Meet the Hibiscuses

The other day my mom had a little conversation. It went something like this:

Mom: I used to think that my mom was weird because she loved to garden.
Me: Really? I used to think that you were weird because you love to garden!

I’ve always told people that I have more of a black thumb than a green one, but that’s not really true. It’s just that I always forget to water them. I had a hibiscus for awhile and was able to keep it alive for a few years, although I’m sure my mom helped out a bit (or a lot) with the watering. 
But recently I’ve developed this sudden interest in gardening. It actually started last year, when I thought it would be neat to eat a salad and know that I had grown all of the veggies in my own garden. (Don’t worry! I’m not going to start a veggie garden anytime soon.) And I had an interest in keeping an indoor spice garden throughout winter.
Once spring rolled around I decided that I wanted a hibiscus. I held off on getting one for awhile but I finally went this week and picked two up. I couldn’t decide which one I wanted! There are quite a few other plants in my backyard and I have enjoyed taking the pup outside and letting her wander around outside as I water all of the plants. I think it’s a sign. I’m getting old.
But it’s not a garden, yet! Just a few potted plants.
Now, if I can keep these guys alive, you’ll probably be seeing quite a few pictures of them this summer. 
(Also, spring/summer, if you could tone down the heat a little, you’re making my puppy really hot. Thank you!)

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    May 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    They're beautiful!

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    May 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This makes me want to grow a garden 🙂

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      May 23, 2013 at 4:18 am

      Veggies or flowers or both? 🙂

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    The Hmong American Mom
    May 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Love the it! So beautiful Crystal! I rememeber you talking about an herb garden. Were you the one who shared a story about your Dad watering a plant? A plant that was not very much alive? Hehehe!

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      May 23, 2013 at 4:19 am

      Thank you! I love herb gardens and having fresh herbs to cook with during the summer. 🙂 Maybe! Is it the peace plant that he had that he forgot to water and thought it had probably died but then my mom revived it?

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