Bougainvillea is evergreen where it’s humid, deciduous if it’s cold. Give it to a friend who has purchased an old house. A bouquet should be left after moving out of a rented apartment, or when moving into new apartments. A sprig to people who have experienced trauma in the home. Bougainvillea should be given to people researching their family tree. Bougainvillea to soothe invisible hurt, to help us deal with history.