Weekly Photo Challenge–Symmetry

This week’s topic for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Symmetry. I’m offering a photo of the calyx of Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel,’ what is left after the flower fades and drops. The calyx remains for several days. Is that a halo around the seed head?


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge–Symmetry

  1. johnvic8 says:

    And a thank you to you.


  2. What a perfect flower 😉 So sorry to see your saturated garden. I’m glad it is water and not ice! Best wishes, WG


    • johnvic8 says:

      Thanks, WG. Looks like we are in for very cold weather for the next week (at least for our part of the world), but the water has subsided somewhat.


      • Yes, John, and it makes us so grateful to live in the mid-Atlantic and not New England! This series of storms has caused such damage to those along the coast. There has been high water here and wind damage, but nothing like what’s been further north. We heard there was an odd launch of something earlier this week somewhere around Moorehead City – which was photographed, and just sort of disintegrated. Has that been in your local news? Sounds like it came from North of Jacksonville and went over the Hatteras/ Ocracoke area. Have you heard anything? Hope this extreme cold doesn’t damage your more tender plants. Happy Valentine’s Day 😉 WG woodlandgnome@zoho.com


  3. seeker says:

    Hibiscus, eh. Interesting flower. Is this perennial?


  4. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Seeker. This hibiscus is Hibiscus moscheutos (sp) ‘Midnight Marvel,’ and it is perennial.It came back beautifully through last winter; am a bit anxious about this one. Will see.


  5. quarksire says:

    right On! 😎 happy flower 🙂


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