Bougainvilleas Live a Risky Life In Late Fall Desert Weather   2 comments

Misc Images-8833 blogBougainvilleas — Images by kenne

We recently had some much-needed rain here in the desert. A cold-weather low from the north mixed with warmer Pacific moisture brought in rain at the lower elevations and snow on the mountains. Now the moisture has gone, but the low temps remain with highs in the upper fifties and lows nearing overnight frost temps, which will kill the foliage of the beautiful bougainvilleas — so far, so good.

The plants in our yard will not make it through the winter, so in the spring we will again be cutting back the plants preparing them for new growth.

kenne 

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2 responses to “Bougainvilleas Live a Risky Life In Late Fall Desert Weather

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  1. Are these the beautiful flowers that I saw out west over fences and up the sides of houses? That left such a beautiful picture in my mind. They are absolutely gorgeous blossoms.

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