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hlutzow
Apr 1, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Bougainvillea

I call this beauty the devil bush. The thorns are wicked and have a substance on them that makes the wound ache long after I've been stuck by one. The flowers are gorgeous, though.

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Frenchy21
Apr 1, 2021 6:05 PM CST
Awesome banner hlutzow!

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Fleur569
Apr 1, 2021 7:07 PM CST
Very good contrast of the sky to the bougainvillea, bringing out the beauty of the plant.
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Apr 1, 2021 7:14 PM CST
Beautiful banner CG!
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lauriemorningglory
Apr 1, 2021 8:05 PM CST
hlutzow said:

I call this beauty the devil bush. The thorns are wicked and have a substance on them that makes the wound ache long after I've been stuck by one. The flowers are gorgeous, though.



The devil is good at putting on beautiful disguises!

Lovely banner, hlutzow!
Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Apr 1, 2021 9:47 PM CST
Beautiful banner, I got rid of 3 of them too because of the thorns.
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EscondidoCal
Apr 2, 2021 2:57 AM CST
Beautiful banner, hlutzow. Thumbs up

re: the thorns...I always wear gloves, but
I've been stuck by roses waaaaay more times. Rolling my eyes.

Bougainvilleas are great plants that bloom profusely (right now).
The only downside is when all the blooms fall, and create a little mess, but worth it, imho. Smiling


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arctangent
Apr 2, 2021 5:13 AM CST
Vivid and compelling banner. Since I live in a climate zone that doesn't allow bougainvillea to grow outdoors, I've only seen it in conservatories. I wasn't aware it was thorny. I can understand a love/hate relationship between it and anyone who raises it, now.l Thumbs up
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Fleur569
Apr 2, 2021 9:22 AM CST
It sounds like there's a Beauty and a Beast wrapped up in one here. Interesting.
Name: cheapskate gardener
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hlutzow
Apr 2, 2021 4:53 PM CST
Thank you, everyone!

@EscondidoCal The thorns on this bush are about an inch long. Other than really thick canvas or leather gloves, I haven't found anything that can provide even a little protection. I eventually gave up and I just am very careful handling it.

@Fleur569 So true.
If your jade plant looks happy, put down the watering can and walk away slowly.

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