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Beautiful hibiscus flowers-Macro Flowers Saturday

Welcome, in the new year!
I hope you all had a beautiful holiday season and are starting the new year with fresh energy.

Hibiscus flowers are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Here in my home we grow them indoors and cherish them for their showy flowers.
Yellow hibiscus picture
Hibiscus is a primary ingredient in many herbal teas, popular as a natural diuretic, containing vitamin C and minerals.
Dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in some parts of the world. It can also be candied and used as a garnish.
Red double hibiscus flower
The red hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian women. A single flower is tucked behind the ear indicating the wearer's availability for marriage. Isn't that a beautiful tradition?
Red hibiscus
Many of you are excellent gardeners and though it's winter for many of us, I'm sure all of you have beautiful house plants,
Join Macro Flowers Saturday and show us some fabulous pictures.

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16 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

I love your hibiscus. Especially the orange one. So warm adn rich in its color. And nicely photographed.

Kramer said...

I can't ever seem to get enough images of that favorite flower: hibiscus. J'dore.

lairama said...

I love the fact that the hibiscus flowers lives for only a day or two. The yellow one is a beauty.

Lui said...

Oh I never knew they can be grown indoors! Hibiscus is still the Gumamela of my childhood which I use for my blow bubbles!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The texture on those petals are just like paper and so beautiful. Love the info with the photos as well. Nice job.

Jama said...

There's lots of hibiscus here, they are easy to grow. Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia, a neighboring country.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous hibiscus, what a wonderful way to start the new year. I love the color and texture of your first shot.

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for the info, I especially love the Tahitian ladies' tradition. Those colors are very vibrant as well.

★Mumsy★ said...

Beautiful hibiscus, and I love those colors!

Quilt Works said...

Happy New Year, Maia!

Bright and cheerful hibiscus! So pleasant to see on this dreary grey day!

4timesblessed said...

They are so pretty

Debby said...

Lovely hibiscus. Yes, I know I accidentally entered the wrong url... I emailed you about it. Thanks so much for fixing it! Have a great day.

Rajesh said...

Fabulous shots of the flower.

My Garden Haven said...

Hi maiaT,
I am new here, and so glad that I had picked up enough courage to join this meme. I am overwhelmed by the photography skills I see here. Your picture of the yellow hibiscus is fantastic!
Rosie

maiaT said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments!
Welcome Rosie @ My garden in heaven, you are too kind, I'm just an amateur but you are right, all contributions are amazing, including yours.

In case someone enters the wrong link and realizes too late, please post a second time with the note "correct link", or something alike.
We are on different timezones and I might be sleeping, so don't wait for me to correct it because you might lose some comments.
I'll delete the wrong link when I see it.

Anki said...

Your Hibiskus is fantastics, I never seen such yellow duble. I have a red duble and I love hibiskus. Beautiful pictures.

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