Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Our pretty hibiscus plant
Our hibiscus buds began opening last week and the burgundy colored blooms are the size of a dinner plate....the combination of rain and heat this summer must be just what it needed!
Hibiscus Trivia.....did you know?
***The hibiscus is a good source of Vitamin C.
***The hibiscus is commonly called the "mallow" and was one of the ingredients in the original marshmallow that we use to make 'smores.
***In Jamaica, a red hibiscus flower behind the left ear denotes the desire to find a lover, behind the right means she has already found one.
***The hibiscus is a relative of the okra plant.
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