Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas flowers, pt. 2

"Big Mike's White Bogainvillea"
3" by 4"
Oil on Masonite

This is the single bloom on my Uncle's white bougainvillea bush on Christmas Eve 2007.

The bush (actually little more than a twig) was left at my parents house when my Uncle moved to Arizona. My Father attempted to care for it as best he could in it's tiny little plastic pot.

About a month ago, he couldn't stand how root bound it was so he re-potted it into a huge terra-cotta planter with new soil and good drainage. In return, the plant gave him a single bloom on Christmas Eve.

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