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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Not Your Usual January Garden


This is definitely not a common sight in my January garden. The tropical flowers of hibiscus blooming right along with the roses is a testament to the warm winter we're experiencing this year. If it continues for a few more weeks I'll be enjoying hibiscus blooms all year long. Oh, what joy in the garden!

6 comments:

ChrisC said...

I know what you mean.My garden is so confused and overgrown.I just hope we don't get a late freeze.

africanaussie said...

oh my! that is unusual - I find hibiscus the most rewarding plant to grow, and quite often take them for granted.

Missy said...

Hibiscus are wonderful. They will flower all year round here too if we have a mild Winter.

Leslie said...

What a beautiful picture, Susan. It's crazy warm here too. We've got azaleas blooming, and our hot peppers and basil never froze back; they're still going strong.

eli said...

Beautiful blooms! I am very grateful for each day of our warm winter weather here in central Florida . . . it's that much longer I, too, get to enjoy pretty, albeit unusual, winter blooms.

Dave @ Gardening On A Dime said...

This has been a crazy winter. Just last night I was saying that we only needed a few more weeks of this warm winter to get a good jump start on spring growth. One night later, tonight, it's supposed to get down to the mid thirties. I just came in from covering up some of those "good to fifty degrees" exotic tropical plants that I can't resist growing. All in all.....A Great Winter!!

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