Sunday, October 19, 2008
This looker will be available in the near future.
Labels: Tahitian Celestial Beacon
Sunday, August 31, 2008
This is an introduction to the American Hibiscus Society (AHS) for anyone who has not seen, heard or been involved with us or hibiscus in general. Two things helped us gain knowledge fast, The Tropical Hibiscus Handbook and the Seed Pod. Now I am not talking about a pod with seeds in it; this is "The Seed Pod"! It has all the information anyone getting started could need. You get one every season that you are a member of a chapter of AHS or you can get you hands on one at an AHS show.
The Seed Pod has information pertaining to judgements in shows as well as promoting upcoming ones. List of grower's nurseries can be found in it's pages as well as tips on what works for the professionals. The best thing is you get to see all the unbelievable hibiscus for yourself and find which one you fall in love with.
The easiest thing to do is contact the AHS Chapter near you and get involved in the sensation that is sweeping the nation and bringing a little beauty at the same time. Once that is done you will start to meet people who will be glad to help you with your problems and answer any questions that you may have. Some societies do not do not value all members equally but this is something you will not find here. So sign up and we hope to see you at a show soon.
This photo was taken at one of the past American Hibiscus shows. If you thought that you would only get to see a few select blooms, were you wrong? These shows are filled with the best of the best of the hibiscus around. Some of the blooms that you will find may be from a plant that you will never see again simply because there are so many new varieties coming out each year. If you find a plant that you like buy it and help keep that strain going. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single hibiscus, I mean step.
Once we decided to get involved with growing hibiscus we had to get information on what to do. The one thing that has been the most helpful to us was our Tropical Hibiscus Handbook that we got from the American Hibiscus Society. It sheds light on every subject that can come up in more depth than the University of Florida and Herbs2000.com have said on their sites. The covers contain beautiful pictures of Georgia's Pearl, which was created by Barry Schlueter and Silver Memories from Dan Bandit. Between these amazing specimens of reality you find 120 pages of the most useful information you will find necessary to breath life into a new hibiscus that no-one has seen but you. This is one of our first hybrids called Marge Hine after Kathy's mother.
Labels: Barry Schlueter, buy, Dan Bandit, Don Mixon, exotic, Georgia's Pearl, hybrid, hybridized, Kathy Grandoff, Marge Hine, rare, sell, Silver Memories, They're REAL, Tropical Hibiscus Handbook, Unbelievable Hibiscus