Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Autumn Brightness



This beautiful yellow hibiscus was a present for my birthday many years ago from my best friend Joan; she always chooses the most thoughtful gifts and it is nice as so many of my plants and trees have a story attached to them and a sentimental association.
The hibiscus was labelled 'Full Moon', but I'm not sure that this is the correct name, as that particular hibiscus has either a semi-double or double flower but mine looks like it is a single flower . . . all of you 'flower' enthusiasts will know what I am talking about. Anyway, it does look like the colour of a full moon or a new moon, depending on the light and time of day and it just keeps on flowering no matter what the season . . . its flowers have brightened my days for many years. ♥

12 comments:

Little Lamb said...

That's pretty.

dianne said...

Thanks dear Lil Lamby
yes it certainly is. :) xoxo ♡

K9 said...

you know, im not sure i have ever seen a yellow hibiscus before. and this one is really yellow. i know you love that! lovely, dianne.

dianne said...

Thank you dear K9 ,
yes I guess yellow is an unusual colour for a hibiscus as they are usually pinks and reds.
I have two others which I will post on another day, one is has reddish flowers the other golden/orange.
Many surprises in my garden.

xoxox ♡

/t. said...

it's
lovely, dianne
&
a beautiful gift to you

× × ×

/t.

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t.

Yes it is lovely and I am fortunate to have such a thoughtful friend.

xoxoxo ♡

..................... said...

love it! the hibiscus i've seen here are beautiful, but usually pink or red.
your friend joan is a treasure .. :)

dianne said...

Thank you dear Foamy

I'm pleased that you love it, of course I am biased because of the beautiful yellow colour, but of course I do like other colours too.

My friend Joan is a treasure, I don't know how she managed to find it; we always seem to exchange plants as gifts for birthdays etc as we both love gardens. xoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

During my cildhood i lived in a village, and just outside the house there were very old Hibiscuses with thick stumps giving red curly petals....And right now, where my mother lives she has 8 different varieties of Hibiscuses.
In the tropical climate we have them flowering all along the year.

It was so wonderful of you to awaken so many memories through a flower....now everytime i'll see a hibiscus i 'll think of you.Your words,Your love for plants and flowers.....may the Earth be green and colourful, let us not forget the Beautiful and generous Mother that she is....

love
Col

dianne said...

Thank you again dearest Col for your lovely comment,I'm so pleased that my hibiscus has brought back many happy memories for you and it is very sweet of you to say that you will think of me whenever you see a hibiscus ... likewise, now I shall think of you also.

As you can see from what I write here I do love plants and flowers, they give me such joy, I try to listen to the rhythms of the Earth and have a great respect for the beauty and blessings of Mother Nature.

How lovely to grow up in a village, far away from the large cities.
I know what kind of hibiscus you are referring to, red seems to be the most common colour of the original plants and when they get very old the stems get very thick and gnarly; I trim mine occasionally as I find that it keeps them nice and bushy ... if you look closely at the leaves in my photo you will see some insect damage but I don't use insecticides in my garden because of the birds, insects and small animals, anyway the insects don't eat much. :)
That is so nice for your Mother to have eight hibiscus trees, they certainly are very hardy and provide many beautiful flowers throughout the year. xoxoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Very beautiful flowers, with an exquisite yellow. I have happy days and now you do that we would cheer for us.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes the flowers are a lovely yellow, nature gives us such beautiful gifts to cheer us and make us happy.

Saludos. xoxoxo ♡