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.
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.
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?
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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