It has bloomed beautifully for three full months since the beginning of May. Now it has been pruned to favor the next canopy of flowers. There might be a mini – peak bloom in September as well. No, it’s not your monitor, this is a purple Bougainvillea instead of the usual pink.
My tao of pruning is simple: remove narrow crotches, crossing branches and prune to an outfacing bud.
These small wasps could have hurt me badly but they were patient and I saw them and left their branch. Their icicle-shaped paper nest is visible way to the left in the wide view above. Gloria is also visible watching me from inside. She is sitting on the back of a chair.