Ranuncula’s in Redding

Pennys white and pink ranuncula's in a pot made of stones.
Ranuncula’s white and pink.

 

Ranuncula’s are quite beautiful, and these ones seems to change color each year. Ranuncula’s are an annual bloom and they do return to bloom each year. Which is very nice, you plant them once, and if they take, and survive, they will bloom each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

red ranuncula.
Red ranuncula
Penny's ranuncula's in a pot made of river stones.
Ranuncula’s.
Close up of one white gardenia, and leaves, pure white, and smells like pure heaven.

Gardenia’s in Redding, Shasta County

Beautiful blooming white gardenias, many of them on a huge bush.
This flower is a beautiful bright white, and smells absolutely fabulous.  You can smell the fragrant as you walk by.  It had so many blooms this year it was amazing.  These were taken in July and the plant still has some blooms on it.
Our favorite thing to do is have mini vases filled with a few of these in a room.  You will never need to buy air freshener again.
Gardenias grow well in Redding.
Gardenia

Petunias in Redding, Shasta County.

Petunias changes colors and become inverted from one color to another with strips.
Stripped petunias.
My mother planted these very pretty  petunia’s back in June.  The dominant color was a bright purple.  As they bloomed and re bloomed over the summer they changed colors.

Petunias in Redding California
Petunias.
Petunia’s early summer bright purple and white.
Petunia’s in August, light purple and white.
Now if you look the below the petunias are not nearly as bright of purple and the flower is predominately white.

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Hibiscus in Redding and Shasta County

beautiful light purple hibiscus with dark fuscia in the center of each petal and an off white pistol in the middle, with green background of the foliage.
Beautiful purple Hibiscus, Shasta county, California
Hibiscus is a beautiful flower and plant.  I love the white ones, and the purple ones for that matter.  The neighbor has a bush which has been formed into a tree, and the flowers are up above.  My mother’s is more like a bush.  Not quite as old as the neighbors, his tree must be 30+ years old.
Purple hibiscus blooms two of them they are a light purple and dark reddish purple in the center with a cone in the center, that is off white color, greenery surround the flowers.
Purple Hibiscus in Redding, CA
Hibiscus is popular because it attracts bees and butterflies, also you may be more familiar with hibiscus as a tea.  There are hundreds of varieties of the hibiscus flowers, and bush.
The hibiscus prefers a warmer climate.  This is the technical name for this type of hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus.
Hibiscus in Redding, California.
This year, right before the purple hibiscus bloomed, I stepped out the door, and I smelled coconut.   I could not figure out where the scent was coming from.  As it turns out it was the Hibiscus!

White hibiscus flower and my little brothers old Tonka truck and when I say old I mena old.
We probably should have not let the truck go like that.
Hibiscus syriacus and Tonka truck.

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