Hibiscus of the midwest

Even though I know you can buy these plants to have on your patio in the summer, whenever I see a hibiscus my mind wanders off to tropical areas.  I see islands or Florida, beaches and palm trees, and the ocean.  So it came as a surprise to me when I found this plant still blooming happily in the early fall last year in one of my favorite local parks.

To me they will forever be the flower to place behind the ear and enjoy the sand and surf…hopefully with a drink with an umbrella in it.  Or as I once said to a bartender in Jamaica, “Another pina colada and add some extra colada, please”  They knew exactly what I meant  😉

F6.3 – 1/100 – ISO500 – 100mm – Canon 5D

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23 Responses to Hibiscus of the midwest

  1. The yellow against the red is so great looking. Nice shot. Come on Spring!!!!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    I, too, see hibiscus and think tropical locales, Teri. Did you know that there are some varieties of hibiscus that will survive our winters? I’ve seen one with really large red blooms. I’d love to get one if I can find a spot for it.

  3. Cindi says:

    Ahhh, flower behind the ear and a pina colada in hand. I haven’t experienced that (yet?). Something else to add to my unwritten travel bucket list! (As always, great image!)

  4. Nancy says:

    Beautiful photo! I have a pink hibiscus out on the back patio! LOVE IT!!

  5. They bloom year-round here in San Diego, as do most plants. To see roses and hibiscus blooming year round is something I never would have expected when I was living in Texas.

  6. GoodLooknOut says:

    I just bought some fresh flowers for my porch. Ahhhh, spring!

  7. DeDivahDeals says:

    I love planting Hibiscus poolside – can’t wait…just a few more months.

  8. Lignum Draco says:

    You like pina colada? And getting caught in the rain? 🙂

    The hibiscus really does make you think of tropical climes. Lovely shot.

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