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Post  dorothy7774 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:59 pm

Building this tree was not easy. This is my first and only Bougainvillea so far. The challenge was to keep up with the rapid growth, buiding all branches and subbranches and then finally the top. I worked the tree from the bottom up. Growing all areas simultanously does not work for me. I am now finishing the apex area. Onec that's done it's going in its final container. Probably a light turquoise color.

Also, I water and feed my bougie the same as any other tree. Lots of! No holding back water to get flowers. The tree is shooting blooms everywhere.

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Dorothy

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Post  cosmos on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:22 pm

Dynamic trunk. Thanks for sharing. What are its dimensions? Thanks.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:25 pm

cosmos wrote:Dynamic trunk. Thanks for sharing. What are its dimensions? Thanks.
Cosmos, 25 inches high, 27 inches wide

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Post  John Quinn on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:56 pm

Great progression. Looks very healthy and abundant flowers nice and close in!

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Post  GašperG on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:58 pm

Ahh, it's just beautiful. Nice progress... i have nothing else to add

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Post  dorothy7774 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:08 pm

Thanks guys! I forgot to mention, the only wire I used was to set the primary branches. Everything else went clip and grow.  

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Dorothy


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Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:54 pm

lookin good dorothy

best wishes, sam

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:28 pm

Fine tree! Dorothy.
Please keep on showing as it ages.
Thanks.
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Post  dorothy7774 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:48 am

kauaibonsai wrote:lookin good dorothy

best wishes,  sam
Thank you, Sam! You have some of the most beautiful bougainvilleas I have seen!

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Post  dorothy7774 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:51 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Fine tree! Dorothy.
Please keep on showing as it ages.
Thanks.
Khaimraj
Thank you, Khaimraj. How about some pics of myself aging over the years..Very Happy 

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Post  jezz_39 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36 am

Wow Dorothy,
What started as a gnarly looking trunk turned into such an elegant, perfectly grown tree.
Love the natural deadwood touch and the blooms are plentiful thumbs up 

Jeremy

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Re: Bougainvillea in progress

Post  dorothy7774 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:38 pm

Thank you, Jeremy.

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Dorothy

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Re: Bougainvillea in progress

Post  xuan le on Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:55 am

Nice development Dorothỵ
How long did it take form the start till today?

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:43 pm

xuan le wrote:Nice development Dorothỵ
How long did it take form the start till today?
Thanks! It took about 6 years.

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Post  ChrisV on Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:43 pm

Really beautiful Dorothy!

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Post  lordy on Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Love it. Nice job Dorothy.

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Re: Bougainvillea in progress

Post  Robert Steven on Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:50 am

Patience talks...

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Post  dorothy7774 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:08 am

Robert Steven wrote:Patience talks...
Understanding sings...

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Post  ogi uyehara on Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:31 am

flower flower thumbs up nice tree

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Post  Peter Woosley on Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:45 am

Good work Dorothy, i see plenty of these (bougs) here in Australia, most (not all) of them grow out single shoots and call them a branch. Then prune to shape. Not many are prepared to put in the effort to achieve what you have achieved with this one.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:40 pm

Peter Woosley wrote:Good work Dorothy, i see plenty of these (bougs) here in Australia, most (not all) of them grow out single shoots and call them a branch. Then prune to shape. Not many are prepared to put in the effort to achieve what you have achieved with this one.  

Thank you Peter. This morning it got a real pot  Wink :


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Post  efishn on Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:37 pm

Hi Dorothy,

lovely tree, i like your work.

Efi

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Post  dorothy7774 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:02 am

efishn wrote:Hi Dorothy,

lovely tree, i like your work.

Efi

Thank you Efi. This tree is only clip and grow. Or I should say bleed and curse..

-Dorothy

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Post  jr_rothe on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:10 pm

Hi Dorothy,
Beautiful tree!... on the fourth picture... did you clip the leaves in half?
Thanks!


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Post  dorothy7774 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:03 am

jr_rothe wrote:Hi Dorothy,
Beautiful tree!... on the fourth picture... did you clip the leaves in half?
Thanks!


Thanks. Yes, I did. Shearing tropical in the initial phase does wonders, if they are healthy.

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Dorothy

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