I was captivated by the beautiful blooming Hibiscus plants last summer and purchased two of them, one orange and one pink. I had them in pots on the patio but they completely died back over the winter and this spring only bare twigs remained in the pots.
I took a chance and planted both of them and they have come back beautifully with the first bloom opening this morning! The bud was just coming open at 6 AM but when I checked back just now it was open full in all its glory!
My dilemma now is how to protect them this winter- presumably they are better off in the ground than in pots so I hope they survive to bloom year after year!
We have been blessed with three good rains so far this monsoon season- the downside is the high humidity- all the doors in my house stick, being so swollen up with water, and the swamp cooler just doesn't cool like it does in a dry heat. Every cracker or cookie in the house got mushy the night of the first rain and the rain does really bring out the big bugs! Still I'd rather have the rain and live with the rest! The weeds are really going crazy- there are a few that look interesting so I might let some grow up a bit and see what they become!
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