Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bougainvillea ... when colors go berserk ... :)

 Nopes, that's not my garden ... its a bunglow that I was driving past in Goa ... the gorgeous bougainvillea's made me take a u-turn and I had to take this picture. Today ,it is so inspiring me... :)
I am looking to add some shade in the little urban patch that's my garden ... and I need color ... like loads of it and tons of blossoms ... and I want it all year round ... my patch is so tiny that I have to be carefull with what I plant or else  ... it's going to be a big oopsy - daisy ... situation.
Toyed with couple of climbers ... but I think nothing beats the burst of color ... like the bougainvillea.With the weather getting better I need to head out to the nurseries and find myself some of these ... Ah! the tough time I'll have deciding on which color to pick... ;)
Hope to share with you some pictures when my lil' patch is carpeted with  new grass ... and you can bet I'll  keep you posted with loads of stories from the outdoors too... :) Now, please do excuse me while I go look for Chandan Singh my new gardener ... Chaaannnnndaaaaannnnn ....... ;)
 

25 comments:

GB said...

Really miss those colors!!! How about planting an Amaltas tree for summer color and bougainvillea under/around it...I think there was nothing more beautiful than the yellow laden amaltas trees back in Delhi!!!

Sunita said...

That really is a colour explosion! Bougainvilleas are pretty low-maintenance but watch out for those wicked thorns with little ones around.

Sreelu said...

Beauitful colors, cant wait to see how you color ur patch.

Latin Sardar said...

Awesome color rush. Reminded me of yesterday morning, clear, bright, a bit hot but totally awesome.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Pretty pretty thoughts for a lovely Graden. I will be in Delhi in Nov. Hope to meet up!

Kathy said...

I have always loved bougainvillea. We often travel to Jamaica where it is prolific. My favorite are the golden / orange colors. Thanks for taking the time to stop / snap / and share!

Kamini said...

One of my all time favorite plants...the bougainvillea. Tried many many times to grow it in Seattle but always failed, the weather was too cold. So now I am loving it here in Hyderabad where it thrives in the sun! Looking forward to those pics!

Arch at Rang said...

Our new bougainvillea has just started sprouting, waiting anxiously to see what colour it is;-)

My old 'malli' planted it:-) Will post pics soon:-)

Yes, it's nice to post when I have something inspiring...otherwise I just chill.

Take care and all the best with your garden.

Arch

Rekha said...

I love bougainvilleas coz they are linked with all my happy childhood memories..thanks fr taking me back there again

Priya said...

Wow! I love the bougainvilleas!!
Just today morning I was wondering why no bougainvilleas were planted in our apartment garden. And now I get to see this lovely pic:)

eve's lungs said...

Absolutely love the riot of colour that bougainvillea makes . I have a magenta one that spills over my front gate and climbs up the house . It is also home to myriad little birds . Also love Amaltas and Gulmohur - lovely aren't they ?

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Gagan,
You are right ... I love the Labrunum?Amaltas myself ... the colors i saw on one of the streets in south Delhi was traffic stopping ... :)
But the issue I have is the miniscule size on my garden ... I have a tiny balcony size ... just s6 feet by 40 feet ... ;)reminds me of a terrace garden I once designed on a fifth floor ... but at least I get to grow a lawn, in the metro madness ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sunita,
You are soooo ... right ... so I plan to grow it up to 15 feet ... straight up and then create a canopy ... plans ... plans ... lets see how I pull this off ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sreelu ,
Green and loads of color ... :) now only if it'll stop raining and I can lay the grass and get going with my plant hunting ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Praji ,
While I write this it is an absolute opposite kind of day ... as Sarah says ... 'pouring dinasours out there mommy' ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anu,
August is here ... Nov. will not be too long ... will look forward to a local call from you ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kathy,
They are really so gorgeous ... and as if Indian highways were not already deadly ... now they have started plantings these beauties on the divider ... so if ever in India ... watchout ... there are some very distracted drivers on the road these days ... :)
Enjoy sharing and love to hear from you ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Kamini,
I actually had managed to grow a really beautiful one in San Francisco ... the hot pink variety ... always reminded me of India when it went into a blooming frenzy ... guess back in India ... it'll remind me of lovely childhood days ... gardening with my dad ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Arch,
Hope you find loads of inspiring things to write about moer often ... it's lovely to hear from you ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Rekha,
I think it's engraved into all our minds ... nothing like a beautiful bougainvillea ... blooming on a hot summer afternoon ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Priya,
ITS A SIGN ... some gorgeous nursery beckons ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi there @ eve's lungs ,
Now you make me want such a big garden ... see that's why I want to retire and go live in the hills and just grow plants and write blogs ... :)

Bhavna said...

Bougainvillea grows so well in Gurgaon (and Delhi)...I love the crazy colors! I have seen the tiny gardens at Vatika...but I think with your sense of propotion and aesthetics, you are going to do wonders to that tiny patch of land :)

Anna Spiro said...

Oh my goodness - how stunning is this! I love the Bougainvillea growing over that divine white house!

Just read your fabulous interview over at Purple Homes blog. Thank you for mentioning ABT as a favourite. I know you have commented on my blog before too. Thank you!!!

Anna
xx

Rajee Sood said...

Annnnnnnaaaaaa!
Ohh! my God ... right now my eyes and mind are going... Anna Spiro ... my blog ... Anna Spiro ... my blog ...wow ... Thanks for dropping by Anna ...you actually make me blush like a teenager ... :)

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