

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  13. I have never heard of that bougainvilleas flower it sure looks pretty. I am off to Google to look it up. Thanks Inger . Hug B

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  14. Wow that is beautiful. I had no clue that bougainvillea have thorns. I bought my mom one once and it bloomed all summer on her back fence but the cold winter killed it.

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  15. It's really beautiful Inger. I drive past my old house sometimes, and am saddened when I see some of those not so good changes.

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  16. Growing up in a suburban town outside of Los Angeles, I 'm very familiar with bougainvillea. So beautiful -- and so many thorns!

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  17. Oh my - in all its full glory - it is GLORIOUS!

    xoxo

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  18. Gorgeous flowered fence, Inger!
    The bougainvillea are stunning!
    Wishing you all a lovely weekend.
    Lots of hugs,
    Sonia.

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  19. I'm just jealous that you have a house in L.A. I love that place!!! My best vacation was to L.A. We stayed at a house in Hermosa Beach and drove into the city each day. Such beautiful flowers.

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  20. My wife would love the bougainvillea. That and night blooming jasmine are her favorites.

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  21. It sure has a lot of big beautiful flowers! Happy weekend sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

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  22. The bougainvillea is gorgeous, I love the colors.. Happy weekend!

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  23. Wow! Sounds like they are worse than rose bushes but just as glorious.

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  24. It sure is colorful and pretty.

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  25. I can always dream! Right Inger?
    Beautiful.

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  26. We nursed a bougainvillea for a few years but alas it being indoors just made it unhappy. We did enjoy its colours so very much but yes stayed clear of the thorns.
    May I ask you a question? Have you been in contact with Majsan in Sweden in the past 4 months? She stopped posting in Sept and hasn't returned. Her comments don't appear either. I just wondered if you had any good info.
    Ron

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  27. I do believe that bougainvillea is gorgeous, but agree with you that it can be treacherous! I enjoyed seeing your Los Angeles' living fence! :-) Debra

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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