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Morning Surprises

Posted by lindamartinandersen on August 19, 2016

Look for morning, noon, and night surprises in your life!

Automatic Gardening & Real Gluten Free Food


This stunning White Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) made its presence know this morning by putting on a surprising show from across the yard.  It had been struggling, not blooming and mostly forgotten.  Today it received full attention.


A “Disney” Ginger was spotted peeking out from behind the fence.  Click on the photo twice to find it.


After further investigation, a small colony of escapees were found.


This Hedychium coccineum ginger is a good choice for the Automatic Garden.  It just needs some directional guidance!

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18 Responses to “Morning Surprises”

  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I imagine that during this time of mourning, surprises like these are even more meaningful to you.

  2. A beautiful way to start my morning. Thanks for sharing this post, Linda. You have been in my prayers yesterday and earlier this morning. ❤️

  3. Roxie said

    Beautiful! May peace and beauty continue to surround you through each day.

  4. godselfie said

    Hey what a a pretty Hibiscus! Thanks Linda for sharing the joy.

  5. Kathleen said

    Beautiful pictures, Linda. Thank you for sharing them 🙂

  6. Thanks for introducing me to this blog, Linda. I’m now following it. Some of those plants would be perfect in your back yard.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed this post enough to follow the blog. Hooray! Yes, the flowers here would be lovely in my back yard. I wonder if this gardener makes house calls. 😉 Thanks for commenting.

  7. Lorene McBryde said

    Oh, how gorgeous!

  8. SO many things surprise and delight me,especially in nature. Watching quirky bird behavior from my kitchen window; unexpected unseasonal blossoms; every sunrise and every sunset. I could go on.e Each is a small miracle.

    • Janis, we do live in a beautiful world full of delightful surprises. You have a keen eye and appreciation for beauty. You also have a thankful spirit. Keep looking for those small miracles and large ones as well. Thanks so much for commenting!

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