Count Your Blessings!
With love and passion, everyone can have a nice garden...Elaine Yim
Count Your Blessings!
Count The Garden By The Flowers, Never By The Leaves That Fall.
Count Your Life With Smiles And Not The Tears That Roll.
..... Author unknown.
Friday, August 5, 2011
A Bougainvillea Chimera I Murdered
I hope you still like me after reading this. Early this week, Andrea wrote a post titled, "Have you heard of the chimera? which made me think back about some of the things that I had done wrong. I was preparing a post about a hibiscus chimera that I had almost killed when she posted her chimera post ahead of me.
The picture above is a much LOVEd bougainvillea chimera which has been with me since the time I started a garden in my new home. The seller assured me that the sapling was a 'normal' bougainvillea.
“A Bougainvillea Chimera I Murdered”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on August 5th, 2011.
This bougainvillea doesn't bloom much but it has lovely variegated foliage which seems to get more beautiful with the amount of sunlight received. It had withstood many of my DIY blunders such as the constant aimless hard prunings, the wrong dosage of fertilizers, my self-help drought treatments to make it bloom more, etc, etc...
Early this year, it was looking its most gorgeous ever with its lovely branches draped over my fence, forming beautiful patterns that danced gracefully under the breeze. It looked good even when drenched by the rain. It grew so big that the flower pot cracked and burst, spilling out some soil and exposing the roots.
I have since cut up the whole living plant into many pieces and disposed off the body parts, leaving no trace of its past glory. It had to make way for my 'Dream Girl', an extremely fragrant Passiflora laurifolia that a friend has been trying to propagate for me.
Now, after searching through all my archived photos since 2008, I found that I have not taken any flower pictures of this particular bougainvillea. The blooms were a sweet bright pink. I have never posted this bougainvillea before. I had always thought that it will always be around.
The first attempt on Passiflora laurifolia propagation was not successful. My bougainvillea chimera is gone. Now, I live to regret my own silly mistakes. Some people like me never learn :((
My bougainvillea, I miss you! Sob.
Today is Fertilizer Friday, thanks to Glenda of Tootsie Time, the link is here.