October 1st, 2006

The biggest I have seen

Posted by Lifecruiser in Nature
Lifecruisers biggest Bougainvillea
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This is the biggest flower I’ve seen. It’s a Bougainvillea we spotted on our honeymoon on the Greek island Crete 2004. (A wonderful honeymoon island!)

Sorry that it isn’t a better photo, but I took it with the cars there just to have something to compare with, so the flowers have to stand back.

They were every where over the island. Magnificent examples.

Of course we may be more impressed over them than you are, because we don’t have the climate for them over here in Sweden, it’s too cold. We have them as indoors plants if at all.

Ah, the greatness of mother nature, once again!

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Cruise list: Kasia, Chana, Tricia, Christine, Lucy, Lynn Tucker, Fruitful Spirit, Guppyman, Sandy, Deb, and John - Melbourne.

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  1. John - Melbourne said:

    Love a good bougainvillia, especially when it covers other more ugly things, like a plain fence. The deep red ones are my favourite.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I favorite the deep red ones too :-)

    October 1st, 2006 at 1:04 pm

  2. deb said:

    Wow! It’s huge! There’s one growing around the porch of an old house I pass by every day that I *thought* was big until I saw this one :shock: !

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it sure made you feel very small when standing underneath it!

    October 1st, 2006 at 2:19 pm

  3. Sandy said:

    I for one am really impressed!! I think that is HUGE!! We can grow them here in Georgia in the states but I have never seen one that BIG before. Thanks for sharing it with us. CRETE you are so fortunate to be able to go to places like that we only dream about…have a great day…it is just early Sunday for us now….Sandy

    Lifecruiser: The giant bougainvillea… *lol* Yes, we’re fortunate, but you too! I so wanna travel around in the states too! We’ll see if it will be possible some day :-)

    October 1st, 2006 at 2:55 pm

  4. guppyman said:

    Wow… what a monster bougainvillia!!!! i keep thinking I want to plant one… I even bought one once but i let it die in the pot before I got around to planting it….. One of these days…..

    Lifecruiser: Yes, you do, they are soooo beautiful - and who knows, maybe you end up with a giant like this one :-)

    October 1st, 2006 at 3:05 pm

  5. Fruitful Spirit said:

    Man that is huge! I would call that a tree becasue it is no longer a bush! Very pretty! Nice shot to share Mrs. L!
    I hope your weekend is going good! Mine has been filled with the sounds of small feet running around and babies laughter. And those smells they bring too! LOL

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I had some thoughts about what to call it, flower or tree, for it’s no bush for sure! *lol* Ahhh, that baby smell is something special! Well, this is a nice weekend here too - still taking care of ourselves and just have it very cozy :-)

    October 1st, 2006 at 3:15 pm

  6. Lynn Tucker said:

    That is beautiful. Here in Ontario Canada I have never had more than a large bush!
    Those have cultivated to big trees! Wow!

    mine is up

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I did go Wow when I saw these in real life too. Spectacular.

    October 1st, 2006 at 10:17 pm

  7. Lucy said:

    Good Lord — that must be 30 feet tall (if not more).

    My mother had a beautiful one on the corner of her home — in Arizona. I tried one the first year we lived in NC — it did not survive the Winter. But it sure was pretty while it lasted.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it sure is a giant one. Very impressive.One could only dream about having that one in the garden….

    October 1st, 2006 at 11:09 pm

  8. Christine said:

    That is huge! I’ve never seen one this big either, and they are everywhere here in AZ! They love the heat!
    Very impressive indeed, I would hate to see all the thorns on that one!They are very pretty. We had three that my FIL sculpted into an ornamental tree, but they were only about 6 ft at least! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

    Lifecruiser: Well, I guess they just love the heat in Crete too and maybe they really appreciate the salty sea air too? Yes, our weekend were terrific and I hope yours were too :-)

    October 2nd, 2006 at 1:45 am

  9. Tricia said:

    That’s gigantic! Look at the “stems”, it looks like a tree trunk or tree branches at the base. It’s huge!

    Beautiful Mrs. Lifecruiser!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, I think it will be hard to find any one bigger now… *lol*

    October 2nd, 2006 at 2:38 am

  10. Chana said:

    you know when a picture is so vivid you can actually imagen being there..i can almost smell must have smell wonderful…it is a beautiful color. what a wonderful honeymoon it sounds like you had…i’m so glad.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it truly was magnificent, the whole honeymoon! A memory to live long.

    October 2nd, 2006 at 12:16 pm

  11. Kasia said:

    It looks like a huge bouquet that has been lost by a giant on his way to his beloved one! WOW!

    Lifecruiser: Yeah, you’re right in that! How funny :-)

    October 4th, 2006 at 3:10 pm

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