December 2, 2009

Bougainvillea Bonsai

This happen by accident. As I was trimming my bougainvillea, I accidentally broke one of the matured branch. I don't have the heart to throw it away, so I just took a pot and plant it and see what happen. Weeks passed and the leaves are still green. I let it sit in the sun. Now it bloom too. I am so happy. My first bougainvillea bonsai. I tried planting more using this method but it didn't work, the rest did not last more than 2 weeks. I have a variety of bougainvillea, but the plants are bigger and in big pots. I prefer to keep my plants small, like bonsai. I only have a small garden and want a variety of plants, so it is best to keep everything small.

Guess the saying is true, things happen for a reason. If I didn't break that branch that day, I might not have a bonsai today. Looks like another one of my wishes came true. I am grateful that it happened. Hope your wishes come true too. Happy gardening and thanks for reading.


IamNoOne said...

I remember my mother used to have our yard filled with variety of plants. We had bougainvillea also, the pink and white in one - those were the days back when we were still living in the province.

"BUTTERY"fly said...

I don't like big plants too because just like you, my garden is too small for them....I still have few though. Those were the ones who have flowers that are so irresistible.

I have pink bougainvillea in a pot. You don't want its veins to break your water pipes under. Because it happened to me once and we only discovered about the leak after a few months. The water bill went $$$$. LOL

Nice that your keeping yours small.


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