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Hibiscus are so beautiful!
Larry Bliss: Thanks! I am glad you identified it. smile
An intricate flower, Larry, nice.
Larry Bliss: Thank you Frank...
So delicate, Larry. They remind me of a whole bunch of mini-lilies clumped together.
Larry Bliss: Thank you Ginnie...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2018, 06:13
WOW Larry, you found an American Hibiscus, they are rare, in Hollandshire we call this an hyacinth.. but nevertheless it is a wonderful flower and the smell is amazing.
Larry Bliss: We have a disagreement as to which flower it is, but I am glad you like it...
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Apr 2018, 06:54
Perfumed too I'll wager..
Larry Bliss: I was so busy shooting I didn't have time to smell them. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Apr 2018, 06:55
I don’t know much about horticulture Larry, so hat place would be lost on me.
Larry Bliss: Ah well...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Apr 2018, 07:53
That's very pretty,
Larry Bliss: Thank you, Alan...
They are lovely flowers and seem to have done well this year in the garden despite l the rain and cold
Larry Bliss: They take extra good care of them at the arboretum...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2018, 10:33
The flower is a white hyacinth. The plant flowers from a bulb in early spring.

The American hibiscus looks quite different
Larry Bliss: Thanks for the reference--could come in handy later...
Oh, the smell! I love them.
Larry Bliss: I will have to smell it next time I go back...
Not hibiscus, surely - hyacinth, I think.
Larry Bliss: I will go with the majority vote... smile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 16 Apr 2018, 19:25
the whites look very good against the succulent greens, Larry

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