I can't see the picture in question but there are hardy hibiscus that I grow
here in Northern Ohio, zone 5. There is a picture of a pink hardy hibiscus
on this page.
http://www.trainweb.org/iowarails/cvgrs/members/buelow/buelow.html The Rose
of Sharon is a hibiscus. The hardy hibiscus flower looks similar to the Rose
Of Sharon flower only hardy hibiscus are dinner plate size.
My connection is fine, but others aren't. I didn't make the rules,
the Usenet community did long ago. This debate has gone on and on.
In a text-only group, if too many people start posting binaries,
newsmasters will drop the group because of spool size. The binary
hierachy is where pictures are supposed to go. It's called
netiquette. Be aware not everyone has a big fat pipe access to the
Ann, Gardening in zone 6a
Just south of Boston, MA
One reason to ban pictures is the amount of band width it uses on the server
and on member connection. Another reason is that HTML newsgroups are not as
safe for the average news member as is a text only newsgroup. If images can
be posted in an HTML newsgroup, it can also spread viruses and other
Internet nasties. HTML news messages with attachments and script code that
can run just by reading it is the same danger as email that can carry
Internet worms and viruses.
I don't have to download something that may be a potential virus, or
off-topic spam. My ISP's newsadmin won't drop the newsgroup from their
newsfeed because of a misplaced binary post. In short, it's a little
thing called netiquette. There are plenty of binary newsgroups or web
sites or FTP sites where people can post their pics, then post a link
to them here.
It is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperi', a tropical plant typically grown as
a houseplant or summer container plant in colder climates. Not winter hardy
in zones lower than 10.
pam - gardengal
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