One of these days, the garden centre is going to kick me out for taking photos of their wares! I do usually purchase something, however, so I'm not totally shameless.
The ones here are beautiful hibiscus, whose colours are often so bright that they seem to burn the camera lens, to the point that it can't reproduce their intensity.
Some of these folded petals looked like umbrella fabric, waiting to be opened out to reveal the full, delicate flowers within.
Not to mention those amazing stamens with rich pollen!
Some time ago, I had the great luck to watch tiny hummingbirds feeding from these, right in front of me, in South America. Magical!
Some petals seem papery and crisp, with intricate veining throughout...
But others appeared softer, with their ruffled layers. Suffice it to say, I'm looking forward to seeing the next collection of plants at the centre - rather like an art gallery, in fact!