Monday, February 2, 2009

An Experiment

A few weeks ago someone gave me a picked flower off some kind of shrub. It had a leaf like a hibiscus, and the flower looked like a hibiscus, but it was a blue/mauve shade with deep red coloured staymens. I know hibiscus come in all shapes, sizes & colours, but I had not seen one like this before. As I do with any cut flower, I put it in water to enjoy inside for a while. Well, this one fell off within 24 hours, and the leaves dried, shrivelled, and finally fell off a few days later, but the stem was still green, so I left it in the water to see what would happen. Within a week, I saw new leaves & some roots forming. So now this is in a small pot of soil, nothing special, just soil from the garden. So I will baby it for a while & see what hapens.
What do they say, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"?

3 comments:

blossom said...

It might well be a hibiscus. They usually will fall off but then pick up and live healthy. Can't wait to see the flower...

Anne said...

Sounds very interesting! Hope it thrives, and when it does, it'd be fun to see pictures of the flower.

lostlandscape said...

Best of luck with the little cutting--hopefully it won't be too long before you have some blue hibiscus of your own!