Bougainvillea & Rangoon CreepersSunday, May 10, 2009
These pergolas, together with Bougainvillea and Rangoon creepers, serve as shades for those who are sitting on the bench undernearth!
Bougainvillea Glabra comes in many colours and it is a popular ornamental plant here. Its 'flowers' are actually bracts; the colourful 'petals' are modified leaves that surrounds the whitish flowers. This plant is also known as 'paper flower' locally as the bracts are thin and feels like a paper.
I found some purplish-pink bougainvilleas creeping on the pergolas. Bougainvilleas can tolerate heat very well and is a highly adaptable plant.
Rangoon Creeper is also known as Chinese Honeysuckle. This plant, botanically known as Quisqualis Indica, is found in Asia and sometimes used as traditional medicine. I love its pink and red flowers.
If you are sitting under its shade (on the bench), below is the view of how the two creepers would look...
Aren't they wonderful?