Bougainvillea brasiliensis (Rasberry Ice)

Although I’ve already posted about Bougainvillea spectabilis, there are other variants of Bougainvilleas spectabilis, such as the Bougainvillea brasiliensis, and variegated ones also. Bougainvillea brasiliensis is the light purple variety of the three bougainvilleas currently in the patio garden. In 1768 when Admiral Louis de Bougainvillea began his long journey to the Pacific Ocean and discovered the…

Bougainvillea spectabilis (Paper Flower)

Bougainvillea spectabilis (Paper Flower) Aka  Buganvilla (Spain), Bugambilia (Mexico), Napoleón (Honduras), Veranera (Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama), Trinitaria (Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic & Venezuela), Santa Rita (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) or papelillo (northern Peru).  It is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees with flower-like spring…