It looks more like spring than autumn in my back yard

I always look forward to the blooms from this beautiful Hibiscus mutabilis (commonly called Confederate Rose) -- it looks like cotton candy. Each of these delicious looking confections lasts just one day but it appears that the bush is loaded with buds. In three years this has grown from a spindly three-foot tall plant to a tree (which is still kind of spindly, in all honesty -- in spite of my best pruning efforts). I love the combination of the cotton candy blooms with the pink Knock Out roses and the white 'Iceberg' roses.

 

Explore: October 22, 2012 #327

  • pawightm (Patricia) 3y

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  • jacki-dee 3y

    Ooo, this is so pretty. You're right, seems like spring.
  • katejbrown photography 3y

    Beautiful!
  • Ducks & Daisies 3y

    Yes, it is very pretty! and I see some beautiful purple asters blooming down below, too. A pretty pastel combination.
  • chris kara1971 3y

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  • Jane Brown 3y

    it's looking wonderful . . . hope all is well with you, Patricia, and that you are taking things slowly and gently - and gardens are just great for being in the here and now, aren't they?
  • Félirose 3y

    Splendide!!!!!!!! j'aime!!
  • Félirose 3y

    This is beautiful!
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  • paola 3y

    nice shot
  • Nan 3y

    It's a fantastic combination!
  • judecat (ready for warm weather) 3y

    How beautiful!
  • smilla4 3y

    You've created a lovely soft palette in both your garden and composition...painting with pixels and plants! I would be over the moon if I could grow that luscious hibiscus in my garden!
  • jchants 3y

    This is just so pretty, and it does look like cotton candy. It must be a real treat to be able to look out on this each day.
  • we2fromoz 3y

    Cotton candy, what a great description Patricia! It certainly looks like a confection doesn't it. I love this photo, love the distant view of your garden and the angle at which it is displayed.
  • Marian Byrne 2y

    Beautiful bloom, and the buds are lovely, too!
  • dangle earrings 2y

    What beauty to have this time of the year. Thank you for posting.
  • moodyfan (Julie) 2y

    Oh, is this gorgeous and does look like spring! (Don't I wish??) I LOVE this shade of pink and makes me think of cotton candy, too! Excellent shot and I'd love a vase-full of these on my table!
  • ingrid eulenfan 2y

    Gesehen in der Gruppe!:
    award/

    Kleingarten Schrebergarten /
    Allotment allotment garden

    Danke für das schöne Foto!
    Thanks for the nice photo.
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