Hoarding Hordes of Hibiscus

Well, just three at the moment…but it’s early days

On sunny days, I wear a hibiscus behind my ear. On wet days, I wear one in the middle of my face. Cultivated variety in my garden, Atherton Tablelands, FNQ. © Bronwen Scott.

In Far North Queensland, it seems that every garden and street corner flower bed is planted with hibiscuses. Most are showy yellow cultivars, the colour of the sun and almost as bright, but scarlet flowers are a close second. Big, bold and joyful, the hibiscus is an essential plant for the tropical garden.

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Bronwen Scott

Bronwen Scott

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Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com