Thursday, November 5, 2009

Joy oh joy - Confederate Rose - Hibiscus mutabilis

Good evening fellow bloggers.

This morning I took a picture of my Confederate Rose bloom, and it was white. When I got home from work this evening, it was pink. It is a single variety of Hibiscus mutabilis and I love it. I grew this from seed this spring and I am thrilled, to say the least, with the resulting plant/blooms. My gardens are sub-tropical, zone 10 in s.e. FL.

Sometimes life can get us down, but all we have to do is take a walk in our gardens and we are lifted up.

Here are the three pictures from today. Tomorrow the flower will be a thing of the past, but not forgotten.

Click on pictures for a larger view.

The foundations of the world are to be found,

not in the cognitive experience of conscious thought,

but in the aesthetic experience of everyday life.

Alfted North Whitehead

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


azplantlady said...

Oh my goodness. What a beautiful surprise. Especially since you raised it from seed.

sarada said...

Pretty Flower...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Carol said...

Beautiful photos... You grew it from seed! To see it all happen in one summer... lovely. Carol

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a proud mama you must be! I like it both colors. I had a volunteer hibiscus this summer, but it had too many other plants growing around it, and I missed the buds opening up. I imagine the plant will get taller next summer, so that will help me not miss the blooms next time.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Your pictures are lovely! I'm growing Hibiscus mutabilis too, from a stem that I propagated. It hasn't borne any flowers till now.

gld said...

I was afraid of that.....I can't grow this plant. The bloom looks very much like my hibiscus syriacus and hibiscus moscheutos known locally as Rose of Sharon and Rose Mallow.

I enjoyed the November whites too.
I do grow Prosperity.

My garden season has ended. I will enjoy it vicariously through your blog now.

I am also enjoying the music.


sweet bay said...

Lovely! I really like the single form of the Confederate Rose -- the double seems to be more common.

Mary Delle said...

Love that quote and your confederate rose!! Moving post.

LeSan said...

I think it is wonderful that you have a changing flower. Never a dull moment in the garden I guess. LOL
I love that quote. It is so lovely and quite true.