#ThursdayTreeLove | “Pretty and Sweet”

I am not like the rose, [so] beautiful and enchantingly rare that it seduces you; and when you have fallen so deliriously, it pierces you with its thorns, wounding you so deep.

I am like the hibiscus, pretty and sweet, yet ordinary. You’d find me anywhere—in backyards and graveyards too, but what you see is what you’d get—no hidden thorns to bare.—Diwa

One day, not too long ago, I was checking out my aunt’s “new” backyard–she had recently moved.  As I was taking in the size of the yard—not too big, not too small “for someone her age”—I was drawn to the way the setting sun caressed blossoms spilling over into the back corner of her yard from her neighbor’s yard.

I recognized the blossoms. Hibiscus, right?

But do hibiscus bushes grow so tall? The tree I was looking up had to be at least 10 feet tall.

I did a little “research” and “lo and behold,” I learned that either there is such a thing as a hibiscus tree or hibiscus plants can be groomed into a tree or both. I am not a horticulturist, so please don’t judge me too harshly for not having the fine details.

I’m just here for the beauty.

I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

26 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | “Pretty and Sweet”

  1. JoAnna says:

    This looks like something I have in my yard we call the “Rose of Sharon.” I’ve seen them called hibiscus on Derrick Knight’s blog. https://derrickjknight.com/ He and his wife are master gardeners in my book. Mine are either white or light purple with red centers. They are prolific and tend to be tall and slender, though if I trimmed them, they could be more like bushes. The light is amazing in your photos. I thought maybe the flowers were pinkish.

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Actually, the light casts that pinkish hue. The flowers are actually white with of course, the deep pink [or is it red?] center. I have pics of purple ones [posted on the blog last month, I think] and red ones buried somewhere in my photo archives.

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  2. Yeah, Another Blogger says:

    Hi. For nearly all of my life I knew this plant as Rose Of Sharon. It’s only pretty recently that I heard it called hibiscus. According to google, both names are correct. I have some of them on my property. Take care.


  3. Parul Thakur says:

    This is hibiscus. I have seen Hibiscus trees and plants. But recently I saw a flower that was similar to hibiscus but still not that. Posted on IG too.
    Yours is beautiful. So glad you shared. Thank you and I hope to see you back tomorrow.

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