I had a nice talk with one of my hibiscus plants today. Accordingly, Hy is determined to be the star of tomorrow’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I’m not a stage Mom, so there is no pressure. Ok, well maybe a little pressure.
I can just see Hy chugging along the last few days, inherently aware of the impending deadline. After all, once the 15th is here and Carol from May Dreams Gardens posts her Bloom Day blog, it is Showtime.
I will already give Hy credit for trying. Here is where we were Thursday, with my dear little hibiscus taking inspiration from The Little Engine That Could.
Chicagoland is just a wee bit short on blooms this time of year, so it would be the perfect time for this plant to step to the plate and show us what he’s got. We both know there are bigger more appropriate gardens out there for looking best this time of year. There could be stiff competition from Billy Goodnick’s Santa Barbara area. Like the larger engines in The Little Engine That Could, those gardens may refuse to perform. I cited the value of optimism and hard work, and making the most of what you’ve got.
My hibiscus is cheerfully huffing and puffing along. Today, Hy is working diligently on delivering a Hibiscabloom.
I can hear him saying “I–think–I–can, I–think–I–can.” Momma’s pulling for you baby!