For the past 10 years I have been trying to keep a hibiscus plant alive and entice it to bloom. Hibiscus is more commonly found in Florida and tropical climates than here in the Inland Northwest, so it has been a real challenge. Up until now I have never been able to get more than three blooms to appear at a time, but yesterday and today there have been 9...count 'em...1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9...open blooms. What makes it even cooler is that there are more on the way. Now I don't pretend to be much of a gardener, but I do believe that is something of an achievement. At least I think so.