Monday, August 17, 2009

Hibiscus and heat

The last of the trio of blooms that keep on going even in the dead of a summer with little rain is the hibiscus.

Our friend Gene Soper sent this one to us after we lost my niece, Lisa Beaulieu, and my Mother, Juanita Swann, two years ago.

My husband , Joel, put the hibiscus in the ground after a few months, and look at it now. It's gone from about a foot tall to five feet or more.

The first year, it wilted often, but bounced back quickly. This year, it's not shown any sign of stress, despite the lack of water.
Although yellow was her favorite color, Lisa loved hibiscus, so we love this one doubly so.

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