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Posts tagged hibiscus

February 7, 2019

 

Georgia O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe is an art world star and her paintings of larger-than-life flowers are unique.

December 6, 2018

 

Tropical Hibiscus

It is possible to keep a tropical hibiscus plant alive in a pot all through the winter…The plant will probably not look great, but it will survive.

November 2, 2017

 

Tender begonia.

Tender Plants

All plants that winter indoors at my house are hosed off to rid them of pests and given a dose of fertilizer.

December 1, 2011

 

Filoli Gardens - KNot Garden.

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

 

Drought-resistant Crepe Myrtle shrubs line a walkway in Baytown, Texas.

“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

 

Giant Mallow

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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