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Sunday In The Garden


On another of my walks through the Garden, I came across these beautiful flowers. Icy Drift Shrub Rose (bottom photo), Hibiscus (middle photo) and Red Hot Poker (top photo). Here is some background info on them:


Red Hot Poker Plant

All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly colored flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. They may also attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. Commonly known as a Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily or sometimes a Tritoma. Depending on the variety, the flame colored flower spikes will reach 2-5 feet in height. The flower's coloring may range from ivory and orange to coral red, pink, purple and yellow.


Icy Drift is an easily controllable groundcover, spreading only about 1-2 feet out with about the same height in a mound-shaped bush. This makes it an ideal addition to condo gardens and patio pots. If you have a small garden or a just a sunny spot that needs a special plant, the Icy Drift Rose could be the plant for you. This petite beauty is rare among roses as it is both hardy and disease resistant. It won't fall prey to most of the usual rose issues like powdery mildew and black spot. Icy Drift won't take up much of your time but it will still reward you with repeat blossoms all season long.



Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. Hibiscus come in all colors (red, white, yellow, orange, lavender), and there are even multi-colored flowers. They also come in single, double and triple layered flowers.



Supplies Used:

EBA SSDLO Stacked Strips_12x12

MRE Endless Possibilities Stitching Circle Small

ASO SSTools Styles Stitching 6401 Stitching Bevel

SNU SSTools Styles Sticker Shock 6301 Shiny (used on Alphas)

AFT SSStyles Scratched Metals (used on banners, brads, and paper strip)

MRE Endless Possibilities -- Papers-Persimmon, Paint Blue, Mint

JRA Home Truths Collection -- Alphas

ACU Secret Garden Collection -- Butterflies

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Beautiful photos, Carol! Thanks for the interesting info, too. I wonder if Icy Drift would grow in our climate... it looks like it would make a lovely ground cover! I like the styles you used and the flags going across your page!

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I love the stitched look! The flags look great and really draw your eye into the photos! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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