Updates: Bougainvillea, Lemon Seedlings and A Growing New Welcome Plant


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Finally, after more than 4 months of waiting for our Bougainvillea to flower we found four tiny blooms prior to December 6. It’s really exciting to see the plant has a few light green bracts. I bought the cutting with flowers already, but eventually they wilted. I wasn’t able to take pictures the very first time I got the cutting, so there’s literally no ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the plant. I’ve also been so envious of our neighbor who lives across the street because their bougainvillea with orange and pink flowers have been blooming profusely since summer. The plants’ long stems with flowers are visible from their balcony even though they live inside a small compound – 2nd house to be exact. Hopefully, our bougainvillea plant will also have lots of flowers in the coming months. Now these are delightful news but also present a dilemma in the future. First are these lemon seedlings. The fruit of these tiny plants is a grocery-bought lemon, that after squeezing out the juice I decided to plant the seeds in a soil-less potting mix. It is a dilemma because we don’t have the space in our backyard to grow trees. However, we Continue Reading →