Morning Surprises


This stunning White Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) made its presence know this morning by putting on a surprising show from across the yard.  It had been struggling, not blooming and mostly forgotten.  Today it received full attention.


A “Disney” Ginger was spotted peeking out from behind the fence.  Click on the photo twice to find it.


After further investigation, a small colony of escapees were found.


This Hedychium coccineum ginger is a good choice for the Automatic Garden.  It just needs some directional guidance!

16 Comments on “Morning Surprises”

  1. I loved your morning surprises post and attitude. Like the “Disney” Ginger, I need some directional guidance in my life right now! Thanks for sharing this one.

  2. Reblogged this on A Writer's Playground and commented:
    Look for morning, noon, and night surprises in your life!

  3. I discovered your “Morning Surprises” post because Linda Andersen kindly shared it on her blog. 👍

  4. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Beautiful pictures! Lovely flowers! Lovely people sharing lovely flowers which are great surprises to see!

    Adventure awaits the day
    Never Give Up

    • Joan,
      Isn’t it great that beauty can be shared with so many, thanks to the internet? Encouraging messages and great surprises are out there and as you say, “Adventure awaits the day.” Thanks for sharing your uplifting words.

  5. That Star Hibiscus is beautiful. Never seen it before.

  6. Good surprises–love ’em!

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