South Texas is rough on flowering plants. My spring pilgrimage to the nursery results in a payload of beautiful robust flowering plants for our front yard. I take pictures, water, apply Miracle Grow and then watch as they wither and die in the Texas sun. By the middle of July, it is a wasteland of parched grass and
"As is the gardener so is the garden" echoed in my head. With attention, food and stability - the buds began appearing. The leaves are sprouting and one day soon I will see the lush orange-red beauties again. Close call - but it is only early July. The flowers make me smile. The buds bring me hope. I admit - I am attached and invested in its success. Its me and the hybiscus this summer - and both are going to thrive. For more information on this beautiful plant, click here. Happy watering.