Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Big Flowers.

In my garden, there are a few plants that produce huge blooms all summer long. I like to mix them with the smaller blooms like coneflowers, rudbeckia, and daisies. Near the street this morning, two such cases caught my eye.

Luna Hibiscus.

Datura inoxia.

Brugmansia is another large flowering plant, but hardly a bud is to be found yet. Maybe if we get some rain this weekend, they will form.

It's 72 degrees. The air feels different today, less sticky, less humid. The sun is just starting to peek over the trees out back. We'll reach the mid 90s again. No rain.


Johanna said...

I remember when those beautiful, reliably perennial hibiscus became available here in Zone 5 in the 90s. People came in my yard and were astonished!

Of course it will be months before mine blooms like yours! Gorgeous!

Darla said...

Love the Hibiscus.....put some bloom booster on that brug!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Darla, mine are in the ground, coming back from last year. I'm letting them grow a bit before hitting them with some bloom booster.

Ellada said...

This mixture of color is really beautiful.