As a wise friend pointed out, when your wings are being clipped or you’re feeling held back, it’s worth remembering the floral profusion of the tropical bougainvillea.

Sometimes a good winter pruning is just the thing to promote healthy balanced growth – and a summer burst into full bloom.

20140124-204400.jpgIt takes both sun and showers to grow and flower. So sometimes, it’s good to gather oneself and take on a little less. Much better a blooming bougainvillea than a prickly rambling rose.