What Floridians thought was going to be a harsh and long winter turned out to be just an early winter that also ended early. The one thing I love about a cold winter is what it does to the bougainvilleas. The cold weather stresses the plants more and when spring arrives every bougainvillea around town bursts into full color. Some plants bloom so profusely that they have no green visible.
And the pictures below are of the bougainvilleas in my brother's backyard:
Another plant blooming in my brother's backyard is a cactus. I can't wait to see what this bloom looks like: