Friday, August 15, 2008
The Other Side of Hibiscus
I don't grow a lot of hibiscus plants although they live easily in our climate. They are prone to whitefly infestations that are very annoying. Another reason I don't grow them, but appreciate them in other people's gardens is they are typically very bright colored and have a 'tropical' feel to them which is not my style of garden. This one is the exception and I absolutely love it. I planted it in Laguna about ten years ago (that is it on the right side of the bench in the top photo) and so far the whiteflies have not noticed it. It is so soft and romantic that I swear I swoon when I notice the first blooms in the summer!