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.


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I did not know any of that...love okra and your hibiscus :)

www.iRent2u.com said...

cool post.. esp that jamaican that is nice

My Pink Boutique said...

Beautiful flowers and amazing trivia! Thanks for sharing them.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Debbie, The photo of your gorgeous hibiscus has inspired me. My Mom always grew them so I think I may have to plant some myself. And who knew hibiscus had anything to do with marshmallows. Amazing.