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Love bougainvillea. Would seem it wouldn't hurt for it to be high if close to house and no hiding place behind. Thorns are bad whatever the height.

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There is the TORCH bougainvillea that is low growing ... perhaps 3'. Certain places such as Florida, they can grow taller than a one story house, but they can be easily pruned to maintain a low profile. They have recently been available in stores such as Walmart and Home Depot in Southern CA and people say they are more of a bush type plant. Hope that helps for those curious about bougainvilleas.

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RO ho
  • A lot of good ideas in the article and the comments. the article says 'and ask a neighbor to pick up your newspaper, mail and flyers attached to
    your door every day if you are on vacation
    .' I disagree; (retired postal worker) in the USA the post office will hold your mail while on vacation with the option of auto-redelivery or you pick it up (better option in case something delays you, saw this happen a lot). our local newspaper does vacation stops. Yes have the neighbors pick up the flyers.
  • Lights, camera, dogs and radio are great.

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