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Shot growing wild in Whitnal Park…Hales Corners, WI

Featured in “One Single Flower” 1-8-2011

Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” 1-8-2011

Red Heart Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Red Heart’, is an upright growing shrub with large, single, saucer shaped flowers of pure white with a scarlet center. Flowers bloom from July until frost. This xeriscape plant is a vigorous, upright, vase-shaped, deciduous shrub that may be massed, planted in groups, used as a specimen, a foundation plant, or shrub borders. Red Heart Hibiscus can also be used as a hedge or screen. It has no serious insect or disease problems. Annual pruning back will result in increased shoot vigor and larger flowers. It is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and tolerant of full sun to partial shade. These small, erect trees have numerous upright branches, which should be pruned back heavily in the early spring. Mature height of 8-12’ with a mature spread of 6-8’.

I love the arts…nature…animals…
I find my peace while photographing
the beauty around me…
sunrises, sunsets, trees, flowers, animals,
the lake, architecture…
I also like to draw and back in the 80s, I loved all of the work by
Patrick Nagel, and I was doing drawings like his!!!

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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness, how very beautiful…love the way you took this picture and the information also is very interesting…
    Sherri :):)

  • TY very much Sherri :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    fab shot

  • TY darling :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayerabout 4 years ago

    Amazing macro!

  • TY much and for the fav :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful and delicate :)

  • TY very much :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image D! jd

  • TY very much Joyce :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 4 years ago

    What a lovely macro! Love the colors!

  • TY very much and for the fav :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 4 years ago

    Wow. Super macro, jumps out of page.

  • TY much John :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ditto JOHN…. :))))))))))))))))))

  • TY kindly cookie darling…heehee :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    lovely color

  • TY very much Sean :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 4 years ago

    I just took a few photos of these when I was at the zoo..LOL. Great macro my friend.

  • TY much Gene and for the fav…it’s hibiscus season now!!! :-)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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