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Old 14th October 2011
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Hibiscus

This is one of our very popular Native wildflowers, now widely propagated and grown in gardens. I took this photo of it in the scrub.

Alyogyne huegelii - cultivated and sold as Hibiscus huegelii.


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Re: Hibiscus

Beautiful flowers in beautiful light, those colour have really come alive!
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Re: Hibiscus

Lovely clarity to the blooms there, Lyn, the light is just perfect.

A welcome start to your Spring, no doubt!

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Thanks for looking John & Ann1e
This is the dullest spring I can remember for a long time; grey and showery.
I think summer may hit us with a rush this year!
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Re: Hibiscus

To me it looks like a kind of anaemic Hardenbergia on steroids, Lyn ... ! lol

Very nicely photographed nonetheless.
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To me it looks like a kind of anaemic Hardenbergia on steroids, Lyn ... ! lol

Very nicely photographed nonetheless.
Thanks Old Mate.
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Re: Hibiscus

Lyn, Hibiscus are next to Roses on my list of FAV flowers but I have never seen THIS one - beautiful colour and you have caught the light beautifully too

ps I also love Bourgainvillea and Turkey is just loaded with Bourgainvillea and Hibiscus in all colours Hopefully we shall get back next year
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Lyn, Hibiscus are next to Roses on my list of FAV flowers but I have never seen THIS one - beautiful colour and you have caught the light beautifully too

ps I also love Bourgainvillea and Turkey is just loaded with Bourgainvillea and Hibiscus in all colours Hopefully we shall get back next year
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Thank you and I am glad you liked this one. I do too.
I can't grow Bourgainvilleas or Hibiscus here in the hills, but they are both lovely and to see them in Turkey would be very special. We are just so far away, and I would love to visit that area.
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Re: Hibiscus

Very nice Lyn and well took.

This looks very much like one in my garden, but mines a lighter shade of lilac than yours and I also have a white one. .
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Re: Hibiscus

Lyn, now and then - I buy a few Hibiscus plants and a Bourganvillea plant too - they last for about 6 months on the kitchen (very bright sunny) windowsill - then as soon as our cold weather arrives (as per yesterday, nearly a frost) they die off !

But at least I do enjoy them for a few months ... and capture a few nice shots ... and thirst for holidays in Turkey oh! I just remembered we saw lots of them in the Seychelles too this summer I shall look out some photos ...
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Very nice Lyn and well took.

This looks very much like one in my garden, but mines a lighter shade of lilac than yours and I also have a white one. .
Thanks for looking Paul.
I enjoy them in the garden, but still get a kick out of finding them in the wild.
It is amazing how many of our native plants are now cultivated for the garden.
Some species adapt better than others.
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Lyn, now and then - I buy a few Hibiscus plants and a Bourganvillea plant too - they last for about 6 months on the kitchen (very bright sunny) windowsill - then as soon as our cold weather arrives (as per yesterday, nearly a frost) they die off !

But at least I do enjoy them for a few months ... and capture a few nice shots ... and thirst for holidays in Turkey oh! I just remembered we saw lots of them in the Seychelles too this summer I shall look out some photos ...
Chevvy - I know exactly what you mean.
We should buy potted plants more often, enjoy them and when they die, chalk it up to having got enjoyment out of them.
If I buy a bunch of cut flowers (which I rarely do because I have a large garden), but when I do, I enjoy them and discard them quite happily when they are finished. But if I buy a pot, I expect it to go on for years!
And I still mourn when I lose a favorite plant!
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