Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bougainvilleas





As the weather gets hotter, I noticed that the bougainvilleas around the school compound are in spectacular blooms. At home, I don't see any flower-( bunga plastik je ada) so I just enjoy looking at the flowers around the school. The beautiful bougainvilleas are certainly a feast for the eyes! I was told by the school's gardener that those bougainvilleas have been around for more than 2o years and the school is 60 years old. There were mostly planted during the 80's and 90's when bougainvilleas used to be Malaysians favourite flower. Nowadays it's very hard to find Bougainvilleas in large cities. I think most people are more interested in Orchids. In Terengganu, I noticed that Bougainvilleas are still very popular. You would see lots of bougainvilleas at many homes in Terengganu especially in the villages.




menyejukkan mata di hari2 yg sgt panas ini..





found the name of this one-It's called Torch Glow



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and this is called Raspberry Ice










There are also some hibiscus plants around the school. Hibiscus ni dah jadi mcm barang antik, nowadays. It's supposed to be our national flower but nobody is planting it, anymore. It is almost impossible to see it in large cities. In Terengganu it can still be found in the villages. I hope one day, I will plant all these beautiful flowering plants and bring colors to this world.


31 comments:

  1. Wow, what beautiful flowers! I so love all the wonderful colours. You take such lovely photos. :-)

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  2. all these flowers ni kat ur school ke?cantiknya ur pictures !!

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  3. oo bunga kertas ni tu nama scintific nya heheh

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  4. cantik la gambar u amik..TK u guna camera brand ape ek?

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  5. simply prettyyyyyy..!!

    bougainvillae saya baru nk 'mesra2'...:)

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  6. Nice to look at such beautiful flowers while you are at work!!
    I have several hibiscus at my house. They are very easy to grow and they like the climate here too I guess!
    Cheers, Karen

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  7. cantiknya... kat rumah saya tak mau berbunga banyak camtu. Tinggal tunggul hidup segan mati tak mahu je...

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  8. lovely photos!!nice..pandai u amek gambar..

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  9. I love bougainvilleas. I wish we could grow them here in the UK but our winters are too cold. My mum had a lovely one her greenhouse but it hasnt survived all the frost we've had this year, even being inside.

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  10. its spring! hehe... cantiknya... bunga kertas ni i pernah baca somewhere, kalau musim panas/kering, dia akan stress, thats why dia berbunga lebat bila time mcm ni... sangat cantik kan...

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  11. tk, u should really be a photographer instead of a teacher :) great photos..sigh.. love visiting your blog.
    btw.. love vampires too.. hv u seen Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt in interview with a vampire? :)
    Nice to have u as a friend, TK :)

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  12. The bougainvilleas are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like your city is ushering spring already. We haven't had much blooms yet due to the cold weather.

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  13. Susannah-Thank You dear! I love those wonderful colors too! They give me life and really make my day!

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  14. Zarin- ye yang kat sekeliling sekolah. Yg pokok tinggi tu blkg bilik guru I, about 50 metres je -menggunakan persekitaran sepenuhnya utk tujuan berblogging hehe

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  15. Eryamum- Ye yang..Bougainvillea nama glamornya

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  16. Mizara-Thank You dear. I'm using Canon.

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  17. Pink Mama- Thank You dear!

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  18. Ummi Hanie-Thank You..at least ada la gak bunga bunga. Nanti kalau dia dah mesra sgt.. postlah kat blog ok!

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  19. Karen- I never try planting hibiscus but it grows well in the highlands of Malaysia where it's cooler. It's one of my favourite tropical flowers.

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  20. Aisyah Hani- Saya tgok kat sek tu, dah puluh2 tahun hidup subur. Nanti saya nak tolong tanya tukang kebun, camna boleh maintain je pokok2 tuh!

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  21. Gorjesmum- Actually I main belasah je bila amek gambar cause tak pnah bljr anything about photography but if you say it's lovely..I am more than happy.Thank You!

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  22. Lady Of Leisure- Ye la cam Spring. Blogger2 negara sejuk semua cerita pasal spring dorang. I pun nak crita psl spring kat Mesia. BTW, baru tau dorang stress sbb tu berbunga lebat. Kesiannya pokok2 tuh yek..They make us happy when they are stress!

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  23. Susie- I know you love Bougainvilleas. This post is specially dedicated to you! It's very easy to grow Bougainvilleas here. Infact it's the easist to grow compared to other flowering plants.

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  24. Hana- TQ,TQ so much for the compliment! I blanja u ABC! I just amek gambar for fun. I know nothing about photography, dear!Oh, I havent seen the interview..Is it a movie or what??

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  25. Xiao Yen Recipes- Thank You dear. BTW, we don't have spring and the 4 seasons in my country.It's hot and humid all year around . The bougainvilleas bloom a lot during the hottest time of the year.

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  26. Hello,
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, the photo was taken last year whilst out walking in a local wildlife reserve. I love your photos especially the bourgainvillea, I only wish it would grow in the uk.
    Warm wishes
    Em x

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  27. I have to admit, I scrolled at the pictures a couple of times to look at the flowers. I've never seen them before. They're so bright and beautiful and they look like they grow kinda in vines?? We don't have blooms like this in my city. The cold weather and fog make it pretty impossible to grow anything nice. I wish Mother Nature would take a bit of your heat and give to us and take a bit of our cool air and give to Malaysia :)

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  28. Emma-Hi Emma!Thank You for dropping by. I just love nature photos.

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  29. Rose Belle- Bougainvilleas is also called paper flower here. They are thorny woody vines and can grow from 1-12 metres high.

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