Dahlia, Rain Lily, Hibiscus, Datura, and Banana Flowers

This week churned out several NEW flowers in my garden. The dahlia below I planted last fall sprouted. The Yellow Ballerina datura grown from seeds earlier in the year flowered. Yellow manihot hibiscus grown from seeds flowered. Finally, the big banana lotus plant is finally happy enough to grow green leaves.

I don’t believe I have a green thumb but I do believe plants do their own thing as long as you water them. Some require pruning and extra care but if you just read up on what they need and DO it, they survive…most of the time.

Dahlia “Vancouver “

This dahlia is huge. The flower is larger than my hand. It looks to be about 6 inches wide. I believe these are called the “dinnerplate” variety. It had some streaks of white and orange on the side.

Datura “Ballerina Yellow “

Charles Grimaldi Brugmansia Tree

Rose “Plum Perfect “

Rain Lily Rose

No Idea Hibiscuses

The following hibiscuses are ones that I have no idea what their names are. I’ve had them for a couple of years and lost tags.

Hibiscus “Sunset Manihot”

This manihot is the new favorite this week! It’s gorgeous and the bright cheerful yellow screams “look at me!” The flower is large about 4 inches wide.  I grew it from seeds and two survived. It flowered in the morning and gone by the early afternoon.  I was lucky to catch it one morning before work.

Banana “Golden Lotus”

This ginormous banana plant is a new favorite plant! I  am expecting enormous yellow flowers but I would be contented if it grows big, beautiful green foliage like this forever.

Aren’t those gorgeous leaves?

Off I go now to figure out why some plants aren’t flowering. The weather is nice again in the mid to low 80s. I  just need lots of time to garden this weekend.

Have a good weekend and thanks for reading my post!

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