Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's Blooming In Florida?

 Did you know they make Tea with Hisbicus?  Serendipiti Tea just in case you want to try it.
 Hibiscus come in Hardy and Tropical. Ours are all Tropical.
These bloom year round in our back yard, but remember they are TROPICAL. They will not tolerate more than a night or two of light freezes. Even one hard freeze (below 25) could kill the plant. These plants are native to sunny, warm and usually humid tropical places. NOTE: to have these you have to put up with 97 percent humidity on New Years Eve

 They detest cold, rainy weather  and cold wet soil. SO DO I...  they love dry and Humid. I LOVE the Flowers NOT the humidity
I brought this to the kitchen table because it was practically laying on the ground and that is beyond this old lady. BUT I can sit at the table and Snap! Snap! Snap!

28 comments:

diane b said...

It is a beautiful example. A double one too. A great colour and a great shot.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a really pretty hibiscus, I love the soft coral color. I see a few here in the summer months but they don't like our winters at all, only a summer treat for us. But since I don't care for the humidity I'll just enjoy your photos.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Awesome photography as always and then your new scrapbook techniques.

You are truly blessed to have a photographers back yard for capturing all of GOD's beauty.

Its bitter cold here.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is very pretty.

Ann said...

Something tropical is just what I need right now. It's 18 degrees and still snowing.
Very pretty Hibiscus, love the color of it

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Just lovely my Dear...

But I too, could not take the humidity. -sigh-

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is
than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring."

- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

TexWisGirl said...

i like your brutal honesty for those of us who were going to be very jealous that you have them year 'round. i guess i'll keep the store-bought seasonal ones... :)

Pam said...

Hi Sandra, its nice to see such beauty all year. I love the soft tangerine colors. They look like double or triple hibiscus.
~:)

missing moments said...

I love their apricot color! And how lucky to have all year round!

LC said...

Thanks for a day brightener. Hibiscus are so beautiful in color, shape and texture and you have captured it all.

Have to say your comment on my post left me envious of you and your hubby's self-discipline in limiting fast food!

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty shots. The humidity really does a number on my hair!

Hope you have a nice day. We are at 29 degrees at 11 a.m. and it is so windy! Ugh!

Remington said...

They are beautiful! I can't imagine anything that beautiful growing here in January (outside, that is....)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love hisbiscus--and the color of yours is gorgeous...

Snow here today and 14 degrees when we got up... Brrrrrr.

Hugs,
Betsy

barbara l. hale said...

You are a wise woman bringing it in. I would do the same. Gorgeous flower and what a great color! Reminds me of a creamsicle. Cold up here today but I can live a little vicariously through your pics.

RoeH said...

I love it but I could never stand the heat and humidity. The 'H' word just wipes me out and I get bitchy real fast. I don't think I could ever get used to it.

Chatty Crone said...

So you are still growing in Florida right now. It's so pretty and I love the color too. Not the humidity. Wonder if you dried that out you could make tea?

sandie

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful peach hibiscus. All of my red hibiscus are gone for now.
I love having flowers in the house. It immediately brightens my day to see pretty flowers.

Are you enjoying our 50 degrees with sunshine today? I love it! There will be a fire in the fireplace tonight. :)

George said...

I never thought of you as a cruel person, but showing these beautiful blossoms on a day when it is cold with snow on the ground comes pretty darn close to crossing the line.

I have had hibiscus in green teas, which were very good.

S. Etole said...

What a beautiful flower, especially in January!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's so pretty, I love the color.

Snapper II said...

Great post.
I like the new soft ware.

Deb said...

what a beauty....great photos....that color is just awesome...

Rose said...

It is beautiful...laying on the ground of even getting on my knees on the ground is beyond me...

Catherine said...

Very pretty Sandra ~ love the color!
xo Catherine

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Great idea to bring to the table!

Angela said...

It's a beautiful flower Sandra! I know it wouldn't make it here in West Virginia where it is currently 33 degrees at 7 pm!

♥ Lisa RedWillow said...

Breath taking colors and images . all of them. I love your comp.
All the best in this the New Year.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

What an incredible, tempermental flower. Lovely.