Pruning a Bouganvillea

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    ...as a last attempt to 'save' it. Its looking, and has for quite sometime, rather sad.

    I am tempted to just chop'er down and let her start over during the current heavy rain season.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you in advance.
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    pic?
     
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    good idea, will do in daylight. Thanks.
     
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    sick, sad and tired

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    happy

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    happy, needs larger pot, but happy

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    They are heavy feeders.... try a good dose of miracle grow.
    They dont like being to moist... let them dry out between watering.
    I would suggest a heavy pruning to get it back into the shape/size you want.


    other then that :dunno:

     
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    I love that dunno gif.

    Syrenn thank you. What you've done is confirm what my gut is telling me.
     
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    yay!
     
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    Bouganvillea are pretty, but those thorns are a royal bitch. Those plants are tough bastards too, they'll come back if you give 'em food and water.
     
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    Bouganvillea are prized in New England and weeds in SoCal.

    let them dry out was the best advice. they dislike being wet and moist
     
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    They thrive on suffering and then one day they say 'feed me' - and you'd better be there ready or those thorns grow eyes. :eek:
     

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