Bouganvillea LOVE sunshine, so they do very well here in the dessert. I think they are most beautiful in the spring, before our really warm weather comes. We are pleasantly in the low 80's right now, and the bouganvillea seem to be everywhere! My yard is filled with the most common color, a bright magenta.
Everywhere you look, are solid walls of bright pink!
But these tropical flowers come in lots of other shades. How beautiful is this orange colored wall, with a few sprigs of white and some variegated leaves?
These coral or salmon colored bouganvillea remind me of flames! There are so many shades when the sun is directly on them!
Now for my least favorites: the light pink and purple. Not enough drama for me I guess.
I saved the best for last! These are much rarer to see, but I knew just where to look, and I think the simple white bouganvillea is just stunning! They remind me of a wedding.
Their beauty makes us forget all the time we spend sweeping dropped blossoms off our patio when it is windy, or the bucketfuls that end up in our pool filter basket each year! We are lucky to have them in bloom all year long.