Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Big Blooms


This old fashioned hibiscus bloom is a favorite of mine.  Blooms the size of saucers.  
Talk about extravagant beauty!

Join me as I join Dayle for Simple Summertime Pleasures Thursday

Have a lovely day!
Carol

25 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just gorgeous Carol, I'm always amazed that flowers like this are perennials in PA-enjoy:@)

Patti said...

When we lived in Florida, we had several hibiscus bushes around our yard. Such a tropical-looking flower...I had no idea it grew in your neck of the woods.

Blessings,
Patti

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How beautiful!!! Love it!

Leann said...

Wow - that's gorgeous! Love the handpainted look.


Leann

It's Just Dottie said...

Mine are blooming also. Oh Joy!!!!
Smiles. Dottie

Kathleen said...

So pretty, Carol! Mine are blooming too. Wish they lasted longer!

Lynn said...

I am amazed too that hibiscus grows where you are. I live in Florida and we have a hibiscus bush on the side of our home. Since it blooms so much of the time, I thought it was truly tropical nature only. Beautiful bloom. I see the Lord in all of nature and love this huge bloom.
Blessings,
Lynn

Vee said...

I'll say! It reminds me of a giant peppermint. Children must be amazed by them.

Sue said...

So delicate and truly a beautiful simple pleasure.
Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Kay K said...

love it , I am a flower lover

Olive Cooper said...

It's splendid. I cannot have them because the deer eat them.

SmilingSally said...

I used to have a red hibiscus plant.

Marcia (One Heart) said...

I have a couple of hibiscus plants in my yard but I have never seen this gorgeous color pattern. Love this simple pleasure and it's always good to see you stop by.

I also love those dishes in your next post. Enjoy using them.

Cindy said...

I love the Hibiscus, and yours is so pretty! I wonder if it grows in my area, I love huge blossoms.
Hugs, Cindy

Dawn said...

i've never seen a hibiscus like this- how beautiful!!! (mine are kind of orang-y pink.)

Gayle said...

Lovely! I miss this flower, we had them when we lived in the south. It was an easy one to grow and every day a new flower appeared. Like a gift for that day.

Ms.Daisy said...

Carol,
I have always wanted to try to grow hibiscus plants - maybe next year I will try one. That is one gorgeous bloom!
And yes, my daughter Jillian bought Wilbur's Buds as they are her favorite and, of course, I just HAD to have some too!

~Jean

Debbie said...

I saw a huge pink bloom like that in a neighborhood lawn last year and was just blown away. It's beautiful!

I also love those dishes in the previous post.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

amazing perfection...and beauty

Saleslady371 said...

A beautiful bloom!

Dayle said...

This made me smile! What a fabulous bloom!

Barb said...

Your hibiscus flower is georgeous.
Definately a time when 'Big IS Better'
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Cozy Little House said...

That flower looks too perfect to be real! Isn't Mother Nature the best artist there ever was?
Brenda

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is a great photo....I don't think I have ever seen a hibiscus blossom that large! fantastic!!!

no spring chicken said...

You and your variety of gorgeous flowers.... sheesh!

Blessings, Debbie