Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Red Nectar - Jamila's Brother

This March 2005 hibiscus bloom is from a 2002 seedling from the same seed pod found on Patrick that produced Jamila. This plant took longer to get around to blooming. It produces a nice pinkish reddish bloom. For want of a better name, we call it Red Nectar because it is the same color as a Nectar New Orleans Snowball. (A snowball is a shaved ice summer treat that is flavored by colored syrup. There are seemingly hundreds of snowball flavors.) This plant is a frequent bloomer. It tends to want more water than its neighboring plants as we'll find it wilted in the pot from drying out. It has suffered some die back of branches, but it has yet to fully die back to the ground. It roots easily and after Katrina, I planted a cutting in the ground to try to save it since we had no water pressure. We'll see if it likes being in the ground instead of a pot.


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