Friday, April 20, 2018

High in the Sky Hibiscus

Advice from this  Hibiscus...
Rise up to the sky and
Bring beauty to the world
Live with joy
Create a colorful life
It's OK to be a little showy
Be Dazzling and share your healing gifts.

Joining Rosy at LLB in Our Back Yard for Flower Friday. 

The flower is edible
Dried hibiscus is considered a delicacy in Mexico.
Many countries use it to make teas
 Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C and other minerals.
It is a diuretic.
The flower can be used to make a natural dye or food colouring.
The Hibiscus cannabinus variety is commonly used in paper making.
Hibiscus is the national flower for South Korea and Malaysia.
The leaves and the flowers can be into a paste and used as a natural shampoo.
Info above from Fun Flower Facts about hibiscus flowers, click link to read more.


Saimi said...

Wow, not only a beautiful flower but a multi use one as well. Thanks for the fun facts, I learned something tonight!!!
Have a great weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
An all-time fave of this gal... you honoured it well! YAM xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty color and fun facts, many I did not know. I had heard of hibiscus tea.

Ann said...

It's such a pretty flower and has so many uses. I knew about the tea but not the others. The one that caught my eye was that it's used in paper making.

Karen said...

Interesting facts about the hibiscus in addition to its beauty!

Mersad said...

So happy to see the bright vivid colors of spring again.

Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty color. I love the hibiscus plant and blooms. Very pretty photos and thanks for the info. Happy Friday, enjoy your day!

Hootin' Anni said...

I've had tea made from hibiscus...too bitter for me. Love your prose! Love the blossom!

Pam Jackson said...

Interesting....I love that color. So pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an unusual color! I love it! Enjoy your day my friend. The weather is fabulous!!!

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful coral hibiscus!!!
Yes indeedy when you are this pretty you must be proud and be out standing standing out inthe field in which you are blooming.
Hugs Madi your bfff

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I guess I should start eating ours in the backyard, or maybe dry it for tea.

Mevely317 said...

I never would've guessed the hibiscus was so versatile! ... Talk about the gift of life that keeps on giving!
Happy Friday!

photowannabe said...

I had no idea there were so many uses for hibiscus flowers.
Beautiful blossoms.
Hope you have a great weekend.
The Journey of weight loss keeps plodding along!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I had no idea that the Hibiscus was used for anything other than to admire it's beauty.That would reason enough to have one.

Inger said...

The flowers are just gorgeous. Thanks for providing some interesting facts about them also.

KB Bear said...

I am quite certain that I've never seen hibiscus blooms before I started reading your blog! They are gorgeous. I love their advice!

I just planted a few veggie seeds and now it is SNOWING! That's okay. It'll be good moisture for the seeds.

Chatty Crone said...

I love that color and the flower!

Just Mags said...

Great advice from the beautiful hibiscus. I love the color of this one. I had a hibiscus years ago but it has been gone so long I don't remember what happened to it. Probably an ice storm or tornado. Hugs

Denise inVA said...

Very interesting to learn about the hibiscus and your photos of these are gorgeous!