Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hibiscus


I know summer is coming to an end when my hibiscus blooms start slowing down. These gorgeous flowers only last one day, but they are 9-10 inches across! My grandpa always had hibiscus growing, so I needed one, right? The really expensive ($45!) hibiscus gave up the ghost this year, but the "run of the mill" hibiscus that was only supposed to get 30 inches tall is still going strong. Almost five feet tall instead of three--guess I shouldn't have planted it in the front of the garden?? {wink} At least it's on a corner, and the way it grows, it's staying!