My large Hibiscus bushes are beginning to bloom and I really look forward to their beautiful blooms. We have several bushes around the yard in many locations, but these 3 along the fence bloom first and I'm assuming it's because they get sunshine all day long.
The large flowers range in colors from a deep pink which is almost red...I also have light pale pink blooms and some bushes have white blooms.
A few years back I gave my son some seeds from the red hibiscus flowers and when his row of plants began to bloom they consisted of red, pink & white blooms. His bushes were soooo BEAUTIFUL that everyone who saw them wanted to know where he had gotten his plants. He dug many of his bushes up and gave them away. They are so easy to start from seed and also transplant well. Above is a picture of these young bushes, which are about 6 feet tall and below is a picture of them this morning...after a violent thunderstorm we had last night.
Several of my tall flowers got knocked over by the strong winds last night and it was like old times here in the house with no power either. We lit the oil lamps and my husband told me stories about having to read books using the dim lights of the oil lamps...He concluded that his eyes must have been much better, when he was younger because, he could hardly make out the printing on a magazine he was trying to read to me. I told him that they probably made the printing MUCH bolder in those days, when electricity was not around.