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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Warm summer evening.

 Warm red hybiscus.

This doesn't usually bloom until the end of August or early September.

A warm spring and hotter than usual summer have caused faster-than-usual awakening from winter. I won't complain.

Fun buds!


Wednesday Vignette is hosted by blogging pal Anna at Flutter and Hum.  Click here to see other garden bloggers' vignettes.

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful and stunning photos.

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  2. Lovely! How big are the blooms? Attract anything fun?

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    1. This is one of the hardy ones with large blooms (ten inches or so.) I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary attracted to this one.

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  3. Those are lovely! And like Alan I was wondering how big they are.

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    1. They are sweet! looms are about ten inches this year.

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  4. The evening may be warm, but this magnificent flower is HOT!
    I remember a pink-orange hibiscus bloom you posted on GBBD. How many hibiscus plants do you have?

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    1. I have two hibiscus; this hardy one in a pot and the tropical pink-orange one also grown in a pot.

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  5. I've tried to grow these enormous hardy Hibiscus here a couple of times, and have never been able to get them to flower before frost. They loved my garden back in Massachusetts. This was the summer to grow them. Ah well. So beautiful! Maybe I should just get a tropical one and haul it into the greenhouse every winter.

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    1. They don't like our wet winters. This one is in a pot that I put under the eaves for the winter so it didn't get very wet. When it started putting up new growth in early summer, it got a vacation in the greenhouse & a bit of fertilizer and took off like a rocket.

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    2. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try that!

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    3. Saw some for sale at Tacoma Boys and Lowes recently.

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  6. That's a beautiful hibiscus! I love the texture and color!

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  7. That color is incredible! I think a new color name has to be invented to describe it.

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  8. Oh you have hibiscus already! And such a deep, romantic hue! I don't think I have too long to wait for mine to bloom. Cheers!

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    1. I sort of cheated and threw it in the greenhouse. Yours will bloom soon, especially in this heat!

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    1. Thanks. Home Depot a couple of years ago.

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  10. feeling the heat, needing the heat (brr..)

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    1. We'd gladly share some of our abundant heat with you!

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  11. Wonderful color! It makes me think of a watermelon!

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  12. Beautiful red, and I like the rippled texture effects. I always think the cylindrical stamenal post is so attractive too in the Malva family, and the cute effects of the red pistils.

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    1. It is an attractive family to be sure!

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  13. That is just fabulous, Peter! I planted a start of a Hibiscus in a far too shady spot this spring, and recently rescued it into a pot in a sunnier spot. It's still tiny... guess I'll be waiting for a while. Glad I can live vicariously through your photos - what gorgeous buds and blossoms!

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    1. They take their sweet time to get going but once they do, they grow quickly!

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