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New News But Old Delights

Posted by Jake on 2 December, 2009

Okay, so before I get to the news I thought I would show off some more pictures of the house here in Florida. I promise I am going to try and do a post everday or every other day on this blog until next Tuesday. Next Wednesday is when the truck starts getting packed and I don’t think I will have enough energy to post; you know how moving is.

Now to the news, I have started a new blog for Kentucky right here. Now, the post that no their will be the only post on the new blog until I tell you on here that I am no longer posting here. Currently there are pictures of the outside of the new house, my head is already churning out ideas, yay. Truly, nothing will probably get posted on my new blog until after the holidays in January because I won’t have time to put up all of your gys links on the new blog and I don’t want you guys to have to change my link during this busy time of the year.

Keep Checking Back this week, I am trying to close my last week in Florida with a marathon of post.

Jake

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Hibiscus cannabinus

Posted by Jake on 8 October, 2009

I finally was able to get a picture of my Hibiscus cannabinus blooms. They are gorgeous and well worth the wait until October to see them bloom. I hopefully will have seed to share with you assuming the seed pods form and ripen before December; I am now moving sooner, before Christmas.

The blooms in the picture’s below have spots on them that are not normally there. I believe it may have rained yesterday morning before I took the pictures.

Hibiscus cannabinus

Hibiscus cannabinus

Upclose Hibiscus cannabinus Flower

Upclose Hibiscus cannabinus Flower

Another Bloom

Another Bloom

 
The Hibiscus cannabinus is often misidentified as hemp, in fact it’s common name is Brown Indian Hemp. You can see my plant’s have gotten huge and that is because I didn’t know how to care for them. You can let them grow out like that or you can cut them back. In order to bloom you should probably quit cutting them back in August. The result should be a better compact plant that is not as susceptible to wind and rain damage.
 
Hibiscus cannabinus can be grown to zone 6 and does come in other color’s besides purple. I fyou are a Hibiscus fan you wil defintley fall in love with this plant.

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Yesterday’s Storms

Posted by Jake on 23 August, 2009

Yesterday we got some storms that were packing wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. I went out right before it came a rushed to get the yard done since it was so tall. It was the coolest I have ever mowed down here and I mowed last November. Then right at the end in the backyard it started lightning and was a little scary. I got it mowed and stood in the rain because it felt so nice and cool and I am so tired of the heat.

The storms or rains just keep damaging the Hibiscus cannabinus. In one area the roots loosen up and it falls over. Then anohter one just blows to the side while two others get waited down by the water.  The one that is in the third picture finally had one of it’s limbs weakend and must have fallen overnight.

Hibiscus Cannabinus Fell

Hibiscus Cannabinus Blown To The Side

Hibiscus Cannabinus Blown To The Side

 

Hibiscus cannabinus Rain Heavy

Hibiscus cannabinus Rain Heavy

I did notice that the Colocasia ‘Big Dipper’ was doing it’s job nd was holding rainwater. I was able to get a picture which made me very happy. I’m not sure why I never thought to go out after it rained to get a picture before, lol.

Colocasia 'Big Dipper'

Colocasia 'Big Dipper'

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