Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants from the Mallow family. There are hundreds of species that grow all over the world in warm or temperate climates. This sketch was done in my friend Muriel’s garden in the south of France in the Cevennes region. This mountainous area is west of Nimes. Nimes is a wonderful city to visit, with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. It has one of the best preserved coliseums, from the Roman era still used today for concerts and events.