Bougainvillea are an immensely showy, floriferous and hardy plant. Virtually pest-free and disease resistant, it rewards its owner with an abundance of color and vitality when it is well looked after.

Brighten Up Your Life with Bougainvillea

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This soft cover book of 98 pages is sure to influence your love for bougainvillea, once more.

American Nurseryman Review

“This book is designed not only for the specialist horticulturist but for the weekend occasional gardener as well. It has a step-by-step approach that encourages rather than intimidates the average casual gardener who likes to potter around.


Eric Simon provides an abundance of colored photographs of these versatile plants set around the house and in public places. This is an imaginative approach to demonstrate that with some creativity, a house can be transformed into a home and a public place, a park. These photographs from his own collection, taken over the years, add a personal touch to this book, compiled and written with patience, knowledge and good humor.

This book is not so much about the physiology or the history of the bougainvillea. It is rather a book that is dedicated to helping the keen tropical gardener get the very best out of his collection, from plant selection to planting, pruning and all the maintenance work necessary to promote new growth.”

Book Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • History
  • How to Grow
  • Climate/Site Conditions
  • Soil Preparation
  • Planting
  • Ground Planting
  • Watering
  • Fertilizing
  • Beware of Wandering Roots and Watershoots
  • Pruning
  • Propagation
  • Stem Cutting
  • Wedge Grafting
  • Root Grafting
  • Tip Layering
  • Practical Tips & Interesting Observations
  • Making a Successful Living With Bougainvillea
  • Landscaping With Bougainvillea
  • Where to See Bougainvillea
  • The Common Varieties
  • Acknowledgments
Written by Eric Simon, horticultural consultant to the property development sector in Kuala Lumpur, President of the Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society, and active committee member of the Orchid Society of Malaysia.

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