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Late Bloomer

September 7th, 2018

Here in Maine, the hardy hibiscus is a late bloomer. In fact, I always think it didn’t survive the winter and then, suddenly, I notice growth. This beauty just started blooming two weeks ago.



I got this plant from my mom’s garden the first summer we lived here in Maine. She always had loads of them in her garden, mostly red and white ones, which cross pollinated to this lovely pink. Since I wanted pink and not red or white, I dug up a proven plant from her garden when I have visiting one summer. I’m so happy to have this beauty blooming each summer, reminding me of my mom’s garden.

Do you have any plants that you think never make it but always prove to be hardy?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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