Of the pond doing pretty good still having a bit of string algae but other than that the plants and fish are thriving. I will get some pic's of the fish in the evening when they like to swim up the inlet for the big pond.
I have some Hibiscus plants but they are more like big bushes or trees. I like how they bloom later than all the rest of the blooming plants to make for a colorful later effect. I do have one that I bought last year that is supposed to get big dinner plate sized blooms called Luna Pink Swirl Hibiscus and it gets about 3' tall and 2' wide. It had a couple blooms when I bought it on sale but now I'm waiting to see what it does this year. I see sprouts coming up from the ground as it dies back in the winter. Glad it made it and I did mulch and cover it with a piece of plastic on bricks cuz they said it didn't like getting too wet over winter. Guess I did the right thing eh?
Here's a photo off the net of what it will look like when it blooms:
I don't trim mine down (the bush or the tree kind) at all but the Pink Swirl one dies down in the winter and I don't trim that one ever either although I may take some soft cuttings off of it as I hear it is easy to propagate them. I'll try in a water glass first to see if it will put out roots. Would be nice to get some free ones that way