Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Outdoor reds...


Not exactly sure of the name of this plant .  I found it sitting all by itself at Wal-Mart.  It was marked $6.00. I was told that the price was really $13.00 but since it was miss marked I could have it for the marked price, $6.00.  The cashier in the home and garden dept. told me it was a double bloom Hibiscus.
I'm not that familiar with Hibiscus but I love the blooms.  Does anyone out there know if in fact I have a Hibiscus?  Here are some pictures of the blooms...




My plans are to move it onto the porch when cold weather sets in and then next spring plant some sort of vine plant or flowering vine in the bottom portion of the concrete planter.  Kinda looks naked right now.


Anyways, moving along, more reds in my back yard and on my porch...






I found this old red cane bottom chair at a flea market in Germany for about $2.00.  Should have seen the movers face when they came to move it from Germany, Virginia, Korea(where one mover just set it by the dumpster in our cul-de-sac)and then Arizona.  Does no one understand the potential of such a beauty??

Moving along...



















 My newest treasure.  A gift from my parents, who couldn't understand why I would want such a worn out old thing, for my birthday last week.  I'm in such love with it I find myself just sitting on it and talking sweet nothings to it!!







Finally, one of my flags...one that says it all for me...


I feel your wet shifting sand, taste your sweet salty air and I am renewed again with the joy of living.

I'm linking up to Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for her fun meme, Rednesday.  Come on it's fun lets looks at lots of red today!!

Fondly,
Ann

31 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Ann, I love reds too, couldn't live without it! I love your red bench too and the little red chair that has moved all over the world! :D

Mary Ann said...

Yes Ann, you are the owner of a hibiscus plant, along with lots of other pretty plants.

Jan LaFollette said...

Love the red bench and it's wonderful patina. Thanks for visiting me today, please come again.

Cherry Chick said...
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Cherry Chick said...

Hi Ann,
You've done some serious photography this week. I adore your Red wooden chair. If you ever make it to Tampa, again, I will take you to the Spring and we'll have tea & scones at Dishtophia just down the street from it. Deal?

craftyles said...

I can understand why you'd want to move that cute red chair. And the red bench-WOW. Really cute. I loved looking at all your reds this week!

~ Pink Flamingo ~ said...

Oh yes, hibiscus! I hope you don't have any deer... the ones in AZ lifted my large red hibiscus out of its planter, dragged it into the middle of the yard and stripped it clean in a matter of minutes (after I watered the plants and before I went outside to walk Nemo before bed), leaving EXACTLY one leaf at the tippy, tippy top before they slipped back into the night.

I'm enchanted with your nostalgic red bench... just another thing you should watch carefully, or IT may slip away in the night. I learned a thing or two from them deer. ;)

Happy Birthday late!!! xoxo

Melody said...

Wow your plants are fantastic! That hibiscus is not hardy. I doesn't do well below 60. It'll bloom inside in bright indirect sunlight..keep moist and mist it everyday. We have one that lasted for 5 years. Here in Ohio..thats good.
I'm so glad you stopped by you're now entered in my giveaway!

Always Nesting said...

Since Red is my very favorite color I love everything about this post. You have beautiful Red stuff!

Mica said...

love it all.... Your flowers are pretty... I hope they will bloom big for you later. The chairs and bench is awesome and I love the Tasha Tudor illustrations from the book you have there. I did a post on tasha Tudor Day... Hope all is well adn your settling in..Mica

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

oohhhh..i love your hibiscus. i had one too, it was my favorite plant. it would give me such beautiful blooms almost everyday. but my neighbor killed it... what can you do? anyway..yours is beautiful! love it! all your reds are so pretty. i am crazy over that mushroom figurine..too cute!!! and i love that bench! it's just perfect! i can't believe some would NOT want it! ha!!
-April

bj said...

Red...a color that seems not many can live without. It abounds in my cottage.
I LUV the olden red bench. And the world traveler chair is so sweet...
xo bj

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just love all of your beautiful reds that you have outside!!
So charming!!

Debbie

~~Carol~~ said...

That's definitely a hibiscus, and a lovely one too!
Thank goodness not everyone understand our love of old, chippy and timeworn things. Then they would want them too! I think your red bench is absolutely fantastic!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Antiques Galore Gal said...

I love your post! Great red items. I have the exact same planter shown in your first picture. Love the red bench as well!

Ann said...

Really like your splashes of red outdoors. My FAV is the red bench.
Love it all.
Ann

The Paint Splash said...

Love all your reds on your porch. Looks like a wonderful place to relax.Hope you will come by and visit. Debbie

Angela said...

Oh ann, I love all the red that you have shared. I can't get over how gorgeous your spider plant is WOW..loving that chair...adore the bench!! Oh my!!!

reprise said...

thanks for visiting and for your kind comment. i love, love history too! the red chair and bench are wonderful treasures! and yes, that is a hibiscus flower...we have lots of them growing in so cal.

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

I agree! Double-Bloom Hibiscus! Do you rent out rooms? I wanna live there, too! Blessings!

Dawn said...

I'd love to hang out in your back yard. You certainly have a nice green thumb to go with your fabulous reds. Love the shabby chair and bench!

Linda said...

A beautiful hibiscus. We had them when we lived in Hawaii. Red and yellow.
Love all the reds you are collecting. I think you are settling in nicely.

Dena E's Blog said...

Love the wee lil birds Ann and of course the blooms are Gorgeous too.
Thanks for the prayers and I do believe I use to have that same book.. Seems like one the really made me feel like drawing...
Big Hugs and Love ya Sis for all the notes...
Dena

GrammyMouseTails said...

What a huge red post! I have never seen a double hibiscus (that I remember) I have a large flower red hibiscus from my aunt that bloom late July early August every year, and I am in WI so hardy to zone 4. But each variety is different. was there a tag? I can not believe there is a beautiful but beat up old chair (which I love)that is a world traveler and I have only seen a couple of states! One of the reasons I love to come to memes such as these. I love your new treasure too, the bench. thanks for stopping & the nice comments :) Faythe @GMT

Patti said...

Oh, it's been so hot here lately that my poor yard is neglected. Your yard is so lovely and beckons me to pretty up my own. I love your chippy red chair!

Patti said...

Oh, it's been so hot here lately that my poor yard is neglected. Your yard is so lovely and beckons me to pretty up my own. I love your chippy red chair!

Patti said...

Oh, it's been so hot here lately that my poor yard is neglected. Your yard is so lovely and beckons me to pretty up my own. I love your chippy red chair!

SueLovesCherries said...

Ann, I love your little mushrooms! And the spider plant in the red chair is just perfect! Who wouldn't want to sit on that bench and talk to it? Makes perfect sense to me!

By the way, what part of Germany did you live in? I was in Erzhausen (between Darmstadt and Frankfurt, but closer to Darmstadt)for four months as a missionary's secretary. Then got transferred to Belgium to work at a Bible College correspondence school in graphics arts for 2 years.

sewingseeds4U said...

Your outdoor reds look terrific. That hibiscus is so pretty and I love your new, old red bench. I totally get it...Patty

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Ann...goodness I love every picture you posted! Most especially though I love the red chair...the white ironstone and the red bench...what a wonderful gift from your parents! Imagine someone thinking that lovely chair is junk! You've put it to good use...it looks great on your porch. I'm going to check out the Rednesday thing...never been over to It's a Very Cherry World before so now I need to see what I'm missing! Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Maura :)

Gale said...

I remember that Secret Garden cover! That was the first chapter book I read all the way through by myself (outside of school).

Thanks for you comment on my apples! I'm a bit late responding to everyone. Busy week.

Yeah, teaching is for the brave, organized, persevering and tough-skinned. :-) People have asked many times if I planned to try again...I really, really doubt I ever would.