Bougainvillea Experiment

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Tom from PBS has a tree he does this with and I always thought I would like to try it. It is the old watch how the plant follows the sun kindergarten experiment.
This is a bougainvillea cascade in progress. It has been wired to drop some of the branches down. I hope this will bring all the growth upward so when the pot is turned right side up they will cascade downward. If that makes sense :).

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I cleaned it up an filled the soil to the top of the rim.

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I cut a piece of shade cloth I had and put it over the top secured with a cord.

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Hot glued the seem.

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Inverted the pot and put two wood spacers underneath. Secured it to the bench with cord.

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My only concern is the leaves may burn because of not being used to getting direct sun.
 

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I will turn it back over.
 
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I think the leaves will eventually start to turn over to catch the sun. When you finally flip it back over, they will probably self-right, though.
 

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I think the leaves will eventually start to turn over to catch the sun. When you finally flip it back over, they will probably self-right, though.
I think you are right. Tom pretty much leaves his upside down until he wants to show it.
 
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