Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Is it a ROSE or...

It is so beautiful with it's many frilly petals! I would almost swear it's a rose if I didn't know better!!
It's a Hibiscus, and I wish I knew the exact species because I would buy lots more!
I bought the plant a year ago this last spring and it was blooming when I bought it.
Last summer, the buds kept getting infested with bugs and no spray would keep them off.
I brought it in during the winter, while it struggled just to keep leaves.
This spring I put it back outside praying no bugs "bugged" it!
This is the pay off!! It took this long to bloom again and the full bloom only lasts a day.
Luckily, there are multiple blooms coming up each day!
Don't ya just love it???

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