Good morning everyone-My garden is a lot of work but there are many rewards and these pretty blooms are what make the work worthwhile. I have 4 of this color hibiscus. They are shorter than the others and the branches die back on them and you cut them and the new shoots come up thru the dead wood. I was going to transplant these but they got too big before I could. It is a bit crowded where they are. The first yr I had them I thought there were dead. Glad I didn't dig them up.
These are one group of Rose of Sharon bushes and they have really grown. They have made a living fence. Last yr they got so heavy they toppled over and I had to string them up to the chain link fence they are planted in front of. Hopefully this yr I won't have to. There is a butterfly bush on either side of them. The walkway is pretty hidden now but I have happy bees and butterflies and hummers
The one thing I have learned is gardening is a lot of work but it is also full of surprises. Things grow bigger than you think and then somethings die unexpectedly which is disappointing but overall there is a lot of beauty and that makes up for the disappointments along the way.