Glancing out into the garden this morning, I saw a splash of lemon yellow where there hadn't been any yesterday...
It's a passalong from fellow garden blogger and gardening friend, Ursula.
Here it is up close and personal.
It's a Mallow "Lemon Creme". The flowers look almost identical to those of my Rose of Sharon, other than the color. I believe it's a type of hibiscus, as is the Rose of Sharon, but I wasn't able to find the exact plant in my online search (there appear to be a zillion types of mallow), so I may be wrong.
I have two of them, courtesy of Ursula, and they both have lots of buds.
One of the passalongs was a two-fer...
Not only did the pot contain a Lemon Creme Mallow, it also contained this salvia which, coincidentally, also started blooming today.
The garden looks a whole lot different to how it looked at this time last year!
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.