Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A nice thank you

Our friends (Vickie and family) gave us a very nice thank you card along with this beautiful plant, for helping with the wedding a week or so ago. The pot says it is a Tradewinds hibiscus.

Look at that pink center. Isn't it striking?

They did the same for the other helpers, too. There are hibiscus that are hardy in our zone (5) but yesterday my friend (another helper) called and told me that the Tradewinds variety is the tropical type-so is not hardy here.

I think the hummingbirds will love this flower so we'll keep it outside as long as possible for their enjoyment. Then we'll see if I can keep it alive inside this winter. Wish me luck!
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1 comment:

  1. So pretty! I think that might be the same kind as mine. I kept mine alive in the basement all winter last year. You could probaby put yours in the laundry room next to the big window. i think I might cut mine back and repot this fall before I put it downstairs again. It's looki8ng a little stressed.


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