No time...

No time to put together much of a post, but I don't want to fall out of the habit or I may never start up again.

So I'll show you the Hibiscus lasiocarpos, the Missouri native with the largest flowers.


It's not doing great here as it gets too much shade now, probably wants more water, and is somewhat bunched after I gathered it -- the storms keep flattening it.

Still, it's such a beauty!

The frantic big bees (bumbles, carpenters, etc.) are gathering pollen like this is the only source around.

(Extreme photo processing warning)

I feel a bit like these bees lately, buzzing around -- take a photo of me and I bet it's blurred!

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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (July 21, 2016 at 11:18 AM)  

This looks like it would be native to the tropics, not Missouri. Beautiful flowers for sure.

Anna K  – (July 25, 2016 at 12:54 AM)  

Very pretty! Looks like it belongs in a different climate. :)

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