Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hardy Hibiscus and Window Boxes

My Hardy Hibiscus bloomed for the first time.









The window boxes are finally filling in.  The ivy is really growing.
I also planted some Autumn Joy Sedum under the window boxes.
A friend was digging hers up and gave them to me.






Linking to
Share Your Cup Thursday #20
Cottage Garden Party #15
Potpourri Friday #36


Thanks for stopping and have a great day.
Until next time
Barb

23 comments:

orchid said...

Dearest Grandma Barb,
Oh, what a beautiful Hibiscus and pictures♡♡♡ Really GORGEOUS!!! Making me feel to visit you!
And Lovely Friend ♬♬♬
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

Beautiful window boxes! Your place looks wonderfully landscaped.

Larry said...

Your hibiscus is very nice... this has been a great year for them here in the midwest... they apparently relish the extra heat! Larry

Linda said...

Barb, that hibiscus is gorgeous! I am so anxious to get back to my yard now and enjoy it - something that has been sadly neglected this spring! I love your window boxes too!

Maple Lane said...

Extraordinary pictures! You will love the Autumn Joy Sedum. We had a lot of it at our last home. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Carole M. said...

it's lovely to visit your sweet garden and colourful flowers Barb'; beautiful post

andrea@townandprairie said...

Your hibiscus looks like a sea creature or a sculpture...really neat form! I love my autumn sedums, too...I have five big bunches of it and every year they seem to get a little bigger. Wonderful seed heads on those guys!

Sharon M said...

Very pretty!

Sherri B. said...

They are so pretty! I love the glass piece you have on the middle one - so lovely!

Beth said...

Gorgeous!! You have such lovely flowers Barb!

TexWisGirl said...

i am LOVING that hibiscus bloom - both in alien bud form AND full face! :)

Rambling Round said...

Beautiful hibiscus, and those window boxes are charming!

Marie said...

Just beautiful!

Zoey said...

What a lovely hibiscus, Barb. I just can't get mine to flower...it's been three years and still no flower!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Hi Barb- Your hibiscus is so pretty! I haven't seen blooms on mine yet. I planted them last year so I don't know much about them but I thought they were dead for so long because the plants just wouldn't come out of the ground! I guess they want warm temps! Your planter boxes are looking grand too! I don't have any sedum anymore but I always enjoy the plant when I see it!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely hibiscus and the plants boxes are pretty. Lovely post and photos.

Shirley said...

hi Barb,
I found you at Tracies over at Fishtail Cottage. I'm now following and I love your flowers and window boxes..so pretty. I used to have hibiscus and they just vanished one season. Wonder why? Umm??? yours are stunning!

Debbie said...

gorgeous hibiscus, love the color. everything looks so healthy and beautiful!!

debra said...

i LOVE how you caught that bud opening in your photo! beautiful!

Leslie's Garden said...

Your window boxes are very handsome, but I must say I fell in love with the chair planter! It's just so darn cute!

Jann Olson said...

Barb your pictures are amazing! Love, love that bud. I just did a post about my pink Hibiscus also. Don't you love the big beautiful blooms? You will enjoy your Autumn Joy. I think it will look great under your boxes. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup!
Hugs,
Jann

Fishtail Cottage said...

so pretty! i just bought a hibiscus for the patio today and love the "oasis look" it brings. your's is so pretty and love your window boxes! thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

Rita said...

I have been wanting to do a chair like this for years. I will get around to it one day, maybe.

Window boxes are on of my favorite things to see on a cottage. Yours are great.