Bougainvillea Plant Tips & Varieties Bougainvillea is one of Australia’s most vibrant sun loving, drought tolerant vigorous sprawling climbers that grow with neglect mostly blooming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a resilient and massively floriferous plant found almost in every part of the world with over 18 species, this flowering bush originates from read more

A little structure makes a patio feel like an outdoor room. Consider a paved or loose-stone floor, and use the house or a fence for a sidewall or two and a pergola or tree boughs for a roof. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.