Posts tagged hibiscus

December 1, 2011

 

Plant Standards: Trained And Standing At Attention

We sometimes see a plant with an elongated, smooth and usually skinny, trunk with a round mop of foliage at the top.

September 30, 2010

 

crepe myrtle

“Survivor Plants” Remain Elegant Even In Hot, Dry Weather

Natives with long tap roots like the bright orange butterfly weed are completely unfazed by the heat, as are shrubs like crepe myrtle and caryopteris.

July 1, 2010

 

Malvas (Mallows): Self Seeding And Abundant For Bouquets

The malva plant is a mainstay in my cutting garden. There are both pink and white flowering malvas, and the blooms look like miniature hollyhocks.

February 18, 2010

 

glasses of champagne with hibiscus flowers inside.

Drinks with Flowers

As well as recent widespread interest in edible flowers by foodies, there also seems to be a related trend that involves bartenders putting flowers in drinks.

July 16, 2009

 

A Japanese Beetle on a yellow flower.

Picking Them Off (Japanese Beetles)

Japanese Beetles love roses, hollyhocks, crepe myrtle and hibiscus especially, and I dislike them with a passion for ruining my flowers.

February 3, 2005

 

pink bougainvillea flowers

The Globalization Of Plants: From Colonization To Today

The globalization of so many flowering plants is awe-inspiring and they now act as if they are natives in their adopted lands.

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