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Topic Title: Wanted large bouganvilla root ball / bottom 1/3 of plant
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Created On: 07/17/2017 08:47 PM
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 07/17/2017 08:47 PM
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foam ball

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Just throwing this out there. If you have a larger bouganvilla you are getting rid of let me know. I would like dibs on the root ball and bottom 1/3 of the plant, willing to pay for it as long as it's alive and fresh out of the ground. Looking to make some larger bonsai plants.
 07/17/2017 11:52 PM
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ww

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They make good bonsai.  

 07/21/2017 12:56 PM
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foam ball

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Bump
 07/23/2017 03:05 PM
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ww

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It turns out the plants are amazingly tough about being transplanted.  I was visiting a garden with huge conservatiories this weekend.  One of the buildings was completely refurbished a while back.  The huge old bougainvilleas climbing the columns were somehow taken down, moved to temporary quarters, and put back into place afterward.  They all survived.  

 07/24/2017 05:49 PM
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foam ball

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Yeah they are very tough plants. My neighbor chops his down to the ground every few years and it pops right back up.
 07/28/2017 11:01 AM
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ww

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That''s why there's bougainvilleas in Jacksonville.  Not to mention poinsettias.

 08/01/2017 04:28 AM
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moody

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Foamball, pm me. I have one I'd part with (it's older, but I just cut it back and it's coming in again. It will probably come back like a zombie when you take it out, too .

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 08/01/2017 02:02 PM
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jime

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Foam,
When you do your bonsai project, take photos, before and after, along the way...
I'd like to see it posted here. Good luck
 08/01/2017 02:47 PM
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foam ball

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Sent you a pm Moody. Shoot me a text when you are ready to take it out and I will pick it up. I will post up some pictures of it with progress.
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