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PE classes were always torture because I was always guilted into thinking I had a hard time running because I didn't run a lot and if I only ran more I would have an easier time. So for mile runs I'd spend 10+ minutes running while feeling like someone was squeezing my lungs, and at least as long recovering after I stopped. Then if I didn't do well enough I'd have to do it again. Always baffled the teachers that it never got any easier for me.
Now that I actually know how it feels to breath and not be in pain from running a few steps, I am downright militant if someone tries to forces wheat on me.
I always like it when someone learns something new about plants.I just learned how to spell bougainvillea from your post. Too bad I'm not doing my own gardening anymore.
1. Not enough light. They will have very few flowers if they do not get several hours of direct sunlight every day.
2. Too frequent pruning. Bougainvillea will only bloom on the new growth. If you are constantly trimming the new growth, then you are removing the flower buds.
My recommendation would be to pull out the bougainvillea, burn it, have a priest sanctify the area it was planted in, and put a nice plant in.
Candle stores don't bother me much as most of those scents are natural things like cinnamon. What gets me is the soap aisle in the grocery store. I hold my breath, duck in and get some swiffer pads really fast and duck back out to gasp some fresh air.
Where would one obtain a yiang-yiang blossom?
I love bougainvillea to look at as long as someone else takes care of them. When my sister housesat for me when I was in Africa for a month she went and planted a bunch at my house (without asking). Not my problem anymore. I hope the new owners enjoy them.
Unfortunately a lot of my dad's maintenance customers feel the same way, and I'm usually the one who has to take care of them.I love bougainvillea to look at as long as someone else takes care of them. When my sister housesat for me when I was in Africa for a month she went and planted a bunch at my house (without asking). Not my problem anymore. I hope the new owners enjoy them.
Bougainvillea... sounds like the Southern plant monster version of what the farmers up here hafta deal with - that invasive wild rose. Multiflora, I think. Ugh.
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC
Thanks for the subtle spelling correction, Q. That's what I get for posting without my reading glasses.
The only place I could grow anything is in a window box area out of the guest room window. It gets good sunlight in the morning but none later in the day. Would that suit a ylang-ylang tree? How big does the dwarf variety get?
If you have a balcony I'd recommend putting it out there, otherwise the sunniest window possible should work. The dwarf variety gets 8-10 feet tall and takes a long time to get that size, so you should easily be able to keep it trimmed to a manageable size. Just make sure it's the dwarf, the normal one can be up to 80 feet tall.