Saturday, October 29, 2011

Candy Wind Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Candy Wind'
(hi-BIS-kus) (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis)

I am sure this flower isn’t going to look great when I roll into work on Monday morning. A late season container garden replacement in a 4 inch pot it wasn’t worth digging up and putting in the conservatory. There are a few much larger Hibiscus inside now and I have never been a fan of how well they do over the winter. They have a lot of insect problems and don’t really bloom that well. One advantage to brining them indoors is the fact that you have a big plant to start off with in the spring. The Hibiscus usually snap back soon after being put outside in May. I have found giving them a light fertilization program during the late stages of winter seems to agree with them.

This macro shot was captured using my compact camera, a Nikon P6000. It can focus really close and usually always gives good color rendition.

Our area is still under a Winter Storm Watch for tonight. The anticipation on these events are sometimes worse than the actual storm itself. It is still New England and anything can happen with the weather.

1 comment:

Karin M. said...

Thanks for this fantastic shot ....
LG: Karin