Trying To Change Nestmaker’s Mind

We aren’t that into roses. 

We aren’t that into your run of the mill blooming plants.  Most anyhow.

Megan over at Nestmaker had a post yesterday (Flower Snob) talking about how she wasn’t that into plants flowering as much as the foliage they produce.  In most cases we are similar over here at Double D.  Many times we are torn on plants because we LOVE the leaves… but hate the blooms.  But we have purchased a few because of their blooms… we can’t lie on that.

Really we are Hibiscus fans, not as much as Deb – but we are getting there.  Like I have said before, I think it has to do with our trip to Hawaii and seeing them there and falling in love with them while on vacation.  The minute we got a house, it was one of the first plants we bought.

Along with Hibiscus, we like those plants that flower tons of small flowers.  It seems cool to walk out and have a flowerbed full of color… like our 4 O’Clocks, or Vinca.  We really like the Vinca because their leaves have awesome texture and they are so lush.  The blooms are not all that awesome… but they are fine.

Anyhow… we had a few things bloom the past couple days and we wanted to share, and see if Megan would allow them to live if they were in her garden.  😉


This was our first bloom from our small yellow/orange Hibiscus that has been being a bit stingey (is that the right spelling?) since we got it.  Glad to see it finally produce a bloom.  A beautiful one at that.

Yellow/Orange Hibiscus Bloom

Also – we purchased this one last week… it is a different kind of Hisbiscus (maybe Deb can identify it for us, we need to send you money or something… you are like our resident bada$$).  It bloomed that day and everyday since.

Pinkish Hibiscus Bloom

And finally, this one was unexpected as we didn’t even know that Caladiums bloomed… DOH!  This one looks cool, I think it will make the cut, even if you are not a bloom fan.

Caladium Blooms

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