After our Mother’s Day feast at Assaggio’s, David and I went to Home Depot to look at the plants. We decided not to buy the Yellow Lantana, after all. Instead, we bought 4 Dwarf Hibiscus plants. Here’s David, digging up the aging Ixora, which we planted almost 18 years ago next to the mailbox. He will replant some of them in the backyard.
It was back-breaking work! David told me that “next time,” he will hire somebody to do it.
He straightened the border, dug 4 holes, added potting soil that contains fertilizer, watered each hole, and then planted the hibiscus.
From Google: “Dwarf hibiscus plants are not smaller by nature — that is, they are not genetically dwarfed. Instead, these are standard-size hibiscus plants that have been treated with plant growth regulators. Eventually, the treatment will wear off — usually in one growing season — and the plants will begin to grow at their normal rate.” I wonder how high these plants will grow. I guess I will have to prune them, so that the mailman can see our house number on the mailbox.
Our automatic sprinkler reaches all 4 plants as well as the curbside grass. There are quite a few buds already, and I hope they all bloom. The flowers are orange in color. Do you like to garden, too? What sorts of plants do you have?
This one bloomed a week after we planted it. Beautiful!
Two blooms on one plant!