Hibiscus Heaven

Hibiscus is a favorite of mine and I get one just about every year. I love the continuous blooms and the shiny foliage, and so do the hummingbirds. I usually go for the intense reds or pinks, but this year I was intrigued by a stunning golden yellow with a burgundy center. There were only a couple of them at the nursery in the midst of dozens of more traditional varieties, all of which were larger and more lush than this one, but I went with it anyway. I’m so glad I did. It makes up in splendor for what it lacks in size. Each of the blooms is 5-6″ across. What a joyous sight on a cloudy morning, and on a sunny day I feel as though I’ve been transported to the tropics. Margaritas and island music are optional but highly recommended.

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