Friday, January 18, 2008

Red hibiscus

Red hibiscus (my nomenclature) is certainly a hardy plant. I picked up some cuttings of them from a friend in Mararu some years ago and simply pushed them into the ground around the entrance to the Bosque. They have survived without a lot of attention. There have been times when weeds and brush took over completely and there have been long dry seasons when they didn't receive even a cup of water. The picture of this flower was taken only a few days ago, about the time the rains began. They continue to bloom and bloom.

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