Despite all the rain, wind, and nasty weather, my tropical hibiscus seedling bloomed for the first time since I planted it two years ago. This one turned out to be a 7 inch Double Tropical Hibiscus Bloom with smoky purple, pink, and a white margin. I love it! I have included a small picture album.
The rainy saga continues as I fight pests, experience crop failure, replant in containers, and hope for the best. This year I am spraying BT, scouting for armyworms, and using spot applications of organic pyrethrin dust to ward off the cucumber beetles. The purple sweet potatoes are growing well and spreading quickly.
What’s Blooming? Hardy Hibiscus Zinnias
Despite the pest pressure, I have managed to get some beautiful blooms this past week. I have another hibiscus grow-out in progress that I will update later on. I will plant more daylily seeds very soon. I love growing plants from seed and already have a few selections planted in the yard. The soft-leaved hibiscus has grown tall and is providing shade for the chicken pen just as planned.