Last year a friend said she had this HUGE FLOWERING PLANT outside their house that she didn't know what it was, but if I wanted a piece of it, to just come over and dig it up. Well, you don't have to tell me twice when offered outdoor plants!!!
(I can't have anything inside. My cat thinks it is a new source of food. He WILL TRY TO EAT ANYTHING RESEMBLING A PLANT, even if it is fake!!!)
Well, I have been known to put plants in the yard in the Fall and by Spring, I have forgotten I did it. I know, I know, make a diagram.... hey, that would ruin the surprise!
I forgot about this one!
This Spring, I saw this THING growing and for some reason I didn't pull it while weeding.
I just thought, let's see what this is and left it. Never watered it, just let it go...
And boy, am I glad I did!!!!!
This Hibiscus flower measures 10 inches across. I can't believe this made it through the winter, that I didn't pluck it when weeding, and that it sprouted this HUGE flower on hardly any stem. I marked it with a stick so NEXT YEAR, I will remember I put it there and it will have a chance once more to utterly astound me!!
This is a regular 8" brick just to show you the size of this flower. The whole stem is only 20" high and there are two more buds... WOO HOO!!!