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Early evening on the limestone ledge | by pawightm (Patricia)
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Early evening on the limestone ledge

Lantana 'New Gold' and 'Dallas Red' drape over the native stone retaining wall. Volunteer cosmos in the border (the ones I allowed to stay -- there'd be a forest of them if I didn't pull them out). At left in the border is a very pretty red tropical hibiscus with yellow markings in the throat -- I don't know the cultivar.

 

Toward the middle of the border is a rusty-mahogany colored Hibiscus acetosella (sometimes called Maple Leaf Hibiscus or False Roselle). This is one of the hibiscus that teas are made from. Recently I read that the leaves are very good raw in salads or cooked (I would think with other greens). In past years I've posted photos of the interesting, velvety blossom this gets.

 

Just barely in the photo at the right is a fluffy, orange bloom of the Hibiscus 'Apricot Brandy'. I love those showy blooms I have five or six of the plants and they've done much better this year than the bright red 'President' hibiscus.

 

That's Rosemary with the blue gray blooms.

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Taken on September 28, 2013