It must be tasty. Everything wants a bite of Hibiscus ‘Blue River II’. Where is a praying mantis when you need one?


This late blooming Hemerocallis is an unusual coral color.


Succulents are great because they can survive outside in summer far from a water source seldom needing more than rainwater.


There is always a bit of honeysuckle to perfume the air and keep the hummingbirds happy.


Oh, no! My beautiful blue hosta turned as green as can be.


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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17 Responses to Hibiscus

  1. mothernaturesgarden says:

    How often I have changed my mind in regard to a plant, Kim.

  2. Gorgeous photos… and beautiful garden, Donna! I’m drooling over those lamb’s ears in particular, which is kind of funny–I’m usually pretty immune to them. 🙂

  3. Lovely pictures and my honeysuckle is smelling good too!

  4. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Hi, Sheila,

  5. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Janet.

  6. mothernaturesgarden says:

    The hibiscus flowers are deceptively large. I like them because they have no spot in the middle.

  7. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Congratulations, Abe.
    They look healthy if you edit out the bug holes.

  8. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I love the swamp hibiscus as well. It reminds me of my dad who had one.

  9. mothernaturesgarden says:

    After reading about it, I found weather too hot, rain, too much shade can all affect the wax overlay on the hosta leaves which give it the blue color. I reduced the shade by removing a branch or two above it and hope it forms more wax.

  10. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Betsy.
    I’ll be right over to check out your trip.

  11. Hi There, We’re home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I’ll post in the morning.

    Beautiful Hibiscus, Donna… Even if the hosta turned green, I still like it!!!!

    Hope you had a great weekend.

  12. Titania says:

    A lovely pure white Hibiscus, beautiful also the red Daylily. Love your collection of Succulents in this pretty container. The green Hosta leave, crinkly and pleated , still looks beautiful.

  13. Gail says:

    The hibiscus is a beauty Donna, I saw a swamp hibiscus that was very charming…an interesting red, the deeply cut maple leaves were the star as well. gail

  14. Everything you have shown looks like it is healthy and they are all pretty. Nice photos.

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  15. fairegarden says:

    Hi Donna, these images are amazing!!! I love that white hibiscus too, not too large is it? I am not sure how I feel about the dinner plate one, but love the white you are showing. Succulents are perfect for our containers too, I am a bit neglectful of them and the sedums and such don’t mind a bit. 😉

  16. Janet says:

    Donna, what a pretty honeysuckle!! Nice collection of succulents in the planter.

  17. Sheila says:

    That hibiscus is lovely!

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