Of course, now that I've noticed hibiscus once, I'm seeing them all over the place. I think conditions must be just right for them this year, since they are so very spectacular. I love the flower-within-the-flower, though I don't see that they are attracting much in the way of bees. There's even one as tall as a house!
I'm very fond of red-hot poker:The bees are, too. See that little bee butt poking out?
And the neighbors have gorgeous peaches. It's a shame they're not picking them.Kris at Gardens on the Lake (Minnesota) had pictures of balloon flowers. It's not very common here, but I did notice one today. Maybe it likes more shade and moisture than we generally have. We went from drought and temps in the 90s to a week of cloudy mornings and afternoon rains, which may have helped. It's very nice for early morning and late evening walks.