Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HaHa!


I glanced out my doorwall and there it was: the first hibiscus of summer in the middle of August. I have been nursing this plant all through fall and winter, all through spring, all through summer. All I got for my efforts were glossy,beautiful, abundant leaves--then I noticed tiny buds, tiny promises of rewards to come. And sure enough, as I carried my coffee out on the deck, a single lovely bloom greeted me. "Hello there Linda!" Thrilled, I ran to tell the wicked King he could stuff his threats to chuck the plants. What an impatient boob! HaHa!




8 comments:

  1. Males seem to be too black and white in their solutions, huh? lol.. see told ya... 2 different types of hibiscus... the ones from Brazil bloom in winter. look at these:
    http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/misc/hibiscustypes.htmsk

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  2. Just took my stubborn nature and regular feeding. Profuse blooms not yet,but if there is one bloom, most likely I can expect another. Trouble is summer is winding down and the weather that brought on this bloom won't be around much longer.

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  3. Hi! I read your comment on Kalei's Best Friend's Blog and bounced on over here to encourage you to send me your mini skirt photo. I am posting them two at a time to allow visitors to go and check out the contestant's blogs so Kalei's Best Friend will be up next week- I hope. It's turning into a fun contest with people now bending the rules to get in.Thank you for coming by and if you want to participate I'd be delighted to accept your entry- even without those gogo boots!
    Warm wishes
    Carol
    www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com
    email cewyer@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. hey, don't give up- u may get more blooms.. if its in a pot, i bet if u put it near a sunny window u may have luck...

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  5. Beautiful!
    I am feel your joy :)

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  6. Greetings,

    I know the feeling when something you have nursed for months returns the favor with a beautiful bloom. For me it is when seeds of trees germinate and grow up strong. However there is something very special when one is rewarded with a flower, especially after someone doubted your efforts.

    Congratulations!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Egmont

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  7. Thanks Evelyn. It is a lot of joy when something you hoped would happen happens.

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  8. Egmont, thank you for visiting. I have had quite a few pleasures in life out of pure luck. This one was achieved with calculation--otherwise known as loving care. The HaHa was a bonus.

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