Of Flowers and Fruits

>> Sunday, September 14, 2008

Just the title.. Once I liked to plant varieties of hibiscus colors, but then the hobby tends to lack as this flower the hybrid one, doesn't bloom for long compare to the red ones, there are hundreds of hybrids to enjoy in every color imaginable ..First this red hibiscus.. which also represent the national flowers of Malaysia. Its scientific name is hibiscus rosa-sinensis,. I have a friend whose daughter's name is Rosa Angelica..cool eh.
The leaves of this red hibiscus can be mashed and the paste can be put on the forehead if one has a fever, it is said to reduce the heat from the fever.
Some facts of hibiscus :
- the dried hibiscus is edible, and is often a delicacy in Mexico.
- the hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Hawaiian women. A single flower is tucked behind the ear. Which ear is used indicates the wearer's availability for marriage.
- In Egypt and Sudan, roselle petals are used to make a tea named after the plant, karkade. (all internet sources)


the red hibiscus plant

a closer look


another red and little white in the middle hibiscus hybrid


a rose like hibiscus hybrid

another yellow hibiscus hybrid

On the far end grows this wild orchid with small patch of yellow dots in the middle..

closer..

the fruits..
yellow lemon, not very sure what type of lemon, but this is my hubby's favorite plant


the fruit in a closer snap..

There's more coming regarding fruits and flowers, well u know about the loading, it takes time too rite..so till then..

3 Inspiring Leaves:

Sandie Lee September 24, 2008 6:58 AM  

These flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!

You would love my mom's garden. She can grow anything too. She got the green thumb, i got the purple one, or whatever's opposite of green.

FJL September 24, 2008 9:07 AM  

I always dream of having a garden of my own and dedicate my time to it, those flowers are nice, but lacking care..thus only two three flowers found blooming there purposely waiting me to give them some snaps..*wink*

FJL September 24, 2008 9:09 AM  

Perhaps some day you can show your mum's plants for me ?:) I would love to see them..purple were meant to write ? ;)

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