Sometimes when I’m walking around I feel like a giant pink organism is slowly taking over Los Angeles.
Blanketing the city in its relentlessly hot-hot hue of magenta.
Actually, bougainvillea come in pretty much every color of pink, purple orange, red, white, yellow you can imagine.
The paper-thin “blooms” are actually bracts, or specialized leaves, to attract pollinators to the real blossoms, which are super-tiny white flowers tucked inside.
They’re so hardy and strong that once you set them loose, the vines can make for some pretty interesting architecture.
Architecture that just happens to bloom all year round.