A hibiscus flower usually has five petals (a single hibiscus). Thanks to modern cultivation techniques, some varieties can produce flowers with more than five petals – called “double hibiscus” – in a dazzling array of colors, sizes, and shapes
This last week hasn’t been one with drives or walks to enjoy nature. These photos are from the archives of my garden in a past October. In the present, there is still debris in the yard and several plants are looking tired from all the flapping in the wind from Hurricane Ian. Within a few weeks, it will be back to normal and I’ll share newer photos. Let’s take a look at the tropical double red hibiscus with its multi-layered ruffles.
Now let’s add a few Florida fire bush flowers.
I hope you have a beautiful October day.
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26 thoughts to “Early October Garden”
Very pretty! I am glad you are safe.
I am glad you have stayed safe while the hurricane hit.
What pretty flowers. I really like the fire bush.
Lovely blooms! 💖 By October, things are starting to die here, but we enjoy the bright colours of the changing leaves.
I don’t get beautiful changing leaves. I see some of our Florida trees have leaves turning BROWN and falling to the ground. Nothing to get excited about. My tropical hibiscus try to bloom all year if they get enough water and sun. So I enjoy fall leaves vicariously thru photos and real flowers as long as I can.
Your tropical flowers are gorgeous! I also am glad you are safe. Watched a YouTube video of people being rescued by the Coast Guard. Bless them for their calm and kindness. As always all the first responders and folks in general are helping each other out. So good to see! Continue to be safe and thank you for sharing another wonderful post.
Denise I must tell you I always smile when I see a note from you. You stay safe – it’s fall and flu shots are available. Get yours if your doctor thinks you can. I’ll get mine this week. I hope to talk to you again soon.
These are pretty. I’m glad you are okay and I know your garden will bounce back. We have a lot of debris as well, but I am grateful that’s all Ian left behind. Thanks for sharing at #aclwcc. Pinned and tweeted.
thanks for sharing – wishing you a wonderful week Clearissa!!
What a beautiful hibiscus. They are a favourite flower of mine.
So pleased you are safe and sound, Carol.
thanks Dixie – have a great week!
Carol – I am glad to hear that you were not badly impacted by the storm … the plants and flowers in your post are gorgeous. Thanks for linking so faithfully to Mosaic Monday over the years!
have a lovely week Angie
I’m so glad you didn’t have horrible damage and it’s always lovely to revisit your garden until you’re ready for getting out again!
I’m going to try picking up the yard later this week. The stress of getting ready for Ian and waiting thru my lock-down set off my RA. I’ve been exhausted since Thursday (RA fatigue is a common symptom) and just trying to relax with TV.
Very pretty. Like you, I need to do some yard pickup but the weather still seems iffy – overcast, drizzly, damp. Hard to work up enthusiasm for picking up sticks!
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LOVE the bright red hibiscus and colorful Florida fire bush flower photos. Glad you are safe and wish you a beautiful Oct.
Good to hear your all ok, I loved the pics as always nice captures and vivid coloirs 👍
Have a calmtastic week 👍
So glad to hear that you were not badly affected by the storm.
Your hibiscus are gorgeous!🌺
Hugs and blessings, Carol.
We’re finally seeing lots of fall color here in Minnesota. Red is my favorite. Pretty blooms!
I know fall in Minnesota must be beautiful – enjoy it!
I enjoyed your beautiful pictures. I have several hibiskus plants in my yard in various colors. Love them 🙂
Have a lovely day!
Happy Wednesday Petra!
I am so glad you made out okay with Hurricane Ian. These flowers are just lovely and I’m sure your hibiscus plants will be looking like new in no time.
So pretty Carol. I’m happy you are safe and sound.
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Thanks – I’m wishing you a blessed weekend.