Friday, May 3, 2013

Scramblers and Climbers - Bougainvillea and Quisqalis


The front left facade of my city home is graced by this variegated bougainvillea with deep purple flowers. It brought much gaiety and colour to my house during the Chinese New Year period as it was at its height of blooming. Its flowers are long-lasting and can withstand the heavy showers which was frequent then. The flowers of most types of Bougainvillea drop rather easily when faced with the onslaught of the elements.

 

February 2013

July 2012

 
Dec 2011


A Quisqualis indica (Rangoon creeper) next to it drapes the right side of the house.


Sunbirds are particularly partial to Quisqualis indica flowers.


After the nectary feed it flew away to perch on the glass edge but did not go anywhere near the bougainvillea flowers.


Sunbirds on power cables

The green-yellow variegated leaves are ...

 
just as pretty as the flowers.


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