Robin Robinson
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Bougainvillea is a versatile vine, perfect for Key West's climate

From 1766 to 1769, Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville sailed the South Pacific with his friend, botanist Philibert Commercon.

Philibert is renown for bringing his valet with him. The ship's physician discovered the valet was a she, Jeanne Bare, his mistress. She has the honor of being the first French woman to circumnavigate the world.

Bougainville...

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