A few years ago, I found myself impressed with the large variety and multitude of colors that the hibiscus flowers presented themselves with. I decided to collect as many varieties as possible so my garden would be full of colors all year round.
|Most common color and variety of Hibiscus Flower|
The default garden design provided by our landscaping company had the traditional red flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinesis) hibiscus plants all around the perimeter of my garden, which I slowly started replacing with other exotic varieties that I could find, during my numerous "city wandering" trips!
I was very selective about the ones that I collected since I didn’t want to buy the usual varieties that most garden centers offered.
I was successful in getting five of the hibiscus plants established; three of which had large white, orange and purple flowers; of the other two, one had light pink and the other, dark pink.
Unfortunately, orange and purple could not adjust to the fencing that I got done and eventually died out.
|Beautiful white.. survivor!|
|Another Survivor .. Dark Pink Hibiscus.|
I trained my light pink hibiscus plant to grow tall without many branches; it looks like it is perennially extending up towards the blue sky.
|Gorgeous Pink Flowers in the blue sky|
From my kitchen window, I often see people in my neighborhood on their morning walk, stopping for a minute, to appreciate my pink hibiscus flowers hovering in the blue sky!
|The green background comes from a banana plant leaf!|
The plant is at least 14 feet in height!
|The Purple-rumped Male Sun bird|
But what pleases me most is the sight of a sun bird fluttering its wings and trying to get nectar out of a pink hibiscus flower, which also appears to be dancing to the movements of the bird!
|This is the Girlfriend!|
Sometimes, I find myself saying hello to a bird rarely seen by me, perched on the kitchen window grill!
|Found my bug protein for the day!|
I marvel at another dark blue bird that I sometimes spot in my garden. If there is enough sunlight, the plumage shows astounding colors, and the glowing metallic blue especially looks stunning!