{floral friday}

{floral friday #76}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

Today I'm sharing another flower whose pictures I took during our trip to the botanical garden: a beautiful hibiscus!

I hope you all will have a wonderful start into the weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? The weather over here actually got nicer these past couple of days and we are looking forward to the weekend and temperatures in the 70's . ;)

A few facts about hibiscus:

  •  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. {source}
  • There are over 200 species of this plant of which 'Chinese Hibiscus' and 'Rose of Sharon' are commonly grown.
  • Herbal teas and other edible products produced of Hibiscus are consumed in many parts of the world especially the Caribbean.
  • The tea is caffeine free and can be consumed both hot and cold. It is considered to lower high blood pressures. {source}
  • While each bloom only lasts for one day, the hardy hibiscus is prolific, sometimes producing more than a hundred blooms in a season. {source}

I'm partying here! ♥

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10 Comments

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    I am LOVD
    Friday October 19th, 2012 at 02:46 PM

    Loving the color!

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    Debra
    Friday October 19th, 2012 at 05:01 PM

    That is one of the prettiest colored Hibiscus that I have ever seen. It is lovely.

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake
    Saturday October 20th, 2012 at 04:51 AM

    Ooh, I love hibiscus! They are one of my absolute favorite flowers, and that peach color is gorgeous. I have a pink one growing in front of my house. :0)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday October 20th, 2012 at 06:55 PM

      Ooh, I would love to have hibiscus grow in front of the house. It must be so pretty! :)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Robin!
      Have a wonderful day!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Pao
    Saturday October 20th, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Thank u Vanessa!!! Love your posts!!! very informative with nice pictures ALWAYS!! regards from Barcelona.

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday October 21st, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Hello Vanessa,
    A beautiful Hibiscus and your pictures do it justice!
    Groetjes uit Nederland:)

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