When we moved to our property almost 5 years ago I was determined to bring some of the plants I had nurtured at our old home to our new home.
Our friends were gracious enough to "plant sit" for us for the 3 months we lived in an apartment, while looking for a home. They had a "nursery" area in a shaded section of their property in which I stored pots and pots of plants I had dug from our old home.
One of my favorites that I had to keep was a perennial hibiscus. I got the seeds from an old family friend who had been growing it for decades in his back yard. It took 5 years from the time I planted it until it finally bloomed. But, boy, were the blooms worth the wait.
The flowers are the size of luncheon plates. They tower over the other plants in the garden - even the tall grasses.
I have since weeded this garden and it looks much better!