Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Hot, the Loud and the Proud #10

Show us your tropicals and exotics, your hot Mediterranean colors and wild combinations, amazing discoveries and unusual variations. Or how about something exciting you just saw, a crazy garden,  amazing garden art or design, an inspiring visit or hike?
This meme is open to all (you do not have to live in an exotic location to participate)  and will be on the last day of each month…so mark your calendars and lets do something fun on the hot, the loud and the proud meme. I’ll have the link available early, east coast time (USA) to catch you early birds and even earlier for those of you in other countries.
As I walk around my garden yesterday, I noticed how many of the various hibiscus flowers are blooming and I thought, I should just do a post on these wonderful plants that constantly give me year round blooms. No extra pampering outside of the major trimming i have to do every now and then for the more aggressive plants that give me shoots over six feet to ten feet in length.

This is the first hibiscus plant I purchased at our local farmers market and its been in the ground for over two years. I have to trim it aggressively every season since it can get over 15 feet in height and show these beautiful blooms on the tips.


I think I’m partially drawn to the hot pinks and fuchsia colors, they just scream tropical and loud with the sea of green foliage plants in my garden.


This pink with the darker red throat is also a nice addition to the garden, its set next to some white plumerias and create a complementary look in a quiet corner of the garden.


These double flowered specimens are so hardy and give blooms all the time even when the garden is quiet with tropical colors.


I love this orange and brown double beauty, its been a very fussy plant and only gives me the occasional bloom, since its relatively young addition to the garden. Hopefully, it once it is more established and robust, I'll be getting more of these spectacular blooms.  Meanwhile when I get the occasional flower bloom – I really take the time to admire every detail and fold.


This lemon yellow in my front yard is also such a giving plant in terms of color and I picked it purposely to match the color of the siding and contrast this with purple foliaged plants and flowers.


I think this is one of my favorites and it too is a newer addition to the garden…don’t you think its just stunning?

Well that’s the hibiscus collection, I think its time to start looking for more interesting colors to add to my garden. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Come and visit some of my other garden friends below to see what’s hot in their gardens today


fer said...

I hope the hong kong flower fits on the loud and proud!

Thanks for hosting this

Unknown said...

I have never seen a hibiscus with brown coloration. Very interesting.

Andrea said...

Aloha Noel, yes i love that last one too! Have you seen my previous Hibiscus post, especially the blue color? You should have other exotic colors in your garden like those i've posted earlier. I know lots of beautiful hybrids are there in Hawaii. Mahalo, and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Noel, I'm glad you posted earlier this month. Two more memes for me tomorrow.:)

Your blooms are absolutely stunning! Oh, to have that many varieties of hibiscus! Awesome specimens!
Thank you for hosting the Hot, the Loud....Wishing you A Happy New Year!!

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Hi Noel, Your Hibiscus are absolutely stunning, they really represent the flamboyance of the tropics.

lotusleaf said...

Hi Noel!Stunning hibiscus blooms.I enjoyed all your post. Wish you a happy and fulfilling 2010.

BernieH said...

Wonderful collection of Hibiscus, Noel. You're definitely right about the last one ... it's a stunner! I'm drawn to the orange and brown as well ... that's a combination I haven't seen very often!

Ever Green Tree said...

Aloha n A very Happy New Year to you and Your Family.

I am a Big time Hibiscus Fan and have quite a few of them in Pink, Magenta, White and Red colours growing in pots. Lovely shots and Thx for sharing your awesome collection. Specially Liked the one in orange and the one with brown tones. Beautiful indeed.

Anonymous said...

In the cold of winter, looking at your hot tropical colors is a particularly nice way to get warm. Happy New Year, Noel! -Jean

Evelyn said...

Thanks, Noel! Now I have something to do with pretty natural photos that I take! I shared my link!

Carol said...

Dear Noel, Your beautiful hots sure do warm a northern gal up! Wishing you the HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS! ;>)

Bom said...

Great collection Noel! The orange and brown flower is particularly intriguing. I don't think I've seen something like it locally.

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

Beautiful prima donnas! The simple fuchsia pink is my favourite. Thank you for the burst of colour, it snowed here again today so I am once more living in monochrome.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

LOL Noel your comment made me laugh - I'm sitting under a blanket here keeping warm in my pj's after being outside all afternoon.

I'll be joining up with your meme once we get some bloom in the garden again.

Happy New Year to you.

Jan said...

Well this certainly does give me a dose of warmth and color in the midst of the drab, colorless winter we've been having. The tiny bit of snow we did have has long gone and it's just so dull and brown outside. Winter in our part of the world is no match for
Hawaii! Happy New Year to you and yours.

imhkki said...

beautiful hibiscus flowers

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