Friday, July 27, 2018
Bloom Where You Are Planted...
It is tough getting old and not remembering certain things. The hibiscus came up this spring sitting next to the water tank. I can’t dig up any memory buying it nor planting it. I sort of do remember putting it in the ground but not what kind of plant that it was. We had a dinner plate hibiscus at the old place for a couple of years and it froze out one winter. I suppose I saw it on a sale while not in bloom and I knew that I wanted it. I may have come from Home Depot. I had been sharing photos of it asking, “what is it”? I did think it was going to bloom out as a hibiscus but not this large variety.
I was able to capture this insect last evening. I had been seeing the monarch flittering around in the front flower garden but last night it was landing in my backyard cottage garden. For some reason the monarch likes sitting on the sunflower leaves before it lands on to flowers. The flower that it is on was a previous owners plant. I really have not liked it as a foliage plant but I see now that it does attract butterflies. I don’t know the name of it but there is a pink one just like it growing right next to it. It reminds me of Joe Pye weed but it isn’t an exact match.
Thanks for stopping by today.