Sunday, June 21, 2009

They're as big as her head!

We have this saying in our house ... we describe things, like large pieces of food, by saying:

"It's as big as your head!"

Like, that eggplant is as big as your head!

But today, it was true.

The amazing Hibiscus I've been posting about proudly displayed 7 blooms. 7 Gigantic blooms. (We think it is a Moy Grande, named after the San Antonio man named Moy who found it.)

I know it's hard to get a frame of reference, so I dragged my 6-year old out there this morning, in her night gown, and made her pose for me.

(Can you tell how excited she is to be out there performing this favor for me early in the morning!)

And, as you can clearly see, the blooms are, in fact, as big as her head!
Stunning, they are. And happy in the hot sun.
Good thing, because we are going to get more of it next week...sigh. I'm tired of summer already and it isn't even summer yet!!! (Just kidding -- that was only a little smidge of pseudo-whining. The reall whining will come later!)

Wishing you blooms as big as your head!


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Love the hardies. Our Meme is blooming and is as big as the boys heads. Love the Moy Grande. We don't have it yet, but will soon.

Pam/Digging said...

Those ARE as big as your head, Diana, or at least your daughter's. Good thing you got out there early before the heat hit.

Rachel said...

My husband and I have a similar joke. He says, "Wow, that's as big as your head!" and I reply something like, "Not quite as big as yours, but wouldn't that be something!"

Janet said...

Diana, so glad you finally IDed this hibiscus. I don't miss the over 100 degree days. Looks like a HOT week.

cat said...

i love that hibiscus! and the little girl is pretty cute too..;)

the weather is going to kill many more weeks? months? my poor plants...okay, i'll take your example and quit whining...for now..:)

thanks for sharing that with us...i might have to find one of those hibiscus'! beautiful..:)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is going to be a scorching hot week for you all!

Pretty hibiscus and pretty head to compare it to :-)

Gail said...

Diana, I love it...what a great flower and your model is too adorable! I am with you on the weather... sick the heat (feels like 100 here), the humidity, the mosquitoes and the ticks! But I appreciate the flowers that can survive it all. g

Diana said...

Debbi -- There's just something about those giant blooms, isn't there? And fun to put your kids next to them!

Pam -- I am limiting my outside time to early mornings and evenings, if that. I can't believe we are repeating last summer, can you?

Rachel --Oh - that is priceless -- I am totally stealing that line from you. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Janet -- No, I'll be you don't miss those days ... and more days ,,, and more days. It's gonna be a long, hot summer!

Cat -- Glad you liked both of my blooms! (Plant and Human ;-) I am going to be doing SOOO much whining at this rate. It makes it miserable to be out there, and I really don't mind heat, just not baking like a fried egg on the sidewalk! I'll give you some of these hibiscus seeds when they form if you want some, just let me know!

Robin -- I am really looking forward to coming to IN in July where it's cooler and WET! I know you have too much rain and we have heat stroke and too much drought, but it would be nice to trade for just a little while!

Gail -- Most of my flowers are ok, but then I really water. (I'm not a good conservationist, I won't lose my hard work and investment and beauty. I just try to be efficient about it and do a lot by hand) Some things are crispy, though. Our mosquitos are bad, too, but no ticks, thanks goodness!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, those are some big blooms. I don't think I have anything that blooms that large.

I do have some hosta leaves that are as big as a head, larger really.

Diana said...

Lisa -- I love those hostas that you have. I got a serious case of hostas-as-big-as-your-head envy at Spring Fling where they were everywhere, too. We CANNOT keep them alive. It was 103 today!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh my gosh, Diana, she is precious! Yes, those blooms are as big as her head. Wait until she's a teen and you try getting her outside to pose for you. :) ~~Dee