Unexpected Summer Colors

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Unexpected Summer Colors

 

As I was driving along you an appointment this past week, my eyes were distracted briefly by a splash of pink near the roadside.  I kept going to not be late, but did go back later to capture a photo.

 

Giant pink hibiscus flowers that just caught my eye.  They are a perennial so I am amazed that they could survive the winters especially so close to the roadway.

 

The leaves were almost 12" across and all I had was a standard piece of paper, 8 1/2 x 11 and the flower was not over covered.

I will have to drive by later this week so see how it survived Henri.

 

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Comments (27)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400    Henri came into the state further west so our day will not be as harsh as originally projected, but still high winds and a lot of rain   I'll check them out later in the week

Aug 22, 2021 09:30 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox  At first I thought they might be a lost arcturus but they were too big but when  stopped to take a photo someone came out of the house and after explaining why I stopped they were very kind and gave me their explanation

Aug 22, 2021 09:33 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Will Hamm   We will not get as severe as storm as originally projected so they may be fine.  I will drive by and see later this week

Aug 22, 2021 09:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ed Silva that is what I thought it was, but I do not think I have seen one that huge.  What a beauty.  A

Aug 22, 2021 10:37 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I have a rose bush that has been producing roses all Summer.  Just when I think they are all gone, more bloom.

Aug 22, 2021 11:41 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - How that is a HUGE flower.  Without the paper,  I might not have realized how big that hibiscus was.  Very beautiful. Happy Sunday!

Aug 22, 2021 04:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

wow, Ed, I've never seen a Hibiscus with a flower that large. Love the pink color. 

Aug 22, 2021 06:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love hibiscus plants.  In the past I've bought a couple of them.  They bloom beautifully for a few months, and then die.  I can't seem to make them last past a season or two.

Aug 23, 2021 12:42 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That would certainly catch my eye as well, those are huge and filled with so much vibrant color.

Aug 23, 2021 05:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, that is a huge flower! How beautiful! I would have stopped also.

Aug 23, 2021 05:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Ed.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Aug 23, 2021 09:38 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   My parents also have a rose bush similar to yours and it's been blooming since late spring

Aug 24, 2021 06:05 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   I was trying to find something in my car that would allow me to show the size and a separator in my binder was perfect

Aug 24, 2021 06:06 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   I will have to go back to see how it survived the storm

Aug 24, 2021 06:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Myrl Jeffcoat   From what I have read, they do not last much longer than a couple of years

Aug 24, 2021 06:08 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian England   I have seen a few others since so will do drive-bys to see how they survived the storm

Aug 24, 2021 06:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kat Palmiotti   I was fortunate that it wasn't a well traveled road

Aug 24, 2021 06:10 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Roy Kelley   Thank you and you as well.

Aug 24, 2021 06:10 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Ed,

Very common around here too. They come in many colors and some are winter-hardy. Definitely not an understated flower.

Aug 26, 2021 08:26 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Dorte Engel   Now that I reognize it, I have seen more around as well.

Aug 27, 2021 06:01 AM