In a Vase on Monday: Hibiscus

The two ‘Midnight Marvel’ hibiscus plants have come in nicely after our cold winter and are blooming well this summer. It seems only appropriate to display them in this week’s vase.


Hibiscus moscheutos “Midnight Marvel’

IMG_1866The blooms stay open for just a day, so this arrangement is not going to last in the house. Fortunately there are lots of buds, so we should be able to enjoy them…at least in the garden…for a number of weeks.


Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are bringing in from their gardens to share with us.

Again I must report that the miracle calla lilies are still going strong…FIVE weeks in a vase. A few of them have faded, but there are five still in presentable condition. Will wonders never cease?

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 a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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8 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Hibiscus

  1. pbmgarden says:

    These are gorgeous. They look great with the blue container.


  2. bittster says:

    What a flower! Worth it to bring in even if it is just a day, I love the color and how it complements the foliage.
    Congratulations and happy birthday as well! I wish you all the best for the upcoming year and many more.


  3. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous colour of blooms John and the blue vase shows them off so well. Thanks for the update on the callas too!


  4. Bec says:

    the colour of the hibiscus is wonderful (they’re an indoor plant here in soggy Manchester) but it reminds me of Mediterranean holidays – and looks great with the vase too 🙂


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