Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pretty picture: Hibiscus 'Heartthrob'

Not a lot to say about this one; it was at the ex-job, and I noticed it partly because hardy Hibiscus flowers are very difficult to ignore, and partly because I'd already been noticing them around in people's yards as we rode into Iowa City.

There's also not a lot to say because I've been heavily preoccupied by dental matters since Saturday. Saw somebody yesterday, and apparently the pain I've been feeling doesn't indicate anything particularly wrong and isn't something that requires any kind of intervention by a dentist. So everything's fine. It was still hard to convince myself to calm down, though, after spending a whole weekend on red alert over it. Dental problems have a way of seizing one's attention.


Unknown said...

Wow! What a beautiful flower, it's so huge!!

Paul said...

Durable plants. The one at my folks' place has lots of buds but has yet to bloom this summer. We've had several bouts of cooler than average temps this summer -- which one the one hand has been quite a relief, but on the other has set back blooming on heat lovers like the hibiscus (same issue with "Rose of Sharon" hib) and has not set well with the tomato plants. Typically, the hibs would be blooming by the beginning of August if not sooner.