I live in Phoenix and am thinking of planting Bougainvilla on the top
of my lathed-roofed ramada (back yard sun shelter). It would be planted
in pots and hopefully trained to trail down over the edges.
The roof slats are set about an inch apart.
I'm wondering about how to water these - and how to keep the water from
dripping down onto the floor of the ramada.
Or is this a bad idea (trying to grow Bougainvilla in pots)?
Thanks for ideas or suggestions!
This one is about 12 feet tall, not including the part hanging over the
They seem to have no problem at all climbing, its that they do. They
are woody and dont requite support but I suppose can be tied somehow to
a trellis. I see them along fences here. But it seems that the
structure would have to be quite strong.
HTH a little
I was just in Phoenix at the Hilton Tapatio resort and they had Bougainvilla
growing everywhere on rooftops, bushes and flower pots and beds. Call them
and ask for grounds maint and see if they have any ideas. I am buying a
Bougainvilla this weekend and I live in Oklahoma zone 7.
Let me know what they say ok? I am curious myself.
Thanks for the tip. I'm always amazed at how well Bougainvilla grow,
seemingly unattended, along highways around Phoenix. The ones in my
yard don't do nearly as well, and I've suspected for a long time that
car exhaust gases :-) seems to have some kind of beneficial effect on
That said, I've tried years when I didn't water my ground-planted B's
at all - and other years when I've been more aggressive - I personally
haven't witnessed that "water-starved" B's do better (more flowers or
brachts), but I've read it many, many places.
By the way, thanks for your very valuable hyperlink to your B site!!!
Lots of interesting material I will digest there!!
Oh yes the pools. One night my husband and I and some friends were in the
sunset hot tub. The one up on the hill and a real big gust of wind blew in
and knocked all the patio furniture across the patio. Thats was real scary
for us! The pools there are awesome. We swam in almost all of them. What was
really cool was the party our company had for us one eve. It was by the
grotto pool and palm terr. Oh man for us Okies that was something to
remember. I also loved the fact they treat their pools with saline instead
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