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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Beautiful orange hibiscus


For Mothers Day I found this amazingly beautiful bright orange ruffled single hibiscus for my Mom's walking buddy!!! My Mom never believed too much in cut flowers, as they die so quickly, but she loved plants that could be planted and enjoyed for years to come. When I discovered this one in a gallon bucket at Lowes, I knew it was Mom telling me to buy it for her friend, Bert. This is a picture of what I believe the hibiscus actually looked like, but I can't be sure...I had thought it was a double hibiscus, but now think it was a ruffled single. I sure love this bright orange one!!! This pic is from Hidden Valley Nature Arts.

9 comments:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Hibiscus, actually, grow well in Oregon. They are beautiful. How's the new job going?

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful hibiscus for your mom... Lovely gesture...:) I used to find these in large numbers back home but recently it has become rare.

succulove said...

I love hibiscus! Too bad the flowers only last for one day :/

Lynn said...

It's gorgeous Julie. I'd love to try to paint it. I imagine Mom's Day was not so easy for you. I thought of you and do. I send warm hugs to help ease the grief. I hope your loving memories will make the days pass easier and easier as time goes by.
Sweet you gifted Bert. More hugs.

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
That hibiscus IS the same colour as my roses you're right! How beautiful. I don't think I've seen one that colour. What a beautiful plant. I haven't had one of those in years...but wish I did. Maybe I should check out our Lowes.
hope you've had a grreat day and had a lovely Mother's Day.
Judi

shirley said...

I love the vibrant orange colour of the flower and the ruffled edge is really pretty.

Bobbie Lynn said...

That is a amazing color. Love bright colored flowers. A beautiful garden tribute for your Mom.
Thank you for your sweet comment. I just love my girls card. She has been so busy at school and I was expecting a store bought one. It was a real surprise. Glad you like the rose photos.
Have a beautiful day.

marianne said...

Beautiful and also so you!
I love it when you get messages like these. In the beginning the connection is still there.

yoon see said...

Hi Julie! What a great idea for mother's day gift!
I have this in my garden and also the double hibiscus too!
I love this and look like your mum loves it so much too!