Good morning Folks,
Here it is Thursday already. Our weather has been perfect, although the heat and humidity are increasing, but it is still bearable to be outside.
Thank you Eli and Nell for posting what you thought the two unknown to me plants were. The vine was a honeysuckle, and after researching and reading I decided to take it back. It was the Japanese honeysuckle which is a #1 for invasive plants here in zone 10 s.e. FL. I did NOT need anything that was going to be invasive, and this one is a vigorous grower, plus birds eat and drop the seeds elsewhere, causing it to take over everywhere, and the environmental people don’t want anyone to grow it. I was really disappointed because that scent was so wonderful!!!
I hoped the place would let me exchange it for another plant and they did. I saw a beautiful hibiscus and it came home with me. It is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Rose Flake'. I found out what it was by googling variegated hibiscus. I think the first on the list was to BernieH’s blog and I was thrilled because she and I grow a lot of the same things. Her gardens are wonderful and lush. You can read about this plant on her blog in this post Roseflake and Snowflake. You can also read about it here at Birkdale.
I really am thrilled with all of these plants and I hope to root cuttings from all of them.
Now, the next one that I didn’t know is Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum or Chinese Fringe Flower. It can be grown as a small tree. I haven’t figured out yet how I will grow it. I may repot it for now, I’m still thinking about it.
You can read about it here at Grower Jim's and at Nell’s. I just found another bit about these beauties by Grumpy Gardener. One of the workers at the garden center said these bloom all year. I didn’t think to ask how big these get, but I am hoping this is the dwarf variety.
I planted the shrimp plant in my shed’s garden. I repotted the white thunbergia erecta into a large pot. I’ll be working the next three days so the other plants will stay in their pots for now.
Thanks again for your responses.
Happy Spring Gardening ~ FlowerLady