Thursday, January 17, 2008

Killer trees


We have some beautiful...and aggressive vegetation in Florida.

Here's a perfect example - a bougainvillea tree trying to swallow up my neighbor's house!

I guess that's what they call herbicide ;-)

20 comments:

TOG said...

when I saw your bougainvillea picture I thought that I better get out and take a picture of the neighbors bougainvillea. The University of Miami had some fantastic bougainvillea but the cold and some rain closed down the show. Cool dry winters make them bloom better. But you will see some all year.

Southern Heart said...

Oh, how lovely (even if aggressive! ;) I'm counting the weeks until our trip to FL...

Pat said...

That is so beautiful! My goodness! The snow is flying around up here. I'd love your view!!!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day

slinger said...

Thank you for this colorful photo. My photos have become colorless during the winter again, so I'm stopping by for my 'color' fix.

Steve
Twin Cities Daily Photo

Jilly said...

Not sure I'd have put those two colours together but I just love the exhuberance of bougainvillea. The coral one is such a lovely colour. They can always be cut back, after all.

Looks perfect weather with you, Isabella.

Olivier said...

c'est un arc en ciel que tu nous offres aujourd'hui, cela fait rêver devant notre temps gris

it is an arc in sky which you us offers today, that made dream in front of our gray weather

Peter said...

A killer perhaps, but I feel more comfortable with this one than with the snake!

Tuppence said...

the colours are so beautiful, i'm now wondering if when our town was built whether they forgot to add colour, its so drab compared to the lovely pictures of your hometown

Gwen said...

Cheery bougainvillea, flowering like that. I posted a Cuban bistro for you today.

oldmanlincoln said...

I do covet your growing season. My that would be nice. The photograph is nice too.

Kate said...

What a great way to "swallow a house"--altho quite beautiful they do have a way of encroaching and taking over. I'd love to have one that would thrive and stay in MN. They're all over here in Mazatlan, too. Not complaining because they're beautiful and I don't have to prune them!

Nikon said...

Wow it looks warm there's & color, too!

GMG said...

Anyhow, not as frightening as the snake encounters...
Left a blogger's gift for you at the end of my last post on Blogtrotter. Enjoy!

freefalling said...

If they didn't suffocate you, they would certainly get you with their thorns - they're nasty buggers!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

hmmmmmmmmm Isabella:)
What about trees which are eating other plants and animals? Do you have that too there?

Ihope the insurance will pay the house of this poor family.... I would be terrible sad when this would happen to me. You?

Have a great and creative weekend! I hope to see you also back on my blog, you're being welcome,
Greetings from JoAnn Photography

Ming the Merciless said...

But....but....but they are soooo beautiful!

JAM said...

I love looking at other people's bougainvillea. We had some plants around our house when we first moved to Florida, but keeping them trim/in shape was like fighting a losing battle with a bobcat every week. I got some rope and the truck I had at the time and pulled every one of those suckers out.

Now we just admire other folk's plants and grow flowers without thorns ourselves.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Herbicide or not aren't they the most beautiful things when they're in full bloom?!

PA said...

More nice pix...

Anonymous said...

I definitely would put those two colors together! They are so shockingly matched in their hue. In good ole land-locked Tornado Alley Tulsa, Okla., I have tenderly taken care of a red/rose bougainvillea for 3 years and I do well to get three blooms per year. Your picture is a treat. Thank you.