Hibiscus On One Side Of House Loses Buds Before They Bloom

Question From: G. Lamb - FLORIDA
Q: Hibiscus one side of Fla house have buds clipped off before blooming. Spray every couple of days, Safer 3-in-1 allows a few blooms. Tired of buying spray. Plants on other side of house have no problems. Thinking of gardenias as substitute. Thrips? Solution?

A: Can't help you on this one. I live in Michigan and do not grow these in the garden. They are annuals for us. Take photos of the location to an independent garden center for advice. Best Nancy and Happy Yaardening