At least that was until today - (.... queue the choir .... "Ahhhhhhhhh!")
"Fireball" Hibiscus / Rose Mallow ('moscheutos "Fireball")
I had to 'incarcerate' this beauty from the bunnies. They would snip off the new growth at the base of the plant, leaving me with a single stalk - BUT, now protected - it blooms! Based on the upcoming buds at the top, there is a lot to look forward to.
Other little tidbits that seem to be ignoring the heat....
So, I guess there was something to talk about after all - not Chaucer, but something none the less.