Tag Archives: Hibiscus

Pistil Packin’ Mama––Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, June 23, 2017

The stamens and pistils of the hibiscus are a little flower all their own..or a surreal little tree growing up out of the middle. I had some fun fiddling with the brightness and color balance. Which do you prefer?

For Cee’s Flower Prompt.

Whatta Hibiscus! Flower of the Day, June 22, 2017


This one was huge.  It waited for me a few mornings ago, fully opened and perfect. Ah, nature.

See Cee’s flower HERE.

Drinking Beauty: Hibiscus, Flower of the Day, June 21, 2017


In the Shadows

Cold hibiscus tea (called jamaica) is very popular in Mexico. It’s also very good for lowering blood pressure. After suffering the effects of blood pressure medicine for seven months, I’ve chosen to regulate with diet, including oatmeal, green tea and jamaica and it seems to be working! I’m not sure if this hibiscus in my garden is a jamaica variety, but it is the right color for it.

Dried Jamaica flowers for tea. (Pronounced Huh my’ kuh, not like the country.)Jamaica tea.  I added green tea as well. It’s usually served cold in Mexico or as an ingredient in ponche, an alcoholic punch that packs a punch!


For Cee’s daily flower prompt.

Red Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, June 19, 2017


I had a yellow and purple Spanish Dancer hibiscus that I shot yesterday all ready to post. Then I saw this red one, just born today, and changed my mind. Here’s a little closer view:


and one with an unplanned-for visitor:


For Cee’s Flower prompt.

Pick of the Crop: Flower of the Day, June 7, 2017

(Click on any photo to enlarge all.)

The hibiscus bush next to my ramp between my bedroom and studio is especially lush this year.

For Cee’s Flower Challenge.