Friday, August 29, 2008

Bedraggled Petticoats in the Rain

Started these Hibiscus 'Carolina Mixed' from Aimers in 2006. Last year they had a few meager blooms - this year they're covered in blossoms. Sadly, I think I missed the best of the display as we were travelling for several days.
While the seed package advertised red, pink and white flowers - all four are white with a bright red centre. Here's one I picked up off the grass after the last rain, flipped open and photographed - a girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do for a photo these days. Hardly ideal conditions for a close-up, but certainly gives you an idea of the size and the charm of the blossoms.

1 comment:

The Hunky Gardener said...

I am extremely jealous of your maples that turn red. We only have one here that turns red (acer ginnala). We are seriously hurtin for fall reds around here!

Have a great weekend!