Friday, October 28, 2011

Afternoon Gardening

I have had this hibiscus for going on 10 years.
It was an 88 cent deal in a 4 inch pot from an at the time Kmart.
I have nurtured it to this fabulous plant now sitting in a 12 inch pot.
I cut it drastically in the fall after it has finished blooming .
Then it sits in the brightest window in our family room for the winter.
Part way thru the winter it graces us with a few flowers.
Then in the spring I cut it back again.
It spends its summer on my patio drinking in all the beautiful summer sunshine.
It gets an occasional visit from our neighbourhood hummers.



3 comments:

Mariodacatsmom said...

It's gorgeous. Stunning photo work too.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

absolutely beautiful! 10 yrs? Amazing!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Zaza! What a gorgeous plant and look at the size of those flowers...just beautiful. I had friends in British Columbia who had one of these in their large kitchen with lots of windows facing east and south. That thing grew to 8 feet tall and was like a huge bushy tree! They had to keep cutting it back too but I don't think they cut very much each time. That's wonderful that you even get flowers in the winter. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a message. Enjoy your Hibiscus and the rest of your weekend!