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.


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!