Last year my bogenvelia looked amazing, and right now it looks deathly. I've had it for almost 4 years now, which is pretty amazing. It's gone through some pretty drastic differences, and was my first plant that I actually trimmed, and styled . For example, It was 4 feet high at one point and I chopped it down to half a foot. I really like where it's at right now, but I need to work on getting the flowering in specific spots on the tree.
Fast forward a few weeks. (this post has been sitting as a draft for a few weeks) A bird landed on one of the main branches the other day, and broke it off from the main trunk. At first I was pretty angry, I had this tree as I wanted it, I liked where it was going, and all my work and time was now ruined. But I managed to save it. It will never be the same, but I also think that it helped me realize you can always improve the design. Here's to not settling on a design, but continually improving.
And since this was quite the lesson for me, I decided to scour my old hard drives and post a few pictures over the years...
|2/2012 - In Vegas, it was having a hard time outside, so it became an inside plant. (blury image)|