|This is what it looked like when I got it in a basket.|
I drilled a hole into the wooden eave of our house, just above the bougainvillea and near the window, to hang a squirrel-proof bird feeder. It's so funny to watch squirrels leap from fence to the wire covered feeder, as their weight pulls the spring down and closes feeder openings. My canary's cage is near that window and he loves all the birds that frequent the feeder. Cardinals, blue jays, house wrens and tufted titmice are all greeted with a hello chirp.
A footnote on the bougainvillea: I learned that in order to have flowers, they need to be in well drained soil. Ours is in a corner of our yard that gets regular rain run-off from our roof. I also learned that they like to be root-bound, but ours has the whole yard to spread it's roots. One day, I'll dig it up and put it in a pot where it belongs and can be happily root bound, drained, and flowering.