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Bring in plant thru cold winter months.

I have a beautiful large Hibiscus tree I am trying to grow indoors thru thr winter.Minnesota is brutal for tropical plants, Since I have brought it inside the leaves have been dropping,the blooms are…Continue

Started by gretchen Dec 31, 2012.

Value more than the beauty 4 Replies

I have been researching medicinal herbs, and growing some along with the veggies. As I read I find the most amazing info. Tea that I have been buying contains many things that I can easily grow…Continue

Started by Marian Bostwick. Last reply by Louise M Riling Zone 9b Dec 6, 2012.

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Comment by Pat on June 23, 2013 at 9:47am

rose%20of%20sharon%20loaded%2006-21-13.jpg  Love it when the rose of sharon blooms

 

Comment by Pat on June 23, 2013 at 9:45am

hibiscus%206-23-13.jpg  Todays beauty

Comment by karlie zone 4b/5a on December 7, 2012 at 9:35pm

Very lovely flowers! Love the oranges and pinks/salmons. Anyone here grow any hardy hibiscus'? I am thinking about buying one in spring (or a few). Even though they only bloom once, they would definitely be worth it. I've seen some blooms that are huge!

Here is my little guy.. At the base of the trunk is a flashlight for reference. Like I said, all the reading I have done so far has lead me to believe that we should not be having enough sun for this guy to keep growing (the days are too short now, sun up is around 8am and sun down is getting closer to 3pm every night) but yet there it is still. No blooms for a couple days, but there are some buds making their way out. This one is 4 different plants entertwined / braided. Received this past mother's day and it has grown about 1ft since then.

At the bottom, to the right and left are avocado tree sproutlings, and around the base for cover is moss from the backyard and green wandering jew.  

Comment by Doris Glowicki on November 10, 2012 at 8:28pm

I know what you mean and I do too, Cindy.

 

Comment by Doris Glowicki on November 10, 2012 at 12:23pm

Cindy, your hibiscus is so pretty!  And thank you, I love the color of mine as well.  I love orange flowers.

Comment by Doris Glowicki on November 9, 2012 at 6:10pm

I brought my hibiscus in a couple of weeks ago and look what happened yesterday!

Comment by Doris Glowicki on September 16, 2012 at 11:13am

Cindy I just joined Listia and just won my first batch of seeds.  BTW, your hisbiscus is gorgeous!

Comment by Doris Glowicki on September 15, 2012 at 8:12pm

Cindy, I have never personally planted hibiscus or rose of sharon seeds, but since the roses of sharon reseed very readily at my sister's house with no input from her I would imagine it is not too hard.  Thanks you for the compliment.

Comment by Doris Glowicki on September 15, 2012 at 12:15pm

I have six different kinds of roses of sharon in bloom right now, four of them visible in these pictures.  The funny thing is, the white rose of sharon pictured is the oldest of the group but is next to the smallest (the youngest is the smallest.)  They are, left to right, white rose of sharon, maroon double bloom rose of sharon, maroon single bloom rose of sharon, and light pink with maroon throat rose of sharon.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on September 11, 2012 at 7:02am

the color is so vibrant, and i especially that the hibicus is all one color, not to fond of the throat being a different color.

 

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