I think I made it through spring without posting any photos of any flowers. It's coincidently the first day of summer and I have some colorful flowers to post. It's been about 100' degrees for a week now... and hot humid weather had preceded that. So, my flowers are already overgrowing and showing signs of stress from the heat. Hopefully they will make it through the entire summer. Thank goodness for "drip" systems to keep them watered so I don't have to.
I stopped into a local nursery one day and found this perennial. I had never seen one before. It is a "cat's whiskers". It starts flowering at the bottom of the stalk and slowly progresses to the top. It's a really interesting and delicate looking flower. I hope it comes back again next year since I'll probably never see one at the nursery again.
Years ago I tired of planting tropical hibiscus plants that never flourished or survived the hot summers. I remember when we lived in Illinois we had a perennial hibiscus. I located some here and this is one of them. It is my hibiscus "tree". It is currently 7 feet tall with dinner plate sized hibiscus. Each day it has up about 15-20 new flowers. It's awesome and the hummingbirds love it.
This is the hibiscus that sits next to the pool. It doesn't get as big as the red one, but it is still as pretty. And, I did have to cut a few stalks off when my patio umbrella fell over on top of it and crunched it. I'm lucky to have any of my plant left. :)
Just love the almost florescent colors of these flowers. Most of my flowers in my pots are "annuals" that voluntarily come back each spring (like these did). I don't have to plant new ones which is good, but sometimes unexpected flowers show up in the oddest places.
One of my potted hydrangeas, button flowers (a favorite) and volunteer flowers.
Thanks for viewing some of my flowers with me.