Prepare Yourself For July’s Wanton Hibiscustry
Posted on July 1, 2021 Posted by John Scalzi 5 Comments
Which is to say, today’s the day our hibiscus plant decided to offer up its first bloom of the year. It’s been a rough year for the hibiscus plant — it wintered in the garage, where it did okay, and then we replanted it outside in April when things seemed to be warming up, so of course then it promptly snowed. For a while there we thought it was a goner, but then in June it started offering up leaves, and today: Look, a bloom. There’s a story of persistence here somewhere. But mostly, I’m just happy about the flowers. They sure are pretty.
I think “hibiscuity” or “hibiscuousness” might go better with “wanton”.
I SAID WHAT I SAID BO
Oh, yes! It’s pretty! Thank you!
I know the feeling — we accidentally nearly killed our hibiscus plant that we got last summer, and I’ve been watching the new growth and especially the many buds coming up with heightened anticipation. Here’s what ours looks like when it’s in its full blown glory: