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Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden. Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Define 'gaudy'

One of the plants I brought with me from Illinois to Austin is this big, white, perennial hibiscus, which completely disappears over the winter, then bulks up into a large floppy plant covered in flowers. I don't care if it is gaudy - it's one of my favorites.

The Blue River ll hibiscus has proved to be quite transplantable, spaded from its previous garden in Illinois soil, replanted & grown in a deck container for five years, and now living large in Texas earth. Like my hibiscus, I've tried to be a 'transplantable rose', not just surviving, but thriving here. The blog name is also the title of one of my songs.


  1. I love hibiscus. Maybe I can find some more room in my garden for another one...

  2. Me,too, I love hibiscus! If you go to my blog, you'll see I'm wearing Pink Seminole Hibiscus from my Puppie's garden. I bought a collection of different hybrid hibiscus in the philippines when i visited them 2 yrs ago, and cos my Puppie has a green thumb, he's the one that nurtures them. I've asked my parents to send some of the photos, hopefully I'll be able to share them to garden bloggers. By the way, I like your weblog! I am your frequent visitor here. I'd love to see another hibiscus in full bloom. Ja mata ne! (See you! in japanese)


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