Friday, July 14, 2006
I'm no slacker when it comes to buying things and one beautiful, very large fushia in a hanging basket found it's way to our house this week. I especially love the delicate mauves and deep purples so I had to have this one even though the weight of it nearly killed me getting it home!
When I had a good look at it, I realised there were two varieties in the pot! It's still sitting on the patio because I can't decide where to hang it so I can see it all the time! There is a hook outside the front door but I hadn't noticed till I got the plant home that it was placed too close to the wall. (There is a fake conifer hanging in the pot, but I won't go into that).
Two of these went into the small beds by the patio.
A little novelty.
I've shown this before but the white Hibiscus opened two flowers yesterday and they were as big as plates! It also illustrates nicely my feeling that perfection does exist in nature. Just look at the shading in the centre and the design of those overlapping petals. Does it have appeal from a distance to draw you in and wow you with the details?!
I found a little inspiration in the back garden too. Those bright red edges are not a trick of PhotoShop.
The only flowering plant now the pink roses have finished.
We have lots of snails!
I'm not sure if this is a good sign but it made a good subject for a photo!