I had a sadness this morning when my internet connection hiccupped after publishing the comments people made on my post yesterday. So I not only didn't get a chance to think about or reply to those comments, I spent the time I'd intended on a quick post instead trying to reboot my router, etc. Heading out to a birthday party and then a visit with a friend I haven't seen in a long time to drink wine and squish yarn....so I leave you a few pictures of the thing I photograph most consistently, other than my own kids.
I love to garden, and I bought this hibiscus about three years ago, thinking I would have it outside on the deck for the summer, and then it would die because I had never been able to overwinter them.
I brought it inside and miraculously, it not only lived, but thrived when I located it right over a radiator that throws a ton of heat out. I had blooms on Christmas Day, and on my birthday in January, and during March Break.
I am endlessly fascinated by it. It's a deep orange with a pinkish heart.