Here's a quick late night Friday Floral for you. The bougainvilleas are blooming here in southern California. Their colors can range from purple to reds, pinks or white, but my favorites are the hot pink versions. This one is climbing over a fence in my neighborhood. Once they get established bougainvilleas are great ramblers; rambling over fences and houses.
They may be classified as a vine, but they're more of a rangy shrub with stiff branches and giant thorns. A huge plant covered in bright glowing colors can stop traffic. The color comes from the flower bracts. The actual flowers are tiny and white. I love them either way. Put bougainvillea on your fall planting list and happy gardening!