Florida foliage: Bonny bougainvillea

I spotted this lovely bougainvillea when I was walking back from getting yummy stuff from one of my favorite neighborhood bakeries.

Bougainvillea is native to South America but has become quite popular throughout the world and is immensely popular here in the Southern United States. Because of the temperate climate, it remains wondrously showy throughout much of the year.

Case in point, here it is in all it’s splendor in the heart of November.

Bougainvillea – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Bougainvillea – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Bougainvillea – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Bougainvillea – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan
Bougainvillea – Orlando, FL – JoAnn Ryan

19 comments

  1. Ahhh…wonderful! Thanks for giving the imagination a vacation – memories of what one was and anticipation of what will be, months (many, many months) from now.

    Obviously, the Spanish named “Florida” well. A week or so after the frost did away with the last of the mums, your post is just what we need. Until April at leastl, you’ll be our eyes, JoAnn!

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    • You’re welcome! As a former northerner I’m still amazed that I’m able to experience year round spring/summer like grandeur.
      The Spanish indeed gave this state the perfect name… or should I say el nombre perfecto. 🌸

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