As we near the end of summer and it's hot, hot, hot, and you are tired of watering your plants, and you don't want to say it out loud but you might be ready for snow.... this is the time to call yourself a genius for putting a bougainvillea in a giant pot on your back deck.
This plant thrives in the hot sun with a minimum of water and is currently in the midst of another growth spurt. It has, in fact, surrounded the head of the big bird of the patio.
Call yourself a double genius if you remember to cut yourself a thick slice of orange and make a Cosmo to sip while you congratulate yourself for knowing that this was a great plant to get.
Three day weekends were made for sipping and staring. Hope yours has started out as nicely as mine.