Since our month-long drought has been wreaking havoc on the edible plants that I usually talk about, I thought I’d swing the focus onto our ornamental plants that have been in full bloom.
I wasn’t referring to cacti when I mentioned heat-loving plants – although we do have a couple of those…
…as well as the obligatory aloe vera plant:
But these aren’t the only plants that love dry weather. The bougainvillea plants absolutely thrive in the heat, and I have to say that my dad chose well. (I have to give him credit because I wouldn’t voluntarily bring these plants into our garden because I hate the thorny stems.) We have a nice selection of colours, as you can see:
So yes, while I appreciate the different colours of our bougainvillea plants, I still don’t enjoy pruning them because I’ve never completed that task without some bloodshed on my part, even wearing protective gear.