Sunday, June 17, 2012

Today's Flowers

The drought we are reeling under does not seem to affect the bougainvillea.They are blooming brightly everywhere.
The Queen's Tears Russelia looks fragile, but it is quite a hardy plant , able to withstand long periods of drought
This light mauve bougainvillea looks prettier than its picture.
This is my contribution to Today's Flowers.


  1. i love the mauve bougainvillea. we call the queen's tears "pepsi-pepsi"--it has a sweet nectar that we sipped when we were kids.:p

  2. Both the Russelias and the Bougainvilleas are fantastic drought and heat tolerant plants. Isn't it great that they also look fantastic! I just love the colour of that light mauve Bougainvillea.

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely tropical pictures!!

  4. Like the others, I love the mauve bougainvillea! It is exquisite! Lovely post for the day! Hope you get some cooler weather soon!


  5. All of them are wonderful. I wish I could have a bougainvillea here in Sweden....I have tried several times.

  6. I love your blooming russelia. I transplanted some off-shoots from my old garden to my new home one year ago and it has not bloomed at all. I am getting rataher exasperated with it.