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Monday, September 22, 2008

A little left over summer....

Most of my summer flowers have bit the dust (mainly due to neglect from me)...but a few of our plants are still blooming. One of those is our hibiscus plant in the backyard. When we moved into our new house, my Grandma D. brought us a start of her hibiscus plant from her yard. Basically it looked like a stick in a styrofoam cup. So, we planted it in our flower bed and it actually grew and bloomed! This summer we demolished that flower bed and the hibiscus had to be transplanted. We put by the back corner of our house and crossed our fingers that it would survive. Chris was convinced it wasn't going to make it...but it kept getting stronger and stronger and eventually was loaded with big red blooms. It just makes me smile and think of Grandma D. every time I see it....and I'm so glad she shared it with us.

PS Living room photos are coming...but you will have to wait a little longer. When they came to install our curtain rods and curtains, we found out that the curtains were a tiny bit too long, so they are being hemmed. I really want you to see the whole effect of the room, including curtains, so you will just have to wait.

3 comments:

cheryl said...

gorgeous!! the color is so vibrant!! :)
and i still can't wait to see that living room! i'm going to have to schedule a time to see it irl! :)

aunt nancy said...

Grandma's were so big and pretty this year, she actually went out and bought a disposable camera and took most of a role of just her hibiscus. Mine started out good this year, but it was way too dry for them. I watered, but not enough. Next year.

Anonymous said...

Our 2 hibiscus plants(from Niles, of course)were also loaded with many large flowers this year ... until the big windstorm blew away all but one of them. Aunt Barb